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

Wallace Beery
Andy Purcell ("The Champ") in The Champ (1931) Magua in The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
King Richard the Lionhearted in Robin Hood (1922)
Klaus Poole in So Big (1924)
Professor Challenger in The Lost World (1925)
Elmer in Fireman, Save My Child (1927)
Butch Schmidt in The Big House (1930)
Bill in Min and Bill (1930)
General Director Preysing in Grand Hotel (1932)
Dan Packard in Dinner at Eight (1933)
Terry Brennan in Tugboat Annie (1933)
Pancho Villa in Viva Villa! (1934)
Long John Silver in Treasure Island (1934)
Jamesy MacArdle in China Seas (1935)
Melvin Colner Foster in A Date With Judy (1948)

Kate Beckinsale
(1973- )
Selene in
  • Underworld (2003)
  • Underworld: Evolution (2006)
  • Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
  • Underworld Awakening (2012)
  • Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
Hero in Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
Julia in Uncovered (1994)
Christina Mariell in Haunted (1996)
Charlotte Pingress in The Last Days of Disco (1998)
Nurse Lt. Evelyn Johnson in Pearl Harbor (2001)
Sara Thomas in Serendipity (2001)
Alex in Laurel Canyon (2002)
Anna Valerious in Van Helsing (2004)
Ava Gardner in The Aviator (2004)
Donna Newman in Click (2006)
Amy Fox in Vacancy (2007)
Kate Farraday in Contraband (2012)
Lori Quaid in Total Recall (2012)
Lady Susan Vernon in Love & Friendship (2016)

Ralph Bellamy
Daniel Leeson in The Awful Truth (1937) Stephen Arden in Carefree (1938)
Bruce Baldwin in His Girl Friday (1940)
Clarence P. Fletcher in Brother Orchid (1940)
Steve Adams in Dance, Girl, Dance (1940)
Col. Paul Montford in The Wolf Man (1941)
Erik Ernst in The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Douglas Proctor in Guest in the House (1944)
Arthur Hale in Delightfully Dangerous (1945)
Jonathan Waring in Lady on a Train (1945)
Franklin D. Roosevelt in Sunrise at Campobello (1960)
J.W. Grant in The Professionals (1966)
Dr. Saperstein in Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Randolph Duke in Trading Places (1983)
James 'Jim' Morse in Pretty Woman (1990)

Annette Bening
(1958- )
Myra Langtry in The Grifters (1990)
Virginia Hill in Bugsy (1991)
Marquise de Merteuil in Valmont (1989)
Evelyn Ames in Postcards from the Edge (1990)
Ruth Merrill in Guilty by Suspicion (1991)
Terry McKay in Love Affair (1994)
Queen Elizabeth in Richard III (1995)
Sydney Ellen Wade in The American President (1995)
Barbara Land in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Elise Kraft / Sharon Bridger in The Siege (1998)
Carolyn Burnham in American Beauty (1999)
Susan in What Planet Are You From? (2000)
Sue Barlow in Open Range (2003)
Julia Lambert in Being Julia (2004)
Sylvie Fowler in The Women (2008)
Dr. Nicole "Nic" Allgood in The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Dorothea Fields in 20th Century Women (2016)

Constance Bennett
Marion Kerby in
  • Topper (1937)
  • Topper Takes a Trip (1938)
Chorus Girl in Reckless Youth (1922)
Doris Kendall (aka Lady Drake) in Born to Love (1931)
Stephany Dale in Bought (1931)
Venice Muir in Lady With a Past (1932)
Mary Evans in What Price Hollywood? (1932)
Lorry Evans in Bed of Roses (1933)
Judy Carroll in Rockabye (1933)
Helen Hall/Raquel in Moulin Rouge (1934)
Yoli Hayden in Ladies in Love (1936)
Griselda Vaughn in Two-Faced Woman (1941)
Zenia Lascalles in Centennial Summer (1946)
Jane Moynihan in The Unsuspected (1947)
Herself in It Should Happen to You (1954)

