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Who Is The Most Famous Malcolm In The World?

Updated February 11, 2021 596 votes 31 voters 12.1k views71 items

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

Malcolm McDowell is certainly one of the most famous Malcolms on this list. One of the famous actors named Malcolm, he is best known for playing Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange. He's also appeared in such films as Cat People, Caligula, and Halloween (2007).

Another of the famous people with the first name Malcolm is Malcolm X. He was a minister and civil rights activist. He was a vocal critic to the mainstream civil rights movement's stance on nonviolence.

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    BirthplaceHorsforth, United Kingdom

    Alternative NameMalcolm Mcdowell, Malcolm McDowell

    Malcolm McDowell (born Malcolm John Taylor; 13 June 1943) is an English actor, known for his boisterous and often villainous roles. He trained as an actor at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic...  more

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    Malcolm X

    1925-05-19

    BirthplaceNorth Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska, United States of America

    Malcolm X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965) was an American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. He is best known for his...  more

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    Malcolm-Jamal Warner

    1970-08-18

    BirthplaceJersey City, New Jersey, USA

    Alternative NameMalcolm-Jamal Warner

    Malcolm-Jamal Warner (born August 18, 1970) is an American actor, director, producer, musician, and writer. He is best known for his roles as Theo Huxtable on the NBC sitcom The Cosby Show and as...  more

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    Malcolm Young

    1953-01-06

    BirthplaceGlasgow, United Kingdom

    Malcolm Mitchell Young (6 January 1953 – 18 November 2017) was an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock...  more

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    BirthplaceFareham, United Kingdom

    Malcolm Timothy Gladwell (born September 3, 1963) is a Canadian journalist, author, and public speaker. He has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996. He has published five books: The...  more
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    Malcolm D. Lee

    1970-01-11

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Malcolm D. Lee (born January 11, 1970) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer and actor. He is known for directing numerous comedy films, including The Best Man (1999), Undercover...  more
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    BirthplaceBellflower, California, USA

    Alternative NameMalcolm Kelley

    Malcolm David Kelley (born May 12, 1992), sometimes credited as just Malcolm Kelley, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and actor best known for portraying the character Walt Lloyd on the ABC...  more
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    Malcolm McLaren

    1946-01-22

    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Malcolm Robert Andrew McLaren (22 January 1946 – 8 April 2010) was an English impresario, visual artist, performer, musician, clothes designer and boutique owner, notable for combining these...  more
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    Malcolm Gets

    1964-12-28

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Malcolm Gets (born December 28, 1964) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Richard in the American television sitcom Caroline in the City. Gets is also a dancer, singer, composer,...  more
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    Malcolm Arnold

    1921-10-21

    BirthplaceNorthampton, United Kingdom

    Sir Malcolm Henry Arnold (21 October 1921 – 23 September 2006) was an English composer. His works feature music in many genres, including a cycle of nine symphonies, numerous concertos, concert...  more
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    Malcolm Fraser

    1930-05-21

    BirthplaceToorak, Australia

    John Malcolm Fraser (; 21 May 1930 – 20 March 2015) was an Australian politician who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1975 to 1983 as leader of the Liberal...  more
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    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Malcolm Martineau, OBE (born 3 February 1960) is a Scottish pianist who is particularly noted as an accompanist....  more
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    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Malcolm MacLeod Atterbury (February 20, 1907 – August 16, 1992) was an American stage, film, and television actor, and vaudevillian....  more
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    Malcolm McNab

    1943-03-25

    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Malcolm Boyd McNab is a trumpeter and player of other brass instruments, and a Los Angeles-based session musician who has performed on nearly 2000 film and television soundtracks....  more
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    Malcolm Forbes

    1919-08-19

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States

    Malcolm Stevenson Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990) was an American entrepreneur most prominently known as the publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes. He was...  more
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    Malcolm Hebden

    1939-12-21

    BirthplaceChester, England

    Malcolm Hebden (born 21 December 1939) is an English actor. He is known for his role as Norris Cole in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street, which he played from 1994 to 1997, 1999 to 2017, and...  more
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    BirthplaceEpsom, Surrey, England, UK

    Malcolm Stoddard (born 20 July 1948) is a British actor who has appeared in films and television....  more
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    Malcolm Glazer

    1928-08-15

    BirthplaceRochester, New York

    Malcolm Irving Glazer (August 15, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American businessman and sports team owner. He was the president and chief executive officer of First Allied Corporation, a holding...  more
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    Malcolm Bilson

    1935-10-24

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Malcolm Bilson (born October 24, 1935) is an American pianist and musicologist specializing in 18th- and 19th-century music. He is the Frederick J. Whiton Professor of Music in Cornell University,...  more
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    Malcolm Sargent

    1895-04-29

    BirthplaceAshford, United Kingdom

    Sir Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent (29 April 1895 – 3 October 1967) was an English conductor, organist and composer widely regarded as Britain's leading conductor of choral works. The musical ensembles...  more
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    Malcolm Terris

    1941-01-11

    BirthplaceSunderland, United Kingdom

    Malcolm Terris (born 11 January 1941 in Sunderland, County Durham) is a British actor. He had a lengthy career in a large number of television programmes. Possibly his best-known role was in When the...  more
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    Malcolm Keen

    1887-08-08

    BirthplaceBristol, England, UK

    Malcolm Keen (8 August 1887 – 30 January 1970) was an English actor of stage, film and television. He was sometimes credited as Malcolm Keane.Born in Bristol, he made his stage debut in 1902 and his...  more
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    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge (24 March 1903 – 14 November 1990) was an English journalist and satirist. His father was a prominent socialist politician and one of the early Labour Party Members of...  more
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    Malcolm Rifkind

    1946-06-21

    BirthplaceEdinburgh, United Kingdom

    Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind (born 21 June 1946) is a British politician who served in various roles as a cabinet minister under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, including Secretary...  more
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    Malcolm Tierney

    1938-02-25

    BirthplaceManchester, England, UK

    Malcolm Tierney (25 February 1938 – 18 February 2014) was an English actor who appeared in many film and television roles....  more
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