Actor List

Actors who have portrayed reel librarians and/or reel archivists, arranged alphabetically by surname (last name).

Note:  The term “actor” in this sense is used as a gender-inclusive term.


A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


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Barbara Alexander as Librarian in Mercury Rising (1998)

Caroline Alexander as Librarian in Angel’s Dance (1999)

Mary Alice as Alice in Bed of Roses (1996)

Anthony Allan as Phil Sergeant in Fast and Loose (1939)

Patricia Allison as Mrs. Spangler in Racing with the Moon (1984)

Elvia Allman as Librarian in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

June Allyson as Connie Lane in Good News (1947)

Lauren Ambrose as Evie Brighton in Admissions (2004)

Luana Anders as Louise in The Killing Kind (1973):

Related post‘The Killing Kind’ vs. ‘The Attic’

Evelyn Ankers as Ilona Carr in Weird Woman (1944):

Related postA ‘weird’ librarian

Marie Anspaugh as Miss McKenzie in Rudy (1993)

Erick Avari as Dr. Terrence Bey in The Mummy (1999):

Related postRevisiting the reel librarian hero in 1999’s ‘The Mummy’

Tony Azito as Librarian in Necronomicon:  Book of the Dead (1993):

Related post‘Necronomicon’: Dead on arrival

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Georgia Backus as Miss Anderson in Citizen Kane (1941)

Eric Bana as Henry DeTamble in The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009):

Related post‘Time travel’-ing librarian

John Barclay as Book #2 in Soylent Green (1973):

Related postReader poll of runner-ups, Fall 2016: ‘Soylent Green’ and the Books

Javier Bardem as Reinaldo Arenas in Before Night Falls (2000)

Alan Barry as Archivist Jenkins in In the Name of the Father (1993)

Kit Bateman as Library Assistant in Chainsaw Sally (2004):

Related postsLittle miss serial killer librarian in ‘Chainsaw Sally’ ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Serial killer librarian,’ Oct. 30, 2013

Timothy Bateson as Mr. Groom the Librarian in Twisted Nerve (1968):

Related postTwisted librarian love in ‘Twisted Nerve’

Frances Bay as Librarian in The Attic (1980):

Related postsThe librarian in ‘The Attic’ ; ‘The Killing Kind’ vs. ‘The Attic’

Allyce Beasley as Library Lady in 2 Brothers and a Bride (2003):

Related post:Oh, she may be weary in ‘2 Brothers and a Bride’

Paul Benjamin as English in Escape from Alcatraz (1979)

Richard Benjamin as Neil Klugman in Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Rose Bianco as Bella in The Ultimate Gift (2006)

Adam Biesk as Librarian in Flight of the Intruder (1991)

Tony Bill as Raef del Grado in You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)

Karen Black as Amy Partlett in You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)

C. Francis Blackchild as Wanda in Party Girl (1995)

Joan Blackham as Librarian in A Merry War (1997)

Anne Blake as Miss Crail in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Nancy Bleier as Girl in Library in Rollerball (1975):

Related postReel librarians in ‘Rollerball’ | Analyzing the 1975 original film and 2002 remake

Joan Blondell as Peg Costello in Desk Set (1957):

Related postsComparing two ‘Desk Sets’ (and I don’t mean furniture) ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Comparing two desk sets,’ Jan. 26, 2012

Claire Bloom as Nan Perry in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Lindy Booth as Cheri Jameson in The Twelve Trees of Christmas (TV, 2013):

Related postTwelve reel lessons learned from ‘The Twelve Trees of Christmas’

Ernest Borgnine as Henry, The Records Keeper in RED (2010):

Related postThe ultimate Information Provider in ‘RED’

Clay Boss as Tape Library Man in Brainstorm (1983):

Related post‘Brainstorm’-ing

May Raymond Boss as Tape Library Woman in Brainstorm (1983):

Related post‘Brainstorm’-ing

Harry C. Bradley (uncredited) in Cain and Mabel (1936)

Kira Bradley as Librarian in The Magic of Ordinary Days (TV, 2005):

Related postYour friendly local librarian in ‘The Magic of Ordinary Days’

