Greatest Film Stars
Greatest Roles & Filmographies

Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
(alphabetical, by last name)
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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

Uma Thurman
(1970- )
Bride, aka Black Mamba or Beatrix Kiddo in
  • Kill Bill, Vol. I (2003)
  • Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)
  • Kill Bill: The Whole Bloody Affair (2011)
Georgia Elkans in Johnny Be Good (1988)
Venus / Rose in The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Cécile de Volanges in Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Daphne McBain in Where the Heart Is (1990)
June Miller in Henry & June (1990)
Diana Baylor in Final Analysis (1992)
Helena Robertson in Jennifer Eight (1992)
Glory in Mad Dog and Glory (1993)
Sissy Hankshaw in Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)
Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction (1994)
Andera in Beautiful Girls (1996)
Noelle in The Truth About Cats and Dogs (1996)
Poison Ivy/Dr. Pamela Isley in Batman & Robin (1997)
Irene Cassini in Gattaca (1997)
Fantine in Les Miserables (1998)
Emma Peel in The Avengers (1998)
Blanche Williams Ray in Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Amy Randall in Tape (2001)
Rachel in Paycheck (2003)
Rafi Gardet in Prime (2005)
Ulla in The Producers (2005)
Jenny Johnson / G-Girl in My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006)
Diana McFee in The Life Before Her Eyes (2007)
Dr. Emma Lloyd in The Accidental Husband (2008)
Medusa in Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

Gene Tierney
Laura Hunt in Laura (1944) Eleanor Stone in The Return of Frank James (1940)
Ellie May Lester in Tobacco Road (1941)
Belle Shirley / Belle Starr in Belle Starr (1941)
Poppy Smith in The Shanghai Gesture (1941)
Eve in Son of Fury: The Story of Benjamin Blake (1942)
Susan Miller / Linda Worthington in Rings on Her Fingers (1942)
Martha Strabel/Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Ellen Berent/Harland in Leave Her to Heaven (1945)
Miranda Wells in Dragonwyck (1946)
Isabel Bradley in The Razor's Edge (1946)
Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Ann Sutton in Whirlpool (1949)
Mary Bristol in Night and the City (1950)
Morgan Taylor in Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
Maggie Carleton in The Mating Season (1951)
Kay Barlow in Personal Affair (1953)
Anne 'Scotty' Scott in The Left Hand of God (1955)
Dolly Harrison in Advise & Consent (1962)

Marisa Tomei
(1964- )
Mona Lisa Vito in My Cousin Vinny (1992) Mabel Normand in Chaplin (1992)
Caroline in Untamed Heart (1993)
Faith Corvatch in Only You (1994)
Martha Hackett in The Paper (1994)
Margaret in Four Rooms (1995)
Rita in Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
Lola in What Women Want (2000)
Natalie Strout in In the Bedroom (2001)
Liz in Someone Like You... (2001)
Gina in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Cassidy / Pam in The Wrestler (2008)
Maggie McPherson in The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)
Kate Tafferty in Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011)
Ida Horowicz in The Ides of March (2011)
Alice Simmons in Parental Guidance (2012)
Holly Carpenter in The Rewrite (2014)
Cynthia Baum in The Big Short (2015)
May Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)

Lily Tomlin
(1939- )
Edwina Cutwater in All of Me (1984) Linnea Reese in Nashville (1975)
Margo Sperling in The Late Show (1977)
Violet Newstead in 9 to 5 (1980)
Pat Kramer / Judith Beasley / Telephone Operator in The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981)
Rose Shelton / Rose Ratliff in Big Business (1988)
Prostitute in Shadows and Fog (1991)
Doreen Piggot in Short Cuts (1993)
Miss Jane Hathaway in The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)
Mary Schlichting in Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Georgie Rockwell in Tea with Mussolini (1999)
Charlotte Cobb in Orange County (2002)
Vivian Jaffe in I ♥ Huckabees (2004)
Rhonda Johnson in A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Susannah in Admission (2013)
Elle Reid in Grandma (2015)

