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

Merle Oberon
Cathy Linton in Wuthering Heights (1939) Anne Boleyn (2nd wife) in The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
Lady Marguerite Blakeney in The Scarlet Pimpernel (1934)
Kitty Vane in The Dark Angel (1935)
Karen Wright in These Three (1936)
Leslie Steele in The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
Jill Baker in That Uncertain Feeling (1941)
Leslie Calvin in Dark Waters (1944)
Kitty Langley in The Lodger (1944)
George Sand in A Song to Remember (1945)
Lucienne in Berlin Express (1948)
Dorothy Donnelly in Deep in My Heart (1954)
Empress Josephine in Desiree (1954)

Edmond O'Brien
Frank Bigelow in D. O. A. (1950) Pierre Gringoire in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Irving Miller in Winged Victory (1944)
Jim Reardon in The Killers (1946)
Bob Regan in The Web (1947)
Bill Friend in A Double Life (1947)
Vic Pardo/Hank Fallon in White Heat (1949)
Steve Connelly in Backfire (1950)
Major Dunn Jeffers in The Redhead and the Cowboy (1951)
Roy Collins in The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Harry / Harrison Graham in The Bigamist (1953)
Oscar Muldoon in The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Winston Smith in 1984 (1956)
Capt. Dan Taggart in A Cry in the Night (1956)
Marty "Fats" Murdock in The Girl Can't Help It (1956)
Commander Paul Stevenson in Up Periscope! (1959)
Second Engineer Walsh in The Last Voyage (1960)
Dutton Peabody in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
Tom Gaddis in Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
Gen. Raymond D. Barton in The Longest Day (1962)
Sen. Raymond Clark in Seven Days in May (1964)
Chuck Dederich in Synanon (1965)
General Carter in Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Freddie Sykes in The Wild Bunch (1969)
Osborn Tremaine in The Love God? (1969)

Margaret O'Brien
(1937- )
"Tootie" Smith in Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) Margaret in Journey For Margaret (1942)
Irene Curie in Madame Curie (1943)
Adele Varens in Jane Eyre (1943)
Lady Jessica de Canterville in The Canterville Ghost (1944)
Mike in Music for Millions (1944)
Selma Jacobson in Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
Emmy in Bad Bascomb (1946)
'Meg' Merlin in The Unfinished Dance (1947)
Beth March in Little Women (1949)
Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden (1949)
Della Southby in Heller in Pink Tights (1960)
Ms. Stevenson in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2017)

Pat O'Brien
Jerry Connolly in Angels With Dirty Faces (1938) Hildy Johnson in The Front Page (1931)
Matt in American Madness (1932)
Jim Brogan in Bombshell (1933)
Biff Martin in Here Comes the Navy (1934)
'Scrapper' Thornhhill in Flirtation Walk (1934)
Jake L Lee in Ceiling Zero (1935)
Knute Rockne in Knute Rockne, All-American (1940)
Father Duffy in The Fighting 69th (1940)
Dan Hammer in Riffraff (1947)
Gramp in The Boy with Green Hair (1948)
Bart Crosbie in Kill Me Tomorrow (1957)
John Gorman in The Last Hurrah (1958)
Detective Mulligan in Some Like It Hot (1959)
Delphin in Ragtime (1981)

Donald O'Connor
Cosmo Brown in Singin' In The Rain (1952) Milton Haskins in Are You With It? (1948)
Peter Stirling in Francis (1950) (aka Francis The Talking Mule) (and sequels 1951-1955)
Kenneth Gibson in Call Me Madam (1953)

Melvin Hoover in I Love Melvin (1953)
Clarence 'Jigger' Millard in Walking My Baby Back Home (1953)
Tim Donahue in There's No Business Like Show Business (1954)
Ted Adams in Anything Goes (1956)
Buster Keaton in The Buster Keaton Story (1957)
Harvey Granson in That Funny Feeling (1965)

Maureen O'Hara
Mary Kate Danaher in The Quiet Man (1952) Esmeralda in The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Sydney Fairfield in A Bill of Divorcement (1940)
Judy O'Brien in Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Angharad in How Green Was My Valley (1941)
Lt. Mary Carter in To the Shores of Tripoli (1942)
Lady Margaret Denby in The Black Swan (1942)
Louisa Frederici Cody in Buffalo Bill (1944)
Contessa Francesca in The Spanish Main (1945)
Julie Beck / Weatherly in Sentimental Journey (1946)
Shireen in Sinbad, the Sailor (1947)
Doris Walker in Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Tacey in Sitting Pretty (1948)
Princess Marjan in Bagdad (1949)
Mrs. Kathleen Yorke in Rio Grande (1950)
Katie Howard in Comanche Territory (1950)
Princess Tanya in Flame of Araby (1951)
Prudence 'Spitfire' Stevens in Against All Flags (1952)
Kate Maxwell in The Redhead from Wyoming (1953)
Minnie "Min" Wead in The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Beatrice Severn in Our Man in Havana (1960)
Margaret 'Maggie' McKendrick in The Parent Trap (1961)
Peggy Hobbs in Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation (1962)
Olivia Spencer in Spencer's Mountain (1963)
Katherine Gilhooley McLintock in McLintock! (1963)
Martha Price in The Rare Breed (1966)
Rose Muldoon in Only the Lonely (1991)

