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

George Clooney is among the most popular actors in the world, and George Lucas holds the same status as a filmmaker. We've had several presidents named George, including George Washington, and more recently both George Bush and his son George W. You also can't forget the most famous comedian who ever lived, George Carlin! If your name is George, you are definitely in great company.

George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named George
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 57

Birthplace: Lexington, Kentucky, United States of America

George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is the recipient of three Golden Globe Awards and two Academy Awards, one for acting in Syriana (2006) and the ...more

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George W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named George
Pilot, Public speaker, Businessperson

Age: 72

Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and businessman who served as the 43rd president of the United States from 2001 to 2009. He had previously served as the 46th ...more

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George H. W. Bush is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named George
Businessperson, Politician, Soldier

Age: 94

Birthplace: Eastern United States, Milton, New England, Norfolk County, United States of America, + more

George Herbert Walker Bush (June 12, 1924 – November 30, 2018) was an American politician and businessman who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd ...more

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George Washington is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named George
Surveyor, Politician, Soldier

Age: Dec. at 67 (1732-1799)

Birthplace: Popes Creek, Colony of Virginia, British America

George Washington was the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the ...more

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George Harrison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named George
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist

Age: Dec. at 58 (1943-2001)

Birthplace: Liverpool, England

George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the ...more

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George Michael is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named George
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Musician

Age: 55

Birthplace: England, London

George Michael (born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou; 25 June 1963 – 25 December 2016) was an English singer, songwriter, record producer, and philanthropist who rose to fame as a member of the ...more

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George Foreman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named George
Entrepreneur, Author, Actor

Age: 70

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Marshall

George Edward Foreman (born January 10, 1949) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1969 to 1977, and from 1987 to 1997. Nicknamed "Big George", he is a two-time ...more

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George Carlin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named George
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: Dec. at 71 (1937-2008)

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

George Denis Patrick Carlin (May 12, 1937 – June 22, 2008) was an American stand-up comedian, actor, author, and social critic. He was known for his black comedy and reflections on politics, the ...more

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George Lucas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named George
Television producer, Entrepreneur, Film Producer

Age: 74

Birthplace: Modesto, California, United States of America

George Walton Lucas Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American filmmaker and entrepreneur. Lucas created the Star Wars and Indiana Jones franchises and founded Lucasfilm, LucasArts and Industrial ...more

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George Best is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named George
Footballer

Age: Dec. at 59 (1946-2005)

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

George Best (22 May 1946 – 25 November 2005) was a Northern Irish professional footballer who played as a winger, spending most of his club career at Manchester United. Named European Footballer ...more

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George Takei is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named George
Author, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 81

Birthplace: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

George Hosato Takei (; born Hosato Takei, April 20, 1937) is an American actor, author, and activist. He is best known for his role as Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the ...more

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George Gervin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named George
Basketball player

Age: 66

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan

George Gervin (born April 27, 1952), nicknamed "The Iceman", is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and ...more

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George Lopez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named George
Talk show host, Television director, Comedian

Age: 57

Birthplace: Los Angeles, USA, California, Mission Hills

George Edward Lopez (born April 23, 1961) is an American comedian and actor. He is known for starring in his self-produced ABC sitcom. His stand-up comedy examines race and ethnic relations, ...more

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George Orwell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named George
Journalist, Novelist, Essayist

Age: Dec. at 47 (1903-1950)

Birthplace: Motihari, India

Eric Arthur Blair (25 June 1903 – 21 January 1950), better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and essayist, journalist and critic, whose work is characterised by lucid ...more

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George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named George
Basketball player

Age: Dec. at 81 (1924-2005)

Birthplace: Joliet, Illinois

George Lawrence Mikan Jr. (June 18, 1924 – June 1, 2005), nicknamed Mr. Basketball, was an American professional basketball player for the Chicago American Gears of the National Basketball ...more

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George S. Patton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named George

Age: Dec. at 60 (1885-1945)

Birthplace: San Gabriel, California

George Smith Patton Jr. (November 11, 1885 – December 21, 1945) was a General of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the ...more

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George Strait is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named George
Record producer, Musician, Actor

Age: 66

Birthplace: Poteet, Texas, United States of America

George Harvey Strait Sr. (born May 18, 1952) is an American country music singer, songwriter, actor, and music producer. George Strait is known as the "King of Country" and is ...more

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George C. Scott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named George
Theatre Director, Soldier, Theatrical producer

Age: Dec. at 72 (1927-1999)

Birthplace: USA, Virginia, Wise

George Campbell Scott (October 18, 1927 – September 22, 1999) was an American stage and film actor, director and producer. He was best known for his stage work, as well as his portrayal of ...more

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George Burns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named George
Comedian, Television producer, Radio personality

Age: Dec. at 100 (1896-1996)

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

George Burns (born Nathan Birnbaum; Yiddish: נתן בירנבוים‎; January 20, 1896 – March 9, 1996) was an American comedian, actor, singer, and writer. He was one of the few entertainers whose career ...more

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George Soros is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named George
Analyst, Business magnate, Trader

Age: 88

Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

George Soros, Hon (born Schwartz György; August 12, 1930) is a Hungarian-American investor and philanthropist. As of February 2018, he had a net worth of $8 billion, having donated more ...more

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George Jones is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named George
Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter

Age: Dec. at 82 (1931-2013)

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Saratoga

George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best ...more

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George Brett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named George
Baseball player

Age: 65

Birthplace: Glen Dale, West Virginia

George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953) is a retired American baseball third baseman and designated hitter who played 21 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals. Brett's ...more

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George Peppard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named George
Film Producer, Actor

Age: Dec. at 66 (1928-1994)

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Detroit

George Peppard Jr. (; October 1, 1928 – May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor. Peppard secured a major role when he starred alongside Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's ...more

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George Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named George
Soldier, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 94

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

George Harris Kennedy Jr. (February 18, 1925 – February 28, 2016) was an American actor who appeared in more than 100 film and television productions. He played "Dragline" opposite ...more

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George Pataki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named George
Politician, Lawyer

Age: 73

Birthplace: Peekskill, New York, United States of America

George Elmer Pataki (; born June 24, 1945) is an American lawyer and Republican politician who served as the 53rd Governor of New York (1995–2006). An attorney by profession, Pataki was elected ...more

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