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

Dorothy McGuire
Kathy Lacy in Gentleman's Agreement (1947) Claudia Naughton in Claudia (1943)
Katie Nolan in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Laura Pennington in The Enchanted Cottage (1945)
Helen Capel in The Spiral Staircase (1946)
Ann Winslow in Mister 880 (1950)
Miss Frances in Three Coins in the Fountain (1954)
Eliza Birdwell in Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Katie Coates in Old Yeller (1957)
Sylvia Hunter in A Summer Place (1959)
Mother Robinson in Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
Cora Flood in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960)
The Virgin Mary in The Greatest Story Ever Told (1965)

Ian McKellen
(1939- )
Gandalf in Sir Andrew Charleson in Plenty (1985)
John Profumo in Scandal (1989)
Death in Last Action Hero (1993)
Geoffrey Miller in Six Degrees of Separation (1993)
Dr. Reinhardt Lane in The Shadow (1994)
Richard III in Richard III (1995)
James Whale in Gods and Monsters (1998)
Kurt Dussander in Apt Pupil (1998)
Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto in X-Men (2000), X2: X-Men United (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), The Wolverine (2013), and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Sir Leigh Teabing in The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Sherlock Holmes in Mr. Holmes (2015)
Cogsworth in Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Henry Wriothesley, Earl of Southampton in All Is True (2018)

Victor McLaglen
Gypo Nolan in The Informer (1935) Hercules in The Unholy Three (1925)
Col. Kranau in Dishonored (1931)
Jim Flagg in Hot Pepper (1933)
The Sergeant in The Lost Patrol (1934)
Capt. Bull Brackett in Klondike Annie (1936)
Sgt. Donald MacDuff in Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
MacChesney in Gunga Din (1939)
Captain Barrett in The Princess and the Pirate (1944)
Sgt. Festus Mulcahy in Fort Apache (1948)
Sgt. Maj. Timothy Quincannon in She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) and Rio Grande (1950)
Squire 'Red' Will Danaher in The Quiet Man (1954)

Butterfly McQueen
Prissy in Gone with the Wind (1939) Lulu, Cosmetics Counter Maid in The Women (1939)
Lily in Cabin in the Sky (1943)
WAC Sergeant in Since You Went Away (1944)
Lottie in Mildred Pierce (1945)
Vashti in Duel in the Sun (1946)
Ma Kennywick in The Mosquito Coast (1986)

Steve McQueen
Det. Lt. Frank Bullitt in Bullitt (1968) Steve Andrews in The Blob (1958)
Vin Tanner in The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Pvt. John Reese in Hell is for Heroes (1962)
Capt. Virgil "Cooler King" Hilts in The Great Escape (1963)
Rocky Papasano in Love With the Proper Stranger (1963)
Henry Thomas in Baby the Rain Must Fall (1965)
The Cincinnati Kid in The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Max Sand (aka Nevada Smith) in Nevada Smith (1966)
Jake Holman in The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Thomas Crown in The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
Boon Hogganbeck in The Reivers (1969)
As Himself in On Any Sunday (1971)
Michael Delaney in Le Mans (1971)
Carter "Doc" McCoy in The Getaway (1972)
Junior Bonner in Junior Bonner (1972)
Henri 'Papillon' Charriere in Papillon (1973)
Chief Michael O'Hallorhan in The Towering Inferno (1974)
Papa Thorson in The Hunter (1980)
Tom Horn in Tom Horn (1980)

Adolphe Menjou
Walter Burns in The Front Page (1931) Monsieur La Bessiere in Morocco (1930)
Major Rinaldi in A Farewell to Arms (1932)
Lewis Easton in Morning Glory (1933)
Sorrowful Jones in Little Miss Marker (1934)
Nikolai Nicoleff in Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
Gabby Sloan in The Milky Way (1936)
Anthony Powell in Stage Door (1937)
John Cardwell in One Hundred Men and a Girl (1937)
Oliver Niles in A Star is Born (1937)
Tom Moody in Golden Boy (1939)
Hilary Fairfield in A Bill of Divorcement (1940)
Billy Flynn in Roxie Hart (1942)
Eduardo Acuña in You Were Never Lovelier (1942)
Mr. Kimberly in The Hucksters (1947)
Jim Conover in State of the Union (1948)
Gregg in To Please a Lady (1950)
General Broulard in Paths of Glory (1957)

