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

Gene Hackman
(1930- )
Jimmy 'Popeye' Doyle in Buck Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
Eugene Claire in Downhill Racer (1969)
Gene Garrison in I Never Sang For My Father (1970)
Brandt Ruger in The Hunting Party (1971)
Mary Ann in Prime Cut (1972)
Rev. Frank Scott in The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
Harry Caul in The Conversation (1974)
Harold, The Blind Man in Young Frankenstein (1974)
Zandy Allan in Zandy's Bride (1974)
Harry Moseby in Night Moves (1975)
Lex Luthor in Superman: The Movie (1978), Superman II (1980), and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Pete Van Wherry in Reds (1981)
Alex Grazier in Under Fire (1983)
Coach Norman Dale in Hoosiers (1986)
David Bryce in No Way Out (1987)
Lt. Colonel Iceal Hambleton in Bat*21 (1988)
Anderson in Mississippi Burning (1988)
Lowell Kolchek in Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Robert Caulfield in Narrow Margin (1990)
Jedediah Tucker Ward in Class Action (1991)
Sheriff "Little Bill" Daggett in Unforgiven (1992)
Avery Tolar in The Firm (1993)
John Herod in The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Capt. Frank Ramsey in Crimson Tide (1995)
Harry Zimm in Get Shorty (1995)
Senator Kevin Keeley in The Birdcage (1996)
Brill/Edward Lyle in Enemy of the State (1998)
Jack Ames in Twilight (1998)
Jimmy McGinty in The Replacements (2000)
Henry B. Hearst in Under Suspicion (2000)
Reigart in Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
William B. Tensy in Heartbreakers (2001)
Joe Moore in Heist (2001)
Arnold Margolese in The Mexican (2001)
Royal Tenenbaum in The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Rankin Fitch in Runaway Jury (2003)
Monroe Cole in Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

Jean Hagen
Lina Lamont in Singin' In The Rain (1952) Beryl Caighn in Adam's Rib (1949)
Doll Conovan in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
Connie Bliss in The Big Knife (1955)
Frieda Daniels in The Shaggy Dog (1959)
Missy Le Hand in Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
Ann Baldwin in Panic in the Year Zero (1962)
Didi Marshall in Dead Ringer (1964)

Jack Haley
Hickory / The Tin Woodsman in The Wizard of Oz (1939) "Slug" Winston Winters in Pigskin Parade (1936)
Jimmy Dolan in Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
Joe Jenkins in Pick a Star (1937)
Eddie Kane in Wake Up and Live (1937)
Davey Lane in Alexander's Ragtime Band (1938)
Orville Smithers in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
Jack O'Hara in Moon Over Miami (1941)
Mike O'Brien in Higher and Higher (1944)
Albert L. Tuttle in One Body Too Many (1944)
Pinky Wilson in People Are Funny (1946)

Margaret Hamilton
Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz (1939) Agatha in These Three (1936)
Mrs. Cagle in A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
Miss Gideon in My Little Chickadee (1940)
Flora in The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (1947)
Norah in State of the Union (1948)
Tillie Hutch in Wabash Avenue (1950)
Miss Pickett in People Will Talk (1951)
Elaine Zacharides in 13 Ghosts (1960)
Daphne Heap in Brewster McCloud (1970)

