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

Ruth Gordon
Maude in Harold and Maude (1971) Mary Todd Lincoln in Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
Hedwig Ehrlich in Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)
Miss Ellis in Two-Faced Woman (1941)
Anna Stensgard in Edge of Darkness (1943)
Lucile Clover (The Dealer) in Inside Daisy Clover (1965)
Mrs. Stella Barnard in Lord Love a Duck (1966)
Minnie Castevet in Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Mrs. Alice Dimmock in What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? (1969)
Mrs. Hocheiser in Where's Poppa? (1970)
"Ma" Boggs in Every Which Way But Loose (1978) and Any Which Way You Can (1980)
Gramma Peache in My Bodyguard (1980)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(1981- )
Arthur in Inception (2010) Jimmy Howell in Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
Cameron James in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Brendan Frye in Brick (2005)
Chris Pratt in The Lookout (2007)
Tom Hansen in (500) Days of Summer (2009)
Adam Lerner in 50/50 (2011)
Robin John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Young Joe in Looper (2012)
Robert Todd Lincoln in Lincoln (2012)
Jon "Don Jon" Martello in Don Jon (2013)
Johnny in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
Philippe Petit in The Walk (2015)
Ethan in The Night Before (2015)

Edward Snowden in Snowden (2016)
Richard Schultz in The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)
Jiminy Cricket (voice) in Pinocchio (2022)

Ryan Gosling
(1980- )
Sebastian Wilder in La La Land (2016) Alan Bosley in Remember the Titans (2000)
Danny Balint in The Believer (2001)
Roy Chutney in The Slaughter Rule (2002)
Richard Haywood in Murder by Numbers (2002)
Noah Calhoun in The Notebook (2004)
Dan Dunne in Half Nelson (2006)
Willy Beachum in Fracture (2007)
Lars Lindstrom in Lars and the Real Girl (2007)
Dean Pereira in Blue Valentine (2010)
David Marks in All Good Things (2010)
Jacob Palmer in Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
The Driver in Drive (2011)
Stephen Meyers in The Ides of March (2011)
Luke in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
Jared Vennett in The Big Short (2015)
P.I. Holland March in The Nice Guys (2016)
Officer 'K' in Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
Neil Armstrong in First Man (2018)
Six in The Gray Man (2022)
Ken in Barbie (2023)

Elliott Gould
(1938- )
Trapper John in M*A*S*H (1970) Billy in The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)
Ted in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
Harry Bailey in Getting Straight (1970)
Alfred Chamberlain in Little Murders (1971)
David Kovac in The Touch (1971)
Philip Marlowe in The Long Goodbye (1973)
Charlie Waters in California Split (1974)
Elliott Gould (Himself) in Nashville (1975)
Robert Caulfield in Capricorn One (1977)
Miles Cullen in The Silent Partner (1978)
Max Devlin in The Devil and Max Devlin (1981)
Jimmy Morgan in Inside Out (1986)
Barry Baron in Dead Men Don't Die (1990)
Harry Greenberg in Bugsy (1991)
Elliott Gould (Himself) in The Player (1992)
Grover's Dad in Kicking and Screaming (1995)
Murray in American History X (1998)
Morton Shulman in The Big Hit (1998)
Reuben Tishkoff in Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and Ocean's Eight (2018)

Betty Grable
Loco Dempsey in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) Betty in College Swing (1938)
Carol Parker in Million Dollar Legs (1939)
Glenda Crawford in Down Argentine Way (1940)
Lily Blane in Tin Pan Alley (1940)
Jill Lynn in I Wake Up Screaming (1941)
Carol Brown in A Yank in the RAF (1941)
Kay Latimer in Moon Over Miami (1941)
Eileen O'Brien in Song of the Islands (1942)
Pat Lambert in Footlight Serenade (1942)
Vicky Lane in Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
Kate Farley in Coney Island (1943)
Madeleine 'Madge' Marlowe / Rosie O'Grady in Sweet Rosie O'Grady (1943)
Lorry Jones (aka Laura Lorraine) in Pin-Up Girl (1944)
Yansci "Jenny" Dolly in The Dolly Sisters (1945)
Cynthia Pilgrim in The Shocking Miss Pilgrim (1947)
Myrtle McKinley Burt (Mother) in Mother Wore Tights (1947)
Francesca / Angelina in That Lady in Ermine (1948)
Winifred "Freddie" Jones/ Hilda Swandumper in The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949)
Ruby Summers in Wabash Avenue (1950)
Kitty Moran in My Blue Heaven (1950)
Kay Hudson in Call Me Mister (1951)
Stormy Tornado in How to Be Very, Very Popular (1955)

