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

Mark Wahlberg
(1971- )
Eddie Adams / Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997) Pvt. Tommy Lee Haywood in Renaissance Man (1994)
Mickey in The Basketball Diaries (1995)
David McCall in Fear (1996)
Melvin Smiley in The Big Hit (1998)
Troy Barlow in Three Kings (1999)
Leo Handler in The Yards (2000)
Robert "Bobby" Shatford in The Perfect Storm (2000)
Captain Leo Davidson in Planet of the Apes (2001)
Charlie Croker in The Italian Job (2003)
Tommy Corn in I ♥ Huckabees (2004)
Sgt. Sean Dignam in The Departed (2006)
Max Payne in Max Payne (2008)
Holbrooke Grant in Date Night (2010)
Detective Terry Hoitz in The Other Guys (2010)
Micky Ward in The Fighter (2010)
John Bennett in Ted (2012) and Ted 2 (2015)
Chris Farraday in Contraband (2012)
Daniel Lugo in Pain & Gain (2013)
Marcus Luttrell in Lone Survivor (2013)
Cade Yeager in Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)
Dusty Mayron in Daddy's Home (2015) and Daddy's Home Two (2017)
Tommy Saunders in Patriots Day (2016)
Mike Williams in Deepwater Horizon (2016)

Christopher Walken
(1943- )
Nick in The Deer Hunter (1978) Duane Hall in Annie Hall (1977)
Nathan D. Champion in Heaven's Gate (1980)
Shannon in The Dogs of War (1980)
Tom in Pennies From Heaven (1981)
Dr. Michael Anthony Brace in Brainstorm (1983)
Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone (1983)
Max Zorin in A View to a Kill (1985)
Brad Whitewood, Sr. in At Close Range (1986)
Sgt. Toomey in Biloxi Blues (1988)
Frank White in King of New York (1990)
Max Shreck in Batman Returns (1992)
Vincenzo Coccotti in True Romance (1993)
Bobby Cahn in Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Capt. Koons in Pulp Fiction (1994)
Peina in The Addiction (1995)
Kim Ulander in Search and Destroy (1995)
The Hessian Horseman in Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Frank Abagnale, Sr. in Catch Me If You Can (2002)

Det. Stanley Jacobellis in Gigli (2003)
Hatcher in The Rundown (2003)
Mike Wellington in The Stepford Wives (2004)

Secretary William Cleary in Wedding Crashers (2005)
Cousin Bo in Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
Mark Heiss in Domino (2005)
Wilbur Turnblad in Hairspray (2007)

Hans in Seven Psychopaths (2012)

Paul Walker
Brian O'Conner in
  • The Fast and the Furious (2001)
  • 2 Fast 2 Furious (2003)
  • Fast & Furious (2009)
  • Fast Five (2011)
  • Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
  • Furious 7 (2015)
Skip Martin in Pleasantville (1998)
Lance Harbor in Varsity Blues (1999)
Dean Sampson in She's All That (1999)
Caleb Mandrake in The Skulls (2000)
Lewis Thomas in Joy Ride (2001)
Jared Cole in Into the Blue (2005)
Joey Gazelle in Running Scared (2006)

Robert Walker
Bruno Antony in Strangers on a Train (1951) Leonard Purckett in Bataan (1943)
David Le Gros in Madame Curie (1943)
Corporal William G. Smollett II in Since You Went Away (1944)
Corporal David Thatcher in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Corporal Joe Allen in The Clock (1945)
John Hill in The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945)
Jerome Kern in Till the Clouds Roll By (1946)
Brock Brewton in The Sea of Grass (1947)
Johannes Brahms in Song of Love (1947)
Eddie Hatch in One Touch of Venus (1948)

Eli Wallach
Tuco, the Ugly in The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) Silva Vacarro in Baby Doll (1956)
Pancho in Seven Thieves (1960)
Calvera in The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Guido Dellini, aka 'Pilot' in The Misfits (1961)
Charlie Gant in How the West Was Won (1962)
Sgt. Joe Craig in The Victors (1963)
Stratos in The Moon-Spinners (1964)
Davis Leland in How to Steal a Million (1966)
Cacopoulos in Ace High (1968)
Lynn Forshay in Cinderella Liberty (1973)
Detective Gatz in The Sentinel (1977)
Adam Coffin in The Deep (1977)
Leon B. Little in Tough Guys (1986)
Cotton Weinberger in The Two Jakes (1990)
Mafioso Don Altobello in The Godfather Part III (1990)

