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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. Interestingly many actors regret their defining roles and we’ve included a few quotes where appropriate. If you disagree with our choices let us know in the comments area, we’ll read every one and you may even change our minds!

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Actors Name Country Born Died Actors Most Famous Role 🎬
Abraham, F. Murray 🇺🇸 USA 1939 F. Murray Abraham’s most famous actors role was Antonio Salieri in Amadeus (1984).
Affleck, Ben 🇺🇸 USA 1972 Ben Affleck’s most famous actors role was Tony Mendez in Argo Movie (2012).
Affleck, Casey 🇺🇸 USA 1975 Casey Affleck’s most famous role was Patrick Kenzie, a Boston detective in Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Ali, Mahershala 🇺🇸 USA 1974 Mahershala Ali’s most famous actors role was Richard Tyler in The 4400 TV Show (2004-2007)
Allen, Woody 🇺🇸 USA 1935 Woody Allen’s most famous acting role was Alvy Singer in Annie Hall Movie (1977).
Astaire, Fred 🇺🇸 USA 1899 1987 Fred Astaire’s most famous role was Joe Quinlen in Dr. Kildare in TV Show (1961).
Atkinson, Rowan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1955 Rowan Atkinson’s most famous role was Mr Bean in Mr. Bean in TV Show (1990).
Attenborough, Richard 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1923 2014 Lord Richard Attenborough’s famous role was Squadron Leader Roger Bartlett “Big X” in The Great Escape (1963).
Bacon, Kevin 🇺🇸 USA 1958 Kevin Bacon’s most famous role was Jack Burrell in Friday the 13th (1980).
Baldwin, Alec 🇺🇸 USA 1958 Alec Baldwin’s most famous actors role was Captain George Ellerby in The Departed (2006).
Bale, Christian 󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales 1974 Christian Bale’s most famous role was Bruce Wayne / Batman in The Dark Knight (2008).
Banderas, Antonio 🇪🇸 Spain 1960 Antonio Banderas’ most famous acting role was El Mariachi in Desperado Movie (1995).
Barker, Lex 🇺🇸 USA 1919 1973 Lex Barker’s most famous role was Tarzan in 5 Tarzan movies (1949-1953).
Barr, Jean-Marc 🇫🇷 France / USA 🇺🇸 1960 Jean-Marc Barr’s most famous role was Jacques Mayol in The Big Blue (1988).
Beatty, Warren 🇺🇸 USA 1937 Warren Beatty’s most famous actors role was Clyde Barrow in Bonnie and Clyde (1967).
Belmondo, Jean Paul 🇫🇷 France 1933 Jean-Paul Belmondo’s most famous role was Michel Poiccard in Breathless (1960).
Benigni, Roberto 🇮🇹 Italy 1952 Roberto Benigni’s most famous actors role was Guido in Life Is Beautiful (1997).
Bloom, Orlando 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1977 Orlando Bloom’s most famous role was Legolas in The Hobbit (2012-2014).
Bogart, Humphrey 🇺🇸 USA 1899 1957 Humphrey Bogart’s most famous actors role was Rick Blaine in Casablanca (1942).
Borgnine, Ernest 🇺🇸 USA 1917 2012 Ernest Borgnine’s most famous role was Marty Piletti in Marty (1955).
Branagh, Kenneth Northern Ireland, UK 🇬🇧 1960 Kenneth Branagh’s most famous actors role was Henry V in Henry V (1989).
Brando, Marlon 🇺🇸 USA 1924 2004 Marlon Brando’s most famous role was Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972).
Bridges, Jeff 🇺🇸 USA 1949 Jeff Bridges’ most famous actors role was Starman in Starman (1984).
Brody, Adrien 🇺🇸 USA 1973 Adrien Brody’s most famous role was Wladyslaw Szpilman in The Pianist (2002).
Bronson, Charles 🇺🇸 USA 1921 2003 Charles Bronson’s most famous actors role was Paul Kersey in Death Wish (1974-1994).
Brosnan, Pierce 🇮🇪 Ireland 1952 Pierce Brosnan’s most famous role was Remington Steele in Remington Steele TV Series (1982-1987).
Brynner, Yul 🇷🇺 Russia / USA 🇺🇸 1920 1985 Yul Brynner’s most famous actors role was King Mongkut of Siam in The King and I (1956).
Burton, Richard 󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales 1925 1984 Richard Burton’s most famous role was O’Brien in 1984 (1984).
Butler,Gerard 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland 1969 Gerard Butler’s most famous actors role was Attila the Hun in Attila (2001).
Caan, James 🇺🇸 USA 1940 James Caan’s most famous role was Santino “Sonny” Corleone in The Godfather (1972).
Cage, Nicolas 🇺🇸 USA 1964 Nicholas Cage’s most famous actors role was Ben Sanderson in Leaving Las Vegas (1995).
Cagney, James 🇺🇸 USA 1899 1986 James Cagney’s most famous role was George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942).
