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

Bud Abbott
Lou Costello
Slicker Smith and Herbie Brown in Buck Privates (1941) Smokey Adams and Pomeroy Watson in In the Navy (1941)
Chuck Murray and Ferdinand Jones in Hold That Ghost (1941)
Dexter Broadhurst and Sebastian Dinwiddle in The Naughty Nineties (1945) (Best routine: "Who's On First?")
Cuthbert/Dr. Greenway and Horatio Prim in The Time of Their Lives (1946)
Chick Young and Wilbur Grey in Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948)
Buzz Johnson and Stanley Livingston in Africa Screams (1949)
Chick and Wilbur in Abbott and Costello Meet the Insisible Man (1951)
Chick and Wilbur in Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1953)
Chick and Wilbur in Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)

Amy Adams
(1974- )
Sydney Prosser in American Hustle (2013) Leslie Miller in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)
Brenda Strong in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Ashley Johnsten in Junebug (2005)
Susan in Talladega Nights (2006)
Giselle in Enchanted (2007)
Bonnie Bach in Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Sister James in Doubt (2008)
Amelia Earhart / Tess in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
Julie Powell in Julie & Julia (2009)
Anna Brady in Leap Year (2010)
Charlene Fleming in The Fighter (2010)
Mary in The Muppets (2011)
Peggy Dodd in The Master (2012)
Amy in Her (2013)
Margaret Keane in Big Eyes (2014)
Dr. Louise Banks in Arrival (2016)
Lynne Cheney in Vice (2018)

Isabelle Adjani
(1955- )
Adele Hugo in The Story of Adele H. (1975) Stella in The Tenant (1976)
The Player in The Driver (1978)
Lucy Harker in Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Emily Bronte in The Bronte Sisters (1979)
Anna/Helen in Possession (1981)
'Elle' in One Deadly Summer (1983)
Héléna in Subway (1985)
Shirra Assel in Ishtar (1987)
Camille Claudel in Camille Claudel (1988)
La Reine Margot in Queen Margot (1994)
Mia Baran in Diabolique (1996)

Ben Affleck
(1972- )
Tony Mendez in Argo (2012)
Nick Dunne in Gone Girl (2014)

Fred O'Bannion in Dazed and Confused (1993)
Shannon Hamilton in Mallrats (1995)
Holden McNeil in Chasing Amy (1997)
Gunner Casselman in Going All the Way (1997)
Chuckie Sullivan in Good Will Hunting (1997)
Ned Alleyn in Shakespeare in Love (1998)
A. J. Frost in Armageddon (1998)
Bartleby in Dogma (1999)
Jim Young in Boiler Room (2000)
Rudy Duncan in Reindeer Games (2000)
Capt. Rafe McCawley in Pearl Harbor (2001)
Holden McNeil / Ben Affleck in Jay and Silent Bob Fight Back (2001)
Gavin Banek in Changing Lanes (2002)
Jack Ryan in The Sum of All Fears (2002)
Matt Murdock / Daredevil in Daredevil (2003)
Larry Gigli in Gigli (2003)
Ollie Trinke in Jersey Girl (2004)
George Reeves in Hollywoodland (2006)
Jack Dupree in Smokin' Aces (2006)
Stephen Collins in State of Play (2009)
Doug MacRay in The Town (2010)
Christian Wolff in The Accountant (2016)
Batman / Bruce Wayne in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), Justice League (2017), and The Flash (2023)
Vic in Deep Water (2022)
Phil Knight in Air (2023)

Eddie Albert
Irving Radovich in Roman Holiday (1953) 'Bing' Edwards in Brother Rat (1938)
Steve Nelson in Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
Humphrey Briggs in The Fuller Brush Girl (1950)
Lt. Bill Baron in You're in the Navy Now (1951)
Ali Hakim in Oklahoma! (1955)
Burt McGuire in I'll Cry Tomorrow (1955)
Capt. McLean in The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Capt. Erskine Cooney in Attack! (1956)
Colonel Thompson in The Longest Day (1962)
Col. Bliss in Captain Newman, M.D. (1963)
Mr. Corcoran in The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Warden Hazen in The Longest Yard (1974)

