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

Constance Talmadge
Marguerite de Navarre / The Mountain Girl in Intolerance (1916) Gwendolyn Armitage / Nellie Jones in A Virtuous Vamp (1919)
Lillums Blair in Two Weeks (1920)
Georgianna Chadbourne in In Search of a Sinner (1920)
Barbara Winslow in The Dangerous Maid (1923)
Marian Duncan in The Duchess of Buffalo (1926)

Norma Talmadge
Kiki in Kiki (1926) Panthea Romoff in Panthea (1917)
Josephine Mowbray in The Probation Wife (1919)
Jennie Dobson (aka Ginger) in Love's Redemption (1921)
Kathleen / Moonyeen in Smilin' Through (1922)
Mary Turner in Within the Law (1923)
Marguerite Gautier/Camille in Camille (1926)
Herself in Show People (1928)
Jeannette Vaubernier/Madame Du Barry in DuBarry, Woman of Passion (1930)

Jessica Tandy

With Hume Cronyn
Daisy Werthan in Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

9 Films (1944-1994) with Hume Cronyn, including

  • Diners in Diner (uncredited) in Blonde Fever (1944)
  • Paul and Liesel Roeder in The Seventh Cross (1944)
  • Papa and Kate Leckie in The Green Years (1946)
  • Sherm and Carol in Honky Tonk Freeway (1981)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Fields in The World According to Garp (1982)
  • Joseph and Alma Finley in Cocoon (1985)
  • Frank and Faye Riley in *batteries not included (1987)
  • Joseph and Alma Finley in Cocoon: The Return (1988)
  • Ewald and Camilla Cara in Camilla (1994)
Louise Kane in The Valley of Decision (1945)
Peggy O'Malley in Dragonwyck (1946)
Nan Britton in Forever Amber (1947)
Lucie Rommel in The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
Lydia Brenner in The Birds (1963)
Grace Rice in Still of the Night (1982)
Eleanor McCullen in Best Friends (1982)
Miss Birdseye in The Bostonians (1984)
Miss Venable in The House on Carroll Street (1988)
Ninny Threadgoode in Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Freida in Used People (1992)
Miss Beryl Peoples in Nobody's Fool (1995)

Channing Tatum
(1980- )
Michael "Magic Mike" Lane in
  • Magic Mike (2012)
  • Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Duke Orsino in She's the Man (2006)
Tyler Gage in Step Up (2006) and Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
John Tyree in Dear John (2010)
Zip in The Dilemma (2011)
Leo Collins in The Vow (2012)
Greg Jenko in 21 Jump Street (2012) and 22 Jump Street (2014)
Cale in White House Down (2013)
Mark Schultz in Foxcatcher (2014)
Jody in The Hateful Eight (2015)
Burt Gurney in Hail, Caesar! (2016)
Jimmy Logan in Logan Lucky (2017)
Tequila in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

#7 star
Elizabeth Taylor
Martha in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) Priscilla in Lassie Come Home (1943) and Kathie Merrick in Courage of Lassie (1946)
Helen Burns (uncredited) in Jane Eyre (1943)
Velvet Brown (as young girl) in National Velvet (1944)
Mary in Life With Father (1947)
Carol Pringle in A Date With Judy (1948)
Susan Packett in Julia Misbehaves (1948)
Amy March in Little Women (1949)
Kay Banks in Father of the Bride (1950) and Kay Dunstan in Father's Little Dividend (1951)
Angela Vickers in A Place in the Sun (1951)
Rebecca in Ivanhoe (1952)
Ruth Wiley in Elephant Walk (1954)
Lady Patricia Belham in Beau Brummell (1954)
Helen Ellswirth/Wills in The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
Leslie Lynnton Benedict in Giant (1956)
Susanna Drake in Raintree County (1957)
Maggie "The Cat" Pollitt in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
Catherine Holly in Suddenly, Last Summer (1959)
Gloria Wandrous in BUtterfield 8 (1960)
Cleopatra in Cleopatra (1963)
Frances Andros in The V.I.P.s (1963)
Laura Reynolds in The Sandpiper (1965)
Katharina in The Taming of the Shrew (1967)
Leonora Penderton in Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967)
Martha Pineda in The Comedians (1967)
Pearl Slaghoople in The Flintstones (1994)

