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Who Is The Most Famous Max In The World?

Updated October 29, 2020 841 votes 50 voters 40.2k 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

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    Max von Sydow

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

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  • Max Irons3

    Max Irons

    Maximilian Paul Diarmuid "Max" Irons is an English-Irish film actor and model. He is known for...  more
  • Max Scherzer4

    Max Scherzer

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

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    Max Ehrich

    Max Ehrich is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He is best known for his roles as Fenmore...  more
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    Max Thieriot

    Maximillion Drake Thieriot (born October 14, 1988) is an American actor and director. He made...  more
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    Gerald Maxwell Rivera (born May 23, 1973), also known by his stage name Maxwell, is an...  more

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    Max Casella

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

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

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    Max Minghella

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

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    Max Planck

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

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    Max Unger

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    Max Pacioretty

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

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    Max Weber

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

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

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    Max Schmeling

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

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    Max Baer

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

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    Max Carey

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

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    Max Montoya

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    Max Steiner

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

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    Max Ernst

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    Max Lanier

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

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  • Max Carver23

    Max Carver

    Max Carver (born Robert Maxwell Martensen Jr;) is an American actor. He is known for his role...  more
  • Max Fleischer24

    Max Fleischer

    Max Fleischer (born Majer Fleischer ; July 19, 1883 – September 25, 1972) was a...  more
  • Max Graham25

    Max Graham

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