Gloria Grahame
Laurel Gray in In a Lonely Place (1950) Violet in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Ginny Tremaine in Crossfire (1947)
Rosemary Bartlow in The Bad and the Beautiful (1952)
Margie in Macao (1952)
Irene Neves in Sudden Fear (1952)
Angel in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952)
Debby Marsh in The Big Heat (1953)
Vicki Buckley in Human Desire (1954)
Harriet Lang in Not as a Stranger (1955)
Karen McIver in The Cobweb (1955)
Ado Annie Carnes in Oklahoma! (1955)
Lucy Sherwood in The Man Who Never Was (1956)
Helen in Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Farley Granger
Guy Haines in Strangers on a Train (1951) Phillip Morgan in Rope (1948)
Pilot Officer Pax Masterson in Enchantment (1948)
Bowie in They Live By Night (1948)
Joe Norson in Side Street (1950)
Niels in Hans Christian Andersen (1952)
Richard Belrow Livingston in Small Town Girl (1953)
Harry K. Thaw in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)
Major Harriman in They Call Me Trinity (1970)

Stewart Granger
Allan Quartermain in King Solomon's Mines (1950) Sub-Lt. Jackson in Secret Mission (1942)
Apollodorus in Caesar and Cleopatra (1945)
Niccolò Paganini in The Magic Bow (1946)
Hugh Davin in Captain Boycott (1947)
Rudolf Rassendyll/King Rudolf V in The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Andre Moreau in Scaramouche (1952)
Commander Claudius in Salome (1953)
Captain George Brummel in Beau Brummel (1954)
Jeremy Fox in Moonfleet (1955)
Stephen Lowry in Footsteps in the Fog (1955)
Col. Rodney Savage in Bhowani Junction (1956)
Sandy McKenzie in The Last Hunt (1956)
George Pratt in North to Alaska (1960)
Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah (1962)
Miles Gilchrist in The Last Safari (1967)

#2 star
Cary Grant
David Huxley in Bringing Up Baby (1938)
Roger Thornhill in North by Northwest (1959)
Nick Townsend in Blonde Venus (1932)
Capt. Cummings in She Done Him Wrong (1933)
Jack Clayton in I'm No Angel (1933)
Malcolm Trevor in Born to Be Bad (1934)
Jimmy Monkley in Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
Jerry Warriner in The Awful Truth (1937)
George Kerby in Topper (1937)
Johnny Case in Holiday (1938)
Sgt. Cutter in Gunga Din (1939)
Geoff Carter in Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Walter Burns in His Girl Friday (1940)
Nick Arden in My Favorite Wife (1940)
C.K. Dexter Haven in The Philadelphia Story (1940)
Roger Adams in Penny Serenade (1941)
Johnnie Aysgarth in Suspicion (1941)
Leopold Dilg in The Talk of the Town (1942)
Capt. Cassidy in Destination Tokyo (1943)
Mortimer Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
Ernie Mott in None But the Lonely Heart (1944)
Devlin in Notorious (1946)
Cole Porter in Night and Day (1946)
Dudley in The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Dick Nugent in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
Jim Blandings in Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Captain Henri Rochard in I Was a Male War Bride (1949)
Dr. Barnaby Fulton in Monkey Business (1952)
John Robie in To Catch a Thief (1955)
Nickie Ferrante in An Affair to Remember (1957)
Philip Adams in Indiscreet (1958)
Tom Winters in Houseboat (1958)
Lt. Cmdr. Matt T. Sherman in Operation Petticoat (1959)
Philip Shayne in That Touch of Mink (1962)
Peter Joshua in Charade (1963)
Walter Christopher Eckland in Father Goose (1964)
Sir William Rutland in Walk Don't Run (1966)

