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Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World? 

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Updated January 14, 2020 1.3k votes 109 voters 59.5k views 101 items

List Rules Vote up the Matthew you believe to be the most famous.

How many celebrities named Matt can you think of? The famous Matthews below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Matthew, athletes named Matt, and even political figures named Matthew. 

Matthew McConaughey is probably one of the most famous people called Matthew. Another of the actors named Matthew is beloved Friends star Matthew Perry. Other famous Matts include Matt Smith and Matt Bomer. There are also plenty of NFL players named Matt. For example, you’ll find Matthew Stafford on the list. The Detroit Lions star is one of the famous footballers called Matthew. Matt Ryan is a quarterback, and another of the football players named Matt.

Read on below for the rest of this list of famous people named Matthew. If we forgot any celebrities named Matthew, feel free to add them below. Then vote up the Matthew you think is the most famous. 

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Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 48

Birthplace: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America

Matthew Paige Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American actor, film producer and screenwriter. He is ranked among Forbes magazine's most bankable stars and is one of the highest-grossing ...more

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Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 46

Birthplace: Uvalde, Texas, USA

Matthew McConaughey (; born November 4, 1969) is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused (1993), ...more

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Matthew Perry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 49

Birthplace: Williamstown, Massachusetts, United States of America

Matthew Langford Perry (born August 19, 1969) is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and playwright who gained worldwide recognition for his role as Chandler Bing on the NBC television sitcom ...more

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Matt LeBlanc is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 51

Birthplace: Newton, Massachusetts, United States of America

Matthew Steven LeBlanc (; born July 25, 1967) is an American actor and comedian. He received international recognition for his portrayal of dim-witted, yet well-intentioned womaniser Joey ...more

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Matt Lauer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 61

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

Matthew Todd Lauer (; born December 30, 1957) is an American former television news anchor. He was the co-host of NBC's Today show from 1997 to 2017, and a contributor for Dateline NBC. With ...more

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Matt Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 36

Birthplace: Northampton, United Kingdom

Matthew Robert Smith (born 28 October 1982) is an English actor. He is best known for his roles as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor in the BBC series Doctor Who and Prince Philip in the ...more

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Matt Groening is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 65

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States of America

Matthew Abraham Groening ( (listen) GRAY-ning; born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, writer, producer, animator, and voice actor. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell ...more

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Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 56

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, USA, New York

Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American actor, comedian and singer. His roles include the Golden Globe-nominated portrayal of the title character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off ...more

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Matt Bomer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 41

Birthplace: Spring, Texas, United States of America

Matthew Staton Bomer (born October 11, 1977) is an American actor, producer, director and singer. In 2000, he made his television debut in the 1970s soap opera All My Children. Bomer graduated ...more

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Matt Stone is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 47

Birthplace: Texas, USA, Houston

Matthew Richard Stone (born May 26, 1971) is an American animator, producer, screenwriter, actor, and composer. He is known for co-creating South Park (1997–present) as well as co-writing the ...more

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Matthew Stafford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 31

Birthplace: Tampa, Florida

John Matthew Stafford (born February 7, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He was raised in Dallas, Texas, and went to ...more

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Matthew Gray Gubler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 38

Birthplace: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Matthew Gray Gubler (born March 9, 1980) is an American actor, filmmaker, fashion model, painter, and author. He is best known for his role as criminal profiler Dr. Spencer Reid in the CBS ...more

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Matt Dillon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 55

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

Matthew Raymond Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an American actor and film director. He made his feature film debut in Over the Edge (1979) and established himself as a teen idol by starring ...more

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Matthew Goode is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 40

Birthplace: Exeter, United Kingdom

Matthew William Goode (born 3 April 1978) is an English character actor. He made his screen debut in 2002 with ABC's TV film feature Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister. His breakthrough role was ...more

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Matt Forté is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 30

Birthplace: Lake Charles, Louisiana

Matthew Garrett Forte (born December 10, 1985) is a former American football running back who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Tulane and ...more

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Matt Ryan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 33

Birthplace: Exton, Pennsylvania

Matthew Thomas Ryan (born May 17, 1985) is an American football quarterback and team captain for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for ...more

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Matthew Lillard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 49

Birthplace: Michigan, USA, Lansing

Matthew Lyn Lillard (born January 24, 1970) is an American actor, voice actor, director, and producer. His early film work includes Chip Sutphin in Serial Mom (1994), Emmanuel "Cereal ...more

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Matthew Fox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 52

Birthplace: Abington Township, Pennsylvania, United States of America

Matthew Chandler Fox (born July 14, 1966) is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Charlie Salinger on Party of Five (1994–2000) and Jack Shephard on the supernatural drama series ...more

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Matthew Morrison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 40

Birthplace: Fort Ord, California, United States of America

Matthew James Morrison (born October 30, 1978) is an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Morrison is known for starring in multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including ...more

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Matt Hasselbeck is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 43

Birthplace: Boulder, Colorado, United States of America

Matthew Michael Hasselbeck (born September 25, 1975) is a former American football quarterback and current analyst for ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown. He played college football at Boston College ...more

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Matthew Bellamy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 40

Birthplace: Cambridge, United Kingdom

Matthew James Bellamy (born 9 June 1978) is an English singer, musician, and songwriter. He is best known as the lead singer, guitarist, pianist, and primary songwriter of the rock band Muse. He ...more

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Matthew Lewis is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 29

Birthplace: Horsforth, United Kingdom

Matthew David Lewis (born 27 June 1989) is an English film, television and stage actor, best known for playing Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter films, Jamie Bradley in The Syndicate and ...more

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Matthew Modine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 59

Birthplace: Loma Linda, California, United States of America

Matthew Avery Modine (born March 22, 1959) is an American actor, activist and filmmaker, who rose to prominence through his role as United States Marine Corps Private Joker in Stanley Kubrick's ...more

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Matt Schaub is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 34

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Matthew Rutledge Schaub (born June 25, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Virginia ...more

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Matt Kemp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Matthew In The World?
Age: 34

Birthplace: Midwest City, Oklahoma, United States of America

Matthew Ryan Kemp (born September 23, 1984) is an American professional baseball outfielder who is a free agent. He began his professional career in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in 2003, ...more

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