Arthur Abbott in The Holiday (2006)

Christoph Waltz
(1956- )
Col. Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009) Benjamin Chudnofsky in The Green Hornet (2011)
August in Water For Elephants (2011)
Cardinal Richelieu in The Three Musketeers (2011)
Alan Cowan in Carnage (2011)
Dr. King Schultz in Django Unchained (2012)
Qohen Leth in The Zero Theorem (2013)
Burt Hanson in Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Walter Keane in Big Eyes (2014)
Ernst Stavro Blofeld in Spectre (2015)
Léon Rom in The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
Dusan Mirkovic in Downsizing (2017)

Jack Warden
Lester Karpf in Shampoo (1975) Corporal Buckley in From Here to Eternity (1953)
Charlie Malik in Edge of the City (1957)
Eddie Watkins, the Bachelor in The Bachelor Party (1957)
Juror # 7 in 12 Angry Men (1957)
Yeoman 1st Class "Kraut" Mueller in Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
Dr. William Dedham in Donovan's Reef (1963)
Barnet Weinstein in Bye Bye Braverman (1968)
Max in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1974)
Harry M. Rosenfeld in All the President's Men (1976)
Max Corkle in Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Jackie in The Champ (1979)
Harold Meredith in Beyond the Poseidon Adventure (1979)
Judge Francis Rayford in ...And Justice for All (1979)
President "Bobby" in Being There (1979)
Roy L. Fuchs / Luke Fuchs in Used Cars (1980)
Mickey Morrissey in The Verdict (1982)
Benjamin 'Big Ben' Healy, Sr. in Problem Child (1990) and Problem Child 2 (1991)
Julian Marx in Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Saul in While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Eddie Davers in Bulworth (1998)
Pops McKenna in Dirty Work (1998)

Denzel Washington
(1954- )
Malcolm X in Malcolm X (1992) Roger Porter in Carbon Copy (1981)
Private First Class Peterson in A Soldier's Story (1984)
Stephen Biko in Cry Freedom (1987)
Pvt. Trip in Glory (1989)
Bleek Gilliam in Mo' Better Blues (1990)
Demetrius Williams in Mississippi Masala (1991)
Joe Miller in Philadelphia (1993)
Gray Grantham in The Pelican Brief (1993)
Lt. Cdr. Ron Hunter in Crimson Tide (1995)
Ezekiel "Easy" Rawlins in Devil In A Blue Dress (1995)
Lt. Col. Nathaniel Serling in Courage Under Fire (1996)
Dudley in The Preacher's Wife (1996)
Det. John Hobbes in Fallen (1998)
Anthony "Hub" Hubbard in The Siege (1998)
Lincoln Rhyme in The Bone Collector (1999)
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter in The Hurricane (1999)
Coach Herman Boone in Remember the Titans (2000)
Det. Alonzo Harris in Training Day (2001)
John Quincy Archibald in John Q. (2002)
Dr. Jerome Davenport in Antwone Fisher (2002)
Matt Lee Whitlock in Out of Time (2003)
Creasy in Man on Fire (2004)
Major Bennett Marco in The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
Agent Doug Carlin - ATF in Deja Vu (2006)
Frank Lucas in American Gangster (2007)

Melvin B. Tolson in The Great Debaters (2007)
Lieutenant Walter Garber in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
Eli in The Book of Eli (2010)
Frank in Unstoppable (2010)
Tobin Frost in Safe House (2012)
Whip Whitaker in Flight (2012)
Robert McCall in The Equalizer (2014), The Equalizer 2 (2018), and The Equalizer 3 (2023)
Chisolm in The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Troy Maxson in Fences (2016)
Roman J. Israel, Esq. in Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
Joe "Deke" Deacon in The Little Things (2021)
Macbeth in The Tragedy of Macbeth (2021)

Ethel Waters
Petunia Jackson in Cabin in the Sky (1942)
"Beulah" (TV Series in early 50s)
Cleona Jones in Cairo (1942)
Granny Dicey Johnson in Pinky (1949)
Berenice Sadie Brown in The Member of the Wedding (1952)
Dilsey in The Sound and the Fury (1959)

