Greatest Film Stars
Greatest Roles & Filmographies

Greatest Film Stars - Roles and Filmographies
(alphabetical, by last name)
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Greatest Film Star Roles and Filmographies
Actor or Actress
Definitive Screen Role Other Great Film Roles

Barry Fitzgerald
Father Fitzgibbon in Going My Way (1944) Fluther Good in The Plough and the Stars (1936)
Mr. Gogarty in Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Trooper Mulcahay in Four Men and a Prayer (1938)
Bott in The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Cocky in The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Cooky in The Sea Wolf (1941)
Cyfartha in How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Henry Twite in None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
Judge Francis J. Quinncannon in And Then There Were None (1945)
Det. Lieut. Dan Muldoon in The Naked City (1948)
Shawn O'Hara in The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)
R.R. Jarboe in Silver City (1951)
Michaeleen Oge Flynn in The Quiet Man (1952)

Geraldine Fitzgerald
Isabella Linton in Wuthering Heights (1939)
Ann King in Dark Victory (1939)
Marthe de Brancovis in Watch on the Rhine (1943)
Edith Bolling Galt in Wilson (1944)
Crystal Shackleford in Three Strangers (1946)
Marilyn Birchfield in The Pawnbroker (1964)
Rev. Wood in Rachel, Rachel (1968)
Mrs. Jackson in The Last American Hero (1973)
Jessie Stone in Harry and Tonto (1974)
Sara in Echoes of a Summer (1976)
Grandma Carr in The Mango Tree (1977)
Martha Bach in Arthur (1981) and in Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
Mrs. Monahan in Easy Money (1983)
Jessica 'Gramma-Jess' Wilson in Poltergeist II: The Other Side (1986)

Rhonda Fleming
Nancy Morgan in Cry Danger (1951) Mary Carmichael in Spellbound (1945)
Blanche in The Spiral Staircase (1946)
Faith Wishart in Adventure Island (1947)
Meta Carson in Out of the Past (1947)
Alisande La Carteloise in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)
Duchess Alexandria in The Great Lover (1949)
Madeline Danzeeger in The Eagle and the Hawk (1950)
Candace Bronson in The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)
June Lyons in Slightly Scarlet (1956)
Dorothy Kyne in While the City Sleeps (1956)
Laura Denbow in Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
Cora Lee Collins in Alias Jesse James (1959)
Edith Von Secondberg in The Nude Bomb (1980)

Louise Fletcher
(1934- )
Nurse Mildred Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) Mattie in Thieves Like Us (1974)
Dr. Gene Tuskin in Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977)
Marlene DuChard in The Cheap Detective (1978)
Anna Sage in The Lady in Red (1979)
Dr. Lillian Reynolds in Brainstorm (1983)
Norma Manders in Firestorm (1984)
Grandmother/Olivia Foxworth in Flowers in the Attic (1987)
Belle Delongpre in Two Moon Junction (1988) and in Return to Two Moon Junction (1995)
Principal Evelyn Doyle in High School High (1996)
Helen Rosemond in Cruel Intentions (1999)
Nellie Goodwin in A Map of the World (1999)

Errol Flynn
Robin Hood in The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Dr. Peter Blood in Captain Blood (1935)
Maj. Geoffrey Vickers in The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Miles Hendon in The Prince and the Pauper (1937)
Courtney in The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Robert Kensington Lansford in Four's a Crowd (1938)
Wade Hatton in Dodge City (1939)
Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex in The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex (1939)
Capt. Kerry Bradford in Virginia City (1940)
Geoffrey Thorpe in The Sea Hawk (1940)
Jeb Stuart in Santa Fe Trail (1940)
Lieutenant Douglas Lee in Dive Bomber (1941)
George Armstrong Custer in They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
James J. Corbett in Gentleman Jim (1942)
Lt. Terrence Forbes in Desperate Journey (1942)
Gunnar Brogge in Edge of Darkness (1943)
Jean Picard / Emil DuPont in Uncertain Glory (1944)
Captain Nelson in Objective, Burma! (1945)
Clay Hardin in San Antonio (1945)
Don Juan de Maraña in Adventures of Don Juan (1948)
Soames Forsyte in That Forsyte Woman (1949)
Morgan Lane in Montana (1950)
Capt. Lafe Barstow in Rocky Mountain (1950)
Mahbub Ali, the Red Beard in Kim (1950)
Mike Campbell in The Sun Also Rises (1957)

