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Film Roles: Actor to Role

This page covers questions in the style "Which character did [actor's name] play in [film title]?".  Alternatively (for less well–known characters), it may be "What was the name of the character played by [actor's name] play in [film title]?".

Please note that in the interests of succinctness (not to mention political correctness), on this page the term 'actor' includes both male and female actors.

Brad Pitt in Troy (2004) Click to show or hide the answer
The role that Anjelica Huston claimed to have based in part on her friend Jerry Hall, "to give the character more warmth" Click to show or hide the answer
Malcolm McDowell in A Clockwork Orange Click to show or hide the answer
Humphrey Bogart in The African Queen (1951) – played as a Canadian, although he was a London Cockney in the 1935 novel Click to show or hide the answer
Russell Crowe in Master and Commander Click to show or hide the answer
Tina Turner in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Click to show or hide the answer
James Stewart in It's a Wonderful Life Click to show or hide the answer
Robert de Niro in Taxi Driver Click to show or hide the answer
Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca Click to show or hide the answer
Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate Click to show or hide the answer
Michael Caine in Zulu Click to show or hide the answer
Liza Minnelli in Cabaret Click to show or hide the answer
Jon Voight in Midnight Cowboy Click to show or hide the answer
Will Ferrell (title role) in Anchorman (2004, and 2013 sequel) Click to show or hide the answer
Kate Winslet in Titanic Click to show or hide the answer
Clint Eastwood in Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), The Enforcer (1976), Sudden Impact (1983), The Dead Pool (1988) Click to show or hide the answer
Elvis Presley in Change of Habit – later used as a pseudonym Click to show or hide the answer
Played by William Boyd in 66 films, 1935–48 Click to show or hide the answer
Hugh Grant in Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) Click to show or hide the answer
Brilliant but mad scientist voiced by Hugh Laurie in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Click to show or hide the answer
John Wayne in True Grit Click to show or hide the answer
Marlon Brando in The Godfather Click to show or hide the answer
Roddy McDowall in Planet of the Apes Click to show or hide the answer
Michael Caine in The Italian Job Click to show or hide the answer
Colin Firth in Bridget Jones's Diary Click to show or hide the answer
Leonardo di Caprio in Titanic Click to show or hide the answer
Harrison Ford in Blade Runner – a special policeman (bounty hunter) Click to show or hide the answer
Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard Click to show or hide the answer
Gene Hackman in The French Connection Click to show or hide the answer
Leslie Nielsen in the Naked Gun series (first appeared in the short–lived TV series Police Squad) Click to show or hide the answer
Tim Robbins in The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Click to show or hide the answer
Judi Dench in Shakespeare in Love (1998) Click to show or hide the answer
Rowan Atkinson in a series of James Bond parodies (2003, 2011, 2017) Click to show or hide the answer
Paul Newman in The Hustler (1961), and in its sequel The Color of Money (1986) Click to show or hide the answer
Gregory Peck in To Kill a Mockingbird (Best Actor Oscar) Click to show or hide the answer
Eddie Murphy in the Beverly Hills Cop series Click to show or hide the answer
Michael Douglas in Wall Street Click to show or hide the answer
Rod Steiger in In the Heat of the Night Click to show or hide the answer
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's Click to show or hide the answer
Jason Robards in Julia (real–life writer – the film was essentially a fictionalised memoir, not a biopic) Click to show or hide the answer
Bill Murray in Lost in Translation (2003) – same name as a veteran English broadcaster Click to show or hide the answer
Jane Fonda in Julia (real–life American playwright – the film was essentially a fictionalised memoir, not a biopic) Click to show or hide the answer
Steve McQueen in The Great Escape Click to show or hide the answer
Demi Moore in Ghost Click to show or hide the answer
Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot Click to show or hide the answer
Charles Bronson in the Death Wish series Click to show or hide the answer
Joan Collins in The Stud (1978) and The Bitch (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