Caine, Michael 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1933 Michael Caine’s most famous actors role was Alfie in Alfie (1966).
Carell, Steve 🇺🇸 USA 1962 Steve Carell’s most famous acting role was Evan Baxter in Bruce Almighty (2003).
Carrey, Jim 🇨🇦 Canada 1962 Jim Carrey’s most famous role was Ace Ventura in Ace Ventura Pet Detective (1994).
Cassel, Vincent 🇫🇷 France 1966 Vincent Cassel’s most famous actors role was Vinz in La Haine aka Hate (1995).
Caviezel, James 🇺🇸 USA 1968 Jim Caviezel’s most memorable role was Jesus Christ in The Passion of the Christ (2004).
Celentano, Adriano 🇮🇹 Italy 1938 Adriano Celentano’s most famous actors role was Bingo Bongo in Bingo Bongo (1982).
Chamberlain, Richard 🇺🇸 USA 1934 Richard Chamberlain’s most famous role was Dr. James Kildare in Dr. Kildare TV Show (1961-1966).
Chan, Jackie
(Kong-sang Chan)
🇭🇰 Hong Kong 1954 Jackie Chan’s most famous actors role was Wong Fei-Hung, the drunken master in Jui kuen (1978).
Chaplin, Charles
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1889 1977 Sir Charlie Chaplin’s most famous role was The tramp, his on screen persona in many films.
Cheadle, Don 🇺🇸 USA 1964 Don Cheadle’s most famous actors role was D.A. John Littleton in Picket Fences TV Show (1992-1995).
Cleese, John 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1939 John Cleese’s most famous role was Basil Fawlty in Fawlty Towers TV Series (1975).
Clift, Montgomery
“Monty”
🇺🇸 USA 1920 1966 Montgomery Clift’s most actors famous role was Robert E. Lee Prewitt in From Here to Eternity (1953).
Clooney, George 🇺🇸 USA 1961 George Clooney’s most famous role was Dr. Doug Ross in ER TV Series (1994-99).
Cobb, Lee J. 🇺🇸 USA 1911 1976 Lee J Cobb’s most famous actors role was Lt. William Kinderman in The Exorcist (1973).
Coburn, James 🇺🇸 USA 1928 2002 James Coburn’s most famous role was Britt in The Magnificent Seven (1960).
Colman, Ronald 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1891 1958 Ronald Colman’s most famous actors role was Anthony John in A Double Life (1947).
Connery, Sean
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland 1930 2020 Sir Sean Connery’s most famous role was James Bond in 7 Bond movies (1962-1987).
Cooper, Bradley 🇺🇸 USA 1975 Bradley Cooper’s most famous actors role was Will Tippin in TV series Alias (2001-2003).
Cooper, Gary 🇺🇸 USA 1901 1961 Gary Cooper’s most famous role was Marshal Will Kane in High Noon (1952).
Costner, Kevin 🇺🇸 USA 1955 Kevin Costner’s most famous actors role was Eliot Ness in The Untouchables movie (1987).
Craig, Daniel 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1968 Daniel Craig’s defining role was James Bond in Casino Royal (2006).
Crosby, Bing 🇺🇸 USA 1903 1977 Bing Crosby’s most famous actors role was Father Chuck O’Malley in Going My Way (1944).
Crowe, Russell 🇳🇿 New Zealand 1964 Russell Crowe’s most famous role was Officer Wendell “Bud” White in L.A. Confidential movie (1997).
Cruise, Tom 🇺🇸 USA 1962 Tom Cruise’s most famous actors role was Lt. Pete “Maverick” Mitchell in Top Gun movie (1986).
Crystal, Billy 🇺🇸 USA 1947 Bill Crystal’s most famous role was Harry Burns in When Harry Met Sally (1989).
Cumberbatch, Benedict 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1976 Benedict Cumberbatch’s most famous actors role was Sherlock Holmes in Sherlock Holmes TV Show (2010).
Curtis, Tony 🇺🇸 USA 1925 2010 Tony Curtis’ most famous role was Joe in Some Like It Hot (1959).
Cusack, John 🇺🇸 USA 1966 John Cusack’s most famous actors role was Lloyd Dobler in Say Anything (1989).
Dafoe, Willem 🇺🇸 USA 1955 Willem Dafoe’s most famous role was Sgt. Elias Grodin in Platoon (1986).
Damon, Matt 🇺🇸 USA 1970 Mat Damon’s most famous actors role was Will Hunting in Good Will Hunting (1997).
Day-Lewis, Sir Daniel 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1957 Sir Daniel Day-Lewis’ famous role was Christy Brown in My Left Foot was The Story of Christy Brown (1989).
De Funès, Louis 🇫🇷 France 1914 1983 Louis de Funès’ most famous actors role was Ludovic Cruchotan accident prone Maréchal des logis-chef (1964-1982).
De Niro, Robert 🇺🇸 USA 1943 Robert De Niro’s most famous role was Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver (1976).
