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List of famous critics, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top critics in the world? This includes the most prominent critics, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable critics is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic critics were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned critics.

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From reputable, prominent, and well known critics to the lesser known critics of today, these are some of the best professionals in the critic field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous critics ever?" and "What are the names of famous critics?" then you're in the right place. (745 items)
Glenn Beck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Critics
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Glenn Lee Beck is an American television personality and radio host, conservative political commentator, author, television network producer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He hosts the Glenn Beck Radio Program, a popular nationally syndicated talk-radio show that airs throughout the United States on ...more

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Age: 53

Birthplace: Everett, Washington, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Film Producer, + more

Credits: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Strange Brew, National Treasure: Book of Secrets

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Jon Stewart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Critics
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Jon Stewart (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, November 28, 1962) is an American comedian, writer, producer, director, actor, media critic, and former television host. He was the host of The Daily Show, a satirical news program on Comedy Central, from 1999 until 2015. Stewart started as a stand-up ...more

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Age: 54

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

Profession: Commentator, Talk show host, Journalist, Television producer, Film Producer, + more

Credits: The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The 78th Annual Academy Awards, The 80th Annual Academy Awards

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Simon Cowell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Critics
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Simon Phillip Cowell is an English reality TV celebrity, music and television producer and talent scout. He is known in the United Kingdom and United States for his role as a talent judge on TV shows such as Pop Idol, The X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and American Idol. He owns the television ...more

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Age: 57

Birthplace: Lambeth, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Record producer, Businessperson, Television producer, A&R executive, Entrepreneur, + more

Credits: American Idol, Scary Movie 3, The X Factor, The X Factor

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Michael Moore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Critics
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Michael Francis Moore is an American documentary filmmaker, screenwriter, author, journalist, actor, and liberal political activist. He is the director and producer of Fahrenheit 9/11, a critical look at the presidency of George W. Bush and the War on Terror, which is the highest-grossing ...more

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Age: 62

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Flint

Profession: Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor, Writer, Critic, + more

Credits: Bowling for Columbine, Sicko, Roger & Me, Fahrenheit 9/11

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