Emma Watson
(1990- )
Hermione Granger in Lucy in My Week with Marilyn (2011)
Sam in The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Nicki Moore in The Bling Ring (2013)
Herself in This Is the End (2013)
Ila in Noah (2014)
Belle in Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Naomi Watts
(1968- )
Betty / Diane Selwyn in Mulholland Dr. (2001) Jet Girl in Tank Girl (1995)
Rachel Keller in The Ring (2002) and The Ring Two (2005)
Julia Cook in Ned Kelly (2003)
Cristina Peck in 21 Grams (2003)
Dawn Campbell in I ♥ Huckabees (2004)
Ann Darrow in King Kong (2005)
Suzie Rabbit (Voice) in Inland Empire (2006)
Kitty Fane in The Painted Veil (2006)
Anna Khitrova in Eastern Promises (2007)
Ann in Funny Games (2007)
Eleanor Whitman in The International (2009)
Valerie Plame in Fair Game (2010)
Maria Bennett in The Impossible (2012)
Lesley Truman in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014)
Daka Paramova in St. Vincent (2014)
Evelyn in Insurgent (2015) and Allegiant (2016)

#13 star
John Wayne
Ethan Edwards in The Searchers (1956) Breck Coleman in The Big Trail (1930)
The Ringo Kid in Stagecoach (1939)
Olsen in The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Capt. Jack Stuart in Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Roy Glennister in The Spoilers (1942)
Jim Gordon in The Flying Tigers (1942)
Col. Joe Madden in Back to Bataan (1945)
Lt. J.G. "Rusty" Ryan in They Were Expendable (1945)
Quirt Evans in Angel and the Badman (1947)
Capt. Kirby York in Fort Apache (1948)
Tom Dunson in Red River (1948)
Robert Marmaduke Sangster Hightower in 3 Godfathers (1948)
Capt. Nathan Cutting Brittles in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)
Sgt. John M. Stryker in The Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Lt. Col. Kirby Yorke in Rio Grande (1950)
Maj. Daniel Xavier Kirby in Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Sean Thornton in The Quiet Man (1952)
Hondo Lane in Hondo (1953)
Dan Roman in The High and the Mighty (1954)
Capt. Karl Ehrlich in The Sea Chase (1955)
Captain Tom Wilder in Blood Alley (1955)
Frank W. (Spig) Wead in The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Sheriff John T. Chance in Rio Bravo (1959)
Col. John Marlowe in The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Col. Davy Crockett in The Alamo (1960)
Sam McCord in North to Alaska (1960)
Capt. Jake Cutter in The Comancheros (1961)
Tom Doniphon in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Sean Mercer in Hatari! (1962)
Lieut. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort in The Longest Day (1962)
Michael Patrick 'Guns' Donovan in Donovan's Reef (1963)
George Washington (G.W.) McLintock in McLintock! (1963)
Capt. Rockwell "Rock" Torrey in In Harm's Way (1965)
John Elder in The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
Cole Thornton in El Dorado (1967)
Col. Mike Kirby in The Green Berets (1968)
Reuben J. 'Rooster' Cogburn in True Grit (1969) and Rooster Cogburn (1975)
John Chisum in Chisum (1970)
Wil Andersen in The Cowboys (1972)
Lane in The Train Robbers (1973)
J. D. Cahill in Cahill U.S. Marshal (1973)
McQ in McQ (1974)
Lt. Brannigan in Brannigan (1975)
John Bernard Books in The Shootist (1976)

Sigourney Weaver
(1949- )
Lt. Ellen Ripley in Tony Sokolow in Eyewitness (1981)
Jill Bryant in The Year of Living Dangerously (1982)
Dana Barrett in Ghostbusters (1984) and Ghostbusters II (1989)
Dian Fossey in Gorillas in the Mist (1988)
Katharine Parker in Working Girl (1988)
Ellen Mitchell in Dave (1993)
Helen Hudson in Copycat (1995)
Janey Carver in The Ice Storm (1997)
Alice Goodwin in A Map of the World (1999)
Gwen DeMarco / Lt. Tawny Madison in Galaxy Quest (1999)
Eve Grubman in Tadpole (2000)
Angela Nardino / Max Conners / Ulga Yevanova in Heartbreakers (2001)
Alice Hunt in The Village (2004)
Babe Paley in Infamous (2006)
Ms. Lawson in Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Ship's Computer (Voice) in Wall-E (2008)
Narrator in The Tale of Despereaux (2008)
Dr. Grace Augustine in Avatar (2009)
The Director in The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
Rebecca Gorin in Ghostbusters (2016)
Grandma in A Monster Calls (2016)