DeVito, Danny 🇺🇸 USA 1944 Danny DeVito’s most famous actors role was Louie De Palmain in Taxi (1978-1983).
Dean, James 🇺🇸 USA 1931 1955 James Dean’s famous role was Jim Stark in Rebel Without A Cause (1955).
Del Toro, Benicio 🇵🇷 Puerto Rico 1967 Benicio Del Toro’s most famous actors role was Fred Fenster in The Usual Suspects (1995).
Delon, Alain 🇫🇷 France 1935 Alain Delon’s most famous role was Tom Ripley in Purple Noon (1960).
Depardieu, Gérard 🇫🇷 France 1948 Gérard Depardieu’s most famous actors role was Cyrano De Bergerac in Cyrano de Bergerac (1990).
Depp, Johnny 🇺🇸 USA 1963 Johnny Depp’s most popular role was Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean (2003-2016?).
DiCaprio, Leonardo 🇺🇸 USA 1974 Leonardo DiCaprio’s most famous actors role was Tobias “Toby” Wolff in This Boy’s Life (1993).
Dillon, Matt 🇺🇸 USA 1964 Matt Dillon’s most famous role was Tex McCormick in Tex (1982).
Donat, Robert 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1905 1958 Robert Donat’s most famous actors role was Mr. Chips in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).
Douglas, Kirk 🇺🇸 USA 1916 2020 Kirk Douglas’s most famous role was Spartacus in Spartacus (1960).
Douglas, Michael 🇺🇸 USA 1944 Michael Douglas’ most famous actors role was Gordon Gekko in Wall Street (1987).
Downey, Robert 🇺🇸 USA 1965 Robert Downey’s most famous acting role was Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin (1992).
Dreyfuss, Richard 🇺🇸 USA 1947 Richard Dreyfuss’ most famous actors role was Hooper in Jaws (1975).
Dujardin, Jean 🇫🇷 France 1972 Jean Dujardin’s most famous role was George Valentin in The Artist (2011).
Duvall, Robert 🇺🇸 USA 1931 Robert Duvall’s most famous actors role was Tom Hagen in The Godfather (1972).
Eastwood, Clint 🇺🇸 USA 1930 Clint Eastwood’s most famous role was “Dirty” Harry Callahan in movie Dirty Harry (1971).
Falk, Peter 🇺🇸 USA 1927 2011 Peter Falk’s most famous actors role was Columbo in Columbo TV Show (1968–78, 1989–2003).
Farrell, Colin 🇮🇪 Ireland 1976 Colin Farrell’s most famous role was Private Roland Bozz in Tigerland (2000).
Fiennes, Joseph 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1970 Joseph Fiennes’ most famous actors role was Will Shakespeare in Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Fiennes, Ralph 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1962 Ralph Fiennes’ most famous role was Count Almásy in The English Patient (1996).
Finch, Peter England / Australia 1916 1977 Peter Finch’s most famous actors role was Howard Beale in Network (1976).
Finney, Albert 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1936 Albert Finney’s most famous role was Dr. Larry Roberts in Erin Brockovich (2000).
Fonda, Henry 🇺🇸 USA 1905 1982 Henry Fonda’s most famous actors role was Tom Joad in The Grapes of Wrath (1940).
Fonda, Peter 🇺🇸 USA 1940 2019 Peter Fonda’s most famous acting role was Wyatt in Easy Rider (1969).
Ford, Harrison 🇺🇸 USA 1942 Harrison Ford’s most famous actors role was Han Solo in Star Wars movies (1977-2015).
Fox, Michael J. 🇨🇦 Canada 1961 Michael J. Fox’s most famous role was Marty McFly in Back to the Future (1985-1990).
Foxx, Jamie 🇺🇸 USA 1967 Jamie Foxx’s most famous actors role was Willie Beamen in Any Given Sunday (1999).
Freeman, Morgan 🇺🇸 USA 1937 Morgan Freeman’s most famous role was Fast Black in Street Smart (1987).
Gabin, Jean 🇫🇷 France 1904 1976 Jean Gabin’s most famous actors role was Pépé le Moko in Pépé le Moko (1937).
Gable, Clark 🇺🇸 USA 1901 1960 Clark Gable’s most famous role was Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind (1939).
Garfield, Andrew 🇺🇸 USA 1983 Andrew Garfield’s most famous actors role was Peter Parker / Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).
Garcia, Andy 🇨🇺 Cuba 1956 Andy Garcia’s most famous role was Terry Benedict in Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13 (2001-2007).
Garner, James 🇺🇸 USA 1928 James Garner’s most famous actors role was Jim Rockford in The Rockford Files TV Show (1974-1980).
Gere, Richard 🇺🇸 USA 1949 Richard Gere’s most famous acting role was Julian Kaye in American Gigolo (1980).
Gibson, Mel 🇺🇸 USA 1956 Mel Gibson’s most famous actors role was “Mad” Max Rockatansky in Mad Max (1979-1985).