Gary Oldman
(1958- )
Count Vlad Dracul/Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992) Sid Vicious in Sid and Nancy (1986)
Joe Orton in Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
Rosencrantz in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990)
Lee Harvey Oswald in JFK (1991)
Drexl Spivey in True Romance (1993)
Ludwig van Beethoven in Immortal Beloved (1994)
Stansfield in Leon (1994)
Jack Grimaldi in Romeo is Bleeding (1994)
Associate Warden Glenn in Murder in the First (1995)
Rev. Arthur Dimmesdale in The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Ivan Korshunov in Air Force One (1997)
Jean-Baptiste-Emmanuel Zorg in The Fifth Element (1997)
Congressman Sheldon B. Runyon in The Contender (2000)
Mason Verger in Hannibal (2001)
Buford Dill in Nobody's Baby (2001)
Sirius Black in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 (2011)
Jim Gordon in Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), and The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Rabbi Sendak in The Unborn (2009)
Carnegie in The Book of Eli (2010)
Solomon in Red Riding Hood (2011)
George Smiley in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011)
Dreyfus in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (2017)
Herman J. Mankiewicz in Mank (2020)

#14 star
Laurence Olivier
Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights (1939) Michael in Fire Over England (1937)
Everard Logan in The Divorce of Lady X (1938)
Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice (1940)
'Maxim' de Winter in Rebecca (1940)
Lord Horatio Nelson in That Hamilton Woman (1941)
King Henry V in Henry V (1944)
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark in Hamlet (1948)
Police Constable 94-B in The Magic Box (1951)
George Hurstwood in Carrie (1952)
Capt. MacHeath in The Beggar's Opera (1953)
King Richard III in Richard III (1955)
Grand Duke Charles (The Regent) in The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)
Archie Rice in The Entertainer (1960)
Marcus Licinius Crassus in Spartacus (1960)
Superintendent Newhouse in Bunny Lake Is Missing (1965)
Othello in Othello (1965)
The Mahdi in Khartoum (1966)
Narrator / Lord Montague in Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding in Battle of Britain (1969)
Andrew Wyke in Sleuth (1972)
Szell in Marathon Man (1976)
Doctor Spaander in A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Ezra Lieberman in The Boys from Brazil (1978)
Number One in The Betsy (1978)
Julius Edmond Santorin in A Little Romance (1979)
Prof. Abraham Van Helsing in Dracula (1979)
Cantor Rabinovitch in The Jazz Singer (1980)
Gen. Douglas MacArthur in Inchon (1981)
Zeus in Clash of the Titans (1981)
Admiral Hood in The Bounty (1984)

Maureen O'Sullivan
Jane Parker in Henrietta Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1934)
Dorothy Wynant in The Thin Man (1934)
Dora in David Copperfield (1935)
Kitty in Anna Karenina (1935)
Linda Belton in The Flame Within (1935)
Judy Standish in A Day At the Races (1937)
Molly Beaumont in A Yank at Oxford (1938)
Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (1940)
Georgette Stroud in The Big Clock (1948)
Doretta Mims in The Tall T (1957)
Norma in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Elizabeth Alvorg in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)

Peter O'Toole
T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) King Henry II in Becket (1964)
Lord Jim in Lord Jim (1965)
Michael James in What's New, Pussycat? (1965)
Simon Dermott in How to Steal a Million (1966)
The Three Angels in The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966)
General Tanz in The Night of the Generals (1967)
King Henry II in The Lion in Winter (1968)
Arthur Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969)
Murphy in Murphy's War (1971)
Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, 14th Earl of Gurney in The Ruling Class (1972)
Don Quixote De La Mancha / Miguel de Cervantes / Alonso Quijana in Man of La Mancha (1972)
Lord Chelmsford in Zulu Dawn (1979)
Tiberius in Caligula (1979)
Eli Cross in The Stunt Man (1980)
Alan Swann in My Favorite Year (1982)
Zaltar in Supergirl (1984)
Dr. Harry Wolper in Creator (1985)
Governor Anthony Cloyden Hayes in Club Paradise (1986)
Reginald F. Johnston (R.J.) in The Last Emperor (1987)
Peter Plunkett in High Spirits (1988)
Lord Willingham in King Ralph (1991)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)
Priam in Troy (2004)
Maurice in Venus (2006)
Anton Ego (Voice) in Ratatouille (2007)

Clive Owen
(1964- )
Larry in Closer (2004) Jack Manfred in Croupier (1998)
Robert Parks in Gosford Park (2001)
The Professor in The Bourne Identity (2002)
Will in I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
Arthur in King Arthur (2004)
Charles Schine in Derailed (2005)
Dwight McCarthy in Sin City (2005)
Dalton Russell in Inside Man (2006)
Nigel Boswell / Agent 006 in The Pink Panther (2006)
Theo Faron in Children of Men (2006)
Smith in Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Sir Walter Raleigh in Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Louis Salinger in The International (2009)
Spike in Killer Elite (2011)
Mac in Shadow Dancer (2012)

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