Tom Hanks
(1956- )
Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994) Allen Bauer in Splash (1984)
Rick Gassko in Bachelor Party (1984)
Walter Fielding in The Money Pit (1986)
Josh Baskin in Big (1988)
Steven Gold in Punchline (1988)
Ray Peterson in The 'Burbs (1989)
Scott Turner in Turner & Hooch (1989)
Joe in Joe Versus the Volcano (1990)
Sherman McCoy in The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)
Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own (1992)
Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia (1993)
Samuel "Sam" Baldwin in Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Jim Lovell in Apollo 13 (1995)
Voice of Woody in Toy Story (1995),Toy Story 2 (1999), Toy Story 3 (2010), and Toy Story 4 (2019)
Mr. White in That Thing You Do! (1996)
Capt. John Miller in Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Joe Fox III in You've Got M@il (1998)
Paul Edgecomb in The Green Mile (1999)
Chuck Noland (Producer) in Cast Away (2000)
Carl Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Michael Sullivan in Road to Perdition (2002)
Goldthwait Higginson Dorr in The Ladykillers (2004)
Viktor Navorski in The Terminal (2004)
Hero Boy/Father/Conductor/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Claus in The Polar Express (2004)
Woody Car (voice) in Cars (2006)
Dr. Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code (2006), Angels & Demons (2009), and Inferno (2016)
Rep. Charlie Wilson in Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Larry Crowne in Larry Crowne (2011)
Thomas Schell in Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
Captain Richard Phillips in Captain Phillips (2013)
Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
James B. Donovan in Bridge of Spies (2015)
Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger in Sully (2016)
Ben Bradlee in The Post (2017)
Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
Captain Krause in Greyhound (2020)
Captain Kidd in News of the World (2020)
Finch in Finch (2021)
Colonel Tom Parker in Elvis (2022)
Geppetto in Pinocchio (2022)
Otto in A Man Called Otto (2022)
Stanley Zak in Asteroid City (2023)

Daryl Hannah
(1960- )
Madison in Splash (1984)
Roxanne Kowalski in Roxanne (1987)

Pris in Blade Runner (1982)
Cathy Feathersone in Summer Lovers (1982)
Diane in The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
Ayla in The Clan of the Cave Bear (1986)
Chelsea Deardon in Legal Eagles (1986)
Darien Taylor in Wall Street (1987)
Annelle Dupuy Desoto in Steel Magnolias (1989)
Andy Huben in At Play in the Fields of the Lord (1991)
Melanie Gustafson in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and Grumpier Old Men (1995)
Miss Crabtree in The Little Rascals (1994)
Maggie in Hi-Life (1998)
Lizzie in My Favorite Martian (1999)
Angel in Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
Cynthia Carter in A Walk to Remember (2002)
Elle Driver, aka California Mountain Snake in Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003) and Kill Bill, Vol. 2 (2004)
Sacred Feather/ Sandy in Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)

Tom Hardy
(1977- )
Bane in The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Shinzon in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
Handsome Bob in RocknRolla (2008)
Charles Bronson / Michael Peterson in Bronson (2008)
Eames in Inception (2010)
Ricki Tarr in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Tommy Riordan Conlon in Warrior (2011)
Tuck Hansen in This Means War (2012)
Ivan Locke in Locke (2013)
John Fitzgerald in The Revenant (2015)
Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
Ronald Kray and Reginald Kray in Legend (2015)
Farrier in Dunkirk (2017)
Eddie Brock/Venom in Venom (2018) and Venom: Let There Be Carnage (2021), and Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021)
Johnny in The Bikeriders (2023)

#22 star
Jean Harlow
Vantine in Red Dust (1932) Helen in Hell's Angels (1930)
Ann Schuyler in Platinum Blonde (1931)
Gwen Allen in The Public Enemy (1931)
Blonde at Paradise Club in Scarface (1932)
Lillian Andrews Legendre in Red-Headed Woman (1932)
Lola Burns in Bombshell (1933)
Ruby Adams in Hold Your Man (1933)
Kitty Packard in Dinner at Eight (1933)
Dolly "China Doll" Portland in China Seas (1935)
Mona Leslie in Reckless (1935)
Gladys Benton in Libeled Lady (1936)
"Whitey" Wilson in Wife vs. Secretary (1936)
Carol Clayton in Saratoga (1937)