Gilbert, John 🇺🇸 USA 1899 1936 John Gilbert’s most famous role was James Apperson in The Big Parade (1925).
Goldblum, Jeff 🇺🇸 USA 1952 Jeff Goldblum’s most famous actors role was Michael Gold in The Big Chill (1983).
Gooding, Cuba Jr. 🇺🇸 USA 1968 Cuba Gooding, Jr.’s most famous role was Rod Tidwell in Jerry Maguire (1996).
Gosling, Ryan 🇨🇦 Canada 1980 Ryan Gosling’s most famous actors role was Dan Dunne, a drug addicted teacher, in Half Nelson (2006).
Granger, Stewart 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1913 1993 Stewart Granger’s most famous role was Andre Moreau in Scaramouche (1952).
Grant, Cary 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England / USA 🇺🇸 1904 1986 Cary Grant’s most famous actors role was Walter in Father Goose (1964).
Grant, Hugh 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1960 Hugh Grant’s most famous role was Daniel Cleaver in 2 Bridget Jones movies (2001, 2004).
Guinness, Sir Alec 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1914 2000 Sir Alec Guinness’ most famous actors role was Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars movies (1977-1983).
Gyllenhaal, Jake 🇺🇸 USA 1980 Jake Gyllenhaal’s most famous role was Donnie Darko in Donnie Darko (2001).
Hackman, Gene 🇺🇸 USA 1930 Gene Hackman’s most famous actors role was Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven (1992).
Hagman, Larry 🇺🇸 USA 1931 2012 Larry Hagman’s most acting famous role was J.R. Ewing in Dallas TV Show (1978-2012).
Hanks, Tom 🇺🇸 USA 1956 Tom Hanks’ most famous actors role was Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump (1994).
Harrelson, Woody 🇺🇸 USA 1961 Woody Harrelson’s most famous role was Woodrow Tiberius “Woody” Boyd in Cheers TV Show (1985-1993).
Harris, Ed 🇺🇸 USA 1950 Ed Harris’ most famous actors role was Jackson Pollock in Pollock (2000).
Harris, Richard 🇮🇪 Ireland 1930 2002 Richard Harris’ most famous role was Frank Machin in This Sporting Life (1963).
Harrison, Rex Sir 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1908 1990 Sir Rex Harrison’s most famous actors role was Professor Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (1964).
Hauer, Rutger 🇳🇱 Netherlands 1944 2019 Rutger Hauers’ most famous role was Roy Batty, a Nexus-6 replicant, in Blade Runner (1982).
Hawke, Ethan 🇺🇸 USA 1970 Ethan Hawke’s most famous actors role was Jake in Training Day (2001).
Hedges, Lucas 🇺🇸 USA 1996 Lucas Hedges’ most famous role was Patrick Chandler in Manchester by the Sea (2016).
Heston, Charlton 🇺🇸 USA 1923 2008 Charlton Heston’s most famous actors role was Judah Ben-Hur in Ben-Hur (1959).
Hill, Terence 🇮🇹 Italy 1939 Terence Hill’s most famous role was Django in Django, Prepare a Coffin spaghetti western (1968).
Hoffman, Dustin 🇺🇸 USA 1937 Dustin Hoffman’s most famous actors role was Benjamin Braddock in The Graduate (1967).
Hoffman, Philip Seymour 🇺🇸 USA 1967 2014 Philip Seymour Hoffman’s most famous role was Truman Capote in Capote (2005).
Holden, William 🇺🇸 USA 1918 1981 William Holden’s most famous actors role was Sgt. J.J. Sefton in Stalag 17 (1953).
Hopkins, Sir Anthony 󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales / USA 🇺🇸 1937 Sir Anthony Hopkins’ most famous role was Dr. Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
Hopper, Dennis 🇺🇸 USA 1936 2010 Dennis Hopper’s most famous actors role was Shooter in Hoosiers (1986).
Howard, Trevor 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1913 1988 Trevor Howard’s most famous role was Major Calloway in The Third Man (1949).
Hudson, Rock 🇺🇸 USA 1925 1985 Rock Hudson’s most famous actors role was Police Commissioner Stewart “Mac” McMillan in McMillan & Wife TV Show (1971).
Hurt, John 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1940 2017 John Hurt’s most famous role was John Merrick in The Elephant Man (1980).
Hurt, William 🇺🇸 USA 1950 William Hurt’s most famous actors role was Luis Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).
Irons, Jeremy 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1948 Jeremy Irons’ most famous role was Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited (1981).
Jackman, Hugh 🇦🇺 Australia 1968 Hugh Jackman’s most famous actors role was Logan / Wolverine in X-Men movies (2000-2015?).
Jackson, Samuel L. 🇺🇸 USA 1948 Samuel L. Jackson’s most famous role was Jules Winnfield in Pulp Fiction (1994).
