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Who Is The Most Famous Max In The World?

Updated October 29, 2020 846 votes 54 voters 41.5k views94 items

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

How many celebrities named Max can you think of? The famous Maxes below have many different professions, including notable actors named Max, famous musicians named Max, and even athletes named Max.

Max von Sydow is certainly one of the most famous Maxes on this list. One of the famous actors named Max, he has appeared in over 150 films and TV series. The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Exorcist, and Star Wars: The Force Awakens are among his notable projects. Other actors named Max include Max Greenfield of New Girl, Max Irons of Red Riding Hood, and Max Thieriot of Bates Motel

Another of the famous people with the first name Max is Maxwell. He is associated with the neo soul movement. “Pretty Wings” and “This Woman's Work” are among his most popular songs. 

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    Max Greenfield

    1980-09-04
    Max Greenfield (born September 4, 1980) is an American actor. He appeared in recurring roles...  more

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    Max von Sydow

    1929-04-10
    Max von Sydow (born Carl Adolf von Sydow, April 10, 1929 - March 8, 2020) is a Swedish actor....  more

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    Max Irons

    1985-10-17
    Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons is an English-Irish film actor and model. He is known for...  more
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    Max Scherzer

    1984-07-27
    Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984), nicknamed Mad Max, is an American professional...  more

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    Max Ehrich

    1991-06-24
    Max Ehrich is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He is best known for his roles as Fenmore...  more
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    Maxwell

    1973-05-23
    Gerald Maxwell Rivera (born May 23, 1973), also known by his stage name Maxwell, is an...  more

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    Max Thieriot

    1988-10-14
    Maximillion Drake Thieriot (born October 14, 1988) is an American actor and director. He made...  more
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    Max Casella

    1967-06-06
    Max Casella (born Maximilian Deitch; June 6, 1963) is an American actor. He is known for his...  more
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    Max Weinberg

    1845-01-01
    Max Weinberg (born April 13, 1951) is an American drummer and television personality, most...  more

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    Max Minghella

    1985-09-16
    Max Giorgio Choa Minghella (born 16 September 1985) is an English actor and filmmaker. He has...  more

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    Max Planck

    1858-04-23
    Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, ForMemRS (German: [ˈplaŋk]; English: ; 23 April 1858 – 4 October...  more

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    Max Unger

    1986-04-14
    Maxwell McCandless Unger (born April 14, 1986) is a former American football center who played...  more
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    Max Pacioretty

    1988-11-20
    Maximillian Kolenda Pacioretty (born November 20, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey...  more
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    Max Weber

    1864-04-21
    Maximilian Karl Emil Weber (21 April 1864 – 14 June 1920) was a German sociologist,...  more
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    Max Roach

    1924-01-10
    Maxwell Lemuel Roach (January 10, 1924 – August 16, 2007) was an American jazz drummer and...  more

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    Max Schmeling

    1905-09-28
    Maximillian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling (German: [ˈʃmeːlɪŋ]; 28 September 1905 – 2...  more

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    Max Baer

    1909-02-11
    Maximilian Adelbert Baer (February 11, 1909 – November 21, 1959) was an American boxer who was...  more

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    Max Carey

    1890-01-11
    Maximillian George Carnarius (January 11, 1890 – May 30, 1976), known as Max George Carey, was...  more

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    Max Carver

    1988-08-01
    Max Carver (born Robert Maxwell Martensen Jr;) is an American actor. He is known for his role...  more
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    Max Montoya

    1956-05-12
    Max Montoya (born May 12, 1956) is a former professional American football guard who played 16...  more

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    Max Steiner

    1888-05-10
    Maximilian Raoul Steiner (May 10, 1888 – December 28, 1971) was an Austrian-born American...  more

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    Max Ernst

    1891-04-02
    Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German (naturalised American in 1948 and French...  more
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    Max Lanier

    1915-08-18
    Hubert Max Lanier (August 18, 1915 – January 30, 2007) was an American left-handed pitcher in...  more
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    Max Fleischer

    1883-07-19
    Max Fleischer (born Majer Fleischer ; July 19, 1883 – September 25, 1972) was a...  more
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    Max Graham

    1971-04-17
    Max Graham (; born April 17, 1971) is a Canadian DJ, composer and producer of dance music. He...  more