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Famous Male Bodybuilders

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These are the most famous male bodybuilders, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male bodybuilders list contains the most prominent and top males known for being bodybuilders and their bodybuilding career. There are hundreds of bodybuilders in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones throughout history. 

This list includes bodybuilding icons like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. Some of the most famous male bodybuilders, and probably the two most famous bodybuilders ever.

While this isn't a list of all male bodybuilders it does represent who the best male bodybuilders are.
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    Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Bodybuilders
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    Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born American actor, model, producer, director, activist, businessman, investor, writer, philanthropist, former professional bodybuilder, and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011. Schwarzenegger ...more

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    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Thal, Austria
    • Profession: Bodybuilder, Television director, Businessperson, Politician, Investor, + more
    • Credits: The Terminator, Predator, Total Recall, Pumping Iron
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    Lou Ferrigno is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Bodybuilders
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    Louis Jude "Lou" Ferrigno is an American actor, fitness trainer/consultant, and retired professional bodybuilder. As a bodybuilder, Ferrigno won an IFBB Mr. America title and two consecutive IFBB Mr. Universe titles, and appeared in the bodybuilding documentary Pumping Iron. As an actor, he is best ...more

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    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Bodybuilder, Actor, Personal trainer, Voice acting
    • Credits: The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Hulk, Hulk, Pumping Iron
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    Bob Paris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Bodybuilders
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    Bob Paris is an American-Canadian writer, actor, public speaker, civil rights activist and former professional bodybuilder. Paris was the 1983 NPC American National and IFBB World Bodybuilding Champion, Mr. Universe. more

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    • Age: 56
    • Birthplace: Columbus, Indiana, United States of America
    • Profession: Bodybuilder, Model, Actor, Writer
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    Tony Atlas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Bodybuilders
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    Anthony White better known by his ring name Tony Atlas is an American bodybuilder, powerlifter, and professional wrestler who has held multiple titles and championships in each sport. He is also known by his bodybuilding title, "Mr. USA", the nom de guerre the "Black Superman", as well as an alter ego ...more

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    • Age: 71
    • Birthplace: Roanoke, Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Bodybuilder, Wrestler
    • Credits: WWE Superstars, WCW WorldWide, Giants, Midgets, Heroes & Villains, + more
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    Mickey Hargitay is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Male Bodybuilders
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    Miklós "Mickey" Hargitay was a Hungarian-American actor and Mr. Universe 1955. Born in Budapest, Hungary, Hargitay moved to the United States in 1947, where he eventually became a citizen. He was married to Jayne Mansfield, and is the father of actress Mariska Hargitay. During their marriage, Hargitay ...more

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    • Age: Died at 80 (1926-2006)
    • Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
    • Profession: Bodybuilder, Actor
    • Credits: Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, Bloody Pit of Horror, Sheriff Won't Shoot, Cjamango, Mr. Universe, + more
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    Ronnie Coleman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Male Bodybuilders
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    Ronnie Dean Coleman is an American professional bodybuilder who holds eight straight wins as Mr. Olympia and widely regarded as the greatest bodybuilder of all time, a record career total that he shares with Lee Haney. Alongside his eight Mr. Olympia wins as a professional bodybuilder, he holds the ...more

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    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Texas, USA
    • Profession: Bodybuilder
    • Credits: Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back, The Battle for the Olympia III: 1998, The Battle for the Olympia I: 1996, The Battle for the Olympia IV: 1999, Ronnie Coleman: The Unbelievable, + more
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    Jay Cutler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Male Bodybuilders
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    Jason Isaac "Jay" Cutler is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder. He is a four time Mr. Olympia winner. more

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    • Age: 42
    • Birthplace: USA, Massachusetts, Sterling
    • Profession: Bodybuilder
    • Credits: The Battle for the Olympia IV: 1999, Battle for the Olympia V: 2000, Jay Cutler: From Jay to Z
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    Dexter "The Blade" Jackson is an American IFBB professional bodybuilder and the 2008 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding champion. He lives in Jacksonville, Florida. more

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    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Bodybuilder
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