Joan Bennett
Alice Reed in The Woman in the Window (1944) Phyllis Benton in Bulldog Drummond (1929)
Lady Clarissa Pevensey in Disraeli (1929)
Helen Riley in Me and My Gal (1932)
Amy March in Little Women (1933)
Kay Kerrigan in Trade Winds (1938)
Maria Theresa in The Man in the Iron Mask (1939)
Jerry in Man Hunt (1941)
Katharine "Kitty" March in Scarlet Street (1945)
Margaret Macomber in The Macomber Affair (1947)
Lucia Harper in The Reckless Moment (1949)
Ellie Banks in Father of the Bride (1950)
Ellie Banks in Father's Little Dividend (1951)
Amelie Ducotel in We're No Angels (1955)
Madame Blanc in Suspiria (1977)

Jack Benny
Joseph Tura in To Be or Not To Be (1942)

TV's "The Jack Benny Program" (1950-1965)

Bert Keeler in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
Himself in Love Thy Neighbor (1940)
Bill Fuller in George Washington Slept Here (1942)
Athanael in The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945)
Himself in Gypsy (1962)
'Sweet Lips' in A Guide for the Married Man (1967)

Candice Bergen
(1946- )
Jessica Potter in Starting Over (1979)

Murphy Brown in TV's Murphy Brown
(1988-1998, then 2018)
Lakey Eastlake in The Group (1966)
Shirley Eckert in The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Lily in The Magus (1968)
Jan in Getting Straight (1970)
Kathy Maribel Lee, "Cresta" in Soldier Blue (1970)
Susan in Carnal Knowledge (1971)
T.R. Baskin in T.R. Baskin (1971)
Melissa Ruger in The Hunting Party (1971)
Miss Jones in Bite the Bullet (1975)
Eden Pedecaris in The Wind and the Lion (1975)
Marcie Bonwit in Oliver's Story (1978)
Merry Noel Blake in Rich and Famous (1981)
Margaret Bourke-White in Gandhi (1982)
Kathy Morningside in Miss Congeniality (2000)
Mayor Kate Hennings in Sweet Home Alabama (2002)
Judy Tobias in The In-Laws (2003)
Marion in Bride Wars (2009)
Sharon Myers in Book Club (2018)

#4 star
Ingrid Bergman
Ilsa Lund Laszlo in Casablanca (1942) Anita Hoffman in Intermezzo: A Love Story (1936) and (1939)
Stella Bergen in Rage in Heaven (1941)
Ivy Peterson in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Maria in For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Paula Alquist in Gaslight (1944)
Sister Benedict in The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)
Clio Dulaine in Saratoga Trunk (1945)
Dr. Constance Peterson in Spellbound (1945)
Alicia Huberman in Notorious (1946)
Joan Madou in Arch of Triumph (1948)
Joan of Arc in Joan of Arc (1948)
Lady Henrietta Flusky in Under Capricorn (1949)
Karin in Stromboli (1950)
Irene Girard in Europe '51 (1952)
Katherine Joyce in Journey to Italy (1954) (aka Viaggio in Italia)
Anastasia in Anastasia (1956)
Anna Kalman in Indiscreet (1958)
Gladys Aylward in The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958)
Gerda Millett in The Yellow Rolls Royce (1964)
Stephanie Dickinson in Cactus Flower (1969)
Greta Ohlsson in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Charlotte in Autumn Sonata (1978) (aka Höstsonaten)

Halle Berry
(1966- )
Leticia Musgrove in Monster's Ball (2001)and

Ororo Munroe/Storm in
Vivian in Jungle Fever (1991)
Natalie in Strictly Business (1991)
Cory in The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Angela Lewis in Boomerang (1992)
Autumn Haley in The Program (1993)
Miss Sharon Stone in The Flintstones (1994)
Khaila Richards in Losing Isaiah (1995)
Jean in Executive Decision (1996)
Miss Sandra Beecher in Race the Sun (1996)
Josie Potenza in The Rich Man's Wife (1996)
Nisi in B*A*P*S (1997)
Nina in Bulworth (1998)
Zola Taylor in Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
Ginger in Swordfish (2001)
Jinx Johnson in Die Another Day (2002)
Miranda Grey in Gothika (2003)
Catwoman/Patience Phillips in Catwoman (2004)

Rowena Price in Perfect Stranger (2007)
Audrey Burke in Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
Ginger in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)
Sofia in John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019)

