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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

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  • Martin Sheen

    Martin Sheen

    1940-08-03
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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

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  • Martin Landau

    Martin Landau

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

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  • Martin Starr

    Martin Starr

    1982-07-30
    Martin Starr (born Martin James Pflieger Schienle) is an American actor and comedian. He is...  more

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  • Martin Garrix

    Martin Garrix

    1996-05-14
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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
    Martin Eugene Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor and comedian who has appeared...  more
  • Martin Van Buren
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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
  • 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
  • Martin Škrtel

    Martin Škrtel

    1984-12-15
    Martin Škrtel (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmartin ˈʃkr̩cɛl]; born 15 December 1984) is a Slovak...  more
  • Martin O'Malley

    Martin O'Malley

    1963-01-18
    Martin Joseph O'Malley (born January 18, 1963) is an American politician and attorney who...  more
  • Martin Brodeur

    Martin Brodeur

    1972-05-06
    Martin Pierre Brodeur (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ bʁɔdœʁ]; born May 6, 1972) is a...  more
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    Martin St. Louis (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ sɛ̃ lwi]; born June 18, 1975) is a Canadian...  more
  • Martin Solveig

    Martin Solveig

    1976-09-22
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  • Martin Bashir

    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

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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
  • Martín Cáceres
    José Martín Cáceres Silva (Spanish pronunciation: [maɾˈtiŋ ˈkaseɾes]; born 7 April 1987) is a...  more