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Who Is The Most Famous Oliver In The World?

Updated November 19, 2020 882 votes 68 voters 53.8k views84 items

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How many celebrities named Oliver can you think of? The famous Olivers below have many different professions, including notable actors named Oliver, famous directors named Oliver, and even athletes named Oliver.

Oliver Stone is certainly one of the most famous Olivers on this list. One of the famous filmmakers named Oliver, he has directed such films as Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, and Natural Born Killers. He was also the writer of many movies including Midnight Express and Scarface.

Another of the famous people with the first name Oliver is Oliver Platt. The character actor counts A Time to Kill, Flatliners, and The Three Musketeers as among his film credits. He also began appearing on Chicago Med in 2015. Oliver Hudson, actor and brother of Kate Hudson, is another of the famous people called Oliver. 

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    Oliver Stone

    1946-09-15

    BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA

    Alternative NameOliver W. Stone

    William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American filmmaker, director, writer and conspiracy theorist.Stone won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay as writer of Midnight Express...  more

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    Oliver Hardy

    1892-01-18

    BirthplaceHarlem, Georgia, USA

    Alternative NameCupid Hardy, "Babe" Hardy, Babe Hardy

    Oliver Norvell Hardy (born Norvell Hardy, January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American comic actor and one half of Laurel and Hardy, the double act that began in the era of silent films and...  more

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    Oliver Platt

    1960-01-12

    BirthplaceWindsor, Ontario, Canada

    Oliver James Platt (born January 12, 1960) is a Canadian–American actor. He has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award as well as Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Awards. ...  more
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    Oliver Cromwell

    1599-04-25

    BirthplaceHuntingdon, United Kingdom

    Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader. He served as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland "and of the...  more

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    Oliver Phelps

    1986-02-25

    BirthplaceSutton Coldfield, United Kingdom

    Oliver Phelps (born February 25, 1986) is an English actor most known for playing George Weasley in the Harry Potter films....  more
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    Oliver Reed

    1938-02-13

    BirthplaceWimbledon, London, United Kingdom

    Robert Oliver Reed (13 February 1938 – 2 May 1999) was an English actor known for his upper-middle class, macho image and "hellraiser" lifestyle. Notable films include The Trap (1966), playing Bill...  more

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    Oliver Hudson

    1976-09-07

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Oliver Rutledge Hudson (born September 7, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Adam Rhodes in the CBS comedy series Rules of Engagement (2007–2013), Jeff Fordham on the ABC...  more

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    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    Oliver Wendell Holmes (; August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston. A member of the Fireside Poets, he was acclaimed by his peers as one of the...  more
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    Olivier Giroud

    1986-09-30

    BirthplaceChambéry, France

    Olivier Jonathan Giroud (French pronunciation: ​[ɔlivje ʒiʁu]; born 30 September 1986) is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Chelsea and the France...  more
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    Oliver Chris

    1978-11-02

    BirthplaceRoyal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, UK

    Oliver Graham Chris (born 2 November 1978) is an English actor. He has appeared in a range of television series and TV films and on the stage, including theatrical productions in London's West End...  more
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    Oliver North

    1943-10-07

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, USA

    Alternative NameOliver North

    Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is an American political commentator, television host, military historian, author, and retired United States Marine Corps lieutenant colonel. He was...  more
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    BirthplaceFrance, Paris

    Olivier Martinez (born 12 January 1966) is a French film actor. He became known after roles in several French films such as Un, deux, trois, soleil (1993), which garnered him the César Award for...  more
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    Oliver Heldens

    1995-02-01

    BirthplaceRotterdam, Netherlands

    Olivier J. L. Heldens (born February 1, 1995) better known by his stage name Oliver Heldens is a Dutch DJ and electronic music producer from Rotterdam. His 2013 song "Gecko" caught the attention of...  more

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    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Oliver Hirschbiegel (born 29 December 1957) is a German film director. His works include Das Experiment and the Oscar-nominated Downfall....  more
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    Oliver Kahn

    1969-06-15

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    Oliver Rolf Kahn (German: [ˈɔlɪvɐ ˈkaːn]; born 15 June 1969) is a German former football goalkeeper. He started his career in the Karlsruher SC Junior team in 1975. Twelve years later, Kahn made his...  more

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    Oliver Wolcott

    1726-11-20

    BirthplaceWindsor, Connecticut, United States of America

    Oliver Wolcott Sr. (November 20, 1726 – December 1, 1797) was an American politician. He was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and also of the Articles of Confederation as a...  more
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    BirthplaceKarlskrona, Sweden

    Oliver Oscar Emanuel Ekman-Larsson (pronounced [ˈɔlɪvɛr ˈeːkman ˈlɑːʂɔn]; born 17 July 1991) is a Swedish professional ice hockey defenceman currently serving as the captain of the Arizona Coyotes....  more
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    Oliver Bierhoff

    1968-05-01

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    Oliver Bierhoff (German pronunciation: [ˈɔlɪvɐ ˈbiːɐ̯hɔf]; born 1 May 1968) is a retired German former footballer who scored the first golden goal in the history of major international football, for...  more

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    Oliver James

    1980-06-01

    BirthplaceOttershaw, United Kingdom

    Oliver James (born Oliver James Hutson; 1 June 1980) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and actor....  more
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    Óliver Pérez

    1981-08-15

    BirthplaceCuliacán, Mexico

    Óliver Pérez Martínez (born August 15, 1981) is a Mexican professional baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the San Diego Padres,...  more
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    Oliver McCall

    1965-04-21

    BirthplaceChicago, Illinois

    Oliver McCall (born April 21, 1965) is an American professional boxer. A veteran of the sport for over three decades, he is best known for winning the WBC heavyweight title in 1994 by scoring an...  more

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    Oliver S. Sykes

    1986-11-20

    BirthplaceAshford, United Kingdom

    Oliver Scott "Oli" Sykes is an English musician best known for being the lead vocalist of the British metalcore band Bring Me the Horizon. He also founded the apparel company, Drop Dead Clothing....  more
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    BirthplaceEngland, London

    Oliver Robert Ford Davies (born 12 August 1939) is an English actor and writer, best known for his role as Sio Bibble in Star Wars Episodes I to III. He is also known for his role as Cressen in HBO...  more
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    Oliver Welke

    1966-04-19

    BirthplaceBielefeld, Germany

    Oliver Welke is a German television presenter, actor, comedian and sports journalist....  more
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    BirthplaceLondon, England, UK

    Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen (born 24 October 1986) is an English actor and model....  more

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