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.