In the movie 'Genius', Jude Law portrays the renowned American novelist Thomas Wolfe. His portrayal delves into Wolfe's tumultuous relationships and complex personality, as he forms a close bond with literary editor Max Perkins, played by Colin Firth.
28 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Jude Law plays the role of Albus Dumbledore in 'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald', the sequel to 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'. He is a powerful wizard and the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
27 Breaking and Entering
Jude Law starred as Will Francis in 'Breaking and Entering', a 2006 British-Italian drama film directed by Anthony Minghella. The film follows Will and his partner as they attempt to break into a local business to investigate a series of robberies.
26 A Rainy Day in New York
In the movie 'A Rainy Day in New York', Jude Law portrays the character of Ted Davidoff, a successful and charming older man. Ted is a wealthy and married New York City businessman who becomes entangled in a series of romantic and unexpected events during a rainy weekend in the city.
25 Anna Karenina
In the movie 'Anna Karenina', Jude Law portrays Alexei Alexandrovich Karenin, the husband of the titular character. Law's portrayal brilliantly captures Karenin's stoic and rigid demeanor as a high-ranking government official in 19th-century Russia.
24 I Heart Huckabees
In the movie 'I Heart Huckabees', Jude Law plays Brad Stand, a superficial and ambitious executive at the retail corporation Huckabees. Portraying Brad's transformation from a self-absorbed, materialistic individual to a more self-aware and introspective person, Law captures the character's inner turmoil.
23 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
In the movie 'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil', Jude Law takes on the role of Billy Hanson, a young and charismatic aspiring actor. Portraying a pivotal character in the backdrop of Savannah's high society, Law's performance embodies Billy's enigmatic charm and complex nature. As he becomes entangled in a murder trial, his relationships and interactions with key figures highlight the town's eccentricities and secrets.
22 My Blueberry Nights
Jude Law starred as Jeremy in the 2007 romantic drama film 'My Blueberry Nights', directed by Wong Kar-wai. The film follows a young woman (played by Norah Jones) who embarks on a journey of self-discovery after being dumped by her boyfriend. Law plays Jeremy, an ex-boyfriend of the protagonist who is now married.
21 King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Jude Law portrays Vortigern in the 2017 fantasy action adventure film 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword'. He is a tyrannical ruler who usurped the throne from his nephew, Arthur. Vortigern is determined to stay in power, and will even resort to black magic to do so.
Jude Law plays Alan Krumwiede, a conspiracy theorist and blogger who spreads disinformation about the virus, claiming that it was created in a laboratory and that it can be cured with natural remedies. He is eventually revealed to be a fraud and is arrested by the FBI.
Jude Law starred as Ted Pikul in David Cronenberg’s 1999 science fiction thriller eXistenZ. He played a game designer who, along with an underground hacker, must enter an experimental virtual reality game in order to save humanity.
18 The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
Jude Law plays the role of Tony in 'The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus'. Tony is a mysterious character who is revealed to be the result of a deal between the Devil and a deceased man. He helps Doctor Parnassus and his daughter, Valentina, on their journey to save Valentina's soul from being taken by the Devil.
In the movie 'Wilde', Jude Law portrays Lord Alfred Douglas, a young aristocrat and the lover of the famous playwright Oscar Wilde. His portrayal delves into Douglas's role in Wilde's downfall and the complex interplay of love, desire, and societal expectations.
16 The Holiday
Jude Law stars as Graham Simpkins in the 2006 romantic comedy 'The Holiday'. Graham is a wealthy, successful, and attractive Londoner who decides to swap homes with Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz) for the holiday season. Despite Amanda's initial reluctance, their relationship slowly blossoms and they eventually fall in love.
In the movie 'Spy,' Jude Law takes on the role of Bradley Fine, a suave and seemingly flawless CIA field agent.
14 Side Effects
Jude Law stars as Dr. Jonathan Banks in the 2013 psychological thriller, 'Side Effects'. He plays a psychiatrist who is hired to help Emily Taylor (Rooney Mara) cope with her depression and anxiety. His character is tasked with helping Emily adjust to the side effects of a new experimental drug prescribed by her doctor. Through his work with Emily, Banks discovers unexpected secrets from her past and the potentially devastating consequences of the drug.
In the movie 'Bent', Jude Law portrays Max, a gay man imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Law's gripping performance captures Max's struggle to survive while concealing his identity and maintaining a facade of heterosexuality.
12 Cold Mountain
Jude Law stars as W.P. Inman in the 2003 Civil War drama 'Cold Mountain'. Inman is a Confederate soldier who embarks on a perilous journey to reunite with his love, Ada (Nicole Kidman).
Jude Law starred as Dan in the 2004 romantic drama film 'Closer'. In the film, Law plays a dermatologist who falls in love with a stripper. He has an affair with her, only to have his heart broken when she reveals she is already in a relationship with another man.
10 A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Jude Law played the role of Gigolo Joe in the 2001 science fiction drama film 'A.I. Artificial Intelligence'. He is a robot programmed to provide a service to those who can afford him. He is a pleasure model, designed to provide emotional and physical companionship.
9 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Jude Law stars as Dr. John Watson in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows'. Watson is Sherlock Holmes' trusted confidant and partner in crime solving.
8 The Talented Mr. Ripley
In the movie 'The Talented Mr. Ripley', Jude Law plays Dickie Greenleaf, a charming and privileged young man whose friendship with Tom Ripley, portrayed by Matt Damon, evolves into a complex obsession.
7 The Aviator
Jude Law starred as Errol Flynn in the 2004 biographical drama 'The Aviator', directed by Martin Scorsese. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as aviator Howard Hughes.
In the movie 'Hugo,' Jude Law takes on the role of Hugo Cabret's father, a gifted clockmaker and tinkerer. While Law's appearance is brief, his character's influence resonates throughout the story.
5 Sherlock Holmes
In the movie 'Sherlock Holmes', Jude Law plays Dr. John Watson, the loyal and pragmatic partner of the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes, portrayed by Robert Downey Jr. His character serves as a grounding force to Holmes' eccentricities, providing both humor and depth to their dynamic.
4 Enemy at the Gates
Jude Law plays the role of Vassili Zaitsev in the 2001 World War II film 'Enemy at the Gates'. The film follows the story of a Russian sniper and his dangerous mission against a Nazi sniper during the Battle of Stalingrad.
3 Road to Perdition
Jude Law starred as Maguire in the 2002 American crime drama film 'Road to Perdition', directed by Sam Mendes. The film follows a mobster (Tom Hanks) and his son (Tyler Hoechlin) as they seek revenge after the father's family is murdered.
In the movie 'Gattaca', Jude Law portrays Jerome Eugene Morrow, a former athlete whose life took an unexpected turn due to a genetic condition. Law's character, now confined to a wheelchair, enters into a complex arrangement with Ethan Hawke's character, Vincent Freeman. Jerome provides his genetically superior identity to help Vincent achieve his dream of space travel.
1 The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jude Law plays the role of Young Writer in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. He is a part of the story that is told, as he visits the hotel to get inspiration for his book and hears the story from the hotel's concierge, M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes). He is also seen in the flashback scenes when M. Gustave and Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori) first meet.