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Actors Most Famous Role

Actors Most Famous Role A-Z List

Think of an actor… Did you think of the actor in character or as a person? The ADDucation team have chosen each actors most famous role. We took into account the roles each actor played at different stages of their careers. We considered all the awards each actor had won. The results across our team were surprisingly consistent. We learnt many actors regret their defining roles – that’s their problem not ours. Let us know how we did in the comments area below. Change our minds if you can!

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Actors NameCountryBornDiedActors Most Famous Role
Abraham, F. MurrayUSA1939F. Murray Abraham’s most famous actors role was Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984).
Affleck, BenUSA1972Ben Affleck’s most famous actors role was Tony Mendez in Argo Movie (2012).
Affleck, CaseyUSA1975Casey Affleck’s most famous role was Patrick Kenzie, a Boston detective in Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Ali, MahershalaUSA1974Mahershala Ali’s most famous actors role was Richard Tyler in The 4400 TV Show (2004-2007)
Allen, WoodyUSA1935Woody Allen’s most famous acting role was Alvy Singer in Annie Hall Movie (1977).
Astaire, FredUSA18991987Fred Astaire’s most famous actors role was Joe Quinlen in Dr. Kildare in TV Show (1961).
Atkinson, RowanEngland1955Rowan Atkinson’s most famous role was Mr Bean in Mr. Bean in TV Show (1990).
Attenborough, RichardEngland19232014Lord Richard Attenborough’s famous role was Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett “Big X” in The Great Escape (1963).
Bacon, KevinUSA1958Kevin Bacon’s most famous role was Jack Burrell in Friday the 13th (1980).
Baldwin, AlecUSA1958Alec Baldwin’s most famous actors role was Captain George Ellerby in The Departed (2006).
Bale, ChristianWales1974Christian Bale’s most famous role was Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Dark Knight (2008).
Banderas, AntonioSpain1960Antonio Banderas’ most famous acting role was El Mariachi in Desperado Movie (1995).
Barker, LexUSA19191973Lex Barker’s most famous actors role was Tarzan in 5 Tarzan movies (1949-1953).
Barr, Jean-MarcFrance / USA1960Jean-Marc Barr’s most famous role was Jacques Mayol in The Big Blue (1988).
Beatty, WarrenUSA1937Warren Beatty’s most famous actors role was Clyde Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
Belmondo, Jean PaulFrance1933Jean-Paul Belmondo’s most famous role was Michel Poiccard in Breathless (1960).
Benigni, RobertoItaly1952Roberto Benigni’s most famous actors role was Guido in Life Is Beautiful (1997).
Bloom, OrlandoEngland1977Orlando Bloom’s most famous acting role was Legolas in The Hobbit (2012-2014).
Bogart, HumphreyUSA18991957Humphrey Bogart’s most famous actors role was Rick Blaine in Casablanca (1942).
Borgnine, ErnestUSA19172012Ernest Borgnine’s most famous role was Marty Piletti in Marty (1955).
Branagh, KennethNorthern Ireland1960Kenneth Branagh’s most famous actors role was Henry V in Henry V (1989).
Brando, MarlonUSA19242004Marlon Brando’s most famous role was Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972).
Bridges, JeffUSA1949Jeff Bridges’ most famous actors role was Starman in Starman (1984).
Brody, AdrienUSA1973Adrien Brody’s most famous role was Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (2002).
Bronson, CharlesUSA19212003Charles Bronson’s most famous actors role was Paul Kersey in Death Wish (1974-1994).
Brosnan, PierceIreland1952Pierce Brosnan’s most famous role was Remington Steele in Remington Steele TV Series (1982-1987).
Brynner, YulRussia / USA19201985Yul Brynner’s most famous actors role was King Mongkut of Siam in The King and I (1956).
Burton, RichardWales19251984Richard Burton’s most famous role was O’Brien in 1984 (1984).
Butler,GerardScotland1969Gerard Butler’s most famous actors role was Attila the Hun in Attila (2001).
