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Who Is The Most Famous Oliver In The World?

Updated November 19, 2020 739 votes 39 voters 48.1k views84 items

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

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 City, New York, United States of America

    William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946) is an American filmmaker, director, writer and... more on Wikipedia

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    Oliver Platt

    1960-01-12

    BirthplaceWindsor, Canada

    Oliver James Platt (born January 12, 1960) is a Canadian–American actor. He has been nominated... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Phelps3
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Hardy4
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    Oliver Hardy

    1892-01-18

    BirthplaceHarlem, Georgia, United States of America

    Oliver Norvell Hardy (born Norvell Hardy, January 18, 1892 – August 7, 1957) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Hudson5
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    Oliver Hudson

    1976-09-07

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

    Oliver Rutledge Hudson (born September 7, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for his... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Reed6
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Cromwell7
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Chris8
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    Oliver Chris

    1978-11-02

    BirthplaceRoyal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom

    Oliver Graham Chris (born 2 November 1978) is an English actor. He has appeared in a range of... more on Wikipedia
  • Olivier Martinez9
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    BirthplaceParis, France

    Olivier Martinez (born 12 January 1966) is a French film actor. He became known after roles in... more on Wikipedia
  • Oliver Heldens10
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Olivier Giroud11
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    Olivier Giroud

    1986-09-30

    BirthplaceChambéry, France

    Olivier Jonathan Giroud (French pronunciation: ​[ɔlivje ʒiʁu]; born 30 September 1986) is a... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver North12
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    Oliver North

    1943-10-07

    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Oliver Laurence North (born October 7, 1943) is an American political commentator, television... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Hirschbiegel13

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    Oliver Hirschbiegel (born 29 December 1957) is a German film director. His works include Das... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.14

    BirthplaceCambridge, Massachusetts

    Oliver Wendell Holmes (; August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Wolcott15
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver James16
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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,... more on Wikipedia
  • Óliver Pérez17
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver McCall18
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Ekman-Larsson19

    BirthplaceKarlskrona, Sweden

    Oliver Oscar Emanuel Ekman-Larsson (pronounced [ˈɔlɪvɛr ˈeːkman ˈlɑːʂɔn]; born 17 July 1991)... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver S. Sykes20
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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... more on Wikipedia
  • Oliver Bierhoff21
    8

    Oliver Bierhoff

    1968-05-01

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    Oliver Bierhoff (German pronunciation: [ˈɔlɪvɐ ˈbiːɐ̯hɔf]; born 1 May 1968) is a retired... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Kahn22
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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... more on Wikipedia

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  • Oliver Welke23
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    Oliver Welke

    1966-04-19

    BirthplaceBielefeld, Germany

    Oliver Welke is a German television presenter, actor, comedian and sports journalist.
  • Oliver Jackson-Cohen24

    BirthplaceWestminster, London, United Kingdom

    Oliver Mansour Jackson-Cohen (born 24 October 1986) is an English actor and model.
  • Oliver Sacks25
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    Oliver Sacks

    1933-07-09

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Oliver Wolf Sacks, (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, naturalist,... more on Wikipedia

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