Franchot Tone
Midshipman Roger Byam in Mutiny on the Bounty (1935) Gifford Middleton in Bombshell (1933)
Tod Newton in Dancing Lady (1933)
Michael Alderson in Sadie McKee (1934)
Thomas Randall Paige Jr. in The Girl from Missouri (1934)
Lieut. John Forsythe in The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
"Bob" Harrison, Jr. in Reckless (1935)
Donald Bellows in Dangerous (1935)
Otto Koster in Three Comrades (1938)
Joel Sloane in Fast and Furious (1939)
Cpl. John J. Bramble / Paul Davos in Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
Jack Marlow in Phantom Lady (1944)
The President in Advise & Consent (1962)
Rudy Lapp in Mickey One (1965)

#9 star
Spencer Tracy

With Katharine Hepburn
Father Edward Flanagan in Boys Town (1938) and Men of Boys Town (1941)
Henry Drummond in Inherit the Wind (1960)

9 Films with Tracy-Hepburn (1942-1957):

  • Steven O'Malley and Christine Forrest in Keeper of the Flame (1942)
  • Sam Craig and Tess Harding in Woman of the Year (1942)
  • Pat Jamieson and Jamie Rowan in Without Love (1945)
  • Col. James B. Brewton and Lutie Cameron in The Sea of Grass (1947)
  • Grant Matthews and Mary Matthews in State of the Union (1948)
  • Adam and Amanda Bonner in Adam's Rib (1949)
  • Mike Conovan and Pat Pemberton in Pat and Mike (1952)
  • Richard Sumner and Bunny Watson in Desk Set (1957)
  • Matt Drayton and Christina Drayton in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)
Joe Wilson in Fury (1936)
Father Tim Mullin in San Francisco (1936)
Warren Haggerty in Libeled Lady (1936)
Manuel in Captains Courageous (1937)
Gunner Sloane in Test Pilot (1938)
Henry M. Stanley in Stanley and Livingstone (1939)
Major Robert Rogers in Northwest Passage (1940)
Thomas A. Edison in Edison, the Man (1940)
Square John Sand in Boom Town (1940)
Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Pilon in Tortilla Flat (1942)
Pete Sandridge in A Guy Named Joe (1943)
George Heisler in The Seventh Cross (1944)
Lieut. Col. James "Jimmy" Doolittle in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Cass Timberlane in Cass Timberlane (1947)
Stanley T. Banks in Father of the Bride (1950) and Father's Little Dividend (1951)
Clinton Jones in The Actress (1953)
Matt Devereaux in Broken Lance (1954)
John J. MacReedy in Bad Day At Black Rock (1955)
Mayor Frank Skeffington in The Last Hurrah (1958)
The Old Man in The Old Man and the Sea (1958)
Chief Judge Dan Haywood in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Capt. T.G. Culpepper in It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963)

John Travolta
(1954- )
Tony Manero in

Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (1994)

Billy Nolan in Carrie (1976)
Danny Zuko in Grease (1978)
Bud in Urban Cowboy (1980)
Jack Terri in Blow Out (1981)
Zack in Two Of a Kind (1983)
Adam Lawrence in Perfect (1985)
James Ubriacco in Look Who's Talking (1989), Look Who's Talking Too (1990), and Look Who's Talking Now (1993)
Chili Palmer in Get Shorty (1995)
Maj. Vic Deakins in Broken Arrow (1996)
George Malley in Phenomenon (1996)
Sean Archer/Castor Troy in Face/Off (1997)
Gov. Jack Stanton in Primary Colors (1998)
Jan Schlichtmann in A Civil Action (1998)
Paul Brenner/Frank White in The General's Daughter (1999)
Terl in Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000)
Russ Richards in Lucky Numbers (2000)
Frank Morrison in Domestic Disturbance (2001)
Gabriel Shear in Swordfish (2001)
Hardy in Basic (2003)
Howard Saint in The Punisher (2004)
Bobby Long in A Love Song for Bobby Long (2004)
Captain Mike Kennedy in Ladder 49 (2004)
Chili Palmer in Be Cool (2005)
Elmer Robinson in Lonely Hearts (2006)
Woody Stevens in Wild Hogs (2007)
Edna Turnblad in Hairspray (2007)
Bolt (Voice) in Bolt (2008)
Charlie in Old Dogs (2009)
Ryder in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Charlie Wax in From Paris With Love (2010)

