Favorite movie roles by actors(resses) past and present


Just a little fun on a rainy day. Below is a lengthy listing of my favorite film for each actor (male and female) past and present. Those not included have either not been in a film Iv’ve seen, were an oversight, or were not included because I do not have a particular favorite film they were in. The list will be updated and expanded over time. Enjoy!

  • Amy Adams – Enchanted
  • Ben Affleck – Argo
  • Alan Alda – Same Time Next Year
  • Maherashala Ali – The Green Book
  • June Allyson – The Glenn Miller Story
  • Julie Andrews – Mary Poppins
  • Alan Arkin – The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming!
  • Lauren Bacall – Key Largo
  • Kevin Bacon – Apollo 13
  • Alec Baldwin – The Hunt for Red October
  • Christian Bale – Ford vs. Ferrari
  • Anne Bancroft – The Miracle Worker
  • Kim Basinger – L.A. Confidential
  • Warren Beatty – Bonnie & Clyde
  • Annette Benning – Regarding Henry
  • Ingrid Bergman – Casablanca
  • Humphrey Bogart – The African Queen
  • Marlon Brando – On the Waterfront
  • Yul Brenner – Anastasia
  • Matthew Broderick – Glory!
  • Josh Brolin – Hail Caesar!
  • Charles Bronson – The Dirty Dozen
  • Pierce Brosnan – The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Sandra Bullock – Gravity
  • Richard Burton – Where Eagles Dare
  • Ellen Burstyn – Same Time Next Year
  • James Caan – El Dorado
  • Jim Carrey – The Truman Show
  • Helena Bonham Carter – The King’s Speech
  • Jessica Chastain – The Zookeeper’s Wife
  • Don Cheadle – Hotel Rwanda
  • Julie Christie – Dr. Zhivago
  • Montgomery Clift – A Place in the Sun
  • George Clooney – Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
  • Jennifer Connelly – A Beautiful Mind
  • Sean Connery – The Hunt for Red October
  • Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
  • Gary Cooper – Pride of the Yankees
  • Kevin Costner – Dances With Wolves
  • Daniel Craig – Skyfall
  • Bing Crosby – White Christmas
  • Russell Crowe – A Beautiful Mind
  • Tom Cruise – The Last Samurai
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
  • Jamie Lee Curtis – True Lies
  • Tony Curtis – The Defiant Ones
  • John Cusack – High Fidelity
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Jeff Daniels – Gettysburg
  • Geena Davis – A League of Their Own
  • Viola Davis – The Help
  • Judi Dench – Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Johnny Depp – Finding Neverland
  • Bruce Dern – Nebraska
  • Laura Dern – Wild
  • Leonard DiCaprio – Catch Me If You Can
  • Robert DiNiro – The Godfather 2
  • Kirk Douglas – In Harm’s Way
  • Michael Douglas – An American President
  • Richard Dreyfuss – The Goodbye Girl
  • Patty Duke – The Miracle Worker
  • Faye Dunaway – Bonnie & Clyde
  • Robert Duvall – Open Country
  • Clint Eastwood – Million Dollar Baby
  • Emilio Estevez – Young Guns
  • Peter Falk – The Great Race
  • Sally Field – Forrest Gump
  • Joseph Fiennes – Shakespeare in Love
  • Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Collin Firth – The King’s Speech
  • Henry Fonda – 12 Angry Men
  • Jane Fonda – Cat Ballou
  • Glenn Ford – The Big Heat
  • Harrison Ford – Regarding Henry
  • Jodie Foster – Contact
  • Michael J. Fox – Back to the Future
  • Morgan Freeman – The Shawshank Redemption
  • Clark Gable – Gone With the Wind
  • Nicholas Cage – The Family Man
  • Ava Gardner – Mugambo
  • Judy Garland – The Wizard of Oz
  • James Garner – The Great Escape
  • Ryan Gosling – La La Land
  • Cary Grant – North by Northwest
  • Hugh Grant – Notting Hill
  • Alec Guinness – The Bridge on the River Kwai
  • Gene Hackman – Hoosiers
  • Tom Hanks – Bridge of Spies
  • Woody Harrelson – The Highwaymen
  • Richard Harris – A Man Called Horse
  • Rex Harrison – Dr. Dolittle
  • Anne Hathaway – Interstellar
  • Katharine Hepburn – The African Queen
  • Audrey Hepburn – Roman Holiday
  • Charlton Heston – Planet of the Apes
  • Dustin Hoffman – Rainman
  • William Holden – Stalag 17
  • Judy Holliday – Born Yesterday
  • Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
  • Trevor Howard – Brief Encounter
  • Holly Hunter – Oh Brother Where Art Thou?