Bridget Fonda
(1964- )
Maggie Hayward/Claudia Anne Joran/Nina in Point of No Return (1993) Lover (segment "Liebestod") in Aria (1987)
Mandy Rice-Davies in Scandal (1989)
Amy Hempel in Strapless (1989)
Grace Hamilton in The Godfather: Part III (1990)
Nancy Lee Nicholson in Doc Hollywood (1991)
Allison "Allie" Jones in Single White Female (1992)
Janet Livermore in Singles (1992)
Linda in Army of Darkness (1992/93)
Yvonne Biasi in It Could Happen to You (1994)
Eleanor Lightbody in The Road to Wellville (1994)
Marybeth Cogan in City Hall (1996)
Melanie Ralston in Jackie Brown (1997)
Sarah in A Simple Plan (1998)
Ashley in Finding Graceland (1998)
Kelly Scott in Lake Placid (1999)
Elizabeth in Delivering Milo (2001)
Julie McElroy in Monkeybone (2001)
Jessica Kamen in Kiss of the Dragon (2001)
Val Bazinni in The Whole Shebang (2001)

#6 star
Henry Fonda
Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940) Eddie Taylor in You Only Live Once (1937)
Preston Dillard in Jezebel (1938)
Peter Ames in The Mad Miss Manton (1938)
Gilbert Jones in Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
Abraham Lincoln in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Frank James in Jesse James (1939) and The Return of Frank James (1940)
Alexander Moore in Lillian Russell (1940)
Charles Pike in The Lady Eve (1941)
Prof. Tommy Turner in The Male Animal (1942)
Gil Carter in The Ox-Bow Incident (1943)
Wyatt Earp in My Darling Clementine (1946)
Peter Lapham in Daisy Kenyon (1947)
Lieut. Col. Owen Thursday in Fort Apache (1948)
Lieutenant Doug Roberts in Mister Roberts (1955)
Pierre Bezukhov in War and Peace (1956)
Manny Balestrero in The Wrong Man (1956)
Juror # 8 in 12 Angry Men (1957)
Morgan 'Morg' Hickman in The Tin Star (1957)
Clay Blaisedell in Warlock (1959)
Robert A. Leffingwell in Advise & Consent (1962)
Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. in The Longest Day (1962)
The President in Fail-Safe (1964)
Frank Broderick in Sex and the Single Girl (1964)
Lt. Col. Daniel Kiley in Battle of the Bulge (1965)
Commissioner Anthony X. Russell in Madigan (1968)
John S. Bottomly in The Boston Strangler (1968)
Frank in Once Upon a Time in the West (1968, It.)
Henry Stamper in Sometimes a Great Notion (1971)
Jack Beauregard in My Name Is Nobody (1973)
Adm. Chester W. Nimitz in Midway (1976)
Dr. Walter Krim in The Swarm (1978)
Old Prospector in Wanda Nevada (1979)
Norman Thayer, Jr. in On Golden Pond (1981)