Woody Harrelson
(1961- )
Mickey Knox in Natural Born Killers (1994)
Larry Flynt in The People Vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Krushinski in Wildcats (1986)
Hank Gordon in Doc Hollywood (1991)
Billy Hoyle in White Men Can't Jump (1992)
David Murphy in Indecent Proposal (1993)
Charlie in Money Train (1995)
Roy Munson in Kingpin (1996)
Flynn in Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
Sergeant William Schumann in Wag the Dog (1997)
Sgt. Keck in The Thin Red Line (1998)
Ray Pekurny in Edtv (1999)
Vince Boudreau in Play It to the Bone (1999)
Leland Powell in She Hate Me (2004)
Bill White in North Country (2005)
Dusty in A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Ernie Luckman in A Scanner Darkly (2006)
Carson Wells in No Country for Old Men (2007)
Captain Tony Stone in The Messenger (2009)
Tallahassee in Zombieland (2009)
Charlie Frost in 2012 (2009)
Haymitch Abernathy in The Hunger Games (2012), The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
Lyndon B. Johnson in LBJ (2016)
Mr. Bruner in The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
Wilson in Wilson (2017)
The Colonel in War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
Sheriff Bill Willoughby in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)

Ed Harris
(1950- )
Maj. John Glenn, Jr. in The Right Stuff (1983) Billy in Knightriders (1981)
Oates in Under Fire (1983)
Wayne Lomax in Places in the Heart (1984)
Shang in Alamo Bay (1985)
Charlie Dick in Sweet Dreams (1985)
Virgil 'Bud' Brigman in The Abyss (1989)
Dave in Jacknife (1989)
Dave Moss in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Wayne Tarrance in The Firm (1993)
Kyle Bodine in China Moon (1994)
Gene Kranz in Apollo 13 (1995)
Blair Sullivan in Just Cause (1995)
E. Howard Hunt in Nixon (1995)
Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel in The Rock (1996)
Seth Frank in Absolute Power (1997)
Luke Harrison in Stepmom (1998)
Christof in The Truman Show (1998)
Father Frank Shore in The Third Miracle (1999)
Jackson Pollock in Pollock (2000)
William Parcher in A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Major Konig in Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Col. Wallace Berman in Buffalo Soldiers (2001)
Richard Brown in The Hours (2002)
Lester Farley in The Human Stain (2003)
Coach Jones in Radio (2003)
Carl Fogarty in A History of Violence (2005)
Ludwig van Beethoven in Copying Beethoven (2006)

Det. Remy Bressant in Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Mitch Wilkinson in National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)
Charlie Winston in Touching Home (2008)
Virgil Cole in Appaloosa (2008)

Ed Du Bois, III in Pain & Gain (2013)
Minister Wilford in Snowpiercer (2013)
Mr. Bransford in Rules Don't Apply (2016)

Richard Harris
King Arthur in Camelot (1967)
John Morgan in
  • A Man Called Horse (1970)
  • The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Squadron Leader Howard Barnsby in The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Seaman John Mills in Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
Frank Machin in This Sporting Life (1963)
Capt. Benjamin Tyreen in Major Dundee (1965)
Cain in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
Rafer Hoxworth in Hawaii (1966)
Christopher White in Caprice (1967)
Oliver Cromwell in Cromwell (1970)
James McParlan/McKenna in The Molly Maguires (1970)
Lt. Cmdr. Anthony Fallon in Juggernaut (1974)
Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain in The Cassandra Crossing (1976)
King Richard in Robin and Marian (1976)
Parker in Tarzan, The Ape Man (1981)
"Bull" McCabe in The Field (1990)
English Bob in Unforgiven (1992)
Paddy O'Neil in Patriot Games (1992)
Andreas Tork in Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
George Adamson in To Walk with Lions (1999)
Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Gladiator (2000)
Headmaster Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
Abbé Faria in The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)

Rex Harrison
Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964) Dr. Frederick Lawford in The Citadel (1938)
Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit (1945)
King Mongkut in Anna and the King of Siam (1946)
The Ghost of Capt. Daniel Gregg in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947)
Sir Alfred de Carter in Unfaithfully Yours (1948)
Anthony "Tony" Preston in Midnight Lace (1960)
Julius Caesar in Cleopatra (1963)
Pope Julius II in The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965)
Dr. John Dolittle in Doctor Dolittle (1967)

