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Who Is The Most Famous Ivan In The World?

Updated February 12, 2021 731 votes 48 voters 12.6k views82 items

List RulesVote up all of the Ivans you've heard of.

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

Ivan Reitman is certainly one of the most famous Ivans on this list. One of the famous directors named Ivan, he helmed such movies as Ghostbusters, Twins, and Kindergarten Cop. He also produced Animal House, Space Jam, and more.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ivan is Ivan the Terrible. He was the Grand Prince of Moscow from 1533 to 1547. He went on to become the first Tsar of Russia from 1547 to 1584.

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

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    Ivan Lendl

    1960-03-07
    Ivan Lendl (Czech pronunciation: [ˈɪvan ˈlɛndl̩]; born March 7, 1960) is a retired...  more

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    #112 of 1,424 The Best Athletes Of All Time#243 of 329 The Most Obnoxious Athletes

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    Ivan IV Vasilyevich (; Russian: Ива́н Васи́льевич, tr. Ivan Vasilyevich; 25 August 1530 – 28...  more

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    #238 of 347 The Most Important Leaders In World History#5 of 23 The Weirdest Royals Throughout History

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    Ivan Milat

    1944-12-27
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    Ivan Reitman

    1946-10-27
    Ivan Reitman, (born October 27, 1946) is a Slovak-Canadian film producer and director, best...  more
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    Ivan Bussens

    1960-06-03
    Ivan Bussens (3 June 1960 – 27 August 2007) was a British sportsman who competed at water polo...  more
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    Ivan Moravec

    1930-11-09
    Ivan Moravec (9 November 1930 – 27 July 2015) was a Czech concert pianist whose performing and...  more
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    Ivan Koloff

    1942-08-25
    Ivan Koloff (born Oreal Donald Perras; August 25, 1942 – February 18, 2017) was a Canadian...  more

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    Ivan Bunin

    1870-10-22
    Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin ( or ; Russian: Ива́н Алексе́евич Бу́нин, IPA: [ɪˈvan ɐlʲɪˈksʲejɪvʲɪtɕ...  more
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    Ivan Neville

    1959-08-19
    Ivan Neville (born August 19, 1959) is an American multi-instrumentalist musician, singer, and...  more
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    Ivan Desny

    1922-12-28
    Ivan Desny, born Ivan Nikolaevich Desnitskij (28 December 1922 – 13 April 2002) was a Swiss...  more
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    Ivan Urgant

    1978-04-16
    Ivan Andreevich Urgant (Russian: Ива́н Андре́евич У́ргант; (born 16 April 1978) is a Russian...  more
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    Ivan Putski

    1941-01-21
    Józef Bednarski (born January 21, 1941) is a Polish-American former professional wrestler and...  more

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    #108 of 157 Ranking The Greatest WWE Hall of Fame Inductees#71 of 108 The Best Pro Wrestling Champions

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    Ivan Sergei

    1971-05-07
    Ivan Sergei (; born May 7, 1971) is an American actor known for his work in television. His...  more
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    Ivan Davis

    1932-02-04
    Ivan Roy Davis, Jr. (February 4, 1932 – March 12, 2018) was an internationally renowned...  more
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    Ivan Trojan (born 30 June 1964 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech actor. He graduated from...  more
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    Ivan Johnson

    1984-04-10
    Ivan W. Johnson is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Talk...  more
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    Ivan Fisher

    1943-08-26
    Ivan S. Fisher (born 1943) is a prominent New York City criminal defense attorney. He...  more
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    Ivan Massow

    1967-09-11
    Ivan Julian Massow (born 11 September 1967) is a British financial services entrepreneur, gay...  more
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    Ivan Lins

    1945-06-16
    Ivan Guimarães Lins (born June 16, 1945) is a Latin Grammy-winning Brazilian musician. He has...  more
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    Ivan Dixon

    1931-04-06
    Ivan Nathaniel Dixon III (April 6, 1931 – March 16, 2008) was an American actor, director, and...  more
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    Ivan Sutherland

    1938-05-16
    Ivan Edward Sutherland (born May 16, 1938) is an American computer scientist and Internet...  more
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    Ivan Pavlov

    1849-09-26
    Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (Russian: Ива́н Петро́вич Па́влов, IPA: [ɪˈvan pʲɪˈtrovʲɪtɕ ˈpavləf]...  more

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    Ivan Král

    1948-05-12
    Ivan Král (born May 12, 1948, in Prague) is a Czech-born American composer, filmmaker, record...  more
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    Ivan Villazon

    1959-10-25
    Iván Francisco Villazón Aponte was born October 25, 1959 in the city of Valledupar, Colombia....  more
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    Ivan Bella

    1964-05-25
    Ivan Bella (born 25 May 1964 in Brezno, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia)) is a Slovak Air Force...  more