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

Updated November 19, 2020 827 votes 55 voters 31.5k 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, United States of America

    Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (, Italian: [diˈkaːprjo]; born November 11, 1974) is an American actor, film producer, and environmentalist. His accolades include an Academy Award and three Golden Globe...  more

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    BirthplaceVinci, Italy

    Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci was an Italian polymath, painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. He is...  more

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    Leo Tolstoy


    BirthplaceYasnaya Polyana, Russia

    Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (; Russian: Лев Николаевич Толстой, tr. Lev Nikoláyevich Tolstóy; [lʲef nʲɪkɐˈlaɪvʲɪtɕ tɐlˈstoj] (listen); 9 September [O.S. 28 August] 1828 – 20 November [O.S. 7...  more

    #12 of 171 The Best Short Story Writers of All Time#98 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time#2 of 306 The Best Novelists of All Time

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    Leo McCarey


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Thomas Leo McCarey (October 3, 1898 – July 5, 1969) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He was involved in nearly 200 movies, the most well known today being Duck Soup, Make...  more

    #85 of 120 The Best Comedy Directors in Film History#190 of 732 The Greatest Directors In Movie History

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    Leonardo Favio


    BirthplaceArgentina, Luján de Cuyo

    Fuad Jorge Jury (28 May 1938 – 5 November 2012), commonly known as Leonardo Favio (Spanish pronunciation: [leoˈnaɾðo ˈfaβjo]), was an Argentine singer, actor, film director and screenwriter. He is...  more
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    Leo Gregory



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


    BirthplaceWeedon Bec, United Kingdom

    Leo Gratten Carroll (25 October 1886 – 16 October 1972) was an English actor. He was best known for his roles in six Hitchcock films including Spellbound, Strangers on a Train and North by Northwest,...  more
  • 8

    Leo Howard


    BirthplaceNewport Beach, California, United States of America

    Leo Howard (born July 13, 1997) is an American actor and martial artist. He began his acting career at the age of seven, Howard is known for incorporating his karate skills into his feature film and...  more
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    Leo Rossi


    BirthplaceTrenton, New Jersey, USA

    Leo Rossi (born June 26, 1946) is an American actor, writer and producer. A character actor with over 100 credits to his name, he is known for his role as foul-mouthed EMT Vincent "Budd" Scarlotti in...  more
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    Leo Gorcey


    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Leo Bernard Gorcey (June 3, 1917– June 2, 1969) was an American stage and movie actor who became famous for portraying the leader of the group of young hooligans known variously as the Dead End Kids,...  more
  • 11

    Leo McKern


    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Reginald McKern, AO (16 March 1920 – 23 July 2002), known professionally as Leo McKern, was an Australian actor who appeared in numerous British, Australian and American television programmes and...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceViterbo, Italy

    Leonardo Bonucci (Italian pronunciation: [leoˈnardo boˈnuttʃi]; born 1 May 1987) is an Italian professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Serie A club Juventus and the Italy national...  more
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    Leo Strauss


    BirthplaceKirchhain, Germany

    Leo Strauss (; German: [ˈleːo ˈʃtʁaʊs]; September 20, 1899 – October 18, 1973) was a German-American political philosopher and classicist who specialized in classical political philosophy. Born in...  more
  • 14

    Leo Komarov


    BirthplaceNarva, Estonia

    Leonid Aleksandrovich Komarov (Russian: Леонид Александрович Комаров, Leonid Aleksandrovich Komarov; born 23 January 1987) is a Soviet-born Finnish–Russian professional ice hockey centre currently...  more
  • 15

    Leo Sayer


    BirthplaceShoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

    Leo Sayer (born Gerard Hugh Sayer, 21 May 1948) is an English-Australian singer-songwriter musician and entertainer whose singing career has spanned four decades. He is now an Australian citizen and...  more

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    Leo Kruger


    BirthplaceJohannesburg, South Africa

    Raymond Leppan is a South African professional wrestler. He is signed to WWE, where he performs under the ring name Adam Rose. He is a former two-time FCW Florida Heavyweight Champion under the ring...  more
  • 17

    Leo Durocher


    BirthplaceWest Springfield, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Leo Ernest Durocher (; July 27, 1905 – October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip and Lippy, was an American professional baseball player, manager and coach. He played in Major League Baseball as an...  more
  • 18

    Leo Kottke


    BirthplaceAthens, Georgia, United States of America

    Leo Kottke (born September 11, 1945) is an acoustic guitarist. He is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. He overcame a...  more

    The Best Leo Kottke Albums of All Time#129 of 542 The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time#70 of 117 The Best Musical Artists From Georgia

  • 19

    Leo Gordon


    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Leo Vincent Gordon (December 2, 1922 – December 26, 2000) was an American film and television character actor as well as a screenplay writer and novelist. During more than 40 years in film and...  more
  • 20

    Leo Baekeland


    BirthplaceSint-Martens-Latem, Belgium

    Leo Henricus Arthur Baekeland FRSE(Hon) (November 14, 1863 – February 23, 1944) was a Belgian chemist. He is best known for the inventions of Velox photographic paper in 1893 and Bakelite in 1907. He...  more
  • 21

    Leo Ornstein


    BirthplaceKremenchuk, Ukraine

    Leo Ornstein (born Лев Орнштейн, Lev Ornshteyn) (c. December 11, 1895 – February 24, 2002) was a leading American experimental composer and pianist of the early twentieth century. His performances of...  more
  • 22

    Leo Ryan


    BirthplaceLincoln, Nebraska, United States of America

    Leo Joseph Ryan Jr. (May 5, 1925 – November 18, 1978) was an American teacher and politician. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as the U.S. Representative from California's 11th...  more
  • 23
    Fibonacci (, also US: , Italian: [fiboˈnattʃi]; c. 1170 – c. 1240–50) was an Italian mathematician from the Republic of Pisa, considered to be "the most talented Western mathematician of the Middle...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceMilan, Italy

    Leonardo Del Vecchio (born 22 May 1935) is an Italian billionaire businessman, the founder and chairman of Luxottica,. the world's largest producer and retailer of glasses and lenses, with 77,734...  more
  • 25

    Leo Carrillo


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    Leopoldo Antonio Carrillo Spanish pronunciation: [Cay-reel-yo] (August 6, 1880 – September 10, 1961), was an American actor, vaudevillian, political cartoonist, and conservationist. He was best known...  more
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