Jane Fonda
(1937- )
Barbarella in Barbarella (1968) June Ryder in Tall Story (1960)
Kitty Twist in Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
Eileen Tyler in Sunday in New York (1963)
Catherine 'Cat' Ballou in Cat Ballou (1965)
Anna Reeves in The Chase (1966)
Ellen Gordon in Any Wednesday (1966)
Julie Ann Warren in Hurry Sundown (1967)
Corie Bratter in Barefoot in the Park (1967)
Gloria Beatty in They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1968)
Bree Daniels in Klute (1971)
Iris Caine in Steelyard Blues (1973)
Jane Harper in Fun with Dick and Jane (1977)
Lillian Hellman in Julia (1977)
Hannah Warren in California Suite (1978)
Sally Hyde in Coming Home (1978)
Kimberly Wells in The China Syndrome (1979)
Alice "Hallie" Martin in The Electric Horseman (1979)
Judy Bernly in Nine to Five (1980)
Chelsea Thayer Wayne in On Golden Pond (1981)
Doctor Margaret Livingston in Agnes of God (1985)
Alex Sternbergen in The Morning After (1986)
Harriet Winslow in Old Gringo (1989)
Iris King in Stanley & Iris (1990)
Viola Fields in Monster-in-Law (2005)
Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)
Brenda Morel in Youth (2015)
Vivian in Book Club (2018) and Book Club: The Next Chapter (2023)
Trish in 80 for Brady (2023)

Peter Fonda
Wyatt in Easy Rider (1969) Dr. Mark Cheswick in Tammy and the Doctor (1963)
Stephen Evshevsky in Lilith (1964)
Heavenly Blues in The Wild Angels (1966)
Paul Groves in The Trip (1967)
Harry Collings in The Hired Hand (1971)
Young Sheriff in The Last Movie (1971)
Larry Rayder in Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
Roger in Race with the Devil (1975)
Chuck Browning in Futureworld (1976)
Bobby Ogden in Outlaw Blues (1977)
Beaudray Demerille in Wanda Nevada (1979)
Ulee Jackson in Ulee's Gold (1997)
Terry Valentine in The Limey (1999)
Grandpa Burnett Stone in Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000)
Doctor Cantway in The Laramie Project (2002)
Byron McElroy in 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Mephistopheles in Ghost Rider (2007)

Joan Fontaine
Mrs. de Winter in Rebecca (1940) Lady Alyce in A Damsel in Distress (1937)
Emmy in Gunga Din (1939)
Peggy (Mrs. John Day) in The Women (1939)
Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth in Suspicion (1941)
Tessa Sanger in The Constant Nymph (1943)
Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre (1943)
Ivy Lexton in Ivy (1947)
Lisa Berndle in Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)
Countess Johanna Augusta Franziska in The Emperor Waltz (1948)
Marianne 'Manina' Stuart in September Affair (1950)
Christabel Caine Careyn in Born to Be Bad (1950)
Lady Rowena in Ivanhoe (1952)
Eve Graham in The Bigamist (1953)
Francesca Bruni in Casanova's Big Night (1954)
Susan Spencer in Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956)
Mavis Norman in Island in the Sun (1957)
Dr. Susan Hiller in Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
Gwen Mayfield in The Witches (1966)

Glenn Ford
Johnny Farrell in Gilda (1946) Tod Ramsey in Texas (1941)
Bill Emerson in A Stolen Life (1946)
Col. Owen Devereaux in The Man from Colorado (1949)
Jacob "Dutch" Walz in Lust for Gold (1949)
Gil Kyle in The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)
Dave Bannion in The Big Heat (1953)
Jeff Warren in Human Desire (1954)
John Parrish in The Violent Men (1955)
Richard Dadier in Blackboard Jungle (1955)
Jubal Troop in Jubal (1956)
Capt. Fisby in The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
Ben Wade in 3:10 to Yuma (1957)
Tom Reese in Cowboy (1958)
Jason Sweet in The Sheepman (1958)
Elliott Nash in The Gazebo (1959)
"Dave the Dude" Conway in Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
Tom Corbett in The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1963)
Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley in Is Paris Burning? (1966)
Rear Adm. Raymond A. Spruance in Midway (1976)
Jonathan "Pa" Kent in Superman (1978)