Robert Taylor
Armand Duval in Camille (1936) Bob Gordon in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
Robert Merrick in Magnificent Obsession (1935)
Lt. 'Bow' Timberlake in The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Raymond Dabney (aka Ferguson) in Personal Property (1937)
Steve Raleigh in Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
Lee Sheridan in A Yank at Oxford (1938)
Erich Lohkamp in Three Comrades (1938)
Tommy 'Killer' McCoy in The Crowd Roars (1938)
Blake Cantrell in Stand Up and Fight (1939)
Bill Carey in Lady of the Tropics (1939)
Capt. Roy Cronin in Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Billy Bonney in Billy the Kid (1941)
Johnny Eager in Johnny Eager (1942)
Sgt. Bill Dane in Bataan (1943)
Alan Garroway in Undercurrent (1946)
Steven Kenet in High Wall (1947)
Lance Poole in Devil's Doorway (1950)
Marcus Vinicius in Quo Vadis (1951)
Buck in Westward the Women (1951)
Ivanhoe in Ivanhoe (1952)
Rio in Ride, Vaquero! (1953)
Sir Lancelot in Knights of the Round Table (1953)
Quentin Durward in Quentin Durward (1955)
"Tommy" Farrell in Party Girl (1958)

#18 star
Shirley Temple
A Series of Hits as a Child Actress (1934-1938)
  • Shirley Dugan in Stand Up and Cheer! (1934)
  • Marthy "Marky" Jane in Little Miss Marker (1934)
  • Shirley Ellison in Baby Take a Bow (1934)
  • Shirley Blake in Bright Eyes (1934)
  • Lloyd Sherman in The Little Colonel (1935)
  • Elizabeth "Betsy" Blair (nicknamed 'Curly Top') in Curly Top (1935)
  • Virgie Cary in The Littlest Rebel (1935)
  • Helen 'Star' Mason in Captain January (1936)
  • Barbara Barry in Poor Little Rich Girl (1936)
  • Sylvia 'Dimples' Dolores Appleby in Dimples (1936)
  • Barbara "Ching-Ching" Stewart in Stowaway (1936)
  • Priscilla Williams in Wee Willie Winkie (1937)
  • Heidi in Heidi (1937)
  • Rebecca Winstead in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (1938)
  • Betsy Brown in Little Miss Broadway (1938)
Sara Crewe in The Little Princess (1939)
Susannah Sheldon in Susannah of the Mounties (1939)
Mytyl in The Blue Bird (1940)
Kathleen Davis in Kathleen (1941)
Annie Rooney in Miss Annie Rooney (1942)
Bridget (Brig) Hilton in Since You Went Away (1944)
Susan Turner in The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer (1947)
Mary Hagen in That Hagen Girl (1947)
Philadelphia Thursday in Fort Apache (1948)
Ellen Baker in Mr. Belvedere Goes to College (1949)
Margaret O'Hara / Knowles in The Story of Seabiscuit (1949)

Charlize Theron
(1975- )

Imperator Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Cipher in

  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)
  • Fast & Furious 9 (2020)
Helga Svelgen in 2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Tina in That Thing You Do! (1996)
Mary Ann Lomax in The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Supermodel in Celebrity (1998)
Jill Young in Mighty Joe Young (1998)
Jillian Armacost in The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
Candy Kendall in The Cider House Rules (1999)