Caan, JamesUSA1940James Caan’s most famous role was Santino “Sonny” Corleone in The Godfather (1972).
Cage, NicolasUSA1964Nicholas Cage’s most famous actors role was Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas (1995).
Cagney, JamesUSA18991986James Cagney’s most famous role was George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).
Caine, MichaelEngland1933Michael Caine’s most famous actors role was Alfie in Alfie (1966).
Carell, SteveUSA1962Steve Carell’s most famous acting role was Evan Baxter in Bruce Almighty (2003).
Carrey, JimCanada1962Jim Carrey’s most famous role was Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura Pet Detective (1994).
Cassel, VincentFrance1966Vincent Cassel’s most famous actors role was Vinz in La Haine aka Hate (1995).
Caviezel, JamesUSA1968Jim Caviezel’s most famous role was Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ (2004).
Celentano, AdrianoItaly1938Adriano Celentano’s most famous actors role was Bingo Bongo in Bingo Bongo (1982).
Chamberlain, RichardUSA1934Richard Chamberlain’s most famous role was Dr. James Kildare in Dr. Kildare TV Show (1961-1966).
Chan, Jackie
(Kong-sang Chan)
Hong Kong1954Jackie Chan’s most famous actors role was Wong Fei-Hung, the drunken master in Jui kuen (1978).
Chaplin, Charles
England18891977Sir Charlie Chaplin’s most famous role was The tramp, his on screen persona in many films.
Cheadle, DonUSA1964Don Cheadle’s most famous actors role was D.A. John Littleton in Picket Fences TV Show (1992-1995).
Cleese, JohnEngland1939John Cleese’s most famous role was Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers TV Series (1975).
Clift, Montgomery
“Monty”
USA19201966Montgomery Clift’s most actors famous role was Robert E. Lee Prewitt in From Here to Eternity (1953).
Clooney, GeorgeUSA1961George Clooney’s most famous role was Dr. Doug Ross in ER TV Series (1994-99).
Cobb, Lee J.USA19111976Lee J Cobb’s most famous actors role was Lt. William Kinderman in The Exorcist (1973).
Coburn, JamesUSA19282002James Coburn’s most famous role was Britt in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
Colman, RonaldEngland18911958Ronald Colman’s most famous actors role was Anthony John in A Double Life (1947).
Connery, Sean
Scotland1930Sir Sean Connery’s most famous role was James Bond in 7 Bond movies (1962-1987).
Cooper, BradleyUSA1975Bradley Cooper’s most famous actors role was Will Tippin in TV series Alias (2001-2003).
Cooper, GaryUSA19011961Gary Cooper’s most famous role was Marshal Will Kane in High Noon (1952).
Costner, KevinUSA1955Kevin Costner’s most famous actors role was Eliot Ness in The Untouchables movie (1987).
Craig, DanielEngland1968Daniel Craig’s defining role was James Bond in Casino Royal (2006).
Crosby, BingUSA19031977Bing Crosby’s most famous actors role was Father Chuck O’Malley in Going My Way (1944).
Crowe, RussellNew Zealand1964Russell Crowe’s most famous role was Officer Wendell “Bud” White in L.A. Confidential movie (1997).
Cruise, TomUSA1962Tom Cruise’s most famous actors role was Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun movie (1986).
Crystal, BillyUSA1947Bill Crystal’s most famous role was Harry Burns in When Harry Met Sally (1989).
Cumberbatch, BenedictEngland1976Benedict Cumberbatch’s most famous actors role was Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes TV Show (2010).
Curtis, TonyUSA19252010Tony Curtis’ most famous role was Joe in Some Like It Hot (1959).
Cusack, JohnUSA1966John Cusack’s most famous actors role was Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything (1989).
Dafoe, WillemUSA1955Willem Dafoe’s most famous role was Sgt. Elias Grodin in Platoon (1986).
Damon, MattUSA1970Mat Damon’s most famous actors role was Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting (1997).
Day-Lewis, Sir DanielEngland1957Sir Daniel Day-Lewis’ famous role was Christy Brown in My Left Foot was The Story of Christy Brown (1989).