Hugh Grant
(1960- )
Charles in Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994) Clive Durham in Maurice (1987)
Nigel in Bitter Moon (1992)
Reginald Cardinal in The Remains of the Day (1993)
Rev. Anthony Campion in Sirens (1994)
Samuel Faulkner in Nine Months (1995)
Edward Ferrars in Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Dr. Guy Luthan in Extreme Measures (1996)
Michael Felgate in Mickey Blue Eyes (1999)
William Thacker in Notting Hill (1999)
David Grant in Small Time Crooks (2000)
Daniel Cleaver in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason (2004)
Will Freeman in About a Boy (2002)
George Wade in Two Weeks Notice (2002)
The Prime Minister in Love Actually (2003)
Martin Tweed in American Dreamz (2006)
Alex Fletcher in Music and Lyrics (2007)
Mr. Waverly in The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015)
St. Clair Bayfield in Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Phoenix Buchanan in Paddington 2 (2017)
Phillip in Glass Onion (2022)
Forge in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023)
Oompa-Loompa in Wonka (2023)

Lee Grant
(1925- )
Felicia Karpf in Shampoo (1975) Dede Murphy in Divorce American Style (1967)
Mrs. Leslie Colbert in In the Heat of the Night (1967)
Miriam Polar in Valley of the Dolls (1967)
Fritzie Braddock in Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)
Joanne in The Big Bounce (1969)
Mrs. Joyce Enders in The Landlord (1970)
Norma Hubley in Plaza Suite (1971)
Sophie Portnoy in Portnoy's Complaint (1972)
Jean Robertson in The Internecine Project (1974)
Lillian Rosen in Voyage of the Damned (1976)
Ann Thorn in Damien: Omen II (1978)
Anne MacGregor in The Swarm (1978)
Deborah Ballin in Visiting Hours (1982)
Lena Foster in Defending Your Life (1991)
Louise Bonner in Mulholland Dr (2001)

Sydney Greenstreet
Kasper Gutman, The Fat Man in The Maltese Falcon (1941) Signor Ferrari in Casablanca (1942)
Dr. H.F.G. Lorenz in Across the Pacific (1942)
Colonel Robinson in Background to Danger (1943)
Rev. Tim Thompson in Between Two Worlds (1944)
Mr. Peters in The Mask of Dimitrios (1944)
Alexander Yardley in Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Jerome K. Arbutny in Three Strangers (1946)
Supt. George Edward Grodman in The Verdict (1946)
Evan Llewellyn Evans in The Hucksters (1947)
Buck Mansfield in Ruthless (1948)
Count Alesandro Fosco in The Woman in White (1948)
Sheriff Titus Semple in Flamingo Road (1949)

Jane Greer
Kathie Moffat in Out of the Past (1947) Janice Bell in They Won't Believe Me (1947)
Pirouze in Sinbad, the Sailor (1947)
Charlie in Station West (1948)
Joan Graham in The Big Steal (1949)
Ellie C. Harkness in You're in the Navy Now (1951)
Antoinette de Mauban in The Prisoner of Zenda (1952)
Paula Henderson in The Clown (1953)
Hazel Bennett Chaney in Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)
Mrs. Wyler in Against All Odds (1984)

Joel Grey
(1932- )
The Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret (1972) Lowenstein in The Seven-Percent Solution (1976)
Chiun in Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985)

Oldrich Novy in Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Phil in Choke (2008)

Pam Grier
(1949- )
Foxy Brown in Foxy Brown (1974) Grear in Big Doll House (1971)
Alabama in Women in Cages (1971)
Blossom in The Big Bird Cage (1972)
Lee Daniels in Black Mama White Mama (1973)
Coffy in Coffy (1973)
Lisa Fortier in Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
Sheba Shayne in Sheba, Baby (1975)
Friday Foster in Friday Foster (1975)
Mary Jones in Greased Lightning (1977)
Charlotte in Fort Apache, The Bronx (1981)
Delores 'Jacks' Jackson in Above the Law (1988)
Phoebe in Posse (1993)
Louise Williams in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Hershe Las Palmas in Escape From L.A. (1996)
Jackie Brown in Jackie Brown (1997)
Carol in Holy Smoke! (1999)
Detective Della Wilder in Slow Burn (2000)
Commander Helena Braddock in Ghosts of Mars (2001)

Hugh Griffith
Sheik Ilderim in Ben-Hur (1959) Lord High Steward in Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
The Beggar in The Beggar's Opera (1953)
Mandria in Exodus (1960)
Alexander Smith in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Squire Western in Tom Jones (1963) and Joseph Andrews (1977)
Charles Bonnet in How to Steal a Million (1966)
The Magistrate in Oliver! (1968)
King Louis in Start the Revolution Without Me (1970)
Mr. Harrison (Pigman) in Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)
Rabbi in The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Harry Ambrose in Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)