Jenkins, Richard 🇺🇸 USA 1974 Richard Jenkin’s most famous actors role was Nathaniel Fisher in Six Feet Under TV Show (2001-2005)
Jones, Tommy Lee 🇺🇸 USA 1946 Tommy Lee Jones’ most famous role was Samuel Gerard in The Fugitive (1993).
Keaton, Buster 🇺🇸 USA 1895 1966 Buster Keaton’s most famous actors role was Johnnie Gray in The General (1926).
Keaton, Michael 🇺🇸 USA 1951 Michael Keaton’s most famous acting role was Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989).
Karloff, Boris 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1887 1969 Boris Karloff’s most famous actors role was The monster in Frankenstein movies (1931-1967).
Keitel, Harvey 🇺🇸 USA 1947 Harvey Keitel’s most famous role was Mickey Cohen in Bugsy (1991).
Kelly, Gene 🇺🇸 USA 1912 1996 Gene Kelly’s most famous actors role was Harry Palmer in For Me and My Gal (1942).
Kilmer, Val 🇺🇸 USA 1959 Val Kilmer’s most famous role was Bruce Wayne / Batman in Batman Forever (1995).
Kingsley, Ben 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1943 Ben Kingsley’s most famous actors role was Mohandas K. Gandhi in Gandhi (1982).
Kline, Kevin 🇺🇸 USA 1947 Kevin Kline’s most famous role was Otto in A Fish Called Wanda (1988).
Kristofferson, Kris 🇺🇸 USA 1937 Kris Kristofferson’s most famous actors role was Abraham Whistler in Blade movies (1998-2004).
Lambert, Christopher 🇺🇸 USA 1957 Christopher Lambert’s most famous role was Connor MacLeod in Highlander movies (1991-2000).
Lancaster, Burt 🇺🇸 USA 1913 1994 Burt Lancaster’s most famous actors role was Elmer Gantry in Elmer Gantry (1960).
Landau, Martin 🇺🇸 USA 1928 2017 Martin Landau’s most famous role was Bela Lugosi in Ed Wood (1994).
Laughton, Charles 🇺🇸 USA 1899 1962 Charles Laughton’s most famous actors role was Gracchus in Spartacus (1960).
Olivier, Laurence 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1907 1989 Laurence Olivier’s most famous acting role was Hamlet in Hamlet-Prince of Denmark (1948).
Law, Jude 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1972 Jude Law’s most famous actors role was Dickie Greenleaf in The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999).
Ledger, Heath 🇦🇺 Australia 1979 2008 Heath Ledger’s most famous role was Gabriel Martin in The Patriot (2000).
Lee, Bruce 🇺🇸 USA 1940 1973 Bruce Lee’s most famous actors role was Lee in Enter the Dragon (1973).
Lee, Christopher 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1922 Christopher Lee’s most famous role was Count Dracula in Count Dracula movies (1958-1974).
Lemmon, Jack 🇺🇸 USA 1925 2001 Jack Lemmon’s most famous actors role was Felix Ungar in The Odd Couple (1968).
Lewis, Jerry 🇺🇸 USA 1926 2017 Jerry Lewis’ most famous role was Professor Julius Kelp in The Nutty Professor (1963).
Li, Jet 🇨🇳 China 1963 Jet Li’s most famous actors role was Nameless in Ying xiong aka Hero (2002).
Liotta, Ray 🇺🇸 USA 1954 Ray Liotta’s most famous role was Henry Hill in Goodfellas (1990).
Maguire, Tobey 🇺🇸 USA 1975 Tobey Maguire’s most famous actors role was Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Spider-Man movies (2002-2007).
Malden, Karl 🇺🇸 USA 1912 2009 Karl Malden’s famous role was Detective Lieutenant Mike Stone in The Streets of San Francisco TV Series (1972).
Malkovich, John 🇺🇸 USA 1953 John Malkovich’s most famous actors role was Vicomte Sebastien de Valmont in Dangerous Liaisons (1988).
Martin, Steve 🇺🇸 USA 1945 Steve Martin’s most famous role was Navin R. Johnson in The Jerk (1979).
Marvin, Lee 🇺🇸 USA 1924 1987 Lee Marvin’s most famous actors role was Liberty Valance in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962).
Marx, Groucho 🇺🇸 USA 1890 1977 Groucho Marx’s most famous role was Rufus T. Firefly in Duck Soup (1933).
Marx, Harpo 🇺🇸 USA 1888 1964 Harpo Marx’s most famous actors role was Pinky in Duck Soup (1933).
Marx, Chico 🇺🇸 USA 1887 1961 Chico Marx’s most famous acting role was Chicolini in Duck Soup (1933).
Marx, Zeppo 🇺🇸 USA 1901 1979 Zeppo Marx’s most famous actors role was Bob Roland in Duck Soup (1933).
Mastroianni, Marcello 🇮🇹 Italy 1924 1996 Marcello Mastroianni’s most famous role was Marcello Rubini in La Dolce Vita (1960).