De Funès, LouisFrance19141983Louis de Funès’ most famous actors role was Ludovic Cruchotan accident prone Maréchal des logis-chef (1964-1982).
De Niro, RobertUSA1943Robert De Niro’s most famous role was Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976).
DeVito, DannyUSA1944Danny DeVito’s most famous actors role was Louie De Palmain in Taxi (1978-1983).
Dean, JamesUSA19311955James Dean’s famous role was Jim Stark in Rebel Without A Cause (1955).
Del Toro, BenicioPuerto Rico1967Benicio Del Toro’s most famous actors role was Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects (1995).
Delon, AlainFrance1935Alain Delon’s most famous role was Tom Ripley in Purple Noon (1960).
Depardieu, GérardFrance1948Gérard Depardieu’s most famous actors role was Cyrano De Bergerac in Cyrano de Bergerac (1990).
Depp, JohnnyUSA1963Johnny Depp’s most famous role was Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2016?).
DiCaprio, LeonardoUSA1974Leonardo DiCaprio’s most famous actors role was Tobias “Toby” Wolff in This Boy’s Life (1993).
Dillon, MattUSA1964Matt Dillon’s most famous role was Tex McCormick in Tex (1982).
Donat, RobertEngland19051958Robert Donat’s most famous actors role was Mr. Chips in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).
Douglas, KirkUSA1916Kirk Douglas’s most famous role was Spartacus in Spartacus (1960).
Douglas, MichaelUSA1944Michael Douglas’ most famous actors role was Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987).
Downey, RobertUSA1965Robert Downey’s most famous acting role was Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin (1992).
Dreyfuss, RichardUSA1947Richard Dreyfuss’ most famous actors role was Hooper in Jaws (1975).
Dujardin, JeanFrance1972Jean Dujardin’s most famous role was George Valentin in The Artist (2011).
Duvall, RobertUSA1931Robert Duvall’s most famous actors role was Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972).
Eastwood, ClintUSA1930Clint Eastwood’s most famous role was “Dirty” Harry Callahan in movie Dirty Harry (1971).
Falk, PeterUSA19272011Peter Falk’s most famous actors role was Columbo in Columbo TV Show (1968–78, 1989–2003).
Farrell, ColinIreland1976Colin Farrell’s most famous role was Private Roland Bozz in Tigerland (2000).
Fiennes, JosephEngland1970Joseph Fiennes’ most famous actors role was Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Fiennes, RalphEngland1962Ralph Fiennes’ most famous role was Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996).
Finch, PeterEngland / Australia19161977Peter Finch’s most famous actors role was Howard Beale in Network (1976).
Finney, AlbertEngland1936Albert Finney’s most famous role was Dr. Larry Roberts in Erin Brockovich (2000).
Fonda, HenryUSA19051982Henry Fonda’s most famous actors role was Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940).
Fonda, PeterUSA19402019Peter Fonda’s most famous acting role was Wyatt in Easy Rider (1969).
Ford, HarrisonUSA1942Harrison Ford’s most famous actors role was Han Solo in Star Wars movies (1977-2015).
Fox, Michael J.Canada1961Michael J. Fox’s most famous role was Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1985-1990).
Foxx, JamieUSA1967Jamie Foxx’s most famous actors role was Willie Beamen in Any Given Sunday (1999).
Freeman, MorganUSA1937Morgan Freeman’s most famous role was Fast Black in Street Smart (1987).
Gabin, JeanFrance19041976Jean Gabin’s most famous actors role was Pépé le Moko in Pépé le Moko (1937).
Gable, ClarkUSA19011960Clark Gable’s most famous role was Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Garfield, AndrewUSA1983Andrew Garfield’s most famous actors role was Peter Parker / Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
Garcia, AndyCuba1956Andy Garcia’s most famous role was Terry Benedict in Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13 (2001-2007).
Garner, JamesUSA1928James Garner’s most famous actors role was Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files TV Show (1974-1980).