Harrison Ford
(1942- )
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Bob Falfa in American Graffiti (1973)
Martin Stett in The Conversation (1974)
Lt. Col. Mike Barnsby in Force 10 From Navarone (1978)
David Halloran in Hanover Street (1979)
Rick Deckard in Blade Runner (1982) and Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
John Book in Witness (1985)
Allie Fox in The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Dr. Richard Walker in Frantic (1988)
Jack Trainer in Working Girl (1988)
Rusty Sabich in Presumed Innocent (1990)
Henry Turner in Regarding Henry (1991)
Dr. John 'Jack' P. Ryan in Patriot Games (1992) and Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Dr. Richard Kimble in The Fugitive (1993)
Linus Larrabee in Sabrina (1995)
Tom O'Meara in The Devil's Own (1997)
President James Marshall in Air Force One (1997)
Quinn Harris in Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
Sgt. William "Dutch" Van Den Broeck in Random Hearts (1999)
Dr. Norman Spencer in What Lies Beneath (2000)
Captain Alexi Vostrikov in K-19: The Widowmaker (2002)
Sgt. Joe Gavilan in Hollywood Homicide (2003)
Jack Stanfield in Firewall (2006)
Mike Pomeroy in Morning Glory (2010)
Colonel Woodrow Dolarhyde in Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Branch Rickey in 42 (2013)
Jock Goddard in Paranoia (2013)
William Jones in The Age of Adaline (2015)
John Thornton in The Call of the Wild (2020)

Jodie Foster
(1962- )
Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Audrey in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974)
Rynn in The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976)
Iris Steensman in Taxi Driver (1976)
Tallulah in Bugsy Malone (1976)
Annabel/ Ellen Andrews in Freaky Friday (1976)
Jeanie in Foxes (1980)
Sarah Tobias in The Accused (1988)
Dede Tate in Little Man Tate (1991)
Laurel Sommersby in Sommersby (1993)
Annabelle Bransford in Maverick (1994)
Nell Kellty in Nell (1994)
Dr. Eleanor Ann "Ellie" Arroway in Contact (1997)
Anna Leonowens in Anna and the King (1999)
Sister Assumpta in The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)
Meg Altman in Panic Room (2002)
Kyle Pratt in Flightplan (2005)
Madeleine White in Inside Man (2006)
Erica Bain in The Brave One (2007)
Alexandra Rover in Nim's Island (2008)
Meredith Black in The Beaver (2011)
Penelope Longstreet in Carnage (2011)
Delacourt in Elysium (2013)
Jean Thomas (The Nurse) in Hotel Artemis (2018)
Nancy Hollander in The Mauritanian (2021)
Bonnie Stoll in Nyad (2023)

Michael J. Fox
(1961- )
Marty McFly (and various roles) in: Scott Howard in Teen Wolf (1985)
Jamie in Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
PFC Max Eriksson in Casualties of War (1989)
Dr. Benjamin Stone in Doc Hollywood (1991)
"Nicky" Lang / Ray in The Hard Way (1991)
Doug Ireland in For Love or Money (1993)
Lewis Rothschild in The American President (1995)
Frank Bannister in The Frighteners (1996)
Jason Stone in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Stuart Little (voice) in Stuart Little (1999), Stuart Little 2 (2002), and Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005)
Michael J. Fox in Annie (2014)
A.R.C.H.I.E. (voice) in A.R.C.H.I.E. (2016) and A.R.C.H.I.E. 2 (2018)

Jamie Foxx
(1967- )
Ray Charles in Ray (2004) Ed in The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
Bunz in Booty Call (1997)
Willie Beamen in Any Given Sunday (1999)
Drew 'Bundini' Brown in Ali (2001)
Quincy Watson in Breakin' All the Rules (2004)
Max in Collateral (2004)
Staff Sgt. Sykes in Jarhead (2005)
Ricardo Tubbs in Miami Vice (2006)
Curtis Taylor, Jr. in Dreamgirls (2006)
Ronald Fleury in The Kingdom (2007)
Nick Rice in Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Dean "MF" Jones in Horrible Bosses (2011) and Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Django Freeman in Django Unchained (2012)
Bats / Leon in Baby Driver (2017)
Walter McMillian in Just Mercy (2019)
Max Dillon (Electro) in Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Bud Jablonski in Day Shift (2022)

