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Who Is The Most Famous Leo Or Leonardo In The World?

Updated November 19, 2020 732 votes 44 voters 29.5k views87 items

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How many celebrities named Leo can you think of? The famous Leos and Leonardos below have many different professions, including notable actors named Leonardo, famous authors named Leo, and even great artists named Leonardo.

Leonardo DiCaprio is certainly one of the most famous Leos on this list. One of the famous actors named Leonardo, he had his first major film role in 1993's This Boy's Life. He has appeared in many notable films including Titanic, The Revenant, and Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood.

Another of the famous people with the first name Leo is Leo Tolstoy. The Russian author is considered to be the greatest novelist of all time. He has written such classics as War and Peace and Anna Karenina.

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

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    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    GenderMale

    Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (, Italian: [diˈkaːprjo]; born November 11, 1974) is an American...  more

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    BirthplaceVinci, Italy

    GenderMale

    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect,...  more

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    #10 of 16 16 Famous Bodies From History Found In Inconspicuous Places#2 of 753 People We Wish Were Still Alive

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    18

    Leo McCarey

    1898-10-03

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Thomas Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 – July 5, 1969) was an American film director,...  more

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    #85 of 120 The Best Comedy Directors in Film History#192 of 745 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

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    Leo Tolstoy

    1828-09-09

    BirthplaceYasnaya Polyana, Russia

    GenderMale

    Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (; Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой, tr. Lev Nikoláyevich...  more

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    #497 of 2,443 The Most Influential People of All Time#2 of 303 The Best Novelists of All Time

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    20

    Leonardo Favio

    1938-05-28

    BirthplaceLuján de Cuyo, Argentina

    GenderMale

    Fuad Jorge Jury (28 May 1938 – 5 November 2012), commonly known as Leonardo Favio (Spanish...  more
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    Leo Gregory

    1978-11-22

    BirthplaceEngland

    GenderMale

    Leo Gregory (born 22 November 1978) is an English film television actor....  more
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    Leo G. Carroll

    1882-10-25

    BirthplaceWeedon Bec, United Kingdom

    GenderMale

    Leo Gratten Carroll (25 October 1886 – 16 October 1972) was an English actor. He was best...  more
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    Leo Howard

    1997-07-13

    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leo Howard (born July 13, 1997) is an American actor and martial artist. He began his acting...  more
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    Leo Rossi

    1946-06-26

    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leo Rossi (born June 26, 1946) is an American actor, writer and producer. A character actor...  more
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    Leo Gorcey

    1917-06-03

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leo Bernard Gorcey (June 3, 1917– June 2, 1969) was an American stage and movie actor who...  more
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    Leo McKern

    1920-03-16

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    GenderMale

    Reginald McKern, AO (16 March 1920 – 23 July 2002), known professionally as Leo McKern, was an...  more
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    17

    BirthplaceViterbo, Italy

    GenderMale

    Leonardo Bonucci (Italian pronunciation: [leoˈnardo boˈnuttʃi]; born 1 May 1987) is an Italian...  more
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    Leo Komarov

    1987-01-23

    BirthplaceNarva, Estonia

    GenderMale

    Leonid Aleksandrovich Komarov (Russian: Леонид Александрович Комаров, Leonid Aleksandrovich...  more
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    14

    Leo Sayer

    1948-05-21

    BirthplaceShoreham-by-Sea, England

    GenderMale

    Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer, 21 May 1948) is an English-Australian singer-songwriter...  more

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    11

    Leo Durocher

    1905-07-27

    BirthplaceWest Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leo Ernest Durocher (; July 27, 1905 – October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip and Lippy, was...  more
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    Leo Kottke

    1945-09-11

    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945) is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking...  more

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    Leo Gordon

    1922-12-02

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leo Vincent Gordon (December 2, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American film and television...  more
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    8

    Leo Baekeland

    1863-11-14

    BirthplaceSint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

    GenderMale

    Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland FRSE(Hon) (November 14, 1863 – February 23, 1944) was a Belgian...  more
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    8

    Leo Ornstein

    1893-12-02

    BirthplaceKremenchuk, Ukraine

    GenderMale

    Leo Ornstein (born Лев Орнштейн, Lev Ornshteyn) (c. December 11, 1895 – February 24, 2002) was...  more
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    Leo Ryan

    1925-05-05

    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leo Joseph Ryan Jr. (May 5, 1925 – November 18, 1978) was an American teacher and politician....  more
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    Leo Kruger

    1979-07-20

    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    GenderMale

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    14

    Leo Strauss

    1899-09-20

    BirthplaceKirchhain, Germany

    GenderMale

    Leo Strauss (; German: [ˈleːo ˈʃtʁaʊs]; September 20, 1899 – October 18, 1973) was a...  more
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    Fibonacci (, also US: , Italian: [fiboˈnattʃi]; c. 1170 – c. 1240–50) was an Italian...  more
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    11

    Leo Carrillo

    1881-08-06

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo Spanish pronunciation: [Cay-reel-yo] (August 6, 1880 – September 10,...  more
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    Leonardo Cimino

    1917-11-04

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    GenderMale

    Leonardo Cimino (November 4, 1917 – March 3, 2012) was an American film, television and stage...  more