Gere, RichardUSA1949Richard Gere’s most famous acting role was Julian Kaye in American Gigolo (1980).
Gibson, MelUSA1956Mel Gibson’s most famous actors role was “Mad” Max Rockatansky in Mad Max (1979-1985).
Gilbert, JohnUSA18991936John Gilbert’s most famous role was James Apperson in The Big Parade (1925).
Goldblum, JeffUSA1952Jeff Goldblum’s most famous actors role was Michael Gold in The Big Chill (1983).
Gooding, Cuba Jr.USA1968Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s most famous role was Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire (1996).
Gosling, RyanCanada1980Ryan Gosling’s most famous actors role was Dan Dunne, a drug addicted teacher, in Half Nelson (2006).
Granger, StewartEngland19131993Stewart Granger’s most famous role was Andre Moreau in Scaramouche (1952).
Grant, CaryEngland / USA19041986Cary Grant’s most famous actors role was Walter in Father Goose (1964).
Grant, HughEngland1960Hugh Grant’s most famous role was Daniel Cleaver in 2 Bridget Jones movies (2001, 2004).
Guinness, Sir AlecEngland19142000Sir Alec Guinness’ most famous actors role was Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars movies (1977-1983).
Gyllenhaal, JakeUSA1980Jake Gyllenhaal’s most famous role was Donnie Darko in Donnie Darko (2001).
Hackman, GeneUSA1930Gene Hackman’s most famous actors role was Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven (1992).
Hagman, LarryUSA19312012Larry Hagman’s most famous role was J.R. Ewing in Dallas TV Show (1978-2012).
Hanks, TomUSA1956Tom Hanks’ most famous actors role was Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994).
Harrelson, WoodyUSA1961Woody Harrelson’s most famous role was Woodrow Tiberius “Woody” Boyd in Cheers TV Show (1985-1993).
Harris, EdUSA1950Ed Harris’ most famous actors role was Jackson Pollock in Pollock (2000).
Harris, RichardIreland19302002Richard Harris’ most famous role was Frank Machin in This Sporting Life (1963).
Harrison, Rex SirEngland19081990Sir Rex Harrison’s most famous actors role was Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964).
Hauer, RutgerNetherlands19442019Rutger Hauers’ most famous role was Roy Batty, a Nexus-6 replicant, in Blade Runner (1982).
Hawke, EthanUSA1970Ethan Hawke’s most famous actors role was Jake in Training Day (2001).
Hedges, LucasUSA1996Lucas Hedges’ most famous role was Patrick Chandler in Manchester by the Sea (2016).
Heston, CharltonUSA19232008Charlton Heston’s most famous actors role was Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur (1959).
Hill, TerenceItaly1939Terence Hill’s most famous role was Django in Django, Prepare a Coffin spaghetti western (1968).
Hoffman, DustinUSA1937Dustin Hoffman’s most famous actors role was Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967).
Hoffman, Philip SeymourUSA19672014Philip Seymour Hoffman’s most famous role was Truman Capote in Capote (2005).
Holden, WilliamUSA19181981William Holden’s most famous actors role was Sgt. J.J. Sefton in Stalag 17 (1953).
Hopkins, Sir AnthonyWales / USA1937Sir Anthony Hopkins’ most famous role was Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
Hopper, DennisUSA19362010Dennis Hopper’s most famous actors role was Shooter in Hoosiers (1986).
Howard, TrevorEngland19131988Trevor Howard’s most famous role was Major Calloway in The Third Man (1949).
Hudson, RockUSA19251985Rock Hudson’s most famous actors role was Police Commissioner Stewart “Mac” McMillan in McMillan & Wife TV Show (1971).
Hurt, JohnEngland19402017John Hurt’s most famous role was John Merrick in The Elephant Man (1980).
Hurt, WilliamUSA1950William Hurt’s most famous actors role was Luis Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).
Irons, JeremyEngland1948Jeremy Irons’ most famous role was Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited (1981).
Jackman, HughAustralia1968Hugh Jackman’s most famous actors role was Logan / Wolverine in X-Men movies (2000-2015?).