Mary Brian as Doris Kimbell in Navy Blues (1937):

Related postReader poll write-up, Spring 2016: ‘Navy Blues’

Lillian Bronson as Librarian in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)

Blair Brown as Hannah Parker in Follow the Stars Home (TV, 2001):

Related postMeet Hannah in ‘Follow the Stars Home’

Adam Bryant as Librarian in Awakenings (1990)

Candace Cameron Bure as Aurora “Roe” Teagarden in A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery (TV, 2015):

Related posts: Preview of ‘A Bone to Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery’ ; Reel librarians with ‘a bone to pick’

Robert Burns as Archivist in Abandon (2002):

Related postAn ‘abandon’-ed reel librarian

Jan Burrell as Librarian in Christine (1983)

Ty Burrell as Connor, White House curator (a reel archivist), in National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007):

Related postGet out your white gloves and lemon juice! Reel archivist in ‘National Treasure’

April Monique Burril as Sally Diamon in Chainsaw Sally (2004):

Related postsLittle miss serial killer librarian in ‘Chainsaw Sally’ ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Serial killer librarian,’ Oct. 30, 2013

Richard Burton as Alec Leamus in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Patricia B. Butcher as Librarian in With Honors (1994):

Related postWith or without honors

Elena Butenko as Older Librarian in Archangel (TV, 2005):

Related post‘Archangel,’ a study in contrasts

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Selina Cadell as Miss Battersby in Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Roger Callard as Conan the Librarian in UHF (1989):

Related postHe’s… Conan the Librarian!

Isla Cameron as Miss McKenzie in The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)

Laura Carmichael as Sal in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011):

Related post: First impressions: ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’

Jimmy Casino as Tape Library Technician in Brainstorm (1983):

Related post‘Brainstorm’-ing

Damian Chapa as Miklo in Bound by Honor (1993)

Lois Chiles as Eva in Bliss (1997)

Sharon Collar as Librarian in Mad Love (1995)

Barbara Collentine as Mrs. Smith in That Touch of Mink (1962):

Related postThat touch of mistaken identity in ‘That Touch of Mink’

Lois Collier as Margaret in Weird Woman (1944):

Related postA ‘weird’ librarian

Tom Conti as Norman in The Norman Conquests (TV, 1977):

Related postReel librarian ‘conquests’

Beverly Cooper as Librarian in Summer of the Monkeys (1998):

Related postGlasses on, glasses off in ‘Summer of the Monkeys’

Katie Cooper as Library Clerk in The Forgotten (2004)

Melville Cooper as Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice (1940):

Related posts‘Pride and Prejudice’ and librarians ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Pride and Prejudice’ librarian, Feb. 18, 2014

Richard da Costa as Head Librarian (orangutan form) in The Color of Magic (TV, 1998):

Related postA magical librarian in ‘The Color of Magic’

Ruth Cox as Emily Fowler in The Attic (1980):

Related postsThe librarian in ‘The Attic’ ; ‘The Killing Kind’ vs. ‘The Attic’

Wally Cox as Mr. Berry in The Night Strangler (TV, 1973):

Related post‘The Night Strangler’ and the underground librarian

Marnie Crossen as Grammy in Tomcats (2001)

Rory Culkin as Gabriel in Columbus (2017):

Related postFirst impressions guest post: ‘Columbus’

Valerie Curtin as Miss Ophelia Sheffer in Maxie (1985)

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Beth Daly as Librarian in Dream with the Fishes (1997)

Zarrin Darnell-Martin as Intern Wanda in Spotlight (2015):

Related post‘Spotlight’-ing a news library ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Spotlight’ on a news library, May 4, 2016

David Davies as Mr. Beynon in Only Two Can Play (1962)

Bette Davis as Alicia Hull in Storm Center (1956)

Stringer Davis as Mr. Stringer in The Alphabet Murders (1965); Murder Ahoy (1964); Murder at the Gallop (1963); Murder Most Foul (1964); Murder She Said (1961)

Judi Dench as Marcia Pilborough in Wetherby (1985)

