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Celebrity atheists include some of the biggest names in entertainment and pop culture who do not believe in a higher power. This is a list of famous atheists, with photos, that is regularly updated as new celebrities choose atheism.

Who are the most famous celebrity atheists? There are hundreds of famous Hollywood atheists from TV, film, radio, and the theater. Some notable atheists on this list have either come out with or mentioned their atheism in public and others are just known for a lack of a belief in God. Celebrity atheism seems to be more prominent with the show-business set than in middle America. It's not as big a deal today to say "There Is No God" and still make lots of money in the entertainment industry as it used to be.

Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Woody Allen age 81 Heywood "Woody" Allen is an American actor, writer, director, comedian and playwright, whose career spans more than 50 years. He worked as a comedy writer in the 1950s, writing jokes ...more

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Keira Knightley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Keira Knightley age 32 Keira Christina Knightley is an English actress. She began acting as a child on television and made her film debut in 1995. She had a supporting role as Sabé in Star Wars Episode I: The ...more

Javier Bardem is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Javier Bardem age 48 Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor. In 2007, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. ...more

Kathy Griffin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Kathy Griffin age 56 Kathleen Mary "Kathy" Griffin is an American actress, comedian, writer, producer, and television host. Born in Chicago, Illinois, she moved to Los Angeles in 1978, where she studied ...more

Joaquin Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Joaquin Phoenix age 42 Joaquin Phoenix, known formerly as Leaf Phoenix, is a Puerto Rican-born American actor, producer, music video director, musician and activist. He has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, ...more

Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Brad Pitt age 53 William Bradley "Brad" Pitt is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting ...more

George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
George Carlin Died at 71 (1937-2008) George Denis Patrick Carlin was an American comedian, social critic, actor, and author. Carlin was noted for his black comedy and his thoughts on politics, the English language, psychology, ...more

Hugh Hefner is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Hugh Hefner age 91 Hugh Marston Hefner is an American adult magazine publisher, businessman, and a well-known playboy. This Chicago, Illinois native is a former journalist for Esquire and World War II veteran but ...more

Charlie Chaplin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Charlie Chaplin Died at 88 (1889-1977) Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor and filmmaker who rose to fame in the silent film era. Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona ...more

Julianne Moore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Julianne Moore age 56 Julianne Moore is an American-British actress and children's author. Prolific in cinema since the early 1990s, Moore is active in both art house and Hollywood films. She is particularly known ...more

Phillip Adams is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Phillip Adams age 77 Phillip Andrew Hedley Adams, AO, FAHA, FRSA is an Australian humanist, social commentator, broadcaster, public intellectual and farmer. He hosts an ABC Radio National program, Late Night Live, ...more

Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Daniel Radcliffe age 27 Daniel Jacob Radcliffe (born 23 July 1989) is an English actor who rose to prominence playing the title character in the Harry Potter film series. Radcliffe made his acting debut at age ten in ...more

David Cross is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
David Cross age 53 David Cross is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, singer, and voice artist, known primarily for his standup work, the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show, and his role as Tobias ...more

Lewis Black is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Lewis Black age 68 Lewis Niles Black is an American comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his angry face, comedy and style, which often includes simulating a mental breakdown, or ...more

Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Morgan Freeman age 79 Morgan Freeman is an American actor, film director, and narrator. Freeman has received Academy Award nominations for his performances in Street Smart, Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank ...more

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Jodie Foster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Jodie Foster age 54 Alicia Christian Foster, known professionally as Jodie Foster, is an American actress, film director, and producer. Foster began acting in commercials at the age of three, and her first ...more

Roger Ebert is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Roger Ebert Died at 71 (1942-2013) 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 ...more

Katharine Hepburn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Katharine Hepburn Died at 96 (1907-2003) Katharine Houghton Hepburn was an American actress. Known for her fierce independence and spirited personality, Hepburn was a leading lady in Hollywood for more than 60 years. She appeared in a ...more

Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Angelina Jolie age 41 Angelina Jolie Pitt is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards, and has been cited as ...more

Joe Ahearne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Joe Ahearne age 52 Joe Ahearne is a British television writer and director, best known for his work on several fantasy and science fiction based programmes including Ultraviolet, Apparitions and Doctor Who.

Larry King is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Larry King age 83 Larry King is an American television and radio host, actor, voice artist, and comedian whose work has been recognized with awards including two Peabodys and 10 Cable ACE Awards. He began as a ...more

Brandy Alexandre is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Brandy Alexandre age 51 Brandy Alexandre is the stage name of a former American adult actress.

Robert Altman is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Robert Altman Died at 81 (1925-2006) Robert Bernard Altman was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. A five time nominee of the Academy Award for Best Director and an enduring figure from the New Hollywood era, ...more

Adithya is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Adithya age 43 Adithya Menon born on 6 April, often credited as Adithya, is an Indian film actor who appears in Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam films. He was born in Mumbai and his family migrated to Dubai, UAE ...more

Paul Giamatti is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Paul Giamatti age 49 Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti is an American actor. Giamatti began his career as a supporting actor in several films produced during the 1990s including Private Parts, The Truman Show, Saving ...more

Alejandro Amenábar is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Alejandro Amenábar age 45 Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos, commonly known as Alejandro Amenábar, is a Spanish writer, composer and director. Among other honors, he has won an Academy Award, 8 Goyas and ...more

Wil Anderson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Wil Anderson age 43 William James "Wil" Anderson is an Australian comedian, writer, stand-up performer, television and radio presenter, and media personality.