Jackson, Samuel L.USA1948Samuel L. Jackson’s most famous role was Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (1994).
Jenkins, RichardUSA1974Richard Jenkin’s most famous actors role was Nathaniel Fisher in Six Feet Under TV Show (2001-2005)
Jones, Tommy LeeUSA1946Tommy Lee Jones’ most famous role was Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive (1993).
Keaton, BusterUSA18951966Buster Keaton’s most famous actors role was Johnnie Gray in The General (1926).
Keaton, MichaelUSA1951Michael Keaton’s most famous acting role was Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989).
Karloff, BorisEngland18871969Boris Karloff’s most famous actors role was The monster in Frankenstein movies (1931-1967).
Keitel, HarveyUSA1947Harvey Keitel’s most famous role was Mickey Cohen in Bugsy (1991).
Kelly, GeneUSA19121996Gene Kelly’s most famous actors role was Harry Palmer in For Me and My Gal (1942).
Kilmer, ValUSA1959Val Kilmer’s most famous role was Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman Forever (1995).
Kingsley, BenEngland1943Ben Kingsley’s most famous actors role was Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gandhi (1982).
Kline, KevinUSA1947Kevin Kline’s most famous role was Otto in A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
Kristofferson, KrisUSA1937Kris Kristofferson’s most famous actors role was Abraham Whistler in Blade movies (1998-2004).
Lambert, ChristopherUSA1957Christopher Lambert’s most famous role was Connor MacLeod in Highlander movies (1991-2000).
Lancaster, BurtUSA19131994Burt Lancaster’s most famous actors role was Elmer Gantry in Elmer Gantry (1960).
Landau, MartinUSA19282017Martin Landau’s most famous role was Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994).
Laughton, CharlesUSA18991962Charles Laughton’s most famous actors role was Gracchus in Spartacus (1960).
Olivier, LaurenceEngland19071989Laurence Olivier’s most famous role was Hamlet in Hamlet-Prince of Denmark (1948).
Law, JudeEngland1972Jude Law’s most famous actors role was Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).
Ledger, HeathAustralia19792008Heath Ledger’s most famous role was Gabriel Martin in The Patriot (2000).
Lee, BruceUSA19401973Bruce Lee’s most famous actors role was Lee in Enter the Dragon (1973).
Lee, ChristopherEngland1922Christopher Lee’s most famous role was Count Dracula in Count Dracula movies (1958-1974).
Lemmon, JackUSA19252001Jack Lemmon’s most famous actors role was Felix Ungar in The Odd Couple (1968).
Lewis, JerryUSA19262017Jerry Lewis’ most famous role was Professor Julius Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963).
Li, JetChina1963Jet Li’s most famous actors role was Nameless in Ying xiong aka Hero (2002).
Liotta, RayUSA1954Ray Liotta’s most famous role was Henry Hill in Goodfellas (1990).
Maguire, TobeyUSA1975Tobey Maguire’s most famous actors role was Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Spider-Man movies (2002-2007).
Malden, KarlUSA19122009Karl Malden’s famous role was Detective Lieutenant Mike Stone in The Streets of San Francisco TV Series (1972).
Malkovich, JohnUSA1953John Malkovich’s most famous actors role was Vicomte Sebastien de Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons (1988).
Martin, SteveUSA1945Steve Martin’s most famous role was Navin R. Johnson in The Jerk (1979).
Marvin, LeeUSA19241987Lee Marvin’s most famous actors role was Liberty Valance in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).
Marx, GrouchoUSA18901977Groucho Marx’s most famous role was Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup (1933).
Marx, HarpoUSA18881964Harpo Marx’s most famous actors role was Pinky in Duck Soup (1933).
Marx, ChicoUSA18871961Chico Marx’s most famous acting role was Chicolini in Duck Soup (1933).
Marx, ZeppoUSA19011979Zeppo Marx’s most famous actors role was Bob Roland in Duck Soup (1933).
