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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. Hopefully, none of these popular bodybuilders end up on our lists of the worst types of gym people or these creepy pictures of bodybuilders. There are hundreds of thousands 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, icons of when this "muscle sport" got its prominence in the 1970s. Photos on this list tend to be from the "classic period" of a given bodybuilder. Featuring white bodybuilders, black bodybuilders, and modern day bodybuilders, this list has many familiar names of the bodybuilding world. 

While this isn't a list of all male bodybuilders who have competed professionally, it does represent who the best male bodybuilders are.

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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 and Mansfield made four movies together, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?, The Loves of Hercules, Promises! Promises!, and L'Amore Primitivo. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 80 (1926-2006)

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Nationality: United States of America, 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 record for most wins as an IFBB professional with 26. He broke the record previously on November 5, 2004. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 54

Birthplace: Bastrop, Louisiana, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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 on Wikipedia

Age: 45

Birthplace: Sterling, Massachusetts, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

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 Jackson is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Male Bodybuilders
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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 on Wikipedia

Age: 49

Birthplace: USA, Florida

Nationality: United States of America

Profession: Bodybuilder

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