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Famous People Named Gustavo

Updated November 4, 2019 3.3k views99 items
Have you ever realized how many famous people named Gustavo there are? We put together this list of celebrities named Gustavo to show that Gustavos have a lot of good representation for their names. Some of the famous Gustavos on this list might go by Gus, so this list also includes famous people named Gus. From actors named Gustavo to athletes named Gustavo, this list should include the most notable people whose name is Gustavo. This list includes well-known Gustavos like American director, writer, musician and painter Gus Van Sant, basketball player Gus Johnson, and Brazilian former tennis player Gustavo Kuerten.
  • Painter, Television producer


    BirthplaceLouisville, Kentucky, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gus Green Van Sant Jr. (born July 24, 1952) is an American film director, screenwriter, painter, photographer, musician, and author who has earned acclaim as both an independent and mainstream...  more

    Why The Gus Van Sant Scene-For-Scene Remake Of Hitchcock's 'Psycho' Exists#73 of 250 The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked#147 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

  • Basketball player

    AgeDec. at 48 (1938-1987)

    BirthplaceAkron, Ohio, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gus Johnson Jr. (December 13, 1938 – April 29, 1987) was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). A 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m), 235-pound (107 kg)...  more
  • Tennis player


    BirthplaceFlorianópolis, Brazil


    Gustavo Kuerten (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɡusˈtavu ˈkiɾtẽ]; born 10 September 1976), nicknamed Guga, is a retired World No. 1 tennis player from Brazil. He won the French Open singles title three...  more

    #982 of 1,316 The Best Athletes Of All Time#27 of 217 The Greatest Men's Tennis Players of All Time#23 of 83 The Greatest Male Tennis Players of the Open Era

  • Astronaut, Military aviator

    AgeDec. at 40 (1926-1967)

    BirthplaceMitchell, Indiana, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Virgil Ivan "Gus" Grissom (April 3, 1926 – January 27, 1967) was one of the seven original National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Project Mercury astronauts, and the first of the Mercury...  more
  • Basketball player


    BirthplaceMount Vernon, New York

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gus Williams may refer to: Gus Williams (vaudeville) (1848–1915), American comedian and songwriter Gus Williams (outfielder) (1888–1964), German-American baseball player Gus Williams (pitcher)...  more
  • Coach, American football player


    BirthplaceIrving, Texas

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Arthur Gustavo Malzahn III (born October 28, 1965) is the head football coach for the Auburn Tigers. He spent the 2012 season as the head football coach at Arkansas State University. From 2009 to...  more
  • Record producer, Guitarist

    AgeDec. at 55 (1959-2014)

    BirthplaceBuenos Aires, Argentina


    Gustavo Adrián Cerati (11 August 1959 – 4 September 2014) was an Argentine singer-songwriter, composer and producer, considered one of the most important and influential figures of Ibero-American...  more
  • Technician, Voice acting


    BirthplaceAustin, Texas, USA

    NationalityUnited States of America, Mexico

    Gustavo Raul "Gus" Sorola III (born February 22, 1978) is an American actor and podcast host. He is best known for his work with Rooster Teeth....  more
  • American football player


    BirthplaceKittanning, Pennsylvania

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gustave Joseph Frerotte (; born July 31, 1971) is a former American football quarterback. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the seventh round of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played college...  more

    #38 of 97 The Best NFL Quarterbacks of the '90s#21 of 32 The Best Touchdown Celebrations of All Time#181 of 246 The Best Miami Dolphins of All Time

  • Gustavo Boccoli (Hebrew: גוסטבו בוקולי‎; born 16 February 1978) is a retired Brazilian-born Israeli footballer. He was a versatile midfielder/forward who played most of his career for Maccabi Haifa....  more
  • Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceEl Palomar, Buenos Aires, Argentina


    Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla (born 19 August 1951) is an Argentine musician, film composer and producer. He has won Academy Awards for Best Original Score in two consecutive years, for Brokeback...  more
  • Manager, Coach


