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List of famous people named Ben, along with photos. How many celebrities named Benjamin can you think of? The famous Bens below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Benjamin, athletes named Ben, and even political figures named Benjamin. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Ben? Add them to the list.

There are quite a few actors on this list. Ben Affleck helped write and starred in the Academy Award winning Good Will Hunting. Since then he has also started a directing career with movies such as Argo and The Town. Ben Stiller is a comedic actor who starred in many films and guest starred on many t.v. shows, such as Friends. He's even hosted Saturday Night Live.

Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was also a famous inventor. Some of his inventions include, bifocals and the lightning rod. 
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 46

Birthplace: Berkeley, California, United States of America

Benjamin Géza Affleck-Boldt (born August 15, 1972) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two ...more

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Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 53

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, musician and director. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and ...more

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Ben Roethlisberger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 33

Birthplace: Lima, Ohio, United States of America

Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger Sr. (; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played ...more

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Ben Kingsley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 75

Birthplace: Snainton, England

Sir Ben Kingsley (born Krishna Pandit Bhanji; 31 December 1943) is an English actor with a career spanning over 50 years. He has won an Oscar, a Grammy, a BAFTA, two Golden Globes, and a Screen ...more

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Benjamin Franklin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Ben
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Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Benjamin Franklin (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was an American polymath and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. Franklin was a leading author, ...more

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Ben Wallace is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 44

Birthplace: White Hall, Alabama

Benjamin Cameron Wallace (born September 10, 1974) is an American retired professional basketball player. A native of Alabama, Wallace attended Cuyahoga Community College and Virginia Union ...more

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Benjamin Harrison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Ben
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Birthplace: North Bend, Ohio, United States of America

Benjamin Harrison (August 20, 1833 – March 13, 1901) was an American politician and lawyer who served as the 23rd president of the United States from 1889 to 1893. He was a grandson of the ninth ...more

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Ben Alexander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Dec. at 21 (1971-1992)

Birthplace: Penrith, Australia

Ben Alexander (13 September 1971 – 21 June 1992) was an Australian rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership. He was the younger brother of ...more
Ben Stein is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 74

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He was a speechwriter for U.S. presidents Richard Nixon and ...more

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Ben Mowen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 34

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Ben Mowen (born 1 December 1984) is an Australian professional rugby union player. He was the captain of the ACT Brumbies rugby union club in the Super Rugby competition and the Australia ...more
Ben Harper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 49

Birthplace: Pomona, California, United States of America

Benjamin Chase Harper (born October 28, 1969) is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Harper plays an eclectic mix of blues, folk, soul, reggae, and rock music and is known ...more

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Ben Bernanke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 65

Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia, USA

Ben Shalom Bernanke ( bər-NANG-kee; born December 13, 1953) is an American economist at the Brookings Institution who served two terms as Chair of the Federal Reserve, the central bank of the ...more

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Ben Foster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 38

Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Benjamin A. Foster (born October 29, 1980) is an American actor. He has had roles in films including The Punisher (2004), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), Alpha Dog (2006), The Messenger (2009), ...more

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Ben Folds is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 52

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America

Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966) is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. From 1995 to 2000, Folds was the frontman and pianist of the alternative rock band Ben Folds ...more

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Benjamin Netanyahu is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 69

Birthplace: Eurasia, Israel, Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District

Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu (Hebrew: בִּנְיָמִין נְתַנְיָהוּ ; born 21 October 1949) is an Israeli politician who has been Prime Minister of Israel since 2009, having previously held the ...more

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Ben Whishaw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 38

Birthplace: England, Clifton

Benjamin John Whishaw (born 14 October 1980) is an English actor. In 2004, he played the title role in an Old Vic production of Hamlet, earning an Olivier Award nomination. On television, ...more

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Ben Barnes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 37

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Benjamin Thomas Barnes (born 20 August 1981) is a British actor and singer. He is best known for his roles as Prince Caspian in The Chronicles of Narnia film series, Logan Delos in Westworld, ...more

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Ben Gordon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 35

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Benjamin Ashenafi Gordon (born April 4, 1983) is a British-American former professional basketball player. Gordon played college basketball for the University of Connecticut and won a national ...more

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Ben Tapuai is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 30

Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Ben Tapuai is a professional rugby player for the Queensland Reds. Tapuai grew up in Melbourne and is of Samoan heritage.
Benjamin Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 47

Birthplace: Bolivar, USA, Missouri

Benjamin "Coach" Wade is an American reality television personality best known for being a contestant on Survivor: Tocantins, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains, and Survivor: South ...more

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Ben Zobrist is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 37

Birthplace: Eureka, Illinois

Benjamin Thomas Zobrist (; born May 26, 1981), nicknamed Zorilla, is an American professional baseball second baseman and outfielder for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball (MLB). He ...more

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Benjamin Salisbury is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 38

Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Benjamin David Salisbury (born October 19, 1980) is an American actor and dancer best known for playing the role of Brighton Sheffield on the CBS television sitcom The Nanny from 1993 to 1999.
Ben Savage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 38

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Bennett Joseph Savage (born September 13, 1980) is an American actor. He played the lead role of Cory Matthews on the ABC sitcom Boy Meets World (1993–2000) and its Disney Channel sequel Girl ...more

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Benjamin Bratt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 55

Birthplace: USA, California, San Francisco

Benjamin Bratt (born December 16, 1963) is a Peruvian-American actor, producer and activist. Bratt gained exposure through his supporting roles in Bright Angel (1990), Demolition Man (1993), ...more

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Ben McKenzie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Ben
Age: 40

Birthplace: Austin, Texas, USA

Benjamin McKenzie Schenkkan (born September 12, 1978), is an American actor, writer and director. He is known for his role as Jim Gordon and he portrayed Ryan Atwood in the television series The ...more

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