Clifton Webb
Waldo Lydecker in Laura (1944) Hardy Cathcart in The Dark Corner (1946)
Elliott Templeton in The Razor's Edge (1946)
Lynn Belvedere in Sitting Pretty (1948), Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949), and Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)
Frank Bunker Gilbreth in Cheaper By the Dozen (1950)
Richard Ward Sturges in Titanic (1953)
John Frederick Shadwell in Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Lt. Comm. Ewen Montagu in The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Johnny Weissmuller
Tarzan in 12 Films (1932-1948)
  • Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932)
  • Tarzan and His Mate (1934)
  • Tarzan Escapes (1936)
  • Tarzan Finds a Son! (1939)
  • Tarzan's Secret Treasure (1941)
  • Tarzan's New York Adventure (1942)
  • Tarzan Triumphs (1943)
  • Tarzan's Desert Mystery (1943)
  • Tarzan and the Amazons (1945)
  • Tarzan and the Leopard Woman (1946)
  • Tarzan and the Huntress (1947)
  • Tarzan and the Mermaids (1948)
16 Jungle Jim Films (1948-1955), including
  • Jungle Jim (1948)
  • The Lost Tribe (1949)
  • Mark of the Gorilla (1950)
  • Captive Girl (1950)
  • Pygmy Island (1950)
  • Fury of the Congo (1951)
  • Jungle Manhunt (1951)
  • Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land (1952)
  • Voodoo Tiger (1952)
  • Savage Mutiny (1953)
  • Valley of Head Hunters (1953)
  • Killer Ape (1953)
  • Jungle Man-Eaters (1954)
  • Cannibal Attack (1954) (as Johnny Weissmuller)
  • Jungle Moon Men (1955) (as Johnny Weissmuller)
  • Devil Goddess (1955) (as Johnny Weissmuller)

Rachel Weisz
(1970- )
Evelyn "Evy" Carnahan in Petula in Beautiful Creatures (2000)
Tania Chernova in Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Rachel in About a Boy (2002)
Lily in Confidence (2003)
Angela Dodson / Isabel Dodson / Mammon in Constantine (2005)
Tessa Quayle in The Constant Gardener (2005)
Isabel Creo in The Fountain (2006)
Summer Hartley in Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Hester Collyer in The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Dr. Marta Shearing in The Bourne Legacy (2012)
Evanora in Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Short Sighted Woman in The Lobster (2015)
Ronit Krushka in Disobedience (2017)
Rachel Ashley in My Cousin Rachel (2017)
Lady Sarah Churchill in The Favourite (2018)

Raquel Welch
Loana in One Million Years, B.C. (1966) Cora Peterson in Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Fathom Harvill in Fathom (1967)
Lilian Lust in Bedazzled (1967)
Maria Stoner in Bandolero! (1968)
Kit Forrest in Lady in Cement (1968)
Sarita in 100 Rifles (1969)
Myra Breckinridge in Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Hannie Caulder in Hannie Caulder (1971)
Eileen McHenry in Fuzz (1972)
K.C. Carr in Kansas City Bomber (1972)
Alice in The Last of Sheila (1973)
Constance de Bonancieux in The Three Musketeers (1973) and The Four Musketeers: Milady's Revenge (1974)
Queenie in The Wild Party (1975)
Jugs (Jennifer) in Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)
Hortensia in Tortilla Soup (2001)
Mrs. Windham Vandermark in Legally Blonde (2001)

Tuesday Weld
(1943- )
Sue Ann Stepanek in Pretty Poison (1968) Jody in Sex Kittens Go to College (1960)
Selena Cross in Return to Peyton Place (1961)
Christian in The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Barbara Ann Greene in Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Alma McCain in I Walk the Line (1970)
Maria Wyeth Lang in Play It As it Lays (1972)
Katherine in Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Marge Converse in Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
Jessie in Thief (1981)
Carol in Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Mrs. Amanda Prendergast in Falling Down (1993)

#16 star
Orson Welles
Charles Foster Kane in Citizen Kane (1941) Narrator in The Magnificent Ambersons (1942)
Edward Rochester in Jane Eyre (1943)
Professor Charles Rankin/Franz Kindler in The Stranger (1946)
Narrator in Duel in the Sun (1946)
Michael O'Hara in The Lady From Shanghai (1948)
Macbeth in Macbeth (1948)
Harry Lime in The Third Man (1949)
Cesare Borgia in Prince of Foxes (1949)
Bayan in The Black Rose (1950)
Father Mapple in Moby Dick (1956)
Police Capt. Hank Quinlan in Touch of Evil (1958)
Will Varner in The Long, Hot Summer (1958)
Jonathan Wilk in Compulsion (1959)
Albert Hastler - The Advocate / Narrator in The Trial (1962)
Sir John (Jack) Falstaff in Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Cardinal Wolsey in A Man For All Seasons (1966)
Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (1967)
Brig. Gen. Dreedle in Catch-22 (1970)
Louis XVIII in Waterloo (1970)
Jose Estedes in Voyage of the Damned (1976)