Charles Bickford
Black MacDonald in Johnny Belinda (1948) Matt Burke in Anna Christie (1930)
Big Steve Halloway in Little Miss Marker (1934)
John Lattimer in The Plainsman (1936)
Slim in Of Mice and Men (1939)
Master of the 'Tyfib' in Reap the Wild Wind (1942)
Hard Swede in Mr. Lucky (1943)
Father Peyramale in The Song of Bernadette (1943)
Capt. Waddell in Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Mark Judd in Fallen Angel (1945)
Sam Pierce in Duel in the Sun (1946)
Clancy in The Farmer's Daughter (1947)
Gallagher in Brute Force (1947)
Elmer Brockhurst in Command Decision (1948)
Lt. James Colton in Whirlpool (1949)
Oliver Niles in A Star Is Born (1954)
Dr. Dave Runkleman in Not As a Stranger (1955)
Gen. Jimmy Guthrie in The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955)
Major Henry Terrill in The Big Country (1958)
Zeb Rawlins in The Unforgiven (1960)
Ellis Arnesen in Days of Wine and Roses (1962)

Juliette Binoche
(1964- )
Hana in The English Patient (1996)

Julie Vignon (de Courcy) in

  • Three Colors: Blue (1993)
  • Three Colors: White (1994)
  • Three Colors: Red (1994)
Juliette in Hail Mary (1985)
Nina / Anne Larrieux in Rendez-vous (1985)
Anna in Bad Blood (1986)
Tereza in The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Michele in Lovers on the Bridge (1991)
Cathy/Catherine in Wuthering Heights (1992)
Anna Barton in Damage (1992)
Vianne Rocher in Chocolat (2000)
Rose in Jet Lag (2002)
Miriam in Bee Season (2005)
Amira in Breaking and Entering (2006)
Marie in Dan in Real Life (2007)
Elle in Certified Copy (2010)
Didi Fancher in Cosmopolis (2012)
Sandra Brody in Godzilla (2014)
Maria Enders in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014)
Anna Remigi in L'attesa (2015)
Dr. Ouelet in Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Jacqueline Bisset
(1944- )
Gail Berke in The Deep (1977) Miss Goodthighs in Casino Royale (1967)
Jackie in Two for the Road (1967)
Norma Maclver in The Detective (1968)
Vickie Cartwright in The Sweet Ride (1968)
Cathy in Bullitt (1968)
Gwen Meighen in Airport (1970)
Christine Adams in The Grasshopper (1970)
Jennifer Wood in Secrets (1971)
Rose in The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean (1972)
Julie Baker in Day for Night (1973)
Countess Andrenyi in Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Liz Cassidy in The Greek Tycoon (1978)
Natasha in Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (1978)
Liz Hamilton in Rich and Famous (1981)
Yvonne Firmin in Under the Volcano (1984)
Claudia Dennis in Wild Orchid (1990)
Catherine Lelievre in La Cérémonie (1995)
Sophie Wynn in Domino (2005)

Jack Black
(1969- )
Dewey Finn in School of Rock (2003) Rick Legatos in The Cable Guy (1996)
Billy Glenn Norris in Mars Attacks! (1996)
Fiedler in Enemy of the State (1998)
Barry Judd in High Fidelity (2000)
JD McNugent in Saving Silverman (2001)
Hal Larson in Shallow Hal (2001)
Lance Brumder in Orange County (2002)
Carl Denham in King Kong (2005)
Nacho in Nacho Libre (2006)
Himself (JB) in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Jeff "Fats" Portnoy (Hot LZ) in Tropic Thunder (2008)
R.L. Stine in Goosebumps (2015)
Bethany in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Cate Blanchett
(1969- )
Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator (2004)
Jude Quinn (Bob Dylan) in I'm Not There (2007)

Lucinda Leplastrier in Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
Lizzie in Thank God He Met Lizzie (1997)
Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth (1998) and Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
Meredith Logue in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Lady Gertrude Chiltern in An Ideal Husband (1999)
Connie Falzone in Pushing Tin (1999)
Annabelle "Annie" Wilson in The Gift (2000)
Petal Quoyle in The Shipping News (2001)
Charlotte Gray in Charlotte Gray (2001)
Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003) and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013), The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
"Maggie" Gilkeson in The Missing (2003)
Veronica Guerin in Veronica Guerin (2003)
Jane Winslett-Richardson in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Susan Jones in Babel (2006)
Lena Brandt in The Good German (2006)
Sheba Hart in Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Col. Dr. Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Daisy in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Marion Loxley in Robin Hood (2010)
Jeanette "Jasmine" Francis in Blue Jasmine (2013)
Claire Simone in The Monuments Men (2014)
Nancy in Knight of Cups (2015)
Stepmother in Cinderella (2015)
Carol Aird in Carol (2015)
Mary Mapes in Truth (2015)
Hela in Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
Lou in Ocean's Eight (2018)