Bill Derringer as John McKee in Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Victor Desy as Librarian in Agnes of God (1985)

Cyril Delevanti as Book #4 in Soylent Green (1973):

Related postReader poll of runner-ups, Fall 2016: ‘Soylent Green’ and the Books

Marian Diamond as Denise in Tale of a Vampire (1992):

Related post‘Tale of a’ gothic library

Carole Douglas as Librarian at Hollywood Public Library in The Big Sleep (1946)

Robert Downey, Jr. as Alex Finch in Chances Are (1989):

Related postLibrarian by ‘chance’

Alice Drummond as Alice in Ghostbusters (1984):

Related postsWho you gonna call? Not the librarians in ‘Ghostbusters’ (1984) ; A closer look at the reel librarians in the original ‘Ghostbusters’

Claire Du Brey as Prison Librarian in Within the Law (1939):

Related postA librarian ‘within the law’

William Duff-Griffin as Wentworth, FBI Librarian in The House on Carroll Street (1988):

Related postAn FBI librarian in ‘The House on Carroll Street’

Lindsay Duncan as Marilyn Truman in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

Lynette DuPree as Librarian in Back When We Were Grownups (TV, 2004)

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Barbara Eden as Angela Benedict in 7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964):

Related post7 faces of a Liberated Librarian in ‘7 Faces of Dr. Lao’

Eric Edwards as Pearl, the Record Keeper in Blade (1998)

Aunjanue Ellis as Jo in Men of Honor (2000)

Elaine Mackenzie Ellis as Librarian in Dear Frankie (2004):

Related postMoving mountains — all in a day’s work in ‘Dear Frankie’

Michael Elsworth as Gondorian Archivist in The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001):

Related postMy precious, my archives in ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring’

Kseniya Entelis as Yelena in Archangel (TV, 2005):

Related post‘Archangel,’ a study in contrasts

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Morgan Farley as Book #1 in Soylent Green (1973):

Related postReader poll of runner-ups, Fall 2016: ‘Soylent Green’ and the Books

Jeff Feringa as Librarian #1 in Dangerous Minds (1995)

Juan Fernández as Attendant (library assistant) in Necronomicon:  Book of the Dead (1993):

Related post‘Necronomicon’: Dead on arrival

Carrie Fisher as Bianca Burnette/Archives Librarian in Scream 3 (2000)

Jack Fletcher as Alvin in Off Beat (1986)

Bridget Fonda as Sarah Mitchell in A Simple Plan (1998)

Emilia Fox as Spig in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

James Frain as Forney Hull in Where the Heart Is (2000)

Kathleen Freeman as Mrs. Handy in Chances Are (1989):

Related postLibrarian by ‘chance’

Stephen Fry as Librarian in MirrorMask (2005)

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Johnny Galecki as Jude in Bookies (2003)

Agi Gallus as Librarian in In God’s Country (TV, 2007):

Related postIn Dewey’s country

James Gandolfini as Albert in Enough Said (2013):

Related post‘Enough, said’ the librarian

Judy Garland as Mary Holden in Strike Up the Band (1940)

Greer Garson as Emily Sears in Adventure (1945)

Lynda Gibson as Carol in Paperback Romance (1994)

Pamela Gien as The Illiterate Librarian in The Last Supper (1995):

Related postNot your typical ‘last supper’

Jack Gilford as William Peabody in They Might Be Giants (1971)

Mary Pat Gleason as The Librarian in Lorenzo’s Oil (1992)

Steven Goldstein as Librarian in Homicide (1991):

Related postSmelling a rat in ‘Homicide’

Harold Goodwin as Library Clerk (uncredited) in Shock Treatment (1964)

Gloria Grahame as Lucy Sherwood in The Man Who Never Was (1956)

Rhoda Griffis as White Librarian in Hidden Figures (2016):

Related postFirst impressions: ‘Hidden Figures’ and its library scene

Kenneth Griffith as Ieuan Jenkins in Only Two Can Play (1962)

Charles Grodin as Harrison Winslow in Heart and Souls (1993)

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Michael Habeck as Berengar in The Name of the Rose (1986)

