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Who Is The Most Famous Ian In The World?

Updated November 19, 2020 954 votes 82 voters 54.7k views92 items

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How many celebrities named Ian can you think of? The famous Ians below have many different professions, including notable actors named Ian, famous rock stars and musicians named Ian, and even athletes named Ian.

Sir Ian McKellen is certainly one of the most famous Ians on this list. One of the famous actors named Ian, he is best known for portraying Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films. He also appeared in such movies as Gods and Monsters and X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ian is Ian Curtis. The Joy Division lead singer tragically died by suicide in 1980. Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister was actually born Ian Fraser Kilmister. Ian Hunter is another British singer named Ian. 

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