    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay


    Gustavo Augusto "Gus" Poyet Domínguez (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡus poˈʝet]; born 15 November 1967) is a Uruguayan former footballer. He was most recently the manager of Ligue 1 side Bordeaux. Poyet...  more

    #141 of 146 The Greatest South American Footballers of All Time#54 of 303 The Best Chelsea Players Of All Time

  • AgeDec. at 34 (1836-1870)

    BirthplaceSeville, Spain


    Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (February 17, 1836, Seville – December 22, 1870, Madrid), was a Spanish Romanticist poet and writer (mostly short...  more
  • Wrestler, Soldier

    AgeDec. at 46 (1898-1944)

    BirthplaceEwen, Michigan

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gustave Adolph Sonnenberg (March 6, 1898 – September 9, 1944) was an American football player and professional wrestler of German descent and World Heavyweight Champion. As a wrestler, he was...  more
  • Laborer, Musician

    AgeDec. at 96 (1883-1979)


    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gustavus "Gus" Cannon (September 12, 1883 or 1884 – October 15, 1979) was an American blues musician who helped to popularize jug bands (such as his own Cannon's Jug Stompers) in the 1920s and 1930s....  more
  • Actor, Professional Boxer

    AgeDec. at 82 (1928-2010)

    BirthplaceUSA, Wisconsin, Milwaukee

    NationalityUnited States of America, Australia

    Augustino Eugenio Mercurio (10 August 1928 – 7 December 2010) better known as Gus Mercurio, was an American-born Australian character actor who appeared in radio, television and film....  more
  • Lumberjack, Miner

    AgeDec. at 90 (1910-2000)

    BirthplaceCherry Township, Minnesota, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Gus Hall (born Arvo Kustaa Halberg; October 8, 1910 – October 13, 2000) was a leader and chairman of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA) and its four-time U.S. presidential candidate. As a labor leader,...  more
  • AgeDec. at 68 (1911-1979)

    BirthplacePuebla, Mexico


    Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Bolaños (Spanish pronunciation: [gusˈtaβo ˈðias oɾˈðas]; 12 March 1911 – 15 July 1979) was a Mexican politician and member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). He served...  more
  • Conductor, Musician


    BirthplaceBarquisimeto, Venezuela


    Gustavo Adolfo Dudamel Ramírez (born 26 January 1981) is a Venezuelan conductor and violinist. He is the music director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar and the Los Angeles Philharmonic....  more
  • Age55

    BirthplaceZumbrota, Minnesota

    NationalityUnited States of America

    Paul Casey "Gus" Bradley (born July 5, 1966) is an American football coach who is the current defensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was the...  more
  • Politician, Military Officer

    AgeDec. at 74 (1900-1975)

    BirthplaceTunja, Colombia


    Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (12 March 1900 – 17 January 1975) was the 19th President of Colombia from June 1953 to May 1957. An Army General, he mounted a successful coup d'état against the incumbent...  more
  • Age93

    BirthplaceLima, Peru


    Gustavo Gutiérrez Merino (born 8 June 1928) is a Peruvian philosopher, theologian, and Dominican priest regarded as one of the founders of liberation theology. He currently holds the John Cardinal...  more
  • Gustav "Gus" Hansen (born Gustav Jacobsen on 13 February 1974 outside Copenhagen, Denmark) is a professional Danish poker player who has lived in Monaco since 2003. In his poker career, Hansen has...  more
  • Manager, Baseball player

    AgeDec. at 78 (1905-1984)

    BirthplaceGalveston, Texas

    August Rodney Mancuso (December 5, 1905 – October 26, 1984), nicknamed "Blackie", was an American professional baseball player, coach, scout and radio sports commentator. He played as a catcher in...  more
  • Gustav George "Gus" Lesnevich (February 22, 1915 – February 28, 1964) was an American boxer who held the World Light Heavyweight Championship....  more
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