Billy Halop as Johnnie Stone in You Can’t Get Away with Murder (1939):

Related postReader poll write-up, Spring 2015: ‘You Can’t Get Away with Murder’

Suzanna Hamilton as Anne/Virginia in Tale of a Vampire (1992):

Related post‘Tale of a’ gothic library

Tom Hanks as Joe Banks in Joe Versus the Volcano (1990):

Related postA Liberated Librarian ‘versus the volcano’

Lillian Harmer as Mattie in No Man of Her Own (1932)

Tomas Havrlik as Vilder, Mage in Dungeons and Dragons (2000)

Goldie Hawn as Gloria Mundy in Foul Play (1978)

Catherine Hayos as Librarian in Forever Mine (1999):

Related postForever my librarian in ‘Forever Mine’

Marilu Henner as Kit Conger in Hammett (1982)

Katharine Hepburn as Bunny Watson in Desk Set (1957):

Related postsComparing two ‘Desk Sets’ (and I don’t mean furniture) ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Comparing two desk sets,’ Jan. 26, 2012

Kristen Hicks as Michelle in Elephant (2003)

Sid Hillman as Librarian in City of Angels (1998):

Related post‘City of’ librarians

Laura Hollingsworth as Marg Livingstone in The Pit (aka Teddy, 1981):

Related postPitfalls and fantasies in ‘The Pit’

Noel Howlett as Abbey Librarian in Quatermass and the Pit, aka Five Million Years to Earth (1967):

Related post‘Quatermass’ and the librarian

Linda Hoy as Librarian in My Science Project (1985)

Elise Hudson as Librarian in BlacKkKlansman (2018):

Related postFirst impressions: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ (2018)

Kim Hunter as Martha Lockridge in Storm Center (1956)

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J


Derek Jacobi as Sir Owen Morshead in My Week with Marilyn (2011):

Related postThe royal treatment in ‘My Week with Marilyn’

Sam Jaffe as “Doc” Erwin Riedenschneider in The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Allison Janney as Miss Walsh in Primary Colors (1998):

Related postTeacher librarian in ‘Primary Colors’

Anjali Jay as Cora in The Age of Adaline (2015):

Related postA reel librarian for the ages in ‘The Age of Adaline’

Thomas Jefferson as Mr. Wilkinson in Forbidden (1932)

Justine Johnston as Librarian in Running on Empty (1988); The New Guy (2002):

Related postsThe hand that rocks the school in ‘The New Guy’ ; Behind the blog: What goes into a film analysis post

Freddie Jones as Mr. Koreander, the Librarian in The Neverending Story III: Escape from Fantasia (1994)

Orlando Jones as Vox in The Time Machine (2002)

Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo in The Music Man (1962):

Related posts: Marian or Marion? ; Marian and Ms. Jones ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Marian or Marion?,’ May 28, 2012

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Hiro Kanagawa as Kenneth in The Age of Adaline (2015):

Related postA reel librarian for the ages in ‘The Age of Adaline’

Peter Kastner as Bernard Chanticleer in You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)

Colleen Kelly as an uncredited Librarian in Spotlight (2015):

Related posts‘Spotlight’-ing a news library ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Spotlight’ on a news library, May 4, 2016

June Kelly as Librarian in Clean, Shaven (1994)

Irene Kessler as Librarian Peggy in Criminal Law (1988):

Related post‘Criminal Law’ librarian

Ezra Khan as Kamar-Taj Librarian in Doctor Strange (2016):

Related postSorcerer librarians of ‘Doctor Strange’

Diana Kruger as Dr. Abigail Chase (a reel archivist) in National Treasure (2004) and National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets (2007):

Related postsGet out your white gloves and lemon juice! Reel archivist in ‘National Treasure’ ; A reel archivist returns in ‘National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets’

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Lillian Lawrence (uncredited) in Cain and Mabel (1936)

Ronald William Lawrence as Library Clerk in The Ring (2002)

Petra Lea as Mrs. Greer in Amityville II: The Possession (1982):

Related postAmityville horrors in ‘The Amityville Horror’ and ‘Amityville II’