Matthau, Walter 🇺🇸 USA 1920 2000 Walter Matthau’s most famous actors role was Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple (1968).
McConaughey, Matthew 🇺🇸 USA 1969 Matthew McConaughey’s most famous role was Ron Woodroof in Dallas Buyers Club (2013).
McGregor, Ewan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland 1971 Ewan McGregor’s most famous actors role was Renton in Trainspotting (1996).
McQueen, Steve 🇺🇸 USA 1930 1980 Steve McQueen’s most famous role was Hilts “The Cooler King” in The Great Escape (1963).
Mikkelsen, Mads 🇩🇰 Denmark 1965 Mads Mikkelsen’s most famous actors role was Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006).
Milland, Ray 󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales 1905 1986 Ray Milland’s most famous role was Don Birnam in The Lost Weekend (1945).
Mitchum, Robert 🇺🇸 USA 1917 1997 Robert Mitchum’s most famous actors role was Max Cady in Cape Fear (1962).
Montand, Yves 🇮🇹 Italy / France 🇫🇷 1921 1991 Yves Montand’s most famous role was César Soubeyran in “Le Papet” in Jean de Florette (1986).
Moore, Roger 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1927 2017 Roger Moore’s most famous actors role was James Bond in James Bond movies (1964-1985).
Mortensen, Viggo 🇺🇸 USA / Denmark 🇩🇰 1958 Viggo Mortensen’s most famous role was Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-2003).
Murphy, Eddie 🇺🇸 USA 1961 Eddie Murphy’s most famous actors role was Detective Axel Foley in Beverly Hills Cop (1984-2014).
Murray, Bill 🇺🇸 USA 1950 Bill Murray’s most famous role was Dr. Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters movies (1984-1989).
Myers, Mike 🇨🇦 Canada 1963 Mike Myers’ most famous actors role was Austin Powers in Austin Powers movies (1997-2002).
Neeson, Liam Northern Ireland, UK 🇬🇧 1952 Liam Neeson’s most famous acting role was Oskar Schindler in Schindler’s List (1993).
Nero, Franco 🇮🇹 Italy 1941 Franco Nero’s most famous acting role was Django in Django (1966).
Newman, Paul 🇺🇸 USA 1925 2008 Paul Newman’s most famous role was Butch Cassidy in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
Nicholson, Jack 🇺🇸 USA 1937 Jack Nicholson’s most famous actors role was Randle Patrick McMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975).
Nielsen, Leslie 🇨🇦 Canada 1926 2010 Leslie Nielson’s famous role was Detective Lt. Frank Drebin in Police Squad! & Naked Gun movies (1982-1991).
Niven, David 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1909 1983 David Niven’s most famous actors role was Sir Charles Litton in the Pink Panther movies (1963-1983).
Nolte, Nick 🇺🇸 USA 1941 Nick Nolte’s most famous role was Tom Jordache in Rich Man, Poor Man TV MiniSeries (1976).
Norton, Edward 🇺🇸 USA 1969 Edward Norton’s most famous actors role was Aaron Stampler in Primal Fear (1996).
Oldman, Gary 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1958 Gary Oldman’s most famous role was Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour (2017) and in Harry Potter movies (2004-2011).
O’Keefe, Michael 🇺🇸 USA 1955 Micheal O’Keefe’s most famous actors role was Danny Noonan in Caddyshack (1980)
O‘Neal, Ryan 🇺🇸 USA 1941 Ryan O’Neal’s most famous acting role was Oliver Barrett IV in Love Story (1970).
O‘Toole, Peter 🇮🇪 Ireland 1932 2013 Peter O’Toole’s most famous actors role was Arthur Chipping in Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969).
Owen, Clive 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1964 Clive Owen’s most famous role was Derek Love / Stephen Crane in Chancer TV Series (1990-1991).
Pacino, Al 🇺🇸 USA 1940 Al Pacino’s most famous actors role was Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather movies (1972-1992).
Patel, Dev 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1990 Dev Patel’s famous TV role was Anwar Kharral in Skins TV Show (2007-2008).
Pattinson, Robert 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1986 Robert Pattinson’s most famous role was Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies (2008-2012).
Peck, Gregory 🇺🇸 USA 1916 2003 Gregory Peck’s most famous actors role was Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962).
Penn, Sean 🇺🇸 USA 1960 Sean Penn’s most famous role was Jeff Spicoli in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982).
Perkins, Anthony 🇺🇸 USA 1932 1992 Anthony Perkins most famous actors role was Norman Bates in Psycho (1960).
Pesci, Joe 🇺🇸 USA 1943 Joe Pesci’s most famous acting role was Tommy DeVito in Goodfellasl(1990).
Phoenix, Joaquin 🇺🇸 USA 1974 Joaquin Phoenix’s most famous actors role was Commodus in Gladiator (2000).
Phoenix, River 🇺🇸 USA 1970 1993 River Phoenix’s most famous acting role was Chris Chambers in Stand by Me (1986).