#15 star
Mae West
Lady Lou in She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Tira in I'm No Angel (1933)
Maudie Triplett in Night After Night (1932)
Ruby Carter in Belle of the Nineties (1934)
Cleo Borden in Goin' To Town (1935)
The Frisco Doll / Rose Carlton / Sister Annie Alden in Klondike Annie (1936)
Flower Belle Lee in My Little Chickadee (1940)
Leticia Van Allen in Myra Breckinridge (1970)
Marlo Manners / Lady Barrington in Sextette (1977)

Forest Whitaker
(1961- )
Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (2006) Charles Jefferson in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)
Amos in The Color of Money (1986)
Big Harold in Platoon (1986)
Jack Pismo in Stakeout (1987)
Edward Garlick in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Rawlins in Bloodsport (1988)
Charlie "Bird" Parker, Jr. in Bird (1988)
Dr. Steven Fisher in Johnny Handsome (1989)
Jody in The Crying Game (1992)
Cy Bianco in Ready to Wear (1994)
Cyrus Cole in Smoke (1995)
Dan Smithson in Species (1995)
Ghost Dog in Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai (1999)
Ker in Battlefield Earth (2000)
Burnham in Panic Room (2002)
Captain Ramey in Phone Booth (2002)
Cecil Gaines in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Colonel Weber in Arrival (2016)
Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Zuri in Black Panther (2018)

Pearl White
Pauline Marvin in The Perils of Pauline (1914) Elaine Dodge in The Exploits of Elaine (1914)
Pearl Standish in The Fatal Ring (1917)

Pearl Grant (Waldon) / Jenny Acton in The House of Hate (1918)
The Lightning Raider in The Lightning Raider (1919)

Richard Widmark
Tommy Udo in Kiss of Death (1947) Alec Stiles in The Street with No Name (1948)
Jefferson T. "Jefty" Robbins in Road House (1948)
Dude in Yellow Sky (1948)
Harry Fabian in Night and the City (1950)
Lt. Cmdr. Dr. Clinton 'Clint' Reed in Panic in the Streets (1950)
Ray Biddle in No Way Out (1950)
Lt. Cmdr. John Lawrence in The Frogmen (1951)
Jed Towers in Don't Bother to Knock (1952)
Skip McCoy in Pickup on South Street (1953)
Capt. Adam Jones in Hell and High Water (1954)
Fiske in Garden of Evil (1954)
Ben Devereaux in Broken Lance (1954)
Dr. Stewart "Mac" McIver in The Cobweb (1955)
Johnny Gannon in Warlock (1959)
Col. Jim Bowie in The Alamo (1960)
First Lt. Jim Gary in Two Rode Together (1961)
Col. Tad Lawson in Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Rolfe in The Long Ships (1964)
Capt. Thomas Archer in Cheyenne Autumn (1964)
Capt. Eric Finlander in The Bedford Incident (1965)
Det. Daniel Madigan in Madigan (1968)
Ratchett / Cassetti in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Gen. Martin MacKenzie in Twilight's Last Gleaming (1977)
Agent Hoyt in Rollercoaster (1977)
Dr. George A. Harris in Coma (1978)
Gen. Slater in The Swarm (1978)
Ben Caxton in Against All Odds (1984)

Dianne Wiest
(1948- )
Holly in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Vi Moore in Footloose (1984)
Isabelle in Falling in Love (1984)
Emma in The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Aunt Bea in Radio Days (1987)
Lucy Emerson in The Lost Boys (1987)
Mother in Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Helen Buckman Lampkin Brodsky in Parenthood (1989)
Peg Boggs in Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Dr. Jane Grierson in Little Man Tate (1991)
Helen Sinclair in Bullets Over Broadway (1994)
Louise Keeley in The Birdcage (1996)
Diane Booker in The Horse Whisperer (1998)
Aunt Bridget 'Jet' Owens in Practical Magic (1998)
Annie in I Am Sam (2001)
Nat in Rabbit Hole (2010)
Mary in The Mule (2018)

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