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Who Is The Most Famous Max Or Maximilian In The World?

Updated May 11, 2021 861 votes 24 voters 13.2k views104 items

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

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

Max von Sydow is certainly one of the most famous Maxes on this list. He made his American film debut in The Greatest Story Ever Told. The Exorcist, Shutter Island, and Game of Thrones are among his notable projects. Another of the famous people with the first name Max is Max Weinberg. He is the longtime drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. He was also the bandleader for Late Night with Conan O'Brien.

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    Max Nordau

    1849-07-29

    BirthplacePest, Hungary, Budapest, Hungary

    Max Simon Nordau (born Simon Maximilian Südfeld; July 29, 1849 – January 23, 1923), was a Zionist leader, physician, author, and social critic.He was a co-founder of the World Zionist Organization...  more
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    Max Blumenthal

    1977-12-18

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts

    Max Blumenthal (born December 18, 1977) is an American author, journalist, and blogger. He was awarded the 2014 Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Notable Book Award for his book Goliath: Life and...  more
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    Max Heindel

    1865-07-23

    BirthplaceAarhus, Denmark

    Max Heindel (born Carl Louis von Grasshoff, July 23, 1865 – January 6, 1919) was a Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic....  more
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    Max Mutchnick

    1965-11-11

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA

    Jason Nidorf "Max" Mutchnick (born November 11, 1965) is an American television producer. He has received an Emmy Award, a People's Choice Award, and several Golden Globe Award nominations....  more
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    Maxwell George "Max" Schneider (born June 21, 1992), known professionally in music as MAX, is an American actor, model, dancer, songwriter, and singer. Since 2015, he is signed to DCD2....  more
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    Max Valiquette

    1973-01-01

    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Max Valiquette is a Canadian culture and media expert and commentators. A marketer by trade, he was the president of Youthography, a Canadian youth marketing agency, which is where he gained renown....  more
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    Max Born

    1882-12-11

    BirthplaceWrocław, Poland

    Max Born (German: [ˈmaks ˈbɔɐ̯n]; 11 December 1882 – 5 January 1970) was a German-Jewish physicist and mathematician who was instrumental in the development of quantum mechanics. He also made...  more
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    BirthplacePasadena, California, USA

    Max Elliott Slade (born July 4, 1980) is an American former child actor who starred in 3 Ninjas, 3 Ninjas Kick Back, and 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up as the character named Jeffrey Douglas, later nicknamed...  more
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    Max Linder

    1883-12-16

    BirthplaceEurope, Metropolitan France, Aquitaine, Gironde, Saint-Loubès

    Gabriel-Maximilien Leuvielle (16 December 1883 – 1 November 1925), known professionally as Max Linder (French: [maks lɛ̃.dɛʁ]), was a French actor, director, screenwriter, producer and comedian of...  more

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    Max Charles

    2003-08-18

    BirthplaceTennessee, Nashville, USA

    Max Charles (born August 18, 2003) is an American child actor. In addition to his appearance in the 2012 film The Three Stooges, Charles played a young Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and had...  more
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    Maximilian David Muñiz

    2008-02-22

    BirthplaceLong Island, New York

    Maximilian David Muñiz is the son of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony....
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    Max Warburg

    1867-06-05

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Max Moritz Warburg (5 June 1867 – 26 December 1946) was a German-Jewish banker and scion of the wealthy Warburg family based in Hamburg, Germany....  more
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    Max Wright

    1943-08-02

    BirthplaceDetroit, Michigan, USA

    George Edward Maxwell Wright (August 2, 1943 – June 26, 2019), credited professionally as Max Wright, was an American actor, best known for his role as Willie Tanner on the sitcom ALF....  more
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    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    Maximilian Schich is a German archaeologist, semantic data analyst and art historian....  more
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    Max Romeo

    1947-11-22

    BirthplaceJamaica, Saint Ann Parish

    Max Romeo (born Maxwell Livingston Smith, 22 November 1944) is a Jamaican reggae and roots reggae recording artist who has achieved chart success in his home country and in the United Kingdom. Romeo...  more

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    Max Showalter

    1917-06-02

    BirthplaceUSA, Caldwell, Kansas

    Max Showalter (June 2, 1917 – July 30, 2000), sometimes credited as Casey Adams, was an American film, television, and stage actor, as well as a composer, pianist, and singer. He appeared on more...  more
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    Max Grodénchik

    1952-11-12

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    Max Grodénchik (born November 12, 1952), also known as Michael Grodénchik, is an American stage, film, and television actor, best known for his role as Rom, a recurring character on the television...  more
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    Max Schreck

    1879-09-06

    BirthplaceBerlin, Germany

    Friedrich Gustav Maximilian Schreck (6 September 1879 – 20 February 1936), known professionally as Max Schreck, was a German actor, best known for his lead role as the vampire Count Orlok in the film...  more
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    Maximilian Hell

    1720-05-15

    BirthplaceŠtiavnické Bane, Slovakia

    Maximilian Hell (Hungarian: Hell Miksa) (May 15, 1720 – April 14, 1792) was a Hungarian astronomer and an ordained Jesuit priest from the Kingdom of Hungary....  more
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    Max Records

    1997-06-18

    BirthplacePortland, Oregon, United States of America

    Maxwell Records (born June 18, 1997) is an American actor. He is most notable for his roles as Max in the film Where the Wild Things Are, for which he won the 2009 Young Artist Award for Best Leading...  more
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    Max Jacob

    1876-07-12

    BirthplaceQuimper, France

    Max Jacob (French: [maks ʒakɔb]; 12 July 1876 – 5 March 1944) was a French poet, painter, writer, and critic....  more
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    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    Maximilian II (31 July 1527 – 12 October 1576), a member of the Austrian House of Habsburg, was Holy Roman Emperor from 1564 until his death. He was crowned King of Bohemia in Prague on 14 May 1562...  more
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    Max Cullen

    1940-04-29

    BirthplaceWellington, Australia

    Max Cullen (born 29 April 1940) is an Australian-born stage and screen actor. He has appeared in many Australian films and television series but is best known for his role in the film Spider and Rose...  more
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    Max Morlock

    1925-05-11

    BirthplaceNuremberg, Germany

    Maximilian ("Maxl" or "Max") Morlock (German pronunciation: [ˈmɔʁlɔk]; 11 May 1925 in Nuremberg – 10 September 1994 in Nuremberg) was one of the most popular German football players in the 1950s and...  more
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    BirthplaceEurope, Austria, Vienna, Central Europe

    Max Ferdinand Perutz (19 May 1914 – 6 February 2002) was an Austrian-born British molecular biologist, who shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for Chemistry with John Kendrew, for their studies of the...  more
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