Mastroianni, MarcelloItaly19241996Marcello Mastroianni’s most famous role was Marcello Rubini in La Dolce Vita (1960).
Matthau, WalterUSA19202000Walter Matthau’s most famous actors role was Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple (1968).
McConaughey, MatthewUSA1969Matthew McConaughey’s most famous role was Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
McGregor, EwanScotland1971Ewan McGregor’s most famous actors role was Renton in Trainspotting (1996).
McQueen, SteveUSA19301980Steve McQueen’s most famous role was Hilts “The Cooler King” in The Great Escape (1963).
Mikkelsen, MadsDenmark1965Mads Mikkelsen’s most famous actors role was Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006).
Milland, RayWales19051986Ray Milland’s most famous role was Don Birnam in The Lost Weekend (1945).
Mitchum, RobertUSA19171997Robert Mitchum’s most famous actors role was Max Cady in Cape Fear (1962).
Montand, YvesItaly, France19211991Yves Montand’s most famous role was César Soubeyran in “Le Papet” in Jean de Florette (1986).
Moore, RogerEngland19272017Roger Moore’s most famous actors role was James Bond in James Bond movies (1964-1985).
Mortensen, ViggoUSA / Denmark1958Viggo Mortensen’s most famous role was Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003).
Murphy, EddieUSA1961Eddie Murphy’s most famous actors role was Detective Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop (1984-2014).
Murray, BillUSA1950Bill Murray’s most famous role was Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters movies (1984-1989).
Myers, MikeCanada1963Mike Myers’ most famous actors role was Austin Powers in Austin Powers movies (1997-2002).
Neeson, LiamNorthern Ireland1952Liam Neeson’s most famous role was Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List (1993).
Nero, FrancoItaly1941Franco Nero’s most famous acting role was Django in Django (1966).
Newman, PaulUSA19252008Paul Newman’s most famous role was Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
Nicholson, JackUSA1937Jack Nicholson’s most famous actors role was Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).
Nielsen, LeslieCanada19262010Leslie Nielson’s famous role was Detective Lt. Frank Drebin in Police Squad! & Naked Gun movies (1982-1991).
Niven, DavidEngland19091983David Niven’s most famous actors role was Sir Charles Litton in the Pink Panther movies (1963-1983).
Nolte, NickUSA1941Nick Nolte’s most famous role was Tom Jordache in Rich Man, Poor Man TV MiniSeries (1976).
Norton, EdwardUSA1969Edward Norton’s most famous actors role was Aaron Stampler in Primal Fear (1996).
Oldman, GaryEngland1958Gary Oldman’s most famous role was Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (2017) and in Harry Potter movies (2004-2011).
O’Keefe, MichaelUSA1955Micheal O’Keefe’s most famous actors role was Danny Noonan in Caddyshack (1980)
O‘Neal, RyanUSA1941Ryan O’Neal’s most famous role was Oliver Barrett IV in Love Story (1970).
O‘Toole, PeterIreland19322013Peter O’Toole’s most famous actors role was Arthur Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969).
Owen, CliveEngland1964Clive Owen’s most famous role was Derek Love / Stephen Crane in Chancer TV Series (1990-1991).
Pacino, AlUSA1940Al Pacino’s most famous actors role was Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather movies (1972-1992).
Patel, DevEngland1990Dev Patel’s famous TV role was Anwar Kharral in Skins TV Show (2007-2008).
Pattinson, RobertEngland1986Robert Pattinson’s most famous role was Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies (2008-2012).
Peck, GregoryUSA19162003Gregory Peck’s most famous actors role was Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
Penn, SeanUSA1960Sean Penn’s most famous role was Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982).
Perkins, AnthonyUSA19321992Anthony Perkins most famous actors role was Norman Bates in Psycho (1960).
Pesci, JoeUSA1943Joe Pesci’s most famous acting role was Tommy DeVito in Goodfellasl(1990).
Phoenix, JoaquinUSA1974Joaquin Phoenix’s most famous actors role was Commodus in Gladiator (2000).
Phoenix, RiverUSA19701993River Phoenix’s most famous role was Chris Chambers in Stand by Me (1986).