Melanie Griffith
(1957- )
Audrey 'Lulu' Hankel in Something Wild (1986) Delly in Night Moves (1975)
The Hitchhiker in One On One (1977)
Holly in Body Double (1984)
Flossie Devine in The Milagro Beanfield War (1988)
Tess McGill in Working Girl (1988)
Maria Ruskin in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Patty Palmer in Pacific Heights (1990)
Lily Reed in Paradise (1991)
Linda Voss in Shining Through (1992)
Emma 'Billy' Dawn in Born Yesterday (1993)
V in Milk Money (1994)
Toby Roebuck in Nobody's Fool (1994)
Tina "Teeny" Tercell in Now and Then (1995)
Charlotte Haze in Lolita (1997)
Nicole Oliver in Celebrity (1998)
Sid in Another Day in Paradise (1998)
Aunt Lucille in Crazy in Alabama (1999)
Honey Whitlock in Cecil B. DeMented (2000)
Lulu McAfee in Forever Lulu (2000)

Charles Grodin
Jonathan Mardukas in Midnight Run (1988) Dr. C.C. Hill in Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Capt. Aarfy Aardvark in Catch-22 (1970)
Lenny Cantrow in The Heartbreak Kid (1972)
Fred Wilson in King Kong (1976)
Tony Abbott in Heaven Can Wait (1978)
Warren Yeager in Real Life (1979)
Jake in Sunburn (1979)
Ira Parks in Seems Like Old Times (1980)
Warren Evans in The Lonely Guy (1984)
Buddy in The Woman in Red (1984)
George Lollar in Last Resort (1986)
George Newton in Beethoven (1992) and Beethoven's 2nd (2003)
Harrison Winslow in Heart and Souls (1993)
Murray Blum in Dave (1993)
Leslie Breitbart in While We're Young (2014)

Alec Guinness
Col. Nicholson in The Bridge On The River Kwai (1957)
Ben (Obi-Wan) Kenobi in
Herbert Pocket in Great Expectations (1946)
Fagin in Oliver Twist (1948)
8 Characters including The Duke, The Banker, The Parson, The General, and The Admiral in Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Henry Holland in The Lavender Hill Mob (1951)
Sidney Stratton in The Man in the White Suit (1951)
Disraeli in The Mudlark (1951)
Capt. St. James in The Captain's Paradise (1953)
Father Brown in The Detective (1954)
Professor Marcus in The Ladykillers (1955)
Prince Albert in The Swan (1956)
Gully Jimson in The Horse's Mouth (1958)
Jim Wormold in Our Man in Havana (1959)
Lt. Col. Jock Sinclair in Tunes of Glory (1960)
Prince Feisal in Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Yefgrav in Doctor Zhivago (1965)
Pope Innocent III in Brother Sun, Sister Moon (1972)
Hitler in Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973)
Jamesir Bensonmum in Murder By Death (1976)
Godbole in A Passage to India (1984)
William Dorrit in Little Dorrit (1987)

Steve Guttenberg
(1958- )
Carey Mahoney in
  • Police Academy (1984)
  • Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment (1985)
  • Police Academy 3: Back in Training (1986)
  • Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol (1987)
Edward 'Eddie' Simmons in Diner (1982)
Sam Cooper in The Man Who Wasn't There (1983)
Jack Bonner in Cocoon (1985) and Cocoon: The Return (1988)
Newton Crosby in Short Circuit (1986)
Terry Lambert in The Bedroom Window (1987)
Michael Kellam in Three Men and a Baby (1987) and 3 Men and a Little Lady (1990)
Roger Callaway in It Takes Two (1995)

Edmund Gwenn
Kris Kringle in Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Henry Scarlett in Sylvia Scarlett (1935)
John Bonnyfeather in Anthony Adverse (1936)
Dean of Cardinal in A Yank at Oxford (1938)
Mr. Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Rowley in Foreign Correspondent (1940)
Hooper in The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)
Headmaster Justin in A Yank at Eton (1942)
Rowlie in Lassie Come Home (1943)
Scrubby in Between Two Worlds (1944)
Dr. Bergson in Bewitched (1945)
Rev. Dr. Lloyd in Life with Father (1947)
Octavius Patourel in Green Dolphin Street (1947)
William 'Skipper' Miller in Mister 880 (1950)
Mr. Jordan in The Bigamist (1953)
Dr. Harold Medford in Them! (1954)
Capt. Albert Wiles in The Trouble with Harry (1955)

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