Stan Lee as School Librarian in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012):

Related postFirst impressions: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’

Alison Leggatt as Aunt Sylvia in This Happy Breed (1944)

Megan Leitch as Sally, Library Aide in It (1990):

Related postScary clowns + reel librarians

Tómas Lemarquis as File Clerk (reel archivist) in Blade Runner 2049 (2017):

Related postReel archivist in ‘Blade Runner 2049’

Bethel Leslie as Librarian in Ironweed (1987):

Related postShushing Meryl Streep in ‘Ironweed’

Jane Lind as Noayak in Salmonberries (1991)

Blake Lively as Adaline Bowman in The Age of Adaline (2015):

Related postA reel librarian for the ages in ‘The Age of Adaline’

Christopher Lloyd as Mr. Dewey/Pagemaster in The Pagemaster (1994)

Deborah Lobban as Librarian in The Caveman’s Valentine (2001)

Jaye Loft-Lyn as Microfilm Library Clerk in Pickup on South Street (1953):

Related post‘South Street’ librarian

Carole Lombard as Connie Randall in No Man of Her Own (1932)

Celia Lovsky as Exchange Leader in Soylent Green (1973):

Related postReader poll of runner-ups, Fall 2016: ‘Soylent Green’ and the Books

Tatjena Lukashenkova as Clerk in Archangel (TV, 2005):

Related post‘Archangel,’ a study in contrasts

Laurel Lyle as Librarian in Old Gringo (1989):

Related postShushing the ‘Old Gringo’ librarian

Melanie Lynskey as Mousy Julie in Abandon (2002):

Related postAn ‘abandon’-ed reel librarian

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James MacArthur as Clayboy Spencer in Spencer’s Mountain (1963)

Shauna MacDonald as Bette Greven in The Twelve Trees of Christmas (TV, 2013):

Related postTwelve reel lessons learned from ‘The Twelve Trees of Christmas’

Read MacGuirtose as Cranky Librarian in He’s On My Mind (2009):

Related postLibrarian ‘on my mind’

Kyle MacLachlan as Edward Wilde in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (TV, 2004):

Related post‘Quest for the’ Liberated Librarian

Mary MacLeod as Librarian in Hear My Song (1991)

Norma MacMillan as Mrs. Rumpert in Big Bully (1996)

Patrick Macnee as Invisible Jones in The Avengers (1998)

Miles Malleson as Watson, Newspaper Librarian in This Was Paris (1942)

Eily Malyon as Miss Cochran in Shadow of a Doubt (1943):

Related postClosing time in ‘Shadow of a Doubt’

Sarah Marshall as Librarian #2 in Dangerous Minds (1995)

Megan Martz as Library Attendant in Bloomington (2010):

Related postIn the ‘Bloomington’ stacks

Anna Massey as Helen Stephens in Peeping Tom (1960)

Richard Masur as Prison Librarian (uncredited) in Bound by Honor (1993)

Samantha Mathis as Nora Diniro in Pump Up the Volume (1990)

Virginia Mayo as Ellen Shavley in Wonder Man (1945)

Joan McBride as Library Assistant in Abandon (2002):

Related postAn ‘abandon’-ed reel librarian

Shelia McCarthy as Judith in The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Charles McKeown as Mr. Cunliffe in Prick Up Your Ears (1987)

Zoe McLellan as Marina Pretensa in Dungeons and Dragons (2000)

Elizabeth McGovern as Caddie Winger in Racing with the Moon (1984)

Alethea McGrath as Jocasta Nu in Star Wars, Episode II: Attack of the Clones (2002):

Related postsThe Jedi librarian ; May the archives be with you | Shining the spotlight on the Jedi librarian ; A funny thing happened on the way to the Jedi library…

Ali McGraw as Jenny Cavalleri in Love Story (1970)

Carol McGuigan as Librarian in Billy Elliot (2000)

Herman Meckler as Vernon Elliott in Ragtime (1981)

Ron Menchine as Post Librarian in All the President’s Men (1976):

Related postAll the president’s librarians in ‘All the President’s Men’

Dina Merrill as Sylvia Blair in Desk Set (1957):