  • Diane Keaton – Baby Boom
  • Michael Keaton – Birdman
  • Gene Kelly – Singing in the Rain
  • Grace Kelly – Rear Window
  • Deborah Kerr – An Affair to Remember
  • Nicole Kidman – Lion
  • Val Kilmer – The Saint
  • Ben Kingsley – Gandhi
  • Kevin Kline – Dave
  • Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
  • Burt Lancaster – Birdman of Alcatraz
  • Vivian Leigh – Gone With the Wind
  • Jack Lemmon – The Apartment
  • Te’a Leoni – The Family Man
  • Shirley MacLaine – The Apartment
  • Fred MacMurray – Double Indemnity
  • Amy Madigan – Field of Dreams
  • Matthew McConaughey – Interstellar
  • Tobey Maguire – Seabiscuit
  • Dean Martin – Airport
  • Lee Marvin – The Dirty Dozen
  • James Mason – The Desert Fox
  • Frances McDormand – Fargo
  • Steve McQueen – The Great Escape
  • Ray Milland – Dial M for Murder
  • Helen Mirren – The 100 Foot Journey
  • Robert Mitchum – El Dorado
  • Marylin Monroe – Some Like It Hot
  • Frank Morgan – The Shop Around the Corner
  • Viggo Mortensen – The Green Book
  • Eddie Murphy – Dolomite is My Name
  • Bill Murray – St. Vincent
  • Patricia Neal – In Harm’s Way
  • Liam Neeson – Schindler’s List
  • Paul Newman – The Sting
  • Jack Nicolson – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Edward Norton – Birdman
  • Maureen O’Hara – Miracle on 34th Street
  • Peter O’Toole – Goodbye Mr. Chips
  • Gwyneth Paltrow – Shakespeare in Love
  • Dev Patel – Lion
  • Bill Paxton – Apollo 13
  • Guy Pearce – L.A. Confidential
  • Gregory Peck – Roman Holiday
  • Sean Penn – Milk
  • Joe Pesci – Home Alone
  • Joaquin Phoenix – Walk the Line
  • Brad Pitt – Seven Years in Tibet
  • Sidney Poitier – To Sir With Love
  • Anthony Quinn – The Guns of Navarone
  • Robert Redford – Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid
  • Keanu Reeves – Always Be My Maybe
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
  • Debbie Reynolds – The Unsinkable Molly Brown
  • Molly Ringwald – The Breakfast Club
  • Jason Robards – All the President’s Men
  • Margot Robbie – I, Tonya
  • Tim Robbins – The Shawshank Redemption
  • Julia Roberts – Erin Brockovich
  • Cliff Roberston – PT 109
  • Seth Rogan – 50/50
  • Saoirse Ronan – Lady Bird
  • Katharine Ross – Hellfighters
  • Kurt Russell – Tombstone
  • Rosalind Russell – His Girl Friday
  • Renee Russo – Tin Cup
  • Meg Ryan – City of Angels
  • Robert Ryan – Battle of the Bulge
  • Eva Marie Saint – North by Northwest
  • Susan Sarandon – Bull Durham
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger – True Lies
  • George C. Scott – Patton
  • Peter Sellers – The Pink Panther
  • Omar Sharif – Dr. Zhviago
  • Robert Shaw – The Sting
  • Martin Sheen – The Way
  • Talia Shire – Rocky
  • Frank Sinatra – Von Ryan’s Express
  • Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures
  • Sylvester Stallone – Rocky
  • Barbara Stanwyck – Double Indemnity
  • James Stewart – Spirit of St. Louis
  • Emma Stone – La La Land
  • David Strathairn – Good Night and Good Luck
  • Barbra Streisand – The Way We Were
  • Meryl Streep – Out of Africa
  • Donald Sutherland – The Leisure Seeker
  • Hillary Swank – Million Dollar Baby
  • Gloria Swanson – Sunset Boulevard
  • Channing Tatum – Hail Caesar!
  • Elizabeth Taylor – A Place in the Sun
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max Fury Road
  • Emma Thompson – Alone in Berlin
  • Spencer Tracy – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
  • Dick Van Dyke – Mary Poppins
  • Jon Voight – The Odessa File
  • Denzel Washington – Philadelphia
  • John Wayne – In Harm’s Way
  • Sigourney Weaver – Dave
  • Richard Widmark – The Alamo
  • Gene Wilder – Young Frankenstein
  • Robin Williams – Good Morning, Vietnam
  • Bruce Willis – The Sixth Sense
  • Kate Winslet – Finding Neverland
  • Reese Witherspoon – Wild
  • Natalie Wood – Splendor in the Grass
  • Joanne Woodward – Three Faces of Eve
  • Rene Zellweger – Jerry McGuire
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