William S. Hart
Don Carver in Tumbleweeds (1925) Pete Larson in His Hour of Manhood (1914)
Ice Harding in The Narrow Trail (1917)
Jack O'Diamonds in Square Deal Man (1917)
Robert Sands in Branding Broadway (1918)
Shark Monroe in Shark Monroe (1918)
Lem Beason in The Money Corral (1919)
Black Deering in The Toll Gate (1920)
'Square' Kelly in The Cradle of Courage (1920)

Laurence Harvey
Raymond Shaw in The Manchurian Candidate (1962) Joe Lampton in Room at the Top (1959) and Life at the Top (1965)
Col. William Barret Travis in The Alamo (1960)
Weston Amsbury Liggett in BUtterfield 8 (1960)
John Buchanan, Jr. in Summer and Smoke (1961)
Dove Linkhorn in Walk on the Wild Side (1962)
Wilhelm Grimm / The Cobbler in The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
Sean McKenna in The Ceremony (1963)
Rex in The Running Man (1963)
Miles Brand in Darling (1965)

Anne Hathaway
(1982- )
Andrea "Andy" Sachs in The Devil Wears Prada (2006) Mia Thermopolis in The Princess Diaries (2001) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)
Jean Sabin in The Other Side of Heaven (2001)
Madeline Bray in Nicholas Nickleby (2002)
Ella of Frell in Ella Enchanted (2004)
Lureen Newsome in Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Allison Lang in Havoc (2005)
Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007)
Agent 99 in Get Smart (2008)
Kym Buchman in Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Claire in Passengers (2008)
Mirana / White Queen in Alice in Wonderland (2010) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)
Maggie Murdock in Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Liz in Valentine's Day (2010)
Selina Kyle in The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Fantine in Les Misérables (2012)
Emily Lombardo in Don Jon (2013)
Amelia Brand in Interstellar (2014)
Jules Ostin in The Intern (2015)
Daphne Kluger in Ocean's Eight (2018)
Karen Zariakas in Serenity (2019)
Sarah Barlage Bilott in Dark Waters (2019)
Grand High Witch in The Witches (2020)

Rutger Hauer
Roy Batty in Blade Runner (1982) Eric Vonk in Turkish Delight (1973)
Erik Lanshof in Soldier of Orange (1977)
Gerrit Witkamp in Spetters (1980)
Heymar 'Wulfgar' Reinhardt in Nighthawks (1981)
Etienne Navarre in Ladyhawke (1985)
Martin in Flesh+Blood (1985)
John Ryder in The Hitcher (1986)
Nick Randall in Wanted: Dead or Alive (1987)
Lothos in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992)
Keeler in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
Cardinal Roark in Sin City (2005)
William Earle in Batman Begins (2005)
Hobo in Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)
The Commodore in The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Ethan Hawke
(1970- )
Jesse Wallace in
  • Before Sunrise (1995)
  • Before Sunset (2004)
  • Before Midnight (2013)
Ben Crandall in Explorers (1985)
Todd Anderson in Dead Poets Society (1989)
Tom McHugh in Mystery Date (1991)
Troy Dyer in Reality Bites (1994)
Vincent / Jerome Morrow in Gattaca (1997)
Finnegan 'Finn' Bell in Great Expectations (1998)
Ishmael Chambers in Snow Falling on Cedars (1999)
Jesse in Waking Life (2001)
Jake Hoyt in Training Day (2001)
Costa in Taking Lives (2004)
Sgt. Jake Roenick in Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)
Agent Jack Valentine in Lord of War (2005)
Hank in Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Mason Evans Sr. in Boyhood (2014)
Reverend Ernst Toller in First Reformed (2017)
Tucker Crowe in Juliet, Naked (2018)

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