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List of famous male authors, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male authors list contains the most prominent and top males known for being authors. There are thousand of males working as authors in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic authors have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a author then the people below should give you inspiration.

The list you're viewing is made up of people like Bruce Herschensohn and Cheech Marin.

While this isn't a list of all male authors, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male authors?" and "Who are the best male authors?"

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    Barack Obama
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    Barack Hussein Obama II (/bəˈrɑːk huːˈseɪn oʊˈbɑːmə/; born August 4, 1961) is the 44th and current President of the United States. He is the first African American to hold the office. Obama served as a U.S. Senator representing the state of Illinois from January 2005 to November 2008, when he resigned ...more

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    • Age: age 54
    • Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    • Profession: Politician, Author, Law professor, Writer, Lawyer
    • Credits: Crossfire
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    William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001. Previously, he served as Governor of Arkansas from 1979 to 1981 and 1983 to 1992, and the state's Attorney General from 1977 to 1979. A member of the Democratic Party, ...more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Hope, Arkansas, USA
    • Profession: Statesman, Politician, Author, Lawyer, Teacher
    • Credits: The Arsenio Hall Show, Killer At Large, Wordplay, Bill Clinton: His Life, Swing State, + more
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    Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist. Einstein's work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence ...more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1879-1955)
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, Ulm
    • Profession: Mathematician, Physicist, Scientist, Theoretical Physicist, Author, + more
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    William James "Bill" O'Reilly, Jr. is an American television host, author, syndicated columnist, and political commentator. He is the host of the political commentary program The O'Reilly Factor on the Fox News Channel. During the late 1970s and 1980s, he worked as a news reporter for various local ...more

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    • Age: age 66
    • Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Television producer, Historian, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Iron Man 2, An American Carol, The O'Reilly Factor, Inside Edition, Killing Lincoln, + more
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    Bill Maher
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    William "Bill" Maher, Jr. is an American political satirist, writer, producer, political commentator, television host, actor, media critic, and stand-up comedian. Before his role as the host of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher hosted a similar late-night talk show called Politically Incorrect, ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Commentator, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: John Q, Primary Colors, Real Time with Bill Maher, House II: The Second Story, The Aristocrats, + more
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    William Henry "Bill" Cosby Jr. is an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and activist. Cosby's start in stand-up began at the hungry i in San Francisco which was followed by landing a starring role in the 1960s show I Spy. During its first two seasons, he was a regular on the children's ...more

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    • Age: age 78
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Activist, Film Score Composer, Television director, Television producer, Musician, + more
    • Credits: The Cosby Show, Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, A Different World, Jack, Let's Do It Again, + more
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    Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Musician, + more
    • Credits: Dont Look Back, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, No Direction Home, I'm Not There, Masked and Anonymous, + more
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    Chris Jericho
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    Christopher Keith Irvine, better known by the ring name Chris Jericho, is a Canadian professional wrestler, musician, media personality, actor, author, and businessman. He is best known for his time in the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment, Extreme Championship Wrestling, and ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Manhasset, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Media Personality, Businessperson, Wrestler, Musician, Author, + more
    • Credits: WWE Raw, MacGruber, Dancing with the Stars, WWE NXT, WCW Monday Nitro, + more
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    Al Gore
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    Albert Arnold Gore, Jr., is an American environmental activist, author, businessperson, former politician and former journalist. He served as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.more

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    • Age: age 67
    • Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202, + more
    • Profession: Politician, Environmentalist, Advocate, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Futurama: Bender's Big Score, An Inconvenient Truth, Recount, Johnny Cash's America
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    Benjamin Franklin FRS was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American ...more

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    • Age: Died at 84 (1706-1790)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Statesman, Librarian, Politician, Diplomat, Musician, + more
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    Alan Cumming
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    Alan Cumming, OBE, is a Scottish actor who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays. His London stage appearances include Hamlet, the Maniac in Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the lead in Bent, and the National Theatre of Scotland's The Bacchae. On Broadway he has appeared in The ...more