Pitt, Brad 🇺🇸 USA 1963 Brad Pitt’s most famous actors role was Benjamin Button in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).
Plummer, Christopher 🇨🇦 Canada 1929 Christopher Plummer’s most famous acting role was Captain Von Trapp in the Sound of Music (1965)
Poitier, Sidney 🇺🇸 USA 1927 Sidney Poitier’s most famous role was Homer Smith in Lilies of the Field (1963).
Pollak, Kevin 🇺🇸 USA 1957 Kevin Pollak’s most famous actors role was Todd Hockney in The Usual Suspects (1994).
Price, Vincent 🇺🇸 USA 1911 1993 Vincent Price’s most famous role was Professor Henry Jarrod in House of Wax (1953).
Quaid, Dennis 🇺🇸 USA 1954 Dennis Quaid’s most famous actors role was Jack Hall in The Day After Tomorrow (2004).
Quinn, Anthony 🇮🇪 Ireland / USA 🇺🇸 1915 2001 Anthony Quinn’s most famous role was Auda Abu Tayi in Lawrence of Arabia (1962).
Radcliffe, Daniel 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1989 Daniel Radcliffe’s most famous actors role was Harry Potter in the Harry Potter movies (2001-2011).
Redford, Robert 🇺🇸 USA 1937 Robert Redford’s most famous role was The Sundance Kid in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969).
Redmayne, Eddie 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1982 Eddie Redmayne’s most famous actors role was Thomas Babington in Elizabeth was The Golden Age (2007).
Reeve, Christopher 🇺🇸 USA 1952 2004 Christopher Reeve’s most famous role was Superman / Clark Kent in Superman (1978-1987).
Reeves, Keanu 🇱🇧 Lebanon / Canada 🇨🇦 1964 Keanu Reeves’ most famous actors role was Neo in The Matrix movies (1999-2003).
Reno, Jean 🇫🇷 France 1948 Jean Reno’s most famous actors role was Leon in Leon (1994).
Reynolds, Burt 🇺🇸 USA 1936 2018 Burt Reynolds’ most famous actors role was Jack Horner in Boogie Nights (1997).
Richard, Pierre 🇫🇷 France 1934 Pierre Richard’s most famous role was François Perrin in The Tall Blond Man with One Black Shoe (1972).
Rickman, Alan 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1946 Alan Rickman’s most famous actors role was Professor Severus Snape in Harry Potter movies (2001-2011).
Rourke, Mickey 🇺🇸 USA 1954 Mickey Rourke’s most famous role was Marv in Sin City (2005).
Robards, Jason 🇺🇸 USA 1922 2000 Jason Robards’ most famous actors role was Ben Bradlee in All the President’s Men (1976).
Robbins, Tim 🇺🇸 USA 1958 Tim Robbins’ most famous role was Andy Dufresne / Inmate 37927 in The Shawshank Redemption (1994).
Robertson, Cliff 🇺🇸 USA 1925 2011 Cliff Robertson’s most famous actors role was Ben Parker in Spider-Man movies (2002-2007).
Rockwell, Sam 🇺🇸 USA 1968 Sam Rockwell’s most famous role was Officer Jason Dixon in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017),
Ruffalo, Mark 🇺🇸 USA 1967 Mark Ruffalo’s most famous actors role was Terry Prescott in You Can Count on Me (2000).
Russell, Kurt 🇺🇸 USA 1951 Kurt Russell’s most famous role was R. J. MacReady in The Thing (1982).
Sandler, Adam 🇺🇸 USA 1966 Adam Sandler’s most famous actors role was Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer (1998).
Schwarzenegger, Arnold 🇦🇹 Austria 1947 Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most famous role was The Terminator in the Terminator movies (1984-2015).
Scofield, Paul 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1922 2008 Paul Scofield’s most famous actors role was Thomas More in A Man for All Seasons (1966).
Scott, George C. 🇺🇸 USA 1927 1999 George C. Scott’s most famous role was General George S. Patton Jr. in Patton (1970).
Selleck, Tom 🇺🇸 USA 1945 Tom Selleck’s most famous actors role was Thomas Sullivan Magnum in Magnum, P.I. (1980).
Sellers, Peter 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1925 1980 Peter Sellers’ most famous role was Inspector Clouseau in Pink Panther movies (1963-1978).
Shannon, Michael 🇺🇸 USA 1974 Michael Shannon’s most famous actors role was Rick Carver, a housing agent, in 99 Homes (2014).
Sharif, Omar 🇪🇬 Egypt 1932 Omar Sharif’s most famous role was Yuriin Doctor Zhivago (1965).
Shatner, William 🇨🇦 Canada 1931 William Shatner’s famous role was Admiral / Captain James Tiberius Kirk in Star Trek TV & movies (1966-1994).
Sheen, Charlie 🇺🇸 USA 1965 Charlie Sheen’s really famous role was Bud Fox in Wall Street (1987).