Pitt, BradUSA1963Brad Pitt’s most famous actors role was Benjamin Button in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).
Plummer, ChristopherCanada1929Christopher Plummer’s most famous acting role was Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music (1965)
Poitier, SidneyUSA1927Sidney Poitier’s most famous role was Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field (1963).
Pollak, KevinUSA1957Kevin Pollak’s most famous actors role was Todd Hockney in The Usual Suspects (1994).
Price, VincentUSA19111993Vincent Price’s most famous role was Professor Henry Jarrod in House of Wax (1953).
Quaid, DennisUSA1954Dennis Quaid’s most famous actors role was Jack Hall in The Day After Tomorrow (2004).
Quinn, AnthonyIreland / USA19152001Anthony Quinn’s most famous role was Auda Abu Tayi in Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
Radcliffe, DanielEngland1989Daniel Radcliffe’s most famous actors role was Harry Potter in the Harry Potter movies (2001-2011).
Redford, RobertUSA1937Robert Redford’s most famous role was The Sundance Kid in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
Redmayne, EddieEngland1982Eddie Redmayne’s most famous actors role was Thomas Babington in Elizabeth was The Golden Age (2007).
Reeve, ChristopherUSA19522004Christopher Reeve’s most famous role was Superman / Clark Kent in Superman (1978-1987).
Reeves, KeanuLebanon / Canada1964Keanu Reeves’ most famous actors role was Neo in The Matrix movies (1999-2003).
Reno, JeanFrance1948Jean Reno’s most famous role was Leon in Leon (1994).
Reynolds, BurtUSA19362018Burt Reynolds’ most famous actors role was Jack Horner in Boogie Nights (1997).
Richard, PierreFrance1934Pierre Richard’s most famous role was François Perrin in The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972).
Rickman, AlanEngland1946Alan Rickman’s most famous actors role was Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter movies (2001-2011).
Rourke, MickeyUSA1954Mickey Rourke’s most famous role was Marv in Sin City (2005).
Robards, JasonUSA19222000Jason Robards’ most famous actors role was Ben Bradlee in All the President’s Men (1976).
Robbins, TimUSA1958Tim Robbins’ most famous role was Andy Dufresne / Inmate 37927 in The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Robertson, CliffUSA19252011Cliff Robertson’s most famous actors role was Ben Parker in Spider-Man movies (2002-2007).
Rockwell, SamUSA1968Sam Rockwell’s most famous role was Officer Jason Dixon in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017),
Ruffalo, MarkUSA1967Mark Ruffalo’s most famous actors role was Terry Prescott in You Can Count on Me (2000).
Russell, KurtUSA1951Kurt Russell’s most famous role was R. J. MacReady in The Thing (1982).
Sandler, AdamUSA1966Adam Sandler’s most famous actors role was Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer (1998).
Schwarzenegger, ArnoldAustria1947Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most famous role was The Terminator in the Terminator movies (1984-2015).
Scofield, PaulEngland19222008Paul Scofield’s most famous actors role was Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons (1966).
Scott, George C.USA19271999George C. Scott’s most famous role was General George S. Patton Jr. in Patton (1970).
Selleck, TomUSA1945Tom Selleck’s most famous actors role was Thomas Sullivan Magnum in Magnum, P.I. (1980).
Sellers, PeterEngland19251980Peter Sellers’ most famous role was Inspector Clouseau in Pink Panther movies (1963-1978).
Shannon, MichaelUSA1974Michael Shannon’s most famous actors role was Rick Carver, a housing agent, in 99 Homes (2014).
Sharif, OmarEgypt1932Omar Sharif’s most famous role was Yuriin Doctor Zhivago (1965).
Shatner, WilliamCanada1931William Shatner’s famous role was Admiral / Captain James Tiberius Kirk in Star Trek TV & movies (1966-1994).
Sheen, CharlieUSA1965Charlie Sheen’s really famous role was Bud Fox in Wall Street (1987).