Related postsComparing two ‘Desk Sets’ (and I don’t mean furniture) ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Comparing two desk sets,’ Jan. 26, 2012

Annie Meyers-Shyer as Student Librarian in I Love Trouble (1994)

Vera Miles as Lucy Ballard in The FBI Story (1959)

Penelope Ann Miller as Mrs. Elizabeth Louise “Betty Lou” Perkins in The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)

James Millhollin as Ship’s Librarian in Bon Voyage! (1962):

Related post‘Bon voyage’ to the ship’s librarian

Hayley Mills as Susan Harper in Twisted Nerve (1968):

Related postTwisted librarian love in ‘Twisted Nerve’

Merrina Millsapp as Hall of Records Attendant in Ella Enchanted (2004):

Related postA not-so-enchanting librarian in ‘Ella Enchanted’

Helen Mirren as Marcella in Cal (1984)

Irene Miscisco as Librarian in Carrie (TV, 2002):

Related postGetting carried away in ‘Carrie’ (2002)

Belle Mitchell as Book #3 in Soylent Green (1973):

Related postReader poll of runner-ups, Fall 2016: ‘Soylent Green’ and the Books

Delores Mitchell as Librarian in Autumn in New York (2000)

Beckey Mode as Ann in Party Girl (1995)

Gretchen Mol as Ella Brice in Forever Mine (1999):

Related postForever my librarian in ‘Forever Mine’

Robert Monroe as Archives Clerk in The Changeling (1980):

Related postThe fastest librarian in the West, as seen in ‘The Changeling’

Mary Murphy as Librarian in Killer Movie (2008):

Related post‘Killer Movie,’ scary librarian

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Michaela Nelligan as Librarian in Incident at Dark River, aka Dark River: A Father’s Revenge (TV, 1989):

Related post‘Incident at Dark River’ librarian

Jeremy J. Nelson as Records Room Officer in BlacKkKlansman (2018):

Related postFirst impressions: ‘BlacKkKlansman’ (2018)

Bebe Neuwirth as voice of Sylvia Marpole, Head College Librarian in An Extremely Goofy Movie (2000)

Bob Newhart as Judson in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004); The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006):

Related post‘Quest for the’ Liberated Librarian

Anne-Li Norberg as Lindgren in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011):

Related postIf looks could kill in ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’

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Liam O’Callaghan as Archivist 2 in In the Name of the Father (1993)

Anna Marie O’Donnell as Lady at Library in Threesome (1994)

Chris O’Donnell as Charlie Simms in Scent of a Woman (1992)

Ruth Oliver as Library Ghost in Ghostbusters (1984):

Related postsWho you gonna call? Not the librarians in ‘Ghostbusters’ (1984) ; A closer look at the reel librarians in the original ‘Ghostbusters’

Jennifer O’Neill as Heather Moore in Personals (1990)

Alfred Ono as Mr. Fong in Elephant (2003)

Debra Orenstein as Young Librarian in Follow the Stars Home (TV, 2001):

Related postMeet Hannah in ‘Follow the Stars Home’

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Milton Parsons as Lewis Clark Dobbs (uncredited) in The Monster That Challenged the World (1957):

Related postOf ‘monsters’ and missing maps

Mandy Patinkin as Nick Chaney in Maxie (1985)

Julie Payne as Librarian in Monkey Trouble (1994)

Laurence Payne as Edgar Marsh in The Tell-Tale Heart (1960):

Related postA librarian’s ‘tell-tale heart’

David Peevers as Microfilm Clerk in The Changeling (1980):

Related postThe fastest librarian in the West, as seen in ‘The Changeling’

Don Perry as Book Man in Ricochet (1991):

Related postHey! Mr. Book Man, find a book for me in ‘Ricochet’

Susan Philpot as Librarian in Straight Talk (1992)

Ingrid Pitt as Librarian in Wicker Man (1973):

Related postNymphomaniac librarian in ‘The Wicker Man’

Peggy Platt as Librarian in Harry and the Hendersons (1987):

Related postThe ‘Bigfoot’ librarian ; RIP to a reel librarian

Suzanne Pleshette as Prudence Bell in Rome Adventure (1962):

Related postIt’s an ‘adventure’!