Joan Blondell
Mamie in Public Enemy (1931) Katherine Murdock in The Office Wife (1930)
Anne Roberts in Blonde Crazy (1931)
B. Maloney in Night Nurse (1931)
Anne Scott in The Crowd Roars (1932)
Mary Keaton in Three on a Match (1932)
Nan Prescott in Footlight Parade (1933)
Carol King in Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Gail Richards in Topper Returns (1941)
Grace Lambert in Cry 'Havoc' (1943)
Aunt Sissy in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
Zeena in Nightmare Alley (1947)
Annie Rawlins in The Blue Veil (1951)
Peg Costello in Desk Set (1957)
Aunt Morgan in Lizzie (1957)
Violet in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957)
Lady Fingers in The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Jenny in Support Your Local Gunfighter (1971)
Sarah Goode in Opening Night (1977)
Vi in Grease (1978)

Claire Bloom
(1931- )
Terry, a Ballet Dancer in Limelight (1952) Lady Anne Neville in Richard III (1954)
Barsine in Alexander the Great (1956)
Helena Charles in Look Back in Anger (1958)
Bonnie Brown in The Buccaneer (1958)
Katya in The Brothers Karamazov (1958)
Dorothea Grimm in The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
Theodora in The Haunting (1963)
Wife in The Outrage (1964)
Nan Perry in The Spy Who Came In From the Cold (1965)
Alice Kinian in Charly (1968)
Felicia in The Illustrated Man (1969)
Nora Helmer in A Doll's House (1973)
Audrey in Islands in the Stream (1977)
Hera in Clash of the Titans (1981)
Alice in Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)
Miriam Rosenthal in Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
Queen Mary in The King's Speech (2010)

Emily Blunt
(1983- )
Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Tamsin in My Summer of Love (2004)
Mara in Irresistible (2006)
Emily Charlton in The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Jane Liddle in Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Queen Victoria in The Young Victoria (2009)
Gwen Conliffe in The Wolfman (2010)
Elise Sellas in The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
Harriet in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)
Iris in Your Sister's Sister (2011)
Violet Barnes in The Five-Year Engagement (2012)
Sara in Looper (2012)
Charlotte / Michaela in Arthur Newman (2012)
Sergeant Rita Vrataski in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
Baker's Wife in Into the Woods (2014)
Kate Macer in Sicario (2015)
Queen Freya in The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
Rachel Watson in The Girl on the Train (2016)
Evelyn Abbott in A Quiet Place (2018) and A Quiet Place Part II (2020)
Rosemary in Wild Mountain Thyme (2020)
Lily Houghton in Jungle Cruise (2021)
Kitty Oppenheimer in Oppenheimer (2023)
Liza Drake in Pain Hustlers (2023)

Ann Blyth
(1928- )
Veda Pierce/Forrester in Mildred Pierce (1945) Ruth in Brute Force (1947)
Mermaid in Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)
Dorothy Benjamin in The Great Caruso (1951)
Priscilla Holt in All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)
Rose Marie Lemaitre in Rose Marie (1954)
Kathie Ruder in The Student Prince (1954)
Lady Mary in The King's Thief (1955)
Marsinah in Kismet (1955)
Helen Morgan in The Helen Morgan Story (1957)

Dirk Bogarde
Melville Farr in Victim (1961)

Maximilian "Max" Theo Aldorfer in The Night Porter (1974) (aka Il Portiere di Notte)

Gustav von Aschenbach in Death in Venice (1971) (aka Morte a Venezia)

