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Who Is The Most Famous Martin In The World?

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List RulesVote up all of the Martins you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Martin can you think of? The famous Martins below have many different professions, including notable actors named Martin, famous directors named Martin, and even athletes named Martin.

Martin Luther King, Jr. is certainly one of the most famous Martins on this list. One of the famous civil rights leaders named Martin, he led the Montgomery bus boycott among other peaceful protests. He also won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

Another of the famous people with the first name Martin is Martin Scorsese. He is an American director best known for Goodfellas, Taxi Driver, and The Departed. He also directed the family friendly film Hugo in 2011. Martin Sheen is another famous actor named Martin, as is Martin Lawrence, who is also a comedian, known for funny movies like Big Momma's House. There are plenty of musicians named Martin as well, such as Martin Johnson. 

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  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
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  • Martin Scorsese

    Martin Scorsese

    1942-11-17
    Martin Charles Scorsese (, Italian: [skorˈseːze; -eːse]; born November 17, 1942) is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Martin Sheen

    Martin Sheen

    1940-08-03
    Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (born August 3, 1940), known professionally as Martin Sheen, is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Martin Freeman

    Martin Freeman

    1971-09-08
    Martin John Christopher Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor and comedian,... more on Wikipedia
  • Martin Landau

    Martin Landau

    1928-06-20
    Martin James Landau (; June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor, acting coach,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Martin Starr

    Martin Starr

    1982-07-30
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  • Martin Garrix

    Martin Garrix

    1996-05-14
    Martijn Gerard Garritsen (May 14, 1996), professionally known as Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ... more on Wikipedia

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  • Martin Short

    Martin Short

    1950-03-26
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  • Martin Lawrence

    Martin Lawrence

    1965-04-16
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  • Martin Gore

    Martin Gore

    1961-07-23
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  • Martin Mull
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  • Martin Balsam

    Martin Balsam

    1919-11-04
    Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American character actor. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Martin Donovan

    Martin Donovan

    1957-08-19
    Martin Donovan (born Martin Paul Smith; August 19, 1957) is an American actor. He has had a... more on Wikipedia
  • Martin Škrtel

    Martin Škrtel

    1984-12-15
    Martin Škrtel (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmartin ˈʃkr̩cɛl]; born 15 December 1984) is a Slovak... more on Wikipedia

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  • Martin O'Malley

    Martin O'Malley

    1963-01-18
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  • Martin Brodeur

    Martin Brodeur

    1972-05-06
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    Martin St. Louis (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ sɛ̃ lwi]; born June 18, 1975) is a Canadian... more on Wikipedia

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  • Martin Solveig

    Martin Solveig

    1976-09-22
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    Martin Bashir

    1963-01-19
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  • Martin Yan

    Martin Yan

    1948-12-22
    Martin Yan (Chinese: 甄文達, Zhen Wenda; born 22 December 1948) is a Chinese-American chef and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Martín Prado

    Martín Prado

    1983-10-27
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  • Martin Havlát

    Martin Havlát

    1981-04-19
    Martin Havlát (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmarcɪn ˈɦavlaːt]; born April 19, 1981) is a retired... more on Wikipedia

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