Asia Argento is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Asia Argento age 41 Aria Asia Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento is an Italian actress, singer, model, and director.

Darren Aronofsky is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Darren Aronofsky age 48 Darren Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He has received acclaim for his often surreal, disturbing films and has been noted for frequent collaborations with ...more

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Seth MacFarlane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Seth MacFarlane age 43 Seth Woodbury MacFarlane is an American actor, animator, cartoonist, writer, producer, director, comedian, singer, and songwriter. He is the creator of the TV series Family Guy and co-creator of ...more

Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Sir Ian McKellen age 76 Sir Ian Murray McKellen, CH, CBE is an English actor. He is the recipient of six Laurence Olivier Awards, a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a BIF Award, two Saturn ...more

Jane Asher is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Jane Asher age 71 Jane Asher is an English actress who achieved early fame as a child star, and has worked extensively in film and TV throughout her career. She was a key figure of 1960s showbusiness society as ...more

Kevin Bacon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Kevin Bacon age 58 Kevin Norwood Bacon is an American actor and musician whose films include musical-drama film Footloose, the controversial historical conspiracy legal thriller JFK, the legal drama A Few Good ...more

Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Dame Helen Mirren age 71 Dame Helen Lydia Mirren, DBE, is an English actor. Mirren has won an Academy Award for Best Actress, four BAFTAs, three Golden Globes, four Emmy Awards, and two Cannes Film Festival Best Actress ...more

David Baddiel is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
David Baddiel age 51 David Lionel Baddiel is an English comedian, novelist and television presenter. He is known for his work alongside Rob Newman in The Mary Whitehouse Experience and partnership with Frank ...more

Joan Bakewell is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Joan Bakewell age 84 Joan Dawson Bakewell, Baroness Bakewell, DBE is an English journalist, television presenter and Labour Party Peer. Baroness Bakewell is President of Birkbeck, University of London.

Roman Polański is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Roman Polański age 83 Roman Polanski is a Polish and, since 1976, naturalized-French film director, producer, writer, and actor. Having made films in Poland, the United Kingdom, France and the United States, he is ...more

Sarah Bernhardt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Sarah Bernhardt Died at 79 (1844-1923) Sarah Bernhardt was a French stage and early film actress. She was referred to as "the most famous actress the world has ever known". Bernhardt made her fame on the stages of France in ...more

Paul Bettany is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Paul Bettany age 45 Paul Bettany is an English actor. He first came to the attention of mainstream audiences when he appeared in the British film Gangster No. 1, and director Brian Helgeland's film A Knight's Tale. ...more

Orla Brady is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Orla Brady age 54 Orla Brady is an Irish actress.

Brannon Braga is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Brannon Braga age 50 Brannon Braga is an American television producer, director and screenwriter currently serving as an executive producer on the Fox primetime series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, a re-launch of ...more

Jim Broadbent is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Jim Broadbent age 67 Jim Broadbent is an actor.

Emma Thompson is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Emma Thompson age 57 Emma Thompson is a British actress, comedienne, screenwriter and author. Cited as one of the greatest British actresses of her generation, she is known for her portrayals of reticent women in ...more

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Guy Pearce is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Guy Pearce age 49 Guy Edward Pearce is an Australian actor and musician. He is well known for having starred in the role of Mike Young in the Australian television series Neighbours and in films such as The ...more

Jeremy Brock is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Jeremy Brock age 56 Jeremy Brock is an English actor, producer, writer, fisher and director whose works include the screenplays Mrs. Brown, Driving Lessons, The Last King of Scotland, and Charlotte Gray. His awards ...more

Charlie Brooker is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Charlie Brooker age 46 Charlton "Charlie" Brooker is an English satirist and broadcaster. He has worked in television, radio, print and online media. In addition to writing credits for programmes such as ...more

Derren Brown is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Derren Brown age 46 Derren Brown is an English illusionist, mentalist, trickster, hypnotist, painter, writer, and sceptic. He is known for his appearances in television specials, stage productions, and British ...more

Luis Buñuel is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Luis Buñuel Died at 83 (1900-1983) Luis Buñuel Portolés was a filmmaker who worked in Spain, Mexico and France. When Luis Buñuel died at age 83, his obituary in the New York Times called him "an ...more

Joe Rogan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Joe Rogan age 49 Joseph James "Joe" Rogan is an American stand-up comedian, actor, martial artist, sports commentator, and podcaster. He is known for his work commentating for the Ultimate Fighting ...more

Gabriel Byrne is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists
Gabriel Byrne age 66 Gabriel James Byrne is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he joined London's ...more