Greatest Film Stars
Greatest Roles & Filmographies

Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
(alphabetical, by last name)
Introduction | A1 | A2 | B1 | B2 | B3 | C1 | C2 | C3 | D1 | D2 | E
F1 | F2 | G1 | G2 | H1 | H2 | H3 | I-J | K
L1 | L2 | M1 | M2 | M3 | M4 | N | O | P1 | P2-Q | R1
R2 | S1 | S2 | S3 | T1 | T2 | U-V | W1 | W2-Z

Greatest Film Star Roles and Filmographies
Actor or Actress
Definitive Screen Role Other Great Film Roles

George Raft
Guino Rinaldo in Scarface (1932) Joe Anton in Night After Night (1932)
Ed Beaumont in The Glass Key (1935)
'Hood' Stacey in Each Dawn I Die (1939)
Joe Barton in Background to Danger (1943)
Joe Fabrini in They Drive By Night (1940)
Johnny Angel in Johnny Angel (1945)
Joe Warne in Nocturne (1946)
Daniel J. 'Dan' Gannin in Race Street (1948)
Johnny Allegro in Johnny Allegro (1949)
Vince Kane in A Dangerous Profession (1949)
Joe Gargen in Loan Shark (1952)
Detective Lt. C.A. Bruce in Black Widow (1954)
Steiner in A Bullet for Joey (1955)
Spats Columbo in Some Like It Hot (1959)

Luise Rainer
O-Lan in The Good Earth (1937) Anna Held in The Great Ziegfeld (1936)
Countess Olga in The Emperor's Candlesticks (1937)
Anna Benton in Big City (1937)
Gilberte 'Frou Frou' Brigard in The Toy Wife (1938)
Poldi Volgelhuber in The Great Waltz (1938)

Claude Rains
Captain Louis Renault in Casablanca (1942) Dr. Jack Griffin (The Invisible Man) in The Invisible Man (1933)
Maximus in The Clairvoyant (1935)
Dist. Atty. Griffin in They Won't Forget (1937)
Prince John in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Adam Lemp in Four Daughters (1938)
Sen. Joseph Harrison Paine in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Prince John in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
Don José Alvarez de Córdoba in The Sea Hawk (1940)
Mr. Jordan in Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941)
Sir John Talbot in The Wolf Man (1941)
Dr. Jaquith in Now, Voyager (1942)
Dr. Alexander Q. Tower in Kings Row (1942)
Enrique Claudin in Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Captain Freycinet in Passage to Marseille (1944)
Job Skeffington in Mr. Skeffington (1944)
Caesar in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Alexander Sebastian in Notorious (1946)
Nick in Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
Frederick Lannington in Where Danger Lives (1950)
Prof. George Edward Challenger in The Lost World (1960)
Mr. Dryden in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Charlotte Rampling
(1946- )
Lucia Atherton in The Night Porter (1974) (aka Il Portiere di Notte) Meredith in Georgy Girl (1966)
Elisabeth Thallman in The Damned (1969) (aka La Caduta Degli Dei)
Consuella in Zardoz (1974)
Helen Grayle in Farewell My Lovely (1975)
Dorrie in Stardust Memories (1980)
Laura Fischer in The Verdict (1982)
Margaret Jones in Max Mon Amour (1986)
Margaret Krusemark in Angel Heart (1987)
Gaby Hart in Mascara (1987)
Mrs. Fitzwaring in D.O.A. (1988)
Aunt Maude in The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Marie Drillon in Under the Sand (2000) (aka Sous le Sable)
Helen in I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Sarah Morton in Swimming Pool (2003)
Ellen in Heading South (2005) (aka Vers le Sud)
Milena Gardosh in Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
Lady Spencer in The Duchess (2008)
Miss Emily in Never Let Me Go (2010)
Gaby in Melancholia (2011)
Pauline in All About You (2012)
Alice in Young & Beautiful (2013)
Kate Mercer in 45 Years (2015)
Ellen Kaye in Assassin's Creed (2016)
Matron in Red Sparrow (2018)