Burgess Meredith
Mickey Goldmill in George Milton in Of Mice and Men (1939)
Alexander Sebastian in That Uncertain Feeling (1941)
Harry in Tom, Dick and Harry (1941)
Ernie Pyle in The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
Captain Mauger in The Diary of a Chambermaid (1946)
Herbert Gelman in Advise & Consent (1962)
Father Ned Halley in The Cardinal (1963)
The Penguin in Batman, The Movie (1966)
Harry Greener in The Day of the Locust (1975)
Arnold Allardyce in Burnt Offerings (1976)
Charles Chazen in The Sentinel (1977)
Mr. Hennessey in Foul Play (1978)
Ammon in Clash of the Titans (1981)
Ancient Elf in Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
Grandpa Gustafson in Grumpy Old Men (1993) and Grumpier Old Men (1995)

Bette Midler
(1945- )
Mary Rose Foster in The Rose (1979) Barbara Whiteman in Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Barbara Stone in Ruthless People (1986)
Sandy Brozinsky in Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Cecilia "CC" Carol Bloom in Beaches (1988)
Sadie Ratliff/Sadie Shelton in Big Business (1988)
Deborah Fifer in Scenes From a Mall (1990)
Stella Claire in Stella (1990)
Dixie Leonard in For the Boys (1991)
Winifred Sanderson in Hocus Pocus (1993)
Doris Saphron in Get Shorty (1995)
Brenda "Bren" Morelli Cushman in The First Wives Club (1996)
Lilly Leonard in That Old Feeling (1997)
Mona Dearly in Drowning Mona (2000)
Bobbie Markowitz in The Stepford Wives (2004)
Diane Decker in Parental Guidance (2012)

Toshirô Mifune
Kikuchiyo in Seven Samurai (1954) Matsunaga in Drunken Angel (1948)
Detective Murakami in Stray Dog (1949)
Tajōmaru in Rashomon (1950)
Taketoki Washizu in Throne of Blood (1957)
General Rokurōta Makabe in The Hidden Fortress (1958)
Sanjuro Kuwabatake / The Samurai in Yojimbo (1961)
Sanjûrô Tsubaki / The Samurai in Sanjuro (1962)
Kingo Gondō in High and Low (1963)
Dr. Kyojō Niide in Red Beard (1965)
Captain Tsuruhiko Kuroda in Hell in the Pacific (1968)
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto in Midway (1976)

Ray Milland
Don Birnam in The Lost Weekend (1945) Lord Michael Stuart in Three Smart Girls (1936)
Christopher Powell in The Jungle Princess (1936)
John Ball, Jr. in Easy Living (1937)
John Geste in Beau Geste (1939)
Stephen Tolliver in Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Major Philip Kirby in The Major and the Minor (1942)
Stephen Neale in Ministry of Fear (1944)
Roderick Fitzgerald in The Uninvited (1944)
George Stroud in The Big Clock (1948)
Steve Harleigh in A Life of Her Own (1950)
Johnny Carter in Copper Canyon (1950)
Allan Fields in The Thief (1952)
Tony Wendice in Dial M for Murder (1954)
Stanford White in The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing (1955)
Guy Carrell in Premature Burial (1962)
Harry Baldwin in Panic in the Year Zero (1962)
Dr. James Xavier in X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Oliver Barrett III in Love Story (1970) and Oliver's Story (1978)
Maxwell Kirshner in The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
Sire Uri in Battlestar Galactica (1978)
Wendell in The Attic (1980)

Liza Minnelli
(1946- )
Sally Bowles in Cabaret (1972) Eliza in Charlie Bubbles (1967)
'Pookie' (Mary Ann) Adams in The Sterile Cuckoo (1969)
Junie Moon in Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
Claire in Lucky Lady (1975)
Francine Evans in New York, New York (1977)
Linda Marolla in Arthur (1981) and Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988)
Mavis Turner in Stepping Out (1991)

Carmen Miranda
Dorita in The Gang's All Here (1943) Carmen Miranda (Herself) in Down Argentine Way (1940)
Carmen in That Night in Rio (1941)
Rosita Rivas in Weekend in Havana (1941)
Rosita Murphy in Springtime in the Rockies (1942)
Carmen Miranda (Herself) in Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)
Princess Querida O'Toole in Greenwich Village (1944)
Chiquita Hart in Something For The Boys (1944)
Michelle O'Toole in If I'm Lucky (1946)
Carmen Novarro / Mlle Fifi in Copacabana (1947)
Rosita Cochellas in A Date With Judy (1948)
Marina Rodrigues in Nancy Goes to Rio (1950)
Carmelita Castinha in Scared Stiff (1953)

