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Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 882 votes 27 voters 140.1k views105 items

List RulesVote up any of the Georges you have heard of.

How many celebrities named George can you think of? The famous Georges below have many different professions, including notable actors named George, famous athletes named George, and even political figures named George. 

George Clooney is certainly one of the most famous Georges on this list. He's the recipient of numerous Golden Globe and Academy Awards, and is known for movies such as Ocean's Eleven, The Descendants, and Syriana. 

Another of the famous people with the first name George is George Foreman. He is a former professional boxer, who went on to sell his own line of grills. George Michael is one of the famous singers named George. This list also features other famous athletes named George - like George Mikan - and movie stars named George, like George Segal. There are also football players named George, such as George Blanda.

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named George? Just add them to the list!  

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    George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Lucas

    1944-05-14

    BirthplaceModesto, California, USA

    George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas... more on Wikipedia

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    George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Clooney

    1961-05-06

    BirthplaceLexington, Kentucky, United States of America

    George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the... more on Wikipedia

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    George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Harrison

    1943-02-25

    BirthplaceLiverpool, United Kingdom

    George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician,... more on Wikipedia

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    George Takei is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Takei

    1937-04-20

    BirthplaceBoyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    George Hosato Takei (; born Hosato Takei, April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author, and... more on Wikipedia

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    George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George W. Bush

    1946-07-06

    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as... more on Wikipedia

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    George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Foreman

    1949-01-10

    BirthplaceMarshall, Texas, United States of America

    George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who... more on Wikipedia

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    George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    BirthplaceEastern United States, Milton, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America

    George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and... more on Wikipedia

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    George Washington is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    BirthplaceVirginia, United States of America

    George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the... more on Wikipedia

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    George Best is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Best

    1946-05-22

    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who... more on Wikipedia

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    George Orwell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Orwell

    1903-06-25

    BirthplaceMotihari, India

    Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George... more on Wikipedia

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    George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Carlin

    1937-05-12

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, USA

    George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian,... more on Wikipedia

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    George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Gervin

    1952-04-27

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan

    George Gervin (born April 27, 1952), nicknamed "The Iceman", is an American retired... more on Wikipedia

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    George Michael is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Michael

    1963-06-25

    BirthplaceEast Finchley, London, United Kingdom

    George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an... more on Wikipedia
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    George Lopez is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Lopez

    1961-04-23

    BirthplaceMission Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

    George Edward Lopez (born April 23, 1961) is an American comedian and actor. He is known for... more on Wikipedia

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    George S. Patton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    BirthplaceSan Gabriel, California

    George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a General of the United... more on Wikipedia

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    George R. R. Martin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?

    BirthplaceBayonne, New Jersey, United States of America

    George Raymond Richard Martin (born George Raymond Martin, September 20, 1948), also known as... more on Wikipedia

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    George Soros is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Soros

    1930-08-12

    BirthplaceBudapest, Hungary

    George Soros, Hon (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor... more on Wikipedia

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    George Burns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Burns

    1896-01-20

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum; Yiddish: נתן בירנבוים‎; January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996)... more on Wikipedia

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    George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Mikan

    1924-06-18

    BirthplaceJoliet, Illinois

    George Lawrence Mikan Jr. (June 18, 1924 – June 1, 2005), nicknamed Mr. Basketball, was an... more on Wikipedia

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    George Strait is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Strait

    1952-05-18

    BirthplacePoteet, Texas, USA

    George Harvey Strait Sr. (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia
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    George Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Jones

    1931-09-12

    BirthplaceSaratoga, Texas, United States of America

    George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and... more on Wikipedia

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    George Gershwin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Gershwin

    1898-09-26

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    George Gershwin (; born Jacob Bruskin Gershowitz, September 26, 1898 – July 11, 1937) was an... more on Wikipedia

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    George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Pataki

    1945-06-24

    BirthplacePeekskill, New York, USA

    George Elmer Pataki (; born June 24, 1945) is an American lawyer and Republican politician who... more on Wikipedia

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    George McGinnis is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George McGinnis

    1950-08-12

    BirthplaceIndianapolis, Indiana

    George F. McGinnis (born August 12, 1950) is an American retired professional basketball... more on Wikipedia

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    George Brett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous George In The World?
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    George Brett

    1953-05-15

    BirthplaceGlen Dale, West Virginia

    George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953) is a retired American baseball third baseman and... more on Wikipedia

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