Hilda Plowright as Librarian in The Philadelphia Story (1940):

Related post‘What does thee wish?’ To analyze the librarian in ‘The Philadelphia Story’

Peggy Pope as Hannah Dillion in The Substitute (1996)

Parker Posey as Mary in Party Girl (1995)

Andrew Potok as Library Technician in Homicide (1991):

Related postSmelling a rat in ‘Homicide’

Charlotte Potok as Assistant Librarian in Homicide (1991):

Related postSmelling a rat in ‘Homicide’

Volker Prechtel as Malachia in The Name of the Rose (1986)

Vincent Price as Julian White in From a Whisper to a Scream (1987):

Related postWelcome to Oldfield, ‘From a Whisper to a Scream’

Michele Proude as Lisa Tuite, head of the news library in Spotlight (2015):

Related posts‘Spotlight’-ing a news library ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Spotlight’ on a news library, May 4, 2016

Jonathan Pryce as Sam Lowry in Brazil (1985)

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Sue Randall as Ruthie Saylor in Desk Set (1957):

Related postsComparing two ‘Desk Sets’ (and I don’t mean furniture) ; Revisiting favorites | ‘Comparing two desk sets,’ Jan. 26, 2012

Audrey Rapoport as Librarian in I Love You to Death (1990):

Related postLove in the stacks in ‘I Love You to Death’

Donna Reed as Mary in It’s a Wonderful Life (1946):

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Tim Reid as Michael Hanlon in It (1990):

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Judge Reinhold as Joe Gower in Off Beat (1986)

Adeline De Walt Reynolds as Librarian in The Human Comedy (1943)

Renie Riano as Librarian (uncredited) in Mr. Moto in Danger Island (1939)

Guy Richardson as Librarian in The Ring (2002)

Haley Lu Richardson as Casey in Columbus (2017):

Related postFirst impressions guest post: ‘Columbus’

Natasha Richardson as Kate/Offred in The Handmaid’s Tale (1990):

Related postThe reel librarian in ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

Ralph Richardson as Librarian in Rollerball (1975):

Related postReel librarians in ‘Rollerball’ | Analyzing the 1975 original film and 2002 remake

Arthur Riordan as Librarian in Borstal Boy (2000):

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Michael Ripper as Mr. Lofthouse in The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965)

Blake Ritson as Nick in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

Jason Robards as Charles Halloway in Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Tim Robbins as Andy Dufresne in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Liz Roberson as Lady in the Library in Hammett (1982)

Julia Roberts as Sara Waters/Laura Burney in Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)

Ann Robinson as Sylvia Van Buren in The War of the Worlds (1953)

Edward G. Robinson as Sol Roth in Soylent Green (1973):

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Jay Robinson as Uncle Ephram in Transylvania Twist (1989):

Related postReader poll write-up, Fall 2015: ‘Transylvania Twist’

Tom Rooney as Jeremy in The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

Lola Ross as Librarian in Waitress!, aka Soup to Nuts (1981):

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John Rothman as Roger Delacorte in Ghostbusters (1984); as Librarian in Sophie’s Choice (1982):

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Blanche Rubin as Librarian in The Last American Virgin (1982):

Related post‘The Last American Virgin’ librarian

Rene Russo as Lynn Wells in Major League (1989)

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Eva Marie Saint as Miss Franny in Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

John Salew as Librarian in Curse of the Demon (1957):

Related postPositive portrayal of a reel librarian in ‘Curse of the Demon’

Carol Savage as Librarian in As Young as You Feel (1951)

Raphael Sbarge as Sherman in My Science Project (1985)

Jennifer Schweickert as Librarian in Admissions (2004)

Sybil Scotford as Librarian in Scream, Blacula, Scream! (1973):

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Dorothy Scott as Librarian in My Bodyguard (1980)

Sarah Selby as Miss Gottschalk in The Seventh Victim (1943):

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Marian Seldes as Margaret Armstrong in The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag (1992)

