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Films: Title Roles

Q: Who played the title role in …? A:
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) Click to show or hide the answer
Dick Tracy (1990) Click to show or hide the answer
Billy Elliot (2000) Click to show or hide the answer
The Man who Fell to Earth (1976) Click to show or hide the answer
Arthur (unsuccessful 2011 remake of the 1981 original with Dudley Moore) Click to show or hide the answer
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) Click to show or hide the answer
The Thomas Crown Affair (1999 remake) Click to show or hide the answer
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969 – Oscar nominated) Click to show or hide the answer
Gigi (1958) Click to show or hide the answer
The Truman Show (1998) Click to show or hide the answer
Monty Python's Life of Brian (1979) Click to show or hide the answer
Master-spy Derek Flint in the James Bond parodies Our Man Flint (1966) and In Like Flint (1967) Click to show or hide the answer
Shirley Valentine (1989) (full name Shirley Valentine–Bradshaw) Click to show or hide the answer
The Kid (1921) – also starring, and directed by, Charlie Chaplin Click to show or hide the answer
Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) Click to show or hide the answer
Billy Liar (1963) Click to show or hide the answer
Gladiator (2000), Noah (2014) Click to show or hide the answer
Jerry Maguire (1996); Jack Reacher (2012), Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Click to show or hide the answer
When Harry Met Sally (1989): Harry (to confirm who played Sally, click here) Click to show or hide the answer
Tommy (1975), Lisztomania (1975), McVicar (1980) Click to show or hide the answer
Good Will Hunting (1997), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999); also in the Bourne films (Identity 2002, Supremacy 2004, Ultimatum 2006, Jason Bourne 2016); but note that Jason Bourne didn't appear in The Bourne Legacy (2012) Click to show or hide the answer
Calamity Jane (1953) Click to show or hide the answer
Edward Scissorhands (1990) Click to show or hide the answer
There's Something About Mary (1998) Click to show or hide the answer
Goodbye Mr. Chips (1939) Click to show or hide the answer
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976 - also directed) Click to show or hide the answer
Girl on a Motorcycle (1968) Click to show or hide the answer
Elf (2003), Anchorman (2004, and 2013 sequel) Click to show or hide the answer
The English Patient (1996) Click to show or hide the answer
Tom Jones (1963) Click to show or hide the answer
Cat Ballou (1965) Click to show or hide the answer
Wilde (1997) Click to show or hide the answer
Blade Runner (1982) Click to show or hide the answer
Mrs. Miniver (1942) Click to show or hide the answer
American Gigolo (1980) Click to show or hide the answer
Mad Max (1979 and sequels), Hamlet (1990) Click to show or hide the answer
King Ralph (1991) Click to show or hide the answer
A Man called Horse (1970) Click to show or hide the answer
The Strawberry Blonde (1941) Click to show or hide the answer
Gregory's Girl (1980) Click to show or hide the answer
Ben–Hur (1959); El Cid (1961) Click to show or hide the answer
Crocodile Dundee (1986, and sequels 1988 and 2001) Click to show or hide the answer
Shaft (2000 third sequel – not a remake) Click to show or hide the answer
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
The Mummy (1932) Click to show or hide the answer
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) Click to show or hide the answer
Annie Hall (1977) Click to show or hide the answer
Beetlejuice (1988) Click to show or hide the answer
The Saint (1997) Click to show or hide the answer
Shane (1953) Click to show or hide the answer
Highlander (1996 and sequels) Click to show or hide the answer
Elmer Gantry (1960) Click to show or hide the answer
The Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
The Swimmer (1968) Click for more information
The Bride of Frankenstein (James Whale, 1935) Click to show or hide the answer
Alfie (2004 remake) Click to show or hide the answer
The Woman in Red (1984) Click to show or hide the answer
The Man who Knew Too Much (1934 original version – see also James Stewart) Click to show or hide the answer
Lolita (1962 version) Click to show or hide the answer
The Absent–Minded Professor (Disney, 1961) Click to show or hide the answer
Bullitt, The Thomas Crown Affair (both 1968) Click to show or hide the answer
Evita (1996) Click to show or hide the answer
Spiderman and sequels (2002, 2004, 2007); also played Peter Parker Click to show or hide the answer
The Man who Shot Liberty Valance (1963): Liberty Valance Click to show or hide the answer
Charley Varrick (1973) Click to show or hide the answer
Scarface (1983) Click to show or hide the answer
The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019 – Armando Ianucci comedy–drama) Click to show or hide athe answer
Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951) Click to show or hide the answer
Joker (2019) Click to show or hide the answer
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Click to show or hide the answer
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Click to show or hide the answer
Alfie Darling (1975 sequel to the 1966 original) Click to show or hide the answer
Zorba the Greek (1964) Click to show or hide the answer
Brubaker (1981); The Horse Whisperer (1998) Click to show or hide the answer
Julia (1977) Click to show or hide the answer
The Danish Girl (2015) Click to show or hide the answer
Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1984): Bill was played by Alex Winter; Ted was Click to show or hide the answer
Johnny Mnemonic (1995 cyberpuk action thriller)
The Killing of Sister George (1968) Click to show or hide the answer
Erin Brokovich (2000) Click to show or hide the answer
Shaft (1971 original, and two sequels 1972 and 1973) Click to show or hide the answer
When Harry Met Sally (1989): Sally (to confirm who played Harry, click here) Click to show or hide the answer
Dr. Zhivago (1965) Click to show or hide the answer
Scrooge (1951) Click to show or hide the answer
Pal Joey (1957 – Joey Evans); Ocean's Eleven (1960 original) Click to show or hide the answer
It (2017, and 2019 sequel) – primarily as Pennywise the Dancing Clown Click to show or hide the answer
Supergirl (1984) Click to show or hide the answer
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969) Click to show or hide the answer
Carrie (1976) Click to show or hide the answer
The Man from Laramie (1955); The Man who Knew Too Much (1956 remake); The Man who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Click to show or hide the answer
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981); Sophie's Choice (1982) Click to show or hide the answer
Ghost (1990) Click to show or hide the answer
Tom Thumb (1958) Click to show or hide the answer
Cleopatra (1963) Click to show or hide the answer
Aeon Flux (2005) Click to show or hide the answer
Nanny McPhee (2005) Click to show or hide the answer
Bad Santa (2003) Click to show or hide the answer
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Click to show or hide the answer
Young Frankenstein (1974), Sherlock Holmes's Smarter Brother (1975) Click to show or hide the answer
Million Dollar Mermaid (1952 – known in the UK as The One–Piece Bathing Suit) Click to show or hide the answer
Beowulf (2007) Click to show or hide the answer
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001) – also in Bridget Jones: the Edge of Reason (2004) Click to show or hide the answer

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