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Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo 

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List of famous people named Leo and Leonardo, along with photos. How many celebrities named Leonardo can you think of? The famous Leos below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Leo, athletes named Leo, and even political figures named Leo. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Leo? Add them to the list.

If you want an old school, literate Leo, this russian novelist might be the one for you. Leo Tolstoy has been considered to be the greatest novelist of all time. He's written classics like War and Peace and Anna Karenina. But maybe you want an artsy Leo, Leonardo Da Vinci was a painter during the Renaissance Era. His most famous painting is the "Mona Lisa".

And if you want a heartthrob, contemporary Leo, this actor will definitely pull on your heartstrings. Leonardo DiCaprio has been nominated for several Academy Awards and has been in classic films such as Titanic and Aviator.
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Actor

Age: 44

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California

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 ...more

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Leo Tolstoy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Novelist, Author, Essayist

Age: Dec. at 82 (1828-1910)

Birthplace: Eurasia, Russia, Yasnaya Polyana

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

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Leo Nomellini is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Wrestler, American football player

Age: Died at 76 (1924-2000)

Birthplace: Lucca, Italy

Leo Joseph Nomellini (June 19, 1924 – October 17, 2000) was a Hall of Fame American football offensive and defensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers and professional wrestler. He played ...more

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Leonardo Bonucci is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Footballer

Age: 31

Birthplace: Viterbo, 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 Sayer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Singer

Age: 70

Birthplace: Shoreham-by-Sea, England

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 ...more

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Leo McCarey is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Film Director

Age: Dec. at 71 (1898-1969)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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, ...more

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Leo Komarov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Ice Hockey Player, Athlete

Age: 32

Birthplace: Narva, 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 ...more
Leo G. Carroll is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Actor

Age: Dec. at 90 (1882-1972)

Birthplace: Weedon 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 ...more
Leo Gordon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Character actor, Novelist, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 78 (1922-2000)

Birthplace: New York City, 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
Leo Durocher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Baseball player, Actor

Age: Dec. at 86 (1905-1991)

Birthplace: West 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 ...more

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Leo McKern is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Screenwriter, Actor

Age: Dec. at 82 (1920-2002)

Birthplace: Sydney, 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 ...more
Leo Baekeland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Chemist, Inventor, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 81 (1863-1944)

Birthplace: Sint-Martens-Latem, Eurasia, 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 ...more
Leo Ornstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Pianist, Composer

Age: Dec. at 109 (1893-2002)

Birthplace: Kremenchuk, 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 ...more
Leo Ryan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Politician

Age: Dec. at 53 (1925-1978)

Birthplace: Lincoln, 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
Leo Kottke is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Guitarist

Age: 73

Birthplace: Athens, 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 ...more

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Leo Strauss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Professor, Political scientist, Scientist

Age: Dec. at 74 (1899-1973)

Birthplace: Kirchhain, 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 ...more
Leo Carrillo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Conservationist, Cartoonist, Actor

Age: Dec. at 80 (1881-1961)

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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 ...more
Leo Kruger is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Wrestler

Age: 39

Birthplace: Johannesburg, 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 ...more
Leo Penn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Television director, Soldier, Screenwriter

Age: Dec. at 77 (1921-1998)

Birthplace: USA, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Leonard Francis Penn (August 27, 1921 – September 5, 1998) was an American actor and director and the father of musician Michael Penn and actors Sean Penn and Chris Penn.
Leonardo Del Vecchio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Businessperson

Age: 83

Birthplace: Milan, 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 ...more
Leo Brouwer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Conductor, Guitarist, Classical guitarists

Age: 80

Birthplace: Havana, Cuba

Juan Leovigildo Brouwer Mezquida (born March 1, 1939) is a Cuban composer, conductor, and classical guitarist. He is the grandson of Cuban composer Ernestina Lecuona y Casado. His great-uncle, ...more

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Léo Delibes is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Composer

Age: Dec. at 55 (1836-1891)

Birthplace: La Flèche, France

Clément Philibert Léo Delibes (French: [klemɑ̃ filibɛʁ leo dəlib]; 21 February 1836 – 16 January 1891) was a French composer of the Romantic era (1815–1910), who specialised in ...more
Leo Howard is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Model, Actor, Martial artist

Age: 21

Birthplace: Newport 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 ...more
Léo Ferré ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Conductor, Singer-songwriter, Printer

Age: Dec. at 77 (1916-1993)

Birthplace: Monaco

Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a French-born Monégasque poet and composer, and a dynamic and controversial live performer, whose career in France dominated ...more
Leonardo Cimino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Leo & Leonardo
Actor

Age: Dec. at 95 (1917-2012)

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Leonardo Cimino (November 4, 1917 – March 3, 2012) was an American film, television and stage actor who in 1937 appeared in the original stage production of Marc Blitzstein's The Cradle Will ...more