Alan Alda
(1936- )
George Peters in Same Time, Next Year (1978)

Capt. Benjamin Franklin "Hawkeye" Pierce in the TV show M*A*S*H (1972-1983)
Charlie Cotchipee in Gone Are the Days! (1963)
George Plimpton in Paper Lion (1968)
Lt. (J.G.) Morton Krim in The Extraordinary Seaman (1969)
Bill Warren in California Suite (1978)
Joe Tynan in The Seduction of Joe Tynan (1979)
Jack Burroughs in The Four Seasons (1981)
Michael Burgess in Sweet Liberty (1986)
Steve in A New Life (1988)
Lester in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Eddie Hopper in Betsy's Wedding (1990)
Leo Green in Whispers in the Dark (1992)
Ted in Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Bob Dandridge in Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Richard Schlichting in Flirting With Disaster (1996)
Alvin Jordan in Murder at 1600 (1997)
Kevin Hollander in Mad City (1997)
Sidney Miller in The Object of My Affection (1998)
Dan Wanamaker in What Women Want (2000)
Senator Ralph Owen Brewster in The Aviator (2004)
Arthur Shaw in Tower Heist (2011)
Thomas Watters in Bridge of Spies (2015)

Jane Alexander
(1939- )
Carol Wetherly in Testament (1983) Eleanor Backman in The Great White Hope (1970)
Judy Hoback Miller (Bookkeeper) in All the President's Men (1976)
Margaret Phelps in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Lillian Gray in Brubaker (1980)
Anna in Sweet Country (1987)
Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw in Glory (1989)
Nurse Edna in The Cider House Rules (1999)
Delia Temple in Sunshine State (2002)
Dr. Grasnik in The Ring (2002)

Joan Allen
(1956- )
Senator Laine Billings Hanson in The Contender (2000) Reba McClane in Manhunter (1986)
Maddy Nagle in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Vera in Tucker: The Man and His Dream (1988)
Irene in In Country (1989)
Bonnie Waitzkin in Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993)
Pat Nixon in Nixon (1995)
Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible (1996)
Elena Hood in The Ice Storm (1997)
Dr. Eve Archer in Face/Off (1997)
Betty Parker in Pleasantville (1998)
Anne Hamilton in The Notebook (2004)
Pamela Landy in The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
Prison Warden Hennessey in Death Race (2008)
Nancy Newsome in Room (2015)

Woody Allen
(1935- )
Alvy Singer in Annie Hall (1977) Victor Skakapopulis in What's New, Pussycat? (1965)
Jimmy Bond/Dr. Noah in Casino Royale (1967)
Virgil Starkwell in Take the Money and Run (1969)
Fielding Mellish in Bananas (1971)
Allan Felix in Play It Again, Sam (1972)
Victor/Fabrizio/The Fool/Sperm #1 in Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (1972)
Miles Monroe in Sleeper (1973)
Boris Grushenko in Love and Death (1975)
Isaac ("Ike") Davis in Manhattan (1979)
Leonard Zelig in Zelig (1983)
Mickey in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Cliff Stern in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Gabe Roth in Husbands and Wives (1992)
Larry Lipton in Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
Lenny Weinrib in Mighty Aphrodite (1995)
Joe Berlin in Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
Harry Block in Deconstructing Harry (1997)
Voice of Z-4195 in Antz (1998)
Himself in Sweet and Lowdown (1999)
Ray Winkler in Small Time Crooks (2000)
C.W. Briggs in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Val Waxman in Hollywood Ending (2002)

David Dobel in Anything Else (2003)
Sid Waterman in Scoop (2006)
Jerry in To Rome with Love (2012)