Ashley Mercer in Reindeer Games (2000)
Erica Stoltz in The Yards (2000)
Gwen Sunday in Men of Honor (2000)
Adele Invergordon in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
Sara Deever in Sweet November (2001)
Laura Kensington in The Curse of the Jade Scorpion (2001)
Stella Bridger in The Italian Job (2003)
Aileen Wuornos in Monster (2003)
Gilda Besse in Head in the Clouds (2004)
Josey Aimes in North Country (2005)
Aeon Flux in Aeon Flux (2005)
Det. Emily Sanders in In The Valley of Elah (2007)
Mary Embrey in Hancock (2008)
Sylvia in The Burning Plain (2008)
The Woman/Mother in The Road (2009)
Mavis Gary in Young Adult (2011)
Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) and The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Meredith Vickers in Prometheus (2012)
Anna in A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Lorraine Broughton in Atomic Blonde (2017)
Marlo Moreau in Tully (2018)
Elaine Markinson in Gringo (2018)
Megyn Kelly in Bombshell (2019)

Emma Thompson
(1959- )
Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility (1995) Kate Lemmon in The Tall Guy (1989)
Princess Katherine de Valois in Henry V (1989)
Amanda "Grace" Sharp/Margaret Strauss in Dead Again (1991)
Margaret Schlegel in Howards End (1992)
Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Miss Sally Kenton in The Remains of the Day (1993)
Gareth Peirce in In The Name of the Father (1993)
Dr. Diana Reddin in Junior (1994)
Dora Carrington in Carrington (1995)
Frances in The Winter Guest (1997)
Susan Stanton in Primary Colors (1998)
FBI Agent Sadie Hawkins in Judas Kiss (1998)
Karen in Love Actually (2003)
Professor Sybil Trelawney in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004), Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Nanny McPhee in Nanny McPhee (2005) and Nanny McPhee Returns (2010)
Karen Eiffel in Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Lady Marchmain in Brideshead Revisited (2008)
Kate Walker in Last Chance Harvey (2008)
Agent O in Men in Black 3 (2012)
Mrs. Lincoln / Sarafine in Beautiful Creatures (2013)
P.L. Travers in Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
Catherine Bryson in A Walk in the Woods (2015)
Mrs. Potts in Beauty and the Beast (2017)
Maureen in The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

Billy Bob Thornton
(1955- )
Karl Childers in Sling Blade (1996) Ray Malcolm in One False Move (1992)
Langston in Grey Knight (1993) (aka Ghost Brigade)
Johnny Tyler in Tombstone (1993)
Homer Carlton in On Deadly Ground (1994)
Syd/Monk in A Gun, A Car, A Blonde (1997)
Darrell in U-Turn (1997)
Troublemaker in The Apostle (1997)
Richard Jemmons in Primary Colors (1998)
Dan Truman in Armageddon (1998)
Jacob Mitchell in A Simple Plan (1998)
Russell Bell in Pushing Tin (1999)
Ed Crane in The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
Terry Lee Collins in Bandits (2001)
Hank Grotowski in Monster's Ball (2001)
President of the U.S. in Love Actually (2003)
Willie T. Stokes in Bad Santa (2003) and Bad Santa 2 (2016)
Davy Crockett in The Alamo (2004)
Coach Gary Gaines in Friday Night Lights (2005)
Morris Buttermaker in Bad News Bears (2005)
Vic in The Ice Harvest (2005)
Dr. P. in School for Scoundrels (2006)
Charles Farmer in The Astronaut Farmer (2006)
Jasper Woodcock in Mr. Woodcock (2007)
Dwight Dickham in The Judge (2014)

The Three Stooges
Appearances in numerous comedy shorts, mostly in the 1930s-50s
  • Moe Howard (1897-1975)
  • Larry Fine (1902-1975)
  • Jerome "Curley or Curly" Howard (1903-1952)
  • Shemp (Samuel) Howard (1895-1955)
Soup to Nuts (1930)
Punch Drunks (1934)

Back to the Woods (1937)
Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise (1939)
In the Sweet Pie and Pie (1941)
No Dough Boys (1944)
Vagabond Loafers (1949)
Scrambled Brains (1951)
Merry Mavericks (1951)
For Crimin' Out Loud (1956)
The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)

Subway builders in My Sister Eileen (1942)
Themselves in Have Rocket Will Travel (1959)

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