List of famous people named Oscar, along with photos. How many celebrities named Oscar can you think of? The famous Oscars below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Oscar, athletes named Oscar, and even political figures named Oscar. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Oscar? Add them to the list.Who knew Oscars were so athletic? Oscar De La Hoya has won a gold medal in the Olympics for boxing and Oscar Robertson has been inducted into the NBA's hall of fame several times. If you want an Oscar who's a bit more trendy, Oscar de la Renta is your fashion designer to the stars. And, lastly, Oscar Wilde is a renowned poet, playwright and novelist who is still studied to this day; his play Importance of Being Earnest has been made into several films and is still performed on stage to this day.