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    • Age: age 50
    • Birthplace: Eurasia, Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories, + more
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Author, + more
    • Credits: X-Men 2, Eyes Wide Shut, The Good Wife, GoldenEye, The Smurfs, + more
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    Craig Ferguson is a Scottish-born American television host, stand-up comedian, writer, actor, director, author, producer and voice artist. He was the host of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, an Emmy Award-nominated, Peabody Award-winning late-night talk show that aired on CBS from 2005 to 2014.more

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    • Age: age 53
    • Birthplace: United Kingdom
    • Profession: Pilot, Talk show host, Comedian, Novelist, Film Producer, + more
    • Credits: Brave, How to Train Your Dragon, Kick-Ass, Winnie the Pooh, How to Train Your Dragon 2, + more
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    Chris Matthews
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    Christopher John "Chris" Matthews is an American political commentator and news anchor known for his nightly hour-long talk show, Hardball with Chris Matthews, which is televised on the American cable television channel MSNBC. From 2002 to 2013, he hosted a syndicated NBC News–produced panel discussion ...more

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    • Age: age 70
    • Birthplace: Somerton, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: The Ides of March, Dave, State of Play, Morning Glory, Man of the Year, + more
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    Sir Michael Caine, CBE, is an English actor and author. Renowned for his distinctive Cockney accent, Caine has appeared in over 115 films and is one of the UK's most recognisable actors. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number of acclaimed British films, including Zulu, The ...more

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    • Age: age 82
    • Birthplace: Rotherhithe, England, London
    • Profession: Entrepreneur, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises, Batman Begins, Inception, The Prestige, + more
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    Carl Reiner
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    Carl Reiner is an American stand-up comedian, actor, director, producer, writer, and singer. He is best known for his role in a comedy duo with Mel Brooks. He is also known for his role on Your Show of Shows, as Alan Brady on The Dick Van Dyke Show, Saul Bloom in the Oceans Trilogy, as the voice of Shep ...more

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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television director, Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Ocean's Eleven, The Jerk, Ocean's Thirteen, Ocean's Twelve, The Dick Van Dyke Show, + more
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    Che Guevara
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    Ernesto "Che" Guevara, commonly known as el Che or simply Che, was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist. A major figure of the Cuban Revolution, his stylized visage has become a ubiquitous countercultural symbol of rebellion and global ...more

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    • Age: Died at 39 (1928-1967)
    • Birthplace: Rosario, Argentina
    • Profession: Politician, Diplomat, Author, Physician, Revolutionary
    • Credits: The Motorcycle Diaries, Che: Part Two, Che: Part One, Che: Rise & Fall, Carnet de identidad, + more
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    Christopher Lee
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    Sir Christopher Frank Carandini Lee, CBE, CStJ, is an English actor, singer and author. Lee initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula in a string of popular Hammer Horror films. His other notable roles include Francisco Scaramanga in the James Bond film The Man ...more

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    • Age: age 93
    • Birthplace: England, London
    • Profession: Military Officer, Film Producer, Author, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Alice in Wonderland, + more
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    Alan Stuart "Al" Franken is an American politician and entertainer who is currently the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. Franken became well-known in the 1970s and 1980s as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live. After several decades as a comedic actor and writer, he became a ...more

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    • Age: age 64
    • Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, + more
    • Profession: Commentator, Politician, Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter, + more
    • Credits: Saturday Night Live, Trading Places, When a Man Loves a Woman, Stuart Saves His Family, Politically Incorrect, + more
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    Anthony Bourdain
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    Anthony Michael Bourdain is an American chef, author, and television personality. He is a 1978 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and a veteran of numerous professional kitchens, including a stint of many years as executive chef at Brasserie Les Halles. Though Bourdain is no longer formally ...more

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    • Age: age 59
    • Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
    • Profession: Television producer, TV chef, Screenwriter, Author, Actor, + more
    • Credits: Top Chef, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, Far Cry, The Taste, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, + more
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    Cheech Marin is an comedian, actor and screenwriter.more

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    • Age: age 69
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California
    • Profession: Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting, + more
    • Credits: The Lion King, Cars, From Dusk till Dawn, Ghostbusters II, Married... with Children, + more
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