Sheen, Martin 🇺🇸 USA 1940 Martin Sheen’s most famous actors role was Captain Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979).
Simmons, J.K. 🇺🇸 USA 1955 J.K. Simmons’ most famous role was Vernon “Vern” Schillinger in TV series Oz (1997-2003).
Sinatra, Frank 🇺🇸 USA 1915 1998 Frank Sinatra’s most famous actors role was Private Angelo Maggio in From Here to Eternity (1953).
Skerritt, Tom 🇺🇸 USA 1933 Tom Skerritt’s most famous role was Viper in Top Gun (1986).
Slater, Christian 🇺🇸 USA 1969 Christian Slater’s most famous actors role was Clarence Worley in True Romance (1993).
Smith, Will 🇺🇸 USA 1968 Will Smith’s most famous role was Jay in Men in Black (1997).
Snipes, Wesley 🇺🇸 USA 1962 Wesley Snipes’ most famous actors role was Blade / Eric Brook sin Blade movies (1998-2004).
Spacey, Kevin 🇺🇸 USA 1959 Kevin Spacey’s most famous acting role was Lester Burnham in American Beauty (1999).
Statham, Jason 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1972 Jason Statham’s most famous actors role was Bacon in Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998).
Stallone, Sylvester 🇺🇸 USA 1946 Sylvester Stallone’s most famous role was Rocky Balboa in Rocky movies (1976-2015).
Steiger, Rod 🇺🇸 USA 1925 2002 Rod Steiger’s most famous actors role was Gillespie in In the Heat of the Night (1967).
Stewart, James 🇺🇸 USA 1908 1997 James Stewart’s most famous role was George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life(1946).
Stewart, Sir Patrick 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1940 Sir Patrick Stewart’s famous role was Captain Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek The Next Generation TV Series & movies (1987-2002).
Stiller, Ben 🇺🇸 USA 1965 Ben Stiller’s most famous role was Ted Stroehmann in There’s Something About Mary (1998).
Sutherland, Donald 🇨🇦 Canada 1935 Donald Sutherland’s most famous actors role was President Snow in The Hunger Games movies (2013-2015).
Sutherland, Kiefer 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England / Canada 🇨🇦 1966 Kiefer Sutherland’s most famous TV acting role was Jack Bauer in 24 TV Series (2001-2014).
Swayze, Patrick 🇺🇸 USA 1952 2009 Patrick Swayze’s most famous actors role was Bodhi in Point Break (1991).
Sydow, Max von 🇸🇪 Sweden 1929 Max Sydow”s most famous role was Antonius Block in The Seventh Seal (1957).
Taylor, Rod 🇦🇺 Australia 1930 Rod Taylor’s most famous actors role was H. G. Wells in The Time Machine (1960).
Tracy, Spencer 🇺🇸 USA 1900 1967 Spencer Tracy’s most famous acting role was Manuel in Captains Courageous (1937).
Travolta, John 🇺🇸 USA 1954 John Travolta’s most famous acting role was Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (1994).
Trintignant, Jean-Louis 🇫🇷 France 1930 Jean-Louis Trintignant’s most famous role was Georges in Armour (2012).
Ustinov, Sir Peter 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England 1921 2004 Sir Peter Ustinov’s most famous actors role was Batiatus in Spartacus (1960).
Van Damme, Jean-Claude 🇧🇪 Belgium 1961 Jean-Claude Van Damme’s stand out role was Luc Deveraux / GR44 in Universal Soldier movies (1992 -2012).
Vaughn, Vince 🇺🇸 USA 1970 Vince Vaughn’s most famous actors role was Trent Walker in Swingers (1996).
Wahlberg, Mark 🇺🇸 USA 1971 Mark Wahlberg’s most famous role was Eddie Adams / Dirk Diggler in Boogie Nights (1997).
Walken, Christopher 🇺🇸 USA 1943 Christopher Walken’s most famous actors role was Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone (1983).
Waltz,Christoph 🇦🇹 Austria 1956 Christoph Waltz’s most famous actors role was Colonel Hans Landa in Inglourious Basterds (2009).
Washington, Denzel 🇺🇸 USA 1954 Denzel Washington’s most famous role was Dr. Philip Chandler in St. Elsewhere TV Series (1982-1988).
Wayne, John 🇺🇸 USA 1907 1979 John Wayne’s most famous actors role was Sgt. John M. Stryker in Sands of Iwo Jima (1949).
Whitaker, Forest 🇺🇸 USA 1961 Forest Whitaker’s most famous actors role was Charlie “Bird” Parker in Bird (1988).
Wilder, Gene 🇺🇸 USA 1933 2016 Gene Wilders’ really famous role was Willy Wonker in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971).
Williams, Robin 🇺🇸 USA 1951 2014 Robin Williams’ most famous actors role was Adrian Cronauer in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987).
Willis, Bruce 🇺🇸 USA 1955 Bruce Willis’ very famous role was David Addison Jr. in Moonlighting TV Series (1985 -1989).

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