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This list contains information about famous single dads, loosely ranked by fame and popularity. Several famous actors, athletes, and musicians are single fathers. Some of these celebrities became single dads following divorce, while others became single dads after their wives died in tragic accidents. One famous singer even made the decision to adopt as a single father. Whatever the circumstances are, all these celebrity men have found themselves parenting on their own, in some capacity.

Who is the most famous single dad? Tom Cruise tops our list. Following his 2012 divorce from third wife Katie Homes, Tom Cruise once again found himself as a single father to the couple's daughter, Suri, as well as his children, Isabella and Connor. Liam Neeson became a single father to his children, Micheál and Daniel, after his wife, Natasha Richardson, died in a tragic skiing accident in 2009.

Ricky Martin adopted his sons, Valentino and Matteo, as a single parent. Bob Geldof became a single father to his daughters, Fifi, Peaches, and Pixie, after divorcing his wife, Paula Yates, in 1996. Yates died of a drug overdose in 2000, at which point Geldof adopted her daughter, Tiger, whose father was Michael Hutchence, so that she could be raised with her half-sisters.

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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 26 Famous Single Dads
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Following his 2012 divorce from third wife Katie Homes, Tom Cruise once again found himself a single father to the couple's daughter, Suri, as well as his children, Isabella and Connor.

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Age: 54

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Profession: Television director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

Credits: Top Gun, Mission: Impossible, Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men

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#74 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#48 on The Best Living American Actors

#50 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

#94 on The Best Actors in Film History

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Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 26 Famous Single Dads
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After splitting from his longtime partner, Vanessa Paradis, in 2012, Johnny Depp found himself a single father to the couple's daughter, Lily-Rose, and son, Jack.

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Age: 52

Birthplace: Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America

Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Restaurateur, Actor, + more

Credits: Edward Scissorhands, Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street, Alice in Wonderland, Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Also Ranked

#17 on The Best Actors Working Today

#32 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#21 on The Best Living American Actors

#26 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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Liam Neeson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 26 Famous Single Dads
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Liam Neeson became a single father to his children, Micheál and Daniel, after his wife, Natasha Richardson, died in a tragic skiing accident in 2009.

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Age: 64

Birthplace: Ballymena, United Kingdom

Profession: Actor, Voice acting

Credits: Schindler's List, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Batman Begins, Taken

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#11 on The Best Actors Working Today

#33 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#1 on The Best Irish Actors of All Time

#6 on The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)

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Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 26 Famous Single Dads
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Al Pacino has never been married, but he has three children from previous relationships: twins Anton and Olivia with Beverly D'Angelo and Julie Marie with Jan Tarrant.

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Age: 75

Birthplace: East Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Theatre Director, Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director

Credits: The Godfather, Scarface, Heat, The Godfather: Part II

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#16 on The Best Actors Working Today

#8 on The Best American Actors Working Today

#8 on The Best Living American Actors

#13 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

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