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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 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 actors 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 actors 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 acting 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 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 famous 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 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 famous 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 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 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 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 1952 Liam Neeson’s most famous 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 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 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 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 most famous 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 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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