Claire Trevor
Dallas in Stagecoach (1939) Francey in Dead End (1937)
Fay Loring in Big Town Girl (1937)
Jo Keller in The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)
Janie MacDougall in Allegheny Uprising (1939)
Miss Mary McCloud in Dark Command (1940)
'Gold Dust' Nelson in Honky Tonk (1941)
'Mike' King in Texas (1941)
Velma Valento / Mrs. Helen Grayle in Murder, My Sweet (1944)
Lilah 'Lily' Gustafson in Johnny Angel (1945)
Terry Cordell in Crack-Up (1946)
Helen Brent in Born to Kill (1947)
Pat Regan in Raw Deal (1948)
Gaye Dawn in Key Largo (1948)
Claire (Hodgson) Ruth in The Babe Ruth Story (1948)
Madeleine Haley in Borderline (1950)
May Holst in The High and the Mighty (1954)
Idonee in Man Without a Star (1955)
Rose Morgenstern in Marjorie Morningstar (1958)
Clara Kruger in Two Weeks in Another Town (1962)

Kathleen Turner
(1954- )
Matty Walker in Body Heat (1981) Dolores Benedict in The Man With Two Brains (1983)
Joan Wilder in Romancing the Stone (1984) and The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
Joanna Crane / 'China Blue' in Crimes of Passion (1984)
Irene Walker in Prizzi's Honor (1985)
Peggy Sue in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Julia in Julia and Julia (1987)
Christy Colleran in Switching Channels (1988)
Sarah Leary in The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Jessica Rabbit (voice) in Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
Barbara Rose in The War of the Roses (1989)
Victoria 'V.I.' Warshawski in V.I. Warshawski (1991)
Dana Coles in Naked in New York (1993)
Jane Blue in Undercover Blues (1993)
Beverly R. Sutphin in Serial Mom (1994)
Elena in Baby Geniuses (1999)
Mrs. Lisbon in The Virgin Suicides (1999)
Rebecca Cairn in Prince of Central Park (2000)
Constance (Voice) in Monster House (2006)

Lana Turner
Cora Smith in The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) Mary Clay in They Won't Forget (1937)
Cynthia in Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938)
Rosalie in Calling Dr. Kildare (1939)
Sheila Regan in Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
Beatrix Emery in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Elizabeth Cotton in Honky Tonk (1941)
Lisbeth Bard in Johnny Eager (1942)
Paula Lane in Somewhere I'll Find You (1942)
Peggy Evans / Carol Burden in Slightly Dangerous (1943)
Bunny Smith in Week-End at the Waldorf (1945)
Marianne Patourel in Green Dolphin Street (1947)
Virginia 'Ginny' Marshland in Cass Timberlane (1947)
Lady de Winter in The Three Musketeers (1948)
Georgia Lorrison in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Elsa Keller in The Sea Chase (1955)
Constance MacKenzie in Peyton Place (1957)
Sara Scott in Another Time, Another Place (1958)
Lora Meredith in Imitation of Life (1959)
Sheila Cabot in Portrait in Black (1960)
Marjorie Penrose in By Love Possessed (1961)
Rosemary Howard in Bachelor in Paradise (1961)
Holly Parker-Anderson in Madame X (1966)

Ben Turpin
The 'Sheik' in The Shriek of Araby (1923) A Prussian Guardsman in Yankee Doodle in Berlin (1919)
Uncle Tom in Uncle Tom Without the Cabin (1919)
Sam Smith in A Small Town Idol (1921)
Joe Magee - the Dare-Devil in The Daredevil (1923)
The Virginian in The Reel Virginian (1924)
Mysterious Man in Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Count Drewa Blanc in Keystone Hotel (1935)
Cross-eyed Plumber in Saps at Sea (1940)

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