Table of content    
  1. Bette Davis (123 acting credits)
  2. Jackie Chan (147 acting credits)
  3. Anthony Hopkins (147 acting credits)
  4. Robert Duvall (146 acting credits)
  5. Susan Sarandon (167 acting credits)
  6. Donald Sutherland (199 acting credits)
  7. Samuel L. Jackson (205 acting credits)
  8. Christopher Lee (288 acting credits)
  9. Gertrude Astor (350 acting credits)
  10. Eric Roberts (725 acting credits)

10 Actors Whose Names Are Embedded in Countless Movie Credits

Over the years, a myriad of actors and actresses graces the silver screen, giving us outstanding performances. Yet, some of them have become familiar faces on everyone's screens when starring in hundreds of Movies. As an actor, they showcase unwavering dedication across their illustrious careers. 

These remarkable talents effortlessly immerse themselves in diverse roles, gracing us with their boundless versatility. With each cinematic effort, they breathe life into characters from all walks of life, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of audiences. These hard-working men and women in this field have contributed to the movie industry. 

We’ve made a list of 10 actors who actors have etched their names into the credits of many films. 


#1. Bette Davis (123 acting credits)

Bette Davis, one of the most iconic actors from Hollywood's Golden Age, lasted her acting career for almost 50 years with 123 acting credits. She starred in a variety of film genres and many of her characters were cold and sarcastic. 

Her films included Bad Sister (1931), Of Human Bondage (1934), Now, Voyager (1942), and so on. Especially, for her great performances in Dangerous (1935) and Jezebel (1938), she won two Oscars. 


#2. Jackie Chan (147 acting credits)

Source: Golden Harvest

Jackie Chan is so popular that all movie fans know his name. Some of his well-known films are Drunken Master (1978), Police Story (1985 - 1992), Rush Hour (1998), Shanghai Noon (2000), etc. The legend has won numerous accolades for his contribution to the cinema industry of the world. 


#3. Anthony Hopkins (147 acting credits)

Hopkins made his first stage appearance in the Palace Theatre, in 1960 with Swansea Little Theatre's production of Have a Cigarette. Though he started his career early, he became famous for his role as Hannibal Lecter in the hugely successful The Silence of the Lambs (1991). He acted in numerous movies such as A Bridge Too Far (1977), Magic (1978), The Remains of the Day (1993), Nixon (1995), and so on. Most of his performances received praise from critics and audiences. Throughout his career, he won many prestigious awards. 


#4. Robert Duvall (146 acting credits)

Source: Apocalypse Now

Robert Duvall made his debut as Boo Radley alongside Gregory Peck in the 1962 classic To Kill a Mockingbird. In his career, he had chances to work with some heavy hitter directors, starring in leading roles in George Lucas’ directorial debut THX 1138 (1971) and Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972), The Godfather: Part II (1974) and Apocalypse Now (1979).


#5. Susan Sarandon (167 acting credits)

Source: Warner Bros.

The actress started her career in the 1970 drama film Joe. She got much recognition for her role as Janet Weiss in the cult classic musical comedy horror film The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975). Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, she showcased her talent, acting in some fan-favorite movies such as The Witches of Eastwick (1987) and Thelma & Louise (1991).


#6. Donald Sutherland (199 acting credits)

Source: Warner Bros.

Donald Sutherland got much attention for his lengthy acting career. He began his career with small roles before becoming famous for his role in the war movie The Dirty Dozen (1967). For the success of the movie, he was invited to another war film, M*A*S*H (1970).


#7. Samuel L. Jackson (205 acting credits)

Source: Marvel Movies

Samuel L. Jackson is the second-highest-grossing actor of all time. He first appeared in Mother Courage and her Children in 1980 at The Public Theatre and lasted his career for 50 years. He etched his name into the credits of many hits, including Patriot Games (1992), Die Hard: With A Vengeance (1995), M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable (2000), and Snakes on a Plane (2006). The actor gained more fans after appearing as Nick Fury in Marvel Cinematic Universe projects. 


#8. Christopher Lee (288 acting credits)

Fans are used to seeing Christopher Lee as Dracula and villains. He filmed in projects: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), Count Dooku in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002), and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005). The role of a monster in The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) was one of Lee’s most iconic roles. 


#9. Gertrude Astor (350 acting credits)

It’s incredible to know that Gertrude Astor appeared in 350 movies. She started her acting career in the early 1910s and worked extensively for various studios, including Keystone, Universal, and MGM. Although she often starred in supporting roles, the actress became a recognizable face in the burgeoning film industry.

The movies she filmed included The Devil's Pay Day (1917), The Cat and the Canary (1927), The Bat Whispers (1930), The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934), Havana Rose (1951), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) and so on. 


#10. Eric Roberts (725 acting credits)

Eric Roberts was one of the hardest-working actors in Hollywood, with more than 700 movies. Despite not being as famous as his younger sister Julia Roberts, he was dedicated to each of his performances. Notable movies he starred in were The Dark Knight (2008), Pinkville (2009), The Expendables (2010), Lovelace (2013), and Inherent Vice (2014).


Who else do you think we skipped? Let us know in the comments. 

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