William Latch in Esther Waters (1948)
Tom Riley in The Blue Lamp (1950)
Frank Clemmons in The Sleeping Tiger (1954)
Dr. Simon Sparrow in Doctor in the House (1954), Doctor at Sea (1955), and Doctor at Large (1957)
Arturo Carrera in The Angel Wore Red (1960)
Franz Liszt in Song Without End (1960)
Anacleto in The Singer Not the Song (1961)
Lieut. Scott-Padget in H.M.S. Defiant (1962)
Hugo Barrett in The Servant (1963)
Robert Gold in Darling (1965)
Gabriel in Modesty Blaise (1966)
Stephen in Accident (1967)
Charlie Hook in Our Mother's House (1967)
Bibikov in The Fixer (1968)
Frederick Bruckmann in The Damned (1969) (aka La Caduta Degli Dei)
Lt. Gen. Frederick "Boy" A.M. Browning in A Bridge Too Far (1977)

#1 star
Humphrey Bogart
Sam Spade in The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Richard "Rick" Blaine in Casablanca (1942)
Duke Mantee in The Petrified Forest (1936)
David Graham in Marked Woman (1937)
'Baby Face' Martin in Dead End (1937)
James Frazier in Angels With Dirty Faces (1938)
Whip McCord in The Oklahoma Kid (1939)
Michael O'Leary in Dark Victory (1939)
George Hally in The Roaring Twenties (1939)
Paul Fabrini in They Drive By Night (1940)
Roy "Mad Dog" Earle in High Sierra (1941)
Richard Lomas Leland in Across the Pacific (1942)
Joseph "Duke" Berne in The Big Shot (1942)
Lt. Joe Rossi in Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Sgt. Joe Gunn in Sahara (1943)
Jean Matrac in Passage to Marseille (1944)
Harry Morgan in To Have and Have Not (1944)
Philip Marlowe in The Big Sleep (1946)
Capt. Warren 'Rip' Murdock/Narrator in Dead Reckoning (1947)
Vincent Parry in Dark Passage (1947)
Fred C. Dobbs in The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
Frank McCloud in Key Largo (1948)
Dixon Steele in In a Lonely Place (1950)
Charlie Allnut in The African Queen (1952)
Billy Dannreuther in Beat the Devil (1953)
Captain Philip Francis Queeg in The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Linus Larrabee in Sabrina (1954)
Harry Dawes in The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Joseph in We're No Angels (1955)
Jim Carmody in The Left Hand of God (1955)
Glenn Griffin in The Desperate Hours (1955)
Eddie Willis in The Harder They Fall (1956)

Ray Bolger
Hunk/The Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz (1939) Bill Delroy in Rosalie (1937)
Hans the Dancer in Sweethearts (1938)
Chris Maule in The Harvey Girls (1946)
Charley Wykeham in Where's Charley? (1952)
S. 'Sam' Winthrop Putnam in April in Paris (1952)
Barnaby Barnicle in Babes in Toyland (1961)

Ward Bond
Capt. Rev. Samuel Johnston Clayton in The Searchers (1956) John Palmer Cass in Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
Policeman in The Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Ike Botkin in Sergeant York (1941)
Detective Sgt. Tom Polhaus in The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Moose Malloy in The Falcon Takes Over (1942)
John L. Sullivan in Gentleman Jim (1942)
Boats in They Were Expendable (1945)
Bert in It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Morgan Earp in My Darling Clementine (1946)
Sgt.-Major Michael O'Rourke in Fort Apache (1948)
Perley "Buck" Sweet in 3 Godfathers (1948)
Elder Wiggs in Wagon Master (1950)
Father Peter Lonergan/Narrator in The Quiet Man (1952)
John McIvers in Johnny Guitar (1954)
Chief Petty Officer Dawdy in Mister Roberts (1955)
John Dodge in The Wings of Eagles (1957)
Pat Wheeler in Rio Bravo (1959)

Beulah Bondi
Lucy Cooper in Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) Melissa Tolliver in The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936)
Rachel Jackson in The Gorgeous Hussy (1936)
Mary Wilkins in Of Human Hearts (1938)
Mrs Martha Morgan in Vivacious Lady (1938)
Nellie Northrup (Granny) in On Borrowed Time (1939)
Ma Smith in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Mrs. Webb in Our Town (1940)
Miss Oliver in Penny Serenade (1941)
Anise in Watch on the Rhine (1943)
Mrs. Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life (1946)
Mrs. Greer in The Snake Pit (1948)
Ma Bridges in Track of the Cat (1954)
Martha Spangler in Back From Eternity (1956)

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