Helen Mirren
(1945- )
Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen (2006) Cora Ryan in Age of Consent (1969)
Gosh Boyle in Savage Messiah (1972)
Caesonia in Caligula (1979)
Victoria in The Long Good Friday (1980)
Morgana in Excalibur (1981)
Mother Fox in The Mosquito Coast (1986)
Georgina in The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
Queen Charlotte in The Madness of King George (1994)
Mrs. Tingle in Teaching Mrs. Tingle (1999)
Mrs. Wilson in Gosford Park (2001)
Chris Harper in Calendar Girls (2003)
Rose in Shadowboxer (2005)
Sofya Tolstoy in The Last Station (2009)
Victoria Winslow in RED (2010) and RED 2 (2013)
Prospera in The Tempest (2010)
Hobson in Arthur (2011)
Alma Reville in Hitchcock (2012)
Madame Mallory in The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Maria Altmann in Woman in Gold (2015)
Hedda Hopper in Trumbo (2015)
Magdalene Shaw in The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Sarah Winchester in Winchester (2018)

Thomas Mitchell
Doc Boone in Stagecoach (1939) Jed Waterbury in Theodora Goes Wild (1936)
Henry Barnard in Lost Horizon (1937)
George Cooper in Make Way For Tomorrow (1937)
Dr. Kersaint in The Hurricane (1937)
Gerald O'Hara in Gone with the Wind (1939)
Diz Moore in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Kid Dabb in Only Angels Have Wings (1939)
Clopin in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Driscoll in The Long Voyage Home (1940)
Dr. Gibbs in Our Town (1940)
William Robinson in Swiss Family Robinson (1940)
Jonah Goodwin in Out of the Fog (1941)
Pat Garrett in The Outlaw (1943)
Corporal Jake Feingold in Bataan (1943)
Willie Tulloch in The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)
Mr. Thomas F. Sullivan in The Sullivans (1944)
Mr. Sydney in Dark Waters (1944)
Joseph Tumulty in Wilson (1944)
Uncle Billy in It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Gill MacBean in The Romance of Rosy Ridge (1947)
Mayor Jonas Henderson in High Noon (1952)
Jon Day Griffith in While the City Sleeps (1956)

#23 star
Robert Mitchum
Jeff Bailey in Out of the Past (1947)
Harry Powell in The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Lieut. Bob Gray in Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Lt. Walker in Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
Sgt. Peter Kelley in Crossfire (1947)
Jeb Rand in Pursued (1947)
Jim Fairways in Rachel and the Stranger (1948)
Jim Garry in Blood on the Moon (1948)
Lt. Duke Halliday in The Big Steal (1949)
Billy Buck in The Red Pony (1949)
Steve Mason in Holiday Affair (1949)
Dr. Mark Lucas in My Forbidden Past (1951)
Dan Milner in His Kind of Woman (1951)
Captain Thomas McQuigg in The Racket (1951)
Nick Cochran in Macao (1952)
Jeff McCloud in The Lusty Men (1952)
Frank Jessup in Angel Face (1952)
Matt Calder in River of No Return (1954)
Curt Bridges in Track of the Cat (1954)
Dave Bishop in Foreign Intrigue (1956)
Capt. Murrell in The Enemy Below (1957)
Mr. Allison in Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
Lucas Doolin in Thunder Road (1958)
Paddy Carmody in The Sundowners (1960)
Max Cady in Cape Fear (1962)
Brigadier Gen. Norman Cota in The Longest Day (1962)
Jerry Ryan in Two for the Seesaw (1962)
Harry Stanton in Rampage (1963)
Sheriff J.P. Harrah in El Dorado (1967)
Charles Shaughnessy in Ryan's Daughter (1970)
Eddie 'Fingers' Coyle in The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973)
Philip Marlowe in Farewell, My Lovely (1975) and The Big Sleep (1978)
Harry Kilmer in The Yakuza (1975)
Admiral William F. Halsey in Midway (1976)
Mr. Bosworth in Mr. North (1988)
Lieutenant Elgart in Cape Fear (1991)

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