Peter Sellers as John Lewis in Only Two Can Play (1962)

Shakti as Kala in The Golden Child (1986)

Helen Siff as Shushing Lady in City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold (1994):

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John Simm as Frank in Miranda (2002):

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Hugh Simon as Librarian in Possession (2002):

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Terence Slater as Library Receptionist in Personals (1990)

Alice Smith as Susie in Storm Center (1956)

Delos V. Smith, Jr. as Mr. Scapelle in Goodbye, Columbus (1969)

Josephine Smith as Librarian (uncredited) in Cape Fear (1962)

Jamie Smith-Jackson as Post Librarian in All the President’s Men (1976):

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Carrie Snodgress as Louise Elmore in The Attic (1980):

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Marilyn Sokol as Stella in Foul Play (1978)

Timothy Spall as Oswald Bates in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

Octavia Spencer as Hildy in Follow the Stars Home (TV, 2001):

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Barbara Stanwyck as Lulu Smith in Forbidden (1932)

Natasha Staples as Denver Librarian in Ask the Dust (2006):

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Sheila Steafel as Librarian in Woof! (1989):

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Heather Stephens as Jill in Tomcats (2001):

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Frances Sternhagen as Charlotte Wolf in Up the Down Staircase (1967)

Barbara Stewart as Librarian in …First Do No Harm (1997)

Jaye Stewart as Male Librarian in All the President’s Men (1976):

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Carly Street as Librarian in The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009):

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Juris Strenga as Tsarev in Archangel (TV, 2005):

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Dolph Sweet as Charlie in Gideon’s Trumpet (TV, 1980)

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Irene Tedrow as Mrs. Monk in Foul Play (1978)

Nicholas Tennant as Head Librarian (human form) in The Color of Magic (TV, 1998):

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Rip Torn as I. H. Chanticleer in You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)

Liz Torres as Delores Rodriguez in Just Cause (1995)

Henry Travers as Pop in You Can’t Get Away with Murder (1939):

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Terry Troutt as Donald in The Attic (1980):

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John Turturro as Neil Pepper in Off Beat (1986)

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Trish Van Devere as Betsy McGuire in Movie Movie (1978)

John Van Eyssen as Jonathan Harker in Horror of Dracula (1958):

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Gus Van Sant as Library Assistant (uncredited) in Finding Forrester (2000):

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Lisa Vastine as Librarian in Gods and Monsters (1998):

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Sasha von Scherler as Judy Lindendorf in Party Girl (1995)

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Noreen Walker as Librarian in Somewhere in Time (1980):

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Tracey Walter as Librarian in Philadelphia (1993)

John David Washington as Ron Stallworth in BlacKkKlansman (2018):

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Rachel Weisz as Evelyn Carnahan in The Mummy (1999) and The Mummy Returns (2001):

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Jess Weixler as Katy in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014):

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Billie Whitelaw as Veronica in Shooting the Past (TV, 1999)

James Whitmore as Brooks Hatlen in The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Laura Whyte as Librarian in Caroline? (TV, 1990):

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Mary Wickes as Miss Wetter in Ma and Pa Kettle at Home (1954):

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Tudi Wiggins as Miss Turner in My Side of the Mountain (1969):

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Claudia Wilkens as Iona Hildebrandt in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

L. B. Williams as Howard in Party Girl (1995)

Michelle Williams as Emily in The Station Agent (2003)

Claire Windsor as Amelia Griggs in The Blot (1921):

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Margo Winkler as Nancy Bender in At First Sight (1999):

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Ian Wolfe as Mr. Wilkies in Fast and Loose (1939)

Benedict Wong as Wong in Doctor Strange (2016) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018):

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Amy Wright as Mary Ellen Gruenwald in Off Beat (1986)

Hugh E. Wright as Librarian in The Good Companions (1933):

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Sophia Wu as Librarian in Finding Forrester (2000):

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Noah Wyle as Flynn Carson in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (2004); The Librarian: Return to King Solomon’s Mines (2006):

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Rosel Zech as Roswitha in Salmonberries (1991)

Alan Zitner as Dr. Fleming in The Phantom (1996)

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