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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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  • Benjamin Franklin1

    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 Stiller2

    Ben Stiller


    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 Affleck3

    Ben Affleck


    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 Schwartz4

    Ben Schwartz


    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 Kingsley5

    Ben Kingsley


    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

    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

    Ben Savage


    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

    Ben Shapiro

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

    Ben E. King


    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

    Benjamin Bratt


    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

    Ben Feldman


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C., USA

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

    Benji Madden


    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

    Ben Mendelsohn


    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

    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

    Ben McKenzie


    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

    Ben Wallace


    BirthplaceWhite Hall, Alabama

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

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  • Ben Whishaw17

    Ben Whishaw


    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

    Ben Alexander


    BirthplacePenrith, Australia

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

    Ben Mowen


    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

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

    Ben Bernanke


    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

    Ben Gibbard


    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

    Ben Barnes


    BirthplaceEngland, London

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

    Ben Foster


    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

    Ben Harper


    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

    Ben Folds


    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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