Kay Francis
Madame Mariette Colet in Trouble in Paradise (1932) Penelope in The Cocoanuts (1929)
Joan Ames in One Way Passage (1932)
Mary Stevens in Mary Stevens, M.D. (1933)
Tanya Borodoff / Spot White / Marjorie Lang in Mandalay (1934)
Elena Moura in British Agent (1934)
Stella Parish in I Found Stella Parish (1935)
Julia Ashton Wister in Another Dawn (1937)
Vera Kowalska in Confession (1937)
Mary Colbrook in My Bill (1938)

James Franco
(1978- )
Aron Ralston in 127 Hours (2010) Harry Osborn in Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Sergeant Dan Carnelli in In the Valley of Elah (2007)
Scott Smith in Milk (2008)
Saul Silver in Pineapple Express (2008)
Tom "Taste" Felton in Date Night (2010)
David Piccolo in Eat Pray Love (2010)
Prince Fabeous in Your Highness (2011)
Will Rodman in Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Alien in Spring Breakers (2012)
Hugh Hefner in Lovelace (2013)
Oz in Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
Himself in This Is the End (2013)
Dave Skylark in The Interview (2014)
Laird Mayhew in Why Him? (2016)
Tommy Wiseau / "Johnny" in The Disaster Artist (2017)
Edward Fry in The Mad Whale (2017)
Warlord in Future World (2018)
Taylor Balik in Kin (2018)
Maxwell in The Pretenders (2018)
Vikar in Zeroville (2019)
Dallas Hardin in The Long Home (2021)

Morgan Freeman
(1937- )
Hoke Colburn in Driving Miss Daisy (1989)
Ellis Boy "Red" Redding in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Walter in Brubaker (1980)
Fast Black in Street Smart (1987)
Principal Joe Clark in Lean on Me (1989)
Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins in Glory (1989)
Azeem in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Ned Logan in Unforgiven (1992)
Brigadier General Billy Ford in Outbreak (1995)
Det. Lt. William Somerset in Se7en (1995)
Hibble in Moll Flanders (1996)
Dr. Alex Cross in Kiss the Girls (1997) and Along Came a Spider (2001)
Theodore Joadson in Amistad (1997)
President Tom Beck in Deep Impact (1998)
Charlie in Nurse Betty (2000)
Capt. Victor Benezet in Under Suspicion (2000)
Grimes in High Crimes (2002)
DCI William Cabot in The Sum of All Fears (2002)
God in Bruce Almighty (2003) and Evan Almighty (2007)
Miles Evans in Levity (2003)
Col. Abraham Curtis in Dreamcatcher (2003)
Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris in Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Walter Crewes in The Big Bounce (2004)
Lucius Fox in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Moses Ashford in Edison (2005)
Mitch Bradley in An Unfinished Life (2005)
The Boss in Lucky Number Slevin (2006)
Carter Chambers in The Bucket List (2007)
Jack Doyle in Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Sloan in Wanted (2008)
Nelson Mandela in Invictus (2009)
Joe Matheson in RED (2010)
Dr. Cameron McCarthy in Dolphin Tale (2011) and Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
Beech in Oblivion (2013)
Thaddeus Bradley in Now You See Me (2013) and Now You See Me 2 (2016)
Archie Clayton in Last Vegas (2013)
Professor Norman in Lucy (2014)
Morgan Freeman in Coming 2 America (2021)
Damon in Vanquish (2021)
Gerick in Paradise Highway (2022)
Anton Burrell in 57 Seconds (2023)

Annette Funicello
Frankie Avalon
(1939- )
Dolores (aka Dee Dee) and Frankie in "Beach Party" film series (1963-1965)
  • Beach Party (1963)
  • Muscle Beach Party (1964)
  • Bikini Beach (1964) (Frankie known as Potato Bug)
  • Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
  • How to Stuff a Wild Bikini (1965) (Avalon uncredited)
Connie and Socum in Pajama Party (1964)
Professor Sonya Roberts (cameo) and Todd Armstrong in Ski Party (1965)
Annette (cameo) and Craig Gamble in Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine (1965)
Jane Harris and "Fireball" Dave Owens in Fireball 500 (1966)
Annette and Annette's Husband in Back to the Beach (1987)

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