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Who Is The Most Famous Ben In The World?

Updated November 12, 2020 1.4k votes 60 voters 71.3k views108 items

List RulesVote up all of the famous Bens you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Ben can you think of? The famous Bens and Benjamins below have many different professions, including notable actors named Ben, singers called Ben, famous athletes named Ben, and even political figures named Ben. Ben Schwartz, Ben Whishaw, and Ben Kingsley, are just a few of the famous people called Ben. 

Ben Affleck is one of the most famous actors named Ben. He's had an extensive acting and directing career, often collaborating with longtime friend Matt Damon. Other famous actors called Ben are Ben Stiller, Ben Savage, and Ben Feldman. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Ben is Benjamin Franklin. One of the founding fathers of the United States of America, Ben Franklin played a huge role in shaping the country we know today. A brilliant inventor, he contributed the inventions of the lightning rod, bifocals, and the Franklin stove. 

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    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American...  more

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    Ben Stiller

    1965-11-30

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer,...  more

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    Ben Affleck

    1972-08-15

    BirthplaceBerkeley, California, United States of America

    Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor, director, producer,...  more

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    Ben Schwartz

    1981-09-15

    BirthplaceNew York, United States of America

    Ben Schwartz is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is perhaps best known for...  more

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    Ben Kingsley

    1943-12-31

    BirthplaceSnainton, England

    Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor with a...  more

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  • Ben Roethlisberger6
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    BirthplaceLima, Ohio, United States of America

    Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. (; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American...  more

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  • Ben Savage7
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    Ben Savage

    1980-09-13

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, United States of America

    Bennett Joseph Savage (born September 13, 1980) is an American actor. He played the lead role...  more

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  • Ben Shapiro8
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    Ben Shapiro

    1984-01-15
    Benjamin Aaron Shapiro (; born January 15, 1984) is an American conservative political...  more
  • Ben E. King9
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    Ben E. King

    1938-09-28

    BirthplaceUSA, North Carolina, Henderson

    Benjamin Earl King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson, September 28, 1938 – April 30, 2015) was an...  more

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  • Benjamin Bratt10
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    Benjamin Bratt

    1963-12-16

    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Benjamin Bratt (born December 16, 1963) is a Peruvian-American actor, producer and activist....  more

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  • Ben Feldman11
    25

    Ben Feldman

    1980-05-27

    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

    Ben Feldman (born May 27, 1980) is an American actor. He has done stage acting, including the...  more
  • Benji Madden12
    17

    Benji Madden

    1979-03-11

    BirthplaceWaldorf, Maryland, United States of America

    Benjamin Levi Madden (né Combs; born March 11, 1979) is an American guitarist, vocalist,...  more

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  • Ben Mendelsohn13
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    Ben Mendelsohn

    1969-04-03

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Paul Benjamin "Ben" Mendelsohn (born April 3, 1969) is an Australian actor known for his work...  more

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  • Benjamin Harrison14
    22

    BirthplaceNorth Bend, Ohio, United States of America

    Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was an American politician and lawyer who...  more

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  • Ben McKenzie15
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    Ben McKenzie

    1978-09-12

    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, United States of America

    Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan (born September 12, 1978), is an American actor, writer and...  more

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  • Ben Wallace16
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    Ben Wallace

    1974-09-10

    BirthplaceWhite Hall, Alabama

    Benjamin Cameron Wallace (born September 10, 1974) is an American retired professional...  more

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    Ben Whishaw

    1980-10-14

    BirthplaceClifton, United Kingdom

    Benjamin John Whishaw (born 14 October 1980) is an English actor. In 2004, he played the title...  more

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  • Ben Alexander18
    18

    Ben Alexander

    1971-09-13

    BirthplacePenrith, Australia

    Ben Alexander (13 September 1971 – 21 June 1992) was an Australian rugby league footballer for...  more
  • Ben Mowen19
    18

    Ben Mowen

    1984-12-01

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Ben Mowen (born 1 December 1984) is an Australian professional rugby union player. He was the...  more
  • Ben Bernanke20
    14

    Ben Bernanke

    1953-12-13

    BirthplaceAugusta, Georgia, United States of America

    Ben Shalom Bernanke ( bər-NANG-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the...  more

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  • Ben Gibbard21
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    Ben Gibbard

    1976-08-11

    BirthplaceBremerton, Washington, United States of America

    Benjamin Gibbard (born August 11, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. He is...  more

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  • Ben Barnes22
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    Ben Barnes

    1981-08-20

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Benjamin Thomas Barnes (born 20 August 1981) is a British actor and singer. He is best known...  more
  • Ben Foster23
    12

    Ben Foster

    1980-10-29

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Benjamin A. Foster (born October 29, 1980) is an American actor. He has had roles in films...  more

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  • Ben Harper24
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    Ben Harper

    1969-10-28

    BirthplacePomona, California, United States of America

    Benjamin Chase Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and...  more

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  • Ben Folds25
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    Ben Folds

    1966-09-12

    BirthplaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

    Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter and record...  more

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