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Who knew there were so many famous people named Jacques in the world? Our list of celebrities named Jacques includes pictures and information about each person when available, so you can get to know them a little better if you don't know them. The famous Jacques' below come from all walks of life, but all ended up achieving fame or notoriety in one way or another. This list includes singers named Jacques, actors named Jacques, and much more. Jacques Plante, Jacques Kallis, and Jacques Chirac are only a few of the well-known men named Jacques on this list.

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Jacques Plante is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Ice Hockey Player
Joseph Jacques Omer Plante was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. During a career lasting from 1947–1975, he was considered to be one of the most important innovators in hockey. He ...more
Jacques Kallis is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Cricketer
Jacques Henry Kallis is a former South African cricketer. A right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium swing bowler, Kallis is regarded as one of the greatest of the game's all-rounders. As ...more
Jacques Chirac is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Politician, Sailor, Critic
Jacques René Chirac is a French statesman, who served as President of France from 1995 to 2007. He previously served as Prime Minister of France from 1974 to 1976 and from 1986 to 1988, ...more
Jacques Derrida is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Philosopher
Jacques Derrida was a French philosopher, born in Algeria. Derrida is best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as deconstruction, which he discussed in numerous texts. He is ...more
Jacques Brel is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Film Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Screenwriter
Jacques Romain Georges Brel was a Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following—initially in Belgium ...more
Jacques Rougeau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Rougeau Jr. is a retired French-Canadian professional wrestler best known for his appearances in the 1980s and 1990s with the World Wrestling Federation. Rougeau began his career by ...more
Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Coach
Jacques Gerard Lemaire is a former ice hockey forward for the Montreal Canadiens and a long-time coach, most notably with the New Jersey Devils and the Minnesota Wild. After retiring at the end ...more
Jacques Offenbach is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Impresario, Composer, Cellist
Jacques Offenbach was a German-born French composer, cellist and impresario of the romantic period. He is remembered for his nearly 100 operettas of the 1850s–1870s and his uncompleted opera The ...more
Jacques Anquetil is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Professional Road Racing Cyclist
Jacques Anquetil was a French road racing cyclist and the first cyclist to win the Tour de France five times, in 1957 and from 1961 to 1964. He stated before the 1961 Tour that he would gain the ...more
Jacques Lacan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Philosopher
Jacques Marie Émile Lacan was a French psychoanalyst and psychiatrist who has been called "the most controversial psycho-analyst since Freud". Giving yearly seminars in Paris ...more
Jacques Massu is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Jacques Émile Massu was a French general who fought in World War II, the First Indochina War, the Algerian War and the Suez crisis.
Jacques Cartier is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Navigator, Explorer
Jacques Cartier was a French explorer of Breton origin who claimed what is now Canada for France. Jacques Cartier was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the ...more
Jacques Demers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Coach
Jacques Demers is a Canadian senator and a former head coach in the World Hockey Association and in the National Hockey League. He is a former analyst for Montreal Canadiens games on RDS. On ...more
Jacques Barzun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Historian, Professor, Writer
Jacques Martin Barzun was a French-born American historian of ideas and culture, who wrote about a wide range of subjects, including baseball and classical music, yet is known best as a ...more
Jacques Martin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Coach
Jacques Martin is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach. In the National Hockey League, he has been the head coach of the St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators, Montreal Canadiens and the Florida ...more
Jacques Delors is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Economist
Jacques Lucien Jean Delors is a French economist and politician, previously the eighth President of the European Commission and the first person to serve three terms in that office. He is the ...more
Jacques Villeneuve is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Race car driver, Voice acting
Jacques Joseph Charles Villeneuve, OQ, is a Canadian automobile racing driver and amateur musician. He is the son of Formula One driver Gilles Villeneuve, and is the namesake of his uncle, who ...more
Jacques Becker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
Jacques Becker was a French screenwriter and film director. Becker was born in Paris, in an upper-class background. His father Louis Becker, of Lorraine ascendance was corporate director for ...more
Jacques Tati is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Jacques Tati was a French filmmaker. Throughout his long career, he worked as a comic actor, writer, and director. In a poll conducted by Entertainment Weekly of the Greatest Movie Directors, ...more
Jacques Pépin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
TV chef, Author, Chef
Jacques Pépin is an internationally recognized French chef, television personality, and author working in the United States. Since the late 1980s, he has appeared on French and American ...more
Jacques Tourneur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Television director, Film Editor, Actor
Jacques Tourneur was a French-American film director known for a series of low-budget horror films he made for RKO Studios, including Cat People, I Walked with a Zombie and The Leopard Man.
Jacques Prévert is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Film Score Composer, Poet, Screenwriter
Jacques Prévert was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems became and remain popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools. His best regarded films formed part of the ...more
Jacques Roche is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Journalist
Jacques Roche was a prominent journalist and poet of Haiti. He was kidnapped on July 11, 2005, and was found dead on July 14, 2005. Television footage showed him tied to a chair and mutilated. ...more
Jacques Audiard is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director
Jacques Audiard is a French film director and screenwriter; and the son of Michel Audiard, also a notable screenwriter and film director. He won twice both the César Award for Best Film ...more
Jacques Perrin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Jacques
Television director, Television producer, Film Producer
Jacques Perrin is a French actor and filmmaker. He is occasionally credited as Jacques Simonet. Simonet was his father's name and Perrin his mother's.