Sheen, MartinUSA1940Martin Sheen’s most famous actors role was Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979).
Simmons, J.K.USA1955J.K. Simmons’ most famous role was Vernon “Vern” Schillinger in TV series Oz (1997-2003).
Sinatra, FrankUSA19151998Frank Sinatra’s most famous actors role was Private Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity (1953).
Skerritt, TomUSA1933Tom Skerritt’s most famous role was Viper in Top Gun (1986).
Slater, ChristianUSA1969Christian Slater’s most famous actors role was Clarence Worley in True Romance (1993).
Smith, WillUSA1968Will Smith’s most famous role was Jay in Men in Black (1997).
Snipes, WesleyUSA1962Wesley Snipes’ most famous actors role was Blade / Eric Brook sin Blade movies (1998-2004).
Spacey, KevinUSA1959Kevin Spacey’s most famous acting role was Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999).
Statham, JasonEngland1972Jason Statham’s most famous actors role was Bacon in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).
Stallone, SylvesterUSA1946Sylvester Stallone’s most famous role was Rocky Balboa in Rocky movies (1976-2015).
Steiger, RodUSA19252002Rod Steiger’s most famous actors role was Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night (1967).
Stewart, JamesUSA19081997James Stewart’s most famous role was George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life(1946).
Stewart, Sir PatrickEngland1940Sir Patrick Stewart’s famous role was Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek The Next Generation TV Series & movies (1987-2002).
Stiller, BenUSA1965Ben Stiller’s most famous role was Ted Stroehmann in There’s Something About Mary (1998).
Sutherland, DonaldCanada1935Donald Sutherland’s most famous actors role was President Snow in The Hunger Games movies (2013-2015).
Sutherland, KieferEngland / Canada1966Kiefer Sutherland’s most famous TV acting role was Jack Bauer in 24 TV Series (2001-2014).
Swayze, PatrickUSA19522009Patrick Swayze’s most famous actors role was Bodhi in Point Break (1991).
Sydow, Max vonSweden1929Max Sydow”s most famous role was Antonius Block in The Seventh Seal (1957).
Taylor, RodAustralia1930Rod Taylor’s most famous actors role was H. G. Wells in The Time Machine (1960).
Tracy, SpencerUSA19001967Spencer Tracy’s most famous acting role was Manuel in Captains Courageous (1937).
Travolta, JohnUSA1954John Travolta’s most famous acting role was Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (1994).
Trintignant, Jean-LouisFrance1930Jean-Louis Trintignant’s most famous role was Georges in Armour (2012).
Ustinov, Sir PeterEngland19212004Sir Peter Ustinov’s most famous actors role was Batiatus in Spartacus (1960).
Van Damme, Jean-ClaudeBelgium1961Jean-Claude Van Damme’s most famous role was Luc Deveraux / GR44 in Universal Soldier movies (1992 -2012).
Vaughn, VinceUSA1970Vince Vaughn’s most famous actors role was Trent Walker in Swingers (1996).
Wahlberg, MarkUSA1971Mark Wahlberg’s most famous role was Eddie Adams / Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997).
Walken, ChristopherUSA1943Christopher Walken’s most famous role was Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone (1983).
Waltz,ChristophAustria1956Christoph Waltz’s most famous actors role was Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009).
Washington, DenzelUSA1954Denzel Washington’s most famous role was Dr. Philip Chandler in St. Elsewhere TV Series (1982-1988).
Wayne, JohnUSA19071979John Wayne’s most famous actors role was Sgt. John M. Stryker in Sands of Iwo Jima (1949).
Whitaker, ForestUSA1961Forest Whitaker’s most famous actors role was Charlie “Bird” Parker in Bird (1988).
Wilder, GeneUSA19332016Gene Wilders’ really famous role was Willy Wonker in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971).
Williams, RobinUSA19512014Robin Williams’ most famous actors role was Adrian Cronauer in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987).
Willis, BruceUSA1955Bruce Willis’ very famous role was David Addison Jr. in Moonlighting TV Series (1985 -1989).

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