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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: 51

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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Jonathan Stewart is a voice actor. ...more

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Age: 53

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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#50 on The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World

#70 on The Funniest People of All Time

#5 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

#36 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

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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: 56

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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#23 on The Most Powerful People on Twitter

#49 on Celebrities You Would Not Want as a Stepdad

#1 on New American Idol Judge Picks

#2 on The Best Reality Show Judges

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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: 61

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States of America

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

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

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#18 on Celebrities Who Should Run for President

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Noam Chomsky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Critics
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Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, political commentator, social justice activist, and anarcho-syndicalist advocate. Sometimes described as the "father of modern linguistics", Chomsky is also a major figure in analytic philosophy. He has spent ...more

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Age: 87

Birthplace: East Oak Lane, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Profession: Linguist, Cognitive scientist, Historian, Logician Screenwriter, + more

Credits: L'encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme, The U.S. vs. John Lennon, Noam Chomsky: Distorted Morality, Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause

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Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Critics
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Roger Joseph Ebert was an American film critic, journalist, and screenwriter. He was a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times from 1967 until his death in 2013. In 1975, Ebert was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. As of 2010, his reviews were syndicated to more than 200 ...more

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Age: Died at 71 (1942-2013)

Birthplace: USA, Urbana, Illinois

Profession: Film critic, Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter Author, + more

Credits: Siskel & Ebert, Sneak Previews, At the Movies, For the Love of Movies: The Story of American Film Criticism

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#10 on The Most Powerful People on Twitter

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Christopher Hitchens is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Critics
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Christopher Eric Hitchens was an Anglo-American author, literary critic and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate and Vanity Fair. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of over thirty ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1949-2011)

Birthplace: South East England, Eurasia, South West England, Dorset United Kingdom, + more

Profession: Commentator, Journalist, Author, Essayist Writer, + more

Credits: Phil Ochs: There but for Fortune, Manufacturing Dissent, Collision, Human Terrain: War Becomes Academic

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#14 on History's Greatest Essayists

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Marcel Proust is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Critics
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Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust was a French novelist, critic, and essayist best known for his monumental novel À la recherche du temps perdu, published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by many to be one of the greatest authors of all time. ...more

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Age: Died at 51 (1871-1922)

Birthplace: Auteuil-Neuilly-Passy

Profession: Librarian, Novelist, Essayist, Writer Critic

Credits: Marcel Proust's Time Regained, Swann in Love, The Captive, À la recherche du temps perdu

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#67 on The Best Writers of All Time

#44 on The Best Novelists of All Time

#7 on The Best Gay Authors

#3 on The Best Jewish Authors

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