Peter Sellers in I'm Alright Jack Click to show or hide the answer
Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire (also on Broadway) Click to show or hide the answer
Robert Englund (the villain) in the Nightmare on Elm Street series Click to show or hide the answer
Tom Hanks in The Da Vinci Code Click to show or hide the answer
John Cleese in A Fish called Wanda (real name of a Hollywood star) Click to show or hide the answer
Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Click to show or hide the answer
Orson Welles in The Third Man Click to show or hide the answer
Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain Click to show or hide the answer
Ingrid Bergman in Casablanca Click to show or hide the answer
Bill Nighy in Love Actually (an ageing rock star) Click to show or hide the answer
Frank Sinatra in From Here to Eternity Click to show or hide the answer
Madonna in Dick Tracy Click to show or hide the answer
Marlon Brando in On the Waterfront Click to show or hide the answer
Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard Click to show or hide the answer
Russell Crowe in Gladiator Click to show or hide the answer
Bruce Willis in the Die Hard series Click to show or hide the answer
Tom Hanks in Bonfire of the Vanities Click to show or hide the answer
Michael J. Fox in Back to the Future Click to show or hide the answer
David Essex in Stardust Click to show or hide the answer
Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Click to show or hide the answer
Al Pacino in Scarface Click to show or hide the answer
Japanese secret agent, created for the US Saturday Evening Post by John P. Marquand (to replace Charlie Chan following the death of Earl D. Biggers in 1933); played by Peter Lorre in eight films, 1937–9 Click to show or hide the answer
US President played by Peter Sellers in Dr. Strangelove (1964) Click to show or hide the answer
Danny Glover in the Lethal Weapon series (catchphrase: "I'm gettin' too old for this sh*t!" Click to show or hide the answer
Jeremy Northam in Gosford Park (2001) – a real–life popular music composer Click to show or hide the answer
Richard Burton in 1984 (Inner Party member, Winston Smith's nemesis) Click to show or hide the answer
Frank Sinatra in Ocean's Eleven (1960 original) and George Clooney in the 2001–7 remakes Click to show or hide the answer
Jack Nicholson in Reds, 1981 (Nobel prize–winning playwright) Click to show or hide the answer
Dudley Moore in Santa Claus: the Movie (1985) Click to show or hide the answer
Portrayed on screen for the first time by Austin Trevor, in Alibi (1931) Click to show or hide the answer
Oliver Reed in Gladiator (gladiator trainer) Click to show or hide the answer
Louise Fletcher in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (the role for which she won the Best Actress Oscar) Click to show or hide the answer
Real name of Dustin Hoffman's eponymous character in Rain Man Click to show or hide the answer
Mel Gibson in Lethal Weapon (the title of the film is a reference to his deliberate recklessness) Click to show or hide the answer
John Wayne in Stagecoach Click to show or hide the answer
Sigourney Weaver in the Alien series (first names only revealed in the later films) Click to show or hide the answer
Dustin Hoffman in Midnight Cowboy Click to show or hide the answer
Brad Pitt in the Ocean's Eleven series Click to show or hide the answer
Katharine Hepburn in The African Queen Click to show or hide the answer
Humphrey Bogart in The Maltese Falcon Click to show or hide the answer
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean (series) Click to show or hide the answer
James Robertson Justice in the Doctor series Click to show or hide the answer
James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause Click to show or hide the answer
Jodie Foster in Silence of the Lambs Click to show or hide the answer
Charlton Heston in Planet of the Apes Click to show or hide the answer
Cary Grant in North by North West Click to show or hide the answer
Sidney Poitier in In the Heat of the Night Click to show or hide the answer
James Dean in East of Eden (his first major film role) Click to show or hide the answer
Bob Hoskins in Who Framed Roger Rabbit Click to show or hide the answer
John Travolta in Pulp Fiction Click to show or hide the answer
Gene Wilder in Blazing Saddles Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
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Detective played by Kathleen Turner (who also played her on radio) Click to show or hide the answer
Patrick Swayze in Ghost Click to show or hide the answer

© Haydn Thompson 2017–22