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Who Is The Most Famous Paul In The World?

Updated November 10, 2020 999 votes 63 voters 78.6k views109 items

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

How many celebrities named Paul can you think of? The famous Pauls below have many different professions, including notable actors named Paul, musicians named Paul, singers named Paul, and even politicians named Paul. This list includes Paul Giamatti, Paul Walker, Paul Rudd, and more.

Paul McCartney is certainly one of the most famous Pauls on this list. Bassist of the revolutionary rock group The Beatles, Paul McCartney has left his mark on the music industry. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Paul is Paul Newman. A man of many talents, Newman is best remembered as an actor, director, producer, race car driver, and entrepreneur. He starred in movies such