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

Martin Scorcese is an award winning director. He's won a Golden Globe, Academy Award, Emmy, Grammy, BAFTA's, and so much more. He's directed such films as Gangs of New York and The Wolf of Wall Street. And, of course, one of the most famous of them all, Martin Luther King Jr. He lead the Civil Rights Movement. His mantra was always protesting for your rights with nonviolence and even won a Nobel Peace Prize for it. He is still an important icon today.
Martin Luther King, Jr. ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Dec. at 39 (1929-1968)

Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 ...more

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Martin Škrtel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 34

Birthplace: Handlová, Slovakia

Martin Škrtel (Slovak pronunciation: [ˈmartin ˈʃkr̩cɛl]; born 15 December 1984) is a Slovak professional footballer who plays as a centre back for Atalanta. He previously played for ...more

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Martin Sheen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 78

Birthplace: Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez (born August 3, 1940), known professionally as Martin Sheen, is an American actor who first became known for his roles in the films The Subject Was ...more

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Martin Scorsese is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 76

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

Martin Charles Scorsese (, Italian: [skorˈseːze; -eːse]; born November 17, 1942) is an American-Italian filmmaker and historian, whose career spans more than 50 years. Scorsese's body of work ...more

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Martin Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 53

Birthplace: Frankfurt, Germany

Martin Fitzgerald Lawrence (born April 16, 1965) is an American stand-up comedian, actor, producer, talk show host, and writer. Lawrence came to fame during the 1990s, establishing a Hollywood ...more

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Martin Garrix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 22

Birthplace: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Martijn Gerard Garritsen (May 14, 1996), professionally known as Martin Garrix, is a Dutch DJ and record producer from Amstelveen. His most known singles are "Animals," "In the ...more

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Martin Van Buren is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Dec. at 80 (1782-1862)

Birthplace: Kinderhook, New York, United States of America

Martin Van Buren ( van BEWR-ən; born Maarten Van Buren, Dutch pronunciation: [ˈmaːrtə(n) vɑn ˈbyːrə(n)]; December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was an American statesman who served as the eighth ...more

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Martin Freeman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 47

Birthplace: Aldershot, United Kingdom

Martin John Christopher Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor and comedian, known for portraying Bilbo Baggins in Peter Jackson's The Hobbit film trilogy (2012–2014), Tim ...more

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Martin Short is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 68

Birthplace: Hamilton, Canada

Martin Hayter Short (born March 26, 1950) is a Canadian-American comedian, actor, voice artist, singer and writer. He is known for his work on the television programs SCTV and Saturday Night ...more

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Martin O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 56

Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America

Martin Joseph O'Malley (born January 18, 1963) is an American politician and attorney who served as the 61st Governor of Maryland from 2007 to 2015. He previously served as Mayor of Baltimore ...more

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Martin Landau is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 90

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

Martin James Landau (; June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American actor, acting coach, producer, and editorial cartoonist. His career began in the 1950s, with early film appearances ...more

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Martin Brodeur is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 46

Birthplace: Montreal, Canada

Martin Pierre Brodeur (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ bʁɔdœʁ]; born May 6, 1972) is a Canadian-American former professional ice hockey goaltender and current team executive. He played 22 seasons ...more

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Martin St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 43

Birthplace: Laval, Canada

Martin St. Louis (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ sɛ̃ lwi]; born June 18, 1975) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player. An undrafted player, St. Louis played over 1,000 games and ...more

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Martin Solveig is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 42

Birthplace: Paris, France

Martin Laurent Picandet (French pronunciation: ​[maʁtɛ̃ lɔʁɑ̃ pikɑ̃de]; born 22 September 1976), better known by his stage name Martin Solveig (French: [maʁtɛ̃ sɔlvɛɡ]), is a French DJ, ...more

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Martin Bashir is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 56

Birthplace: Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom

Martin Henry Bashir (born 19 January 1963) is a Pakistani-British journalist. He came to prominence on British television with his BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, and then his ...more
Martin Gore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 57

Birthplace: Dagenham, England, London

Martin Lee Gore (born 23 July 1961) is an English songwriter, keyboardist, guitarist, singer, record producer, remixer, and DJ. He is one of the founding members of the synth-pop band Depeche ...more

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Martin Balsam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Dec. at 77 (1919-1996)

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Martin Henry Balsam (November 4, 1919 – February 13, 1996) was an American character actor. He is best known for a number of renowned film roles, including detective Milton Arbogast in Alfred ...more

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Martin Crane is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Martin "Marty" Crane is a fictional character from the American television show Frasier, played by actor John Mahoney. An army veteran and retired police detective, he is the father of ...more

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Martin Marinčin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 27

Birthplace: Košice, Slovakia

Martin Marinčin (pronounced [ˈmarcin ˈmarintʃin]; born 18 February 1992) is a Slovak professional ice hockey defenceman currently playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the National Hockey ...more
Martin Yan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 70

Birthplace: Guangzhou, China

Martin Yan (Chinese: 甄文達, Zhen Wenda; born 22 December 1948) is a Chinese-American chef and food writer. He has hosted his award-winning PBS-TV cooking show Yan Can Cook since 1982.

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Martin Mull is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 75

Birthplace: USA, Chicago, Illinois

Martin Eugene Mull (born August 18, 1943) is an American actor and comedian who has appeared in many television and film roles. He is also a painter and recording artist. As an actor, he first ...more

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Martín Prado is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 35

Birthplace: Maracay, Venezuela

Martín Manuel Prado Bustamante (born October 27, 1983) is a Venezuelan professional baseball third baseman for the Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the ...more

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Martin Havlát is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 37

Birthplace: Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

Martin Havlát (Czech pronunciation: [ˈmarcɪn ˈɦavlaːt]; born April 19, 1981) is a retired Czech professional ice hockey player who played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL).

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Martín Các... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Age: 31

Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Martin Heidegger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People Named Martin
Dec. at 87 (1889-1976)

Birthplace: Messkirch, Germany

Martin Heidegger (; German: [ˈmaɐ̯tiːn ˈhaɪdɛɡɐ]; 26 September 1889 – 26 May 1976) was a German philosopher and a seminal thinker in the Continental tradition of philosophy. He is "widely ...more

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