Basil Rathbone
Sherlock Holmes in
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles (1939)
  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1939)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Voice of Terror (1942)
  • Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)
  • Sherlock Holmes in Washington (1943)
  • Sherlock Holmes Faces Death (1943)
  • Crazy House (1943)
  • The Spider Woman (1943)
  • The Scarlet Claw (1944)
  • The Pearl of Death (1944)
  • The House of Fear (1945)
  • The Woman in Green (1945)
  • Pursuit to Algiers (1945)
  • Terror by Night (1946)
  • Dressed to Kill (1946)
Philo Vance in The Bishop Murder Case (1929)
Capt. Levasseur in Captain Blood (1935)
Mr. Murdstone in David Copperfield (1935)
Alexei Alexandrovitch Karenin in Anna Karenina (1935)
Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (1936)
Gerald Lovell in A Night of Terror (1937)
Sir Guy of Gisbourne in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)
King Louis XI in If I Were King (1938)
Major Brand in The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Baron Wolf von Frankenstein in Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Richard - Duke of Gloucester in Tower of London (1939)
Captain Esteban Pasquale in The Mark of Zorro (1940)
Montague Hartley in The Black Cat (1941)
Lucio / Narrator in Casanova's Big Night (1954)
Sir Ravenhurst in The Court Jester (1956)
Carmichael in Tales of Terror (1962)
Mr. John F. Black, Esq. in The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

Ronald Reagan
Drake McHugh in Kings Row (1942)
George Gipp, the "Gipper" in Knute Rockne, All-American (1940)
Alec Hamin in Dark Victory (1939)
George Armstrong Custer in Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Matt Sawyer in Nine Lives Are Not Enough (1941)
Flying Officer Johnny Hammond in Desperate Journey (1942)
Yank in The Hasty Heart (1949)
Prof. Peter Boyd in Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
Jack Browning in The Killers (1964)

Robert Redford
(1936- )
The Sundance Kid (Harry Longbaugh) in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) Wade Lewis / Lewis Wade in Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
'Bubber' Reeves in The Chase (1966)
Owen Legate in This Property Is Condemned (1966)
Paul Bratter in Barefoot in the Park (1967)
'Coop' in Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969)
David Chappellet in Downhill Racer (1969)
Halsy Knox in Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970)
John Archibald Dortmunder in The Hot Rock (1972)
Jeremiah Johnson in Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
Bill McKay in The Candidate (1972)
Hubbell Gardiner in The Way We Were (1973)
Johnny Hooker/Kelly in The Sting (1973)
Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby (1974)
Waldo Pepper in The Great Waldo Pepper (1975)
Joe Turner in Three Days of the Condor (1975)
Bob Woodward in All The President's Men (1976)
Maj. Julian Cook in A Bridge Too Far (1977)
'Sonny' Steele in The Electric Horseman (1979)
Henry Brubaker in Brubaker (1980)
Roy Hobbs in The Natural (1984)
Denys Finch Hatton in Out of Africa (1985)
Tom Logan in Legal Eagles (1986)
Jack Weil in Havana (1990)
Martin Bishop/Martin Brice in Sneakers (1992)
John Gage in Indecent Proposal (1993)
Warren Justice in Up Close & Personal (1996)
Tom Booker in The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Gen. Eugene Irwin/'Chief' in The Last Castle (2001)
Nathan D. Muir in Spy Game (2001)
Professor Stephen Malley in Lions for Lambs (2007)
Our Man in All is Lost (2013)
Alexander Pierce in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
Bill Bryson in A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Dan Rather in Truth (2015)
Forrest Tucker in The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

Lynn Redgrave
Georgy in Georgy Girl (1966) Susan (Upton Inn) in Tom Jones (1963)
Baba Brennan in Girl With Green Eyes (1964)
Phillipa Raskin in The Virgin Soldiers (1969)
The Queen in Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
Xaviera Hollander in The Happy Hooker (1975)
Gillian in Shine (1996)
Hanna in Gods and Monsters (1998)
Helen Whittaker in The Next Best Thing (2000)
Aunt Millicent in Peter Pan (2003)
Final Interview Subject in Kinsey (2004)
Olga Belinskya in The White Countess (2005)
Mama Sky in The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)

