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Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?  

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List Rules Vote up the Michael you think is the most famous.

How many celebrities named Michael can you think of? The famous Mikes and Michaels below have many different professions, including notable actors named Michael, famous athletes named Michael, and even political figures named Michael. 

Michael Jackson is certainly one of the most famous Michaels on this list. One of the famous singers named Michael, he started his career at the age of 6 with the Jackson Five. About 5-6 years later, he went solo and became one of the most famous musicians of all time

Another of the famous people with the first name Michael is Michael Jordan. He was a former player for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. He's received 5 MVP Awards and is arguably the best basketball player in the history of the sport.

Michael Buble is one of the famous singers named Michael. This list also features famous athletes named Mike - like Mike Singletary - and movie stars named Michael, like Michael Caine. There are also football players named Michael, movie stars named Michael, and male singers named Michael (like Michael Bolton). 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named Michael? Just add them to the list!  

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Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
age 41
Michael Fassbender (born 2 April 1977) is an Irish-German actor. His feature film debut was in the fantasy war epic 300 (2007) as a Spartan warrior; his earlier roles included various stage ...more

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Michael Shannon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Corbett Shannon (born August 7, 1974) is an American actor and musician. He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his roles in Revolutionary Road ...more

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Michael Sheen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Christopher Sheen (born 5 February 1969) is a Welsh actor. After training at London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), he worked mainly in theatre throughout the 1990s and made ...more

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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials MJ, is an American former professional basketball player and the principal owner of the Charlotte Hornets of the ...more

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Michael Caine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Sir Michael Caine, (; born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite Jr., 14 March 1933) is an English actor, producer and author. He has appeared in more than 130 films in a career spanning 70 years and is ...more

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Michael Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Dec. at 51 (1958-2009)
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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Andrew Fox (born June 9, 1961), known professionally as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, comedian, author, film producer and activist with a film and television career ...more

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Michael Phelps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Fred Phelps II (born June 30, 1985) is an American retired competitive swimmer and the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time, with a total of 28 medals. Phelps also ...more

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Michael Rapaport is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael David Rapaport (born March 20, 1970) is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in over sixty films since the early 1990s, and starred on the sitcom The War at Home. He also ...more

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Mike Singletary is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Singletary (born October 9, 1958) is an American football coach and former professional football player. After playing college football for Baylor University, Singletary was drafted by ...more

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Michael Clarke Duncan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
Dec. at 55 (1957-2012)
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Michael Ironside is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Frederick Reginald Ironside (born February 12, 1950), known as Michael Ironside, is a Canadian actor. He has worked as a voice actor, producer, film director, and screenwriter in movie and ...more

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Michael K. Williams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Kenneth Williams (born November 22, 1966) is an American actor. He played Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire and Albert "Chalky" White on the HBO series Boardwalk ...more

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Mike Ditka is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Keller Ditka (born Michael Dyczko; October 18, 1939) is an American former football player, coach, and television commentator. A member of both the College Football (1986) and Pro ...more

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Mike Sorrentino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Mike Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Hoffman (born November 24, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL). Hoffman previously played ...more

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Michael Bay is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Mike Tyson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Mike Trout is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Bloomberg is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael C. Hall is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Douglas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Gambon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Ian Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Mike/Michael In The World?
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