June Allyson
Helen Burger Miller in The Glenn Miller Story (1954) Specialty Solo in Girl Crazy (1943)
Patsy Deyo in Two Girls and a Sailor (1944)
Mary Hill in The Sailor Takes a Wife (1945)
Martha Canford Chandler in Two Sisters From Boston (1946)
Connie Lane in Good News (1947)
Specialty in Till The Clouds Roll By (1947)
Constance Bonacieux in The Three Musketeers (1948)
Josephine "Jo" March in Little Women (1949)
Ethel Stratton in The Stratton Story (1949)
Cynthia Potter in Too Young to Kiss (1951)
Lieut. Ruth McGara in Battle Circus (1953)
Mary Blemond Walling in Executive Suite (1954)
Pearl "Butch" McConnell in The McConnell Story (1955)
Ann Downs in The Shrike (1955)
Sally Holland in Strategic Air Command (1955)
Kay Hilliard in The Opposite Sex (1956)
Helen Banning in Interlude (1957)
Irene Bullock in My Man Godfrey (1957)

Don Ameche
Charlie Dwyer in Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938) Bob Harris in One in a Million (1936)
Jack O'Leary in In Old Chicago (1937)
Tibor Czerny in Midnight (1939)
D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers (1939)
Ricardo Quintana in Down Argentine Way (1940)
Phil O'Neil in Moon Over Miami (1941)
Henry Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Commander Bingo Harper in Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Singing Waiter in It's in the Bag (1945)
Richard Courtland in Sleep, My Love (1948)
Mortimer Duke in Trading Places (1983)
Art Selwyn in Cocoon (1985)
Gino in Things Change (1988)

(Dame) Judith Anderson
Mrs. Danvers in Rebecca (1940) Mrs. Harriet Gordon in Kings Row (1942)
Gerd Bjarnesen in Edge of Darkness (1943)
Ann Treadwell in Laura (1944)
Emily Brent in And Then There Were None (1945)
Mrs. Ivers in The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946)
Mrs. Medora 'Ma' Callum in Pursued (1947)
Flo Burnett in The Furies (1950)
Memnet in The Ten Commandments (1956)
Big Mama Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Wicked Stepmother in Cinderfella (1960)
Buffalo Cow Head in A Man Called Horse (1970)

Dana Andrews
Mark McPherson in Laura (1944)
Fred Derry in The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Donald Martin in The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Lt. Comm. Edward Moulton in Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Sergeant Tyne in A Walk in the Sun (1945)
Pat Gilbert in State Fair (1945)
Henry L. Harvey in Boomerang! (1947)
Dick Carver in Elephant Walk (1954)
Tom Garrett in Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Edward Mobley in While the City Sleeps (1956)
Dr. John Holden in Night of the Demon (1957)
Col. Pritchard in Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Julie Andrews
(1935- )
Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music (1965) Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins (1964)
Emily Barham in The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Dr. Sarah Louise Sherman in Torn Curtain (1966)
Jerusha Bromley Hale in Hawaii (1966)
Millie Dillmount in Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
Gertrude Lawrence in Star! (1968)
Samantha (Sam) Taylor in 10 (1979)
Sally Miles in S.O.B. (1981)
Count Victor Grezhinski/Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria (1982)
Marianna in The Man Who Loved Women (1983)
Gillian Fairchild in That's Life! (1986)
Stephanie Anderson in Duet for One (1986)
Queen Clarisse Renaldi in The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
Voice of Queen in Shrek 2 (2004) and Shrek the Third (2007)

(1941- )
Bobbie in Carnal Knowledge (1971) Louise in Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Kim McAfee in Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
Jody Dvorak in Kitten with a Whip (1964)
Rusty Martin in Viva Las Vegas (1964)
Melba in The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Mrs. Lowe in The Train Robbers (1973)
Nora Walker Hobbs in Tommy (1975)
Lady Booby in Joseph Andrews (1977)
Jezebel Dezire in The Cheap Detective (1978)
Peggy Ann Snow in Magic (1978)
Audrey Minelli in Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Barbara Mitchell in 52 Pick-Up (1986)
Ariel Truax in Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Margaret Pagniacci in Any Given Sunday (1999)

Wendy Meyers in The Break-Up (2006)

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