Vanessa Redgrave
(1937- )
Julia in Julia (1977) Leonie Delt in Morgan! (1966)
Anne Boleyn in A Man For All Seasons (1966)
Jane in Blow-Up (1966)
Guenevere in Camelot (1967)
Isadora Duncan in Isadora (1968)
Sister Jeanne in The Devils (1971)
Mary, Queen of Scots in Mary, Queen of Scots (1971)
Mary Debenham in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Agatha Christie in Agatha (1979)
Olive Chancellor in The Bostonians (1984)
Peggy Ramsay in Prick up Your Ears (1987)
Ruth Wilcox in Howards End (1992)
Max in Mission: Impossible (1996)
Mrs. Clarissa Dalloway in Mrs. Dalloway (1997)
Skelly in Déjà Vu (1997)
Countess Constance La Grange in Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Dr. Sonia Wick in Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Annalise Hansen in The Pledge (2001)
Princess Vera Belinskya in The White Countess (2005)
Valerie in Venus (2006)
Ann Lord in Evening (2007)
Older Briony in Atonement (2007)
Claire in Letters to Juliet (2010)
Volumnia in Coriolanus (2011)
Annabeth Westfall in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Jean du Pont in Foxcatcher (2014)

Donna Reed
Mary Hatch/Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life (1946) Melodie Nesbit in The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942)
Marcia Bradburn in Calling Dr. Gillespie (1942) and Dr. Gillespie's Criminal Case (1943)
Bess Macauley in The Human Comedy (1943)
Gladys Hallward in The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
Second Lieutenant Sandy Davyss in They Were Expendable (1945)
Marguerite Patourel in Green Dolphin Street (1947)
Julie Allison in Scandal Sheet (1952)
Alma (Lorene) in From Here to Eternity (1953)
Kathy Taylor in The Caddy (1953)
Marion Ellswirth/Matine in The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)

Oliver Reed
Gerald Crich in Women in Love (1969) Leon in The Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
King in These Are the Damned (1962)
Andrew Quint in I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)
Bill Sikes in Oliver! (1968)
Frank Calder in The Hunting Party (1971)
Urbain Grandier in The Devils (1971)
Athos in The Three Musketeers (1973), The Four Musketeers (1975) and The Return of the Musketeers (1989)
Frank Hobbs in Tommy (1975)
Eddie Mars in The Big Sleep (1978)
Dr. Hal Raglan in The Brood (1979)
Dr. Henry Heckyl / Mr. Hype in Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)
Gen. Rodolfo Graziani in Lion of the Desert (1980)
Gerald Kingsland in Castaway (1986)
Vulcan in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Proximo in Gladiator (2000)

Christopher Reeve
Superman / Clark Kent /Kal-El
Richard Collier in Somewhere in Time (1980)
Clifford Anderson in Deathtrap (1982)
Basil Ransome in The Bostonians (1984)
Jonathan Fisher in Street Smart (1987)
Frederick Dallas/Philip Brent in Noises Off (1992)
Lewis in The Remains of the Day (1993)
Alan Chaffee in Village of the Damned (1995)
Dempsey Cain in Above Suspicion (1995)

Keanu Reeves
(1964- )
Thomas A. Anderson / Neo in Matt in River's Edge (1986)
Chevalier Raphael Danceny in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Ted 'Theodore' Logan in Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)
Tod Hawkes in Parenthood (1989)
Scott Favor in My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Johnny Utah in Point Break (1991)
Jonathan Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Siddhartha in Little Buddha (1993)
Jack Traven in Speed (1994)
Johnny Mnemonic in Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Paul Sutton in A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
Eddie Kasalivich in Chain Reaction (1996)
Kevin Lomax in The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Shane Falco in The Replacements (2000)
Donnie Barksdale in The Gift (2000)
Conor O'Neill in Hard Ball (2001)
Nelson Moss in Sweet November (2001)
Julian Mercer in Something's Gotta Give (2003)
John Constantine in Constantine (2005)
Bob Arctor in A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Alex Wyler in The Lake House (2006)
Klaatu in The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Kai in 47 Ronin (2013)
Evan in Knock Knock (2015)
John Wick in John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017), and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

Wallace Reid
Anatol De Witt 'Tony' Spencer in The Affairs of Anatol (1921) Jim Conway in The Ways of Fate (1913)
Jeff the Blacksmith in The Birth of a Nation (1915)
Don José in Carmen (1915)
Prince Carl Heinrich in Old Heidelberg (1915)
Boy Killed in the Fighting (Babylonian story) in Intolerance (1916)
Lord Effington (aka Hal) in The Squaw Man's Son (1917)
Walter Thomas 'Toodles' Walden in The Roaring Road (1919)
Bryce Cardigan in The Valley of the Giants (1919)
Anthony Hamilton Hawthorne in Hawthorne of the U.S.A. (1919)
"Speed" Carr in Double Speed (1920)
Peter Ibbetson in Forever (1921)
Jimmy Dent in Across the Continent (1922)
Clarence Smith in Clarence (1922)

John C. Reilly
(1965- )
Amos Hart in Chicago (2002) Buck Bretherton in Days of Thunder (1990)
Pete Connelly in Hoffa (1992)
John Finnegan in Hard Eight (1996)
Reed Rothchild in Boogie Nights (1997)
Gus Sinski in For Love of the Game (1999)
Officer Jim Kurring in Magnolia (1999)
Dale 'Murph' Murphy in The Perfect Storm (2000)
Phil Last in The Good Girl (2002)
Happy Jack in Gangs of New York (2002)
Dan Brown in The Hours (2002)
Noah Dietrich in The Aviator (2004)
Cal Naughton, Jr. in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Dewey Cox in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Dale Doback in Step Brothers (2008)
Michael in Carnage (2011)
Corpsman Rhomann Dey in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Lisping Man in The Lobster (2015)
Hank Marlow in Kong: Skull Island (2017)
Eli Sisters in The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Oliver Hardy in Stan & Ollie (2018)
Watson in Holmes & Watson (2018)

Lee Remick
Kirsten Arnesen Clay in Days of Wine and Roses (1962) Betty Lou Fleckum in A Face in the Crowd (1957)
Eula Varner in The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Laura Manion in Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Kelly Sherwood in Experiment in Terror (1962)
Molly Thatcher in The Wheeler Dealers (1963)
Georgette Thomas in Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
Kate Palmer in No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)
Karen Leland in The Detective (1968)
Viv Stamper in Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
Kate Brooke in Hennessy (1975)
Katherine Thorn in The Omen (1976)
Maggie Stratton in Tribute (1980)
Anne Grange in Emma's War (1985)

Jeremy Renner
(1971- )
Staff Sgt. William James in The Hurt Locker (2008) Bobby Sharp in North Country (2005)
Sergeant Doyle in 28 Weeks Later (2007)
Wood Hite in The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
James "Jem" Coughlin in The Town (2010)
Brandt in Mission: Impossible: Ghost Protocol (2011) and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015)
Aaron Cross / Kenneth in The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Clint Barton / Hawkeye in Thor (2011),
The Avengers (2012), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Endgame (2019)
Orlando the Magician / Emil in The Immigrant (2013)
Mayor Carmine Polito in American Hustle (2013)
Gary Webb in Kill the Messenger (2014)
Ian Donnelly in Arrival (2016)
Cory Lambert in Wind River (2017)

Jean Renoir
M. Octave in La Règle du Jeu/The Rules of the Game (1939) The Wolf (Compère le Loup) in Le Petit Chaperon Rouge/Little Red Riding Hood (1930)
Uncle Poulain in Une Partie de Campagne/A Day in the Country (1936)
Cabuche in La Bête Humaine/The Human Beast (1938)

Burt Reynolds
Lewis in Deliverance (1972)
Paul Crewe in The Longest Yard (1974)
Yaqui Joe Herrera in 100 Rifles (1969)
Det. Steve Carella in Fuzz (1972)
Shamus McCoy in Shamus (1973)
Bobby 'Gator' McKlusky in White Lightning (1973) and Gator (1976)
Michael Oliver Pritchard III in At Long Last Love (1975)
W.W. Bright in W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings (1975)
The Bandit in Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), and Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983)
Billy Clyde Puckett in Semi-Tough (1977)
Wendell Sonny Lawson in The End (1978)
Sonny Hooper in Hooper (1978)
Phil Potter in Starting Over (1979)
Jack Rhodes in Rough Cut (1980)
Sharky in Sharky's Machine (1981)
Ed in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
Stroker Ace in Stroker Ace (1983)
David Fowler in The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
J.J. McClure in The Cannonball Run (1981) and Cannonball Run II (1984)
Ernie Mullins in Breaking In (1989)
Congressman David Dilbeck in Striptease (1996)
Jack Horner in Boogie Nights (1997)

Judge Walter Burns in Mystery, Alaska (1999)
Coach Nate Scarborough in The Longest Yard (2005)
Jefferson Davis 'Boss' Hogg in The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

Debbie Reynolds
Kathy Selden in Singin' in the Rain (1952) Helen Kane in Three Little Words (1950)
Julie Gillis in The Tender Trap (1955)
Polly Parish in Bundle of Joy (1956)
Tambrey "Tammy" Tyree in Tammy and the Bachelor (1957)
Nell Nash in The Gazebo (1959)
Peggy Brown in The Rat Race (1960)
Molly Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown (1964)
Charlie Sorel / Virginia Mason in Goodbye Charlie (1964)
Sister Ann in The Singing Nun (1966)
Barbara Harmon in Divorce American Style (1967)
Charlotte (Voice) in Charlotte's Web (1973)
Beatrice Henderson in Mother (1996)
Berniece Brackett in In & Out (1997)

Christina Ricci
(1980- )
Wednesday Addams in
  • The Addams Family (1991)
  • Addams Family Values (1993)
Kate Flax in Mermaids (1990)
Kathleen "Kat" Harvey in Casper (1995)
Roberta Martin in Now and Then (1995)
Wendy Hood in The Ice Storm (1997)
Dede Truitt in The Opposite of Sex (1998)
Lucy in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Val in 200 Cigarettes (1999)
Katrina Van Tassel in Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Elizabeth in Prozac Nation (2001)
Selby Wall in Monster (2003)
Rae Doole in Black Snake Moan (2006)
Trixie in Speed Racer (2008)
Anna Taylor in After.Life (2009)
Clotilde de Marelle in Bel Ami (2012)

Sir Ralph Richardson
Dr. Austin Sloper in The Heiress (1949) Lord Mere in The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
Dr. Denny in The Citadel (1938)
Capt. John Durrance in The Four Feathers (1939)
Alexei Karenin in Anna Karenina (1948)
Baines in The Fallen Idol (1948)
Duke of Buckingham in Richard III (1955)
C in Our Man in Havana (1959)
James Tyrone, Sr. in Long Day's Journey into Night (1962)
Alexander Gromeko in Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Joseph Finsbury in The Wrong Box (1966)
William E. Gladstone in Khartoum (1966)
Mr. Benton in Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
Ulrich in Dragonslayer (1981)
Supreme Being / God in Time Bandits (1981)
The 6th Lord (Earl) of Greystoke in Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

Alan Rickman
Professor Severus Snape in Hans Gruber in Die Hard (1988)
Ed in The January Man (1989)
Jamie in Truly, Madly, Deeply (1991)
Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Colonel Brandon in Sense and Sensibility (1995)
The Metatron in Dogma (1999)
Alexander Dane / Dr. Lazarus in Galaxy Quest (1999)
Harry in Love Actually (2003)
Marvin (voice) in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Judge Turpin in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
Blue Caterpillar (voice) in Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Absolem (voice) in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Ronald Reagan in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Hilly Kristal in CBGB (2013)

Molly Ringwald
(1968- )
Samantha Baker in Sixteen Candles (1984) Miranda in Tempest (1992)
Claire Standish in The Breakfast Club (1985)
Andie Walsh in Pretty in Pink (1986)
Randy Jensen in The Pick-up Artist (1987)
Darcy Elliot Bobrucz in For Keeps? (1988)
Betsy Hopper in Betsy's Wedding (1990)
Melissa Nelson in Malicious (1995)
Miss Banks in Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)

Rin Tin Tin (aka Rinty)
Himself in Rinty of the Desert (1928) Wolf Dog in The Man from Hell's River (1922)
Himself in The Lighthouse by the Sea (1924)
Lobo - Leader of the Wolf Pack in Clash of the Wolves (1925)
Himself in The Night Cry (1926)
Himself in A Hero of the Big Snows (1926)
Himself in While London Sleeps (1926)
The Grey Ghost in Hills of Kentucky (1927)
Satan in Tracked by the Police (1927)
Himself in A Race for Life (1928)
Himself in Land of the Silver Fox (1928)
Himself in The Million Dollar Collar (1929)
Himself in The Man Hunter (1930)

Thelma Ritter
Stella in Rear Window (1954) Sadie Dugan in A Letter to Three Wives (1949)
Birdie Coonan in All About Eve (1950)
Ellen McNulty in The Mating Season (1951)
Clancy in With a Song in My Heart (1952)
Moe Williams in Pickup on South Street (1953)
Alicia Pritchard in Daddy Long Legs (1955)
Sophie Manetta in A Hole in the Head (1959)
Alma in Pillow Talk (1959)
Isabelle Steers in The Misfits (1961)
Aggie Gates in The Second Time Around (1961)
Elizabeth Stroud in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Leena O'Connor in A New Kind of Love (1963)
Grace Arden in Move Over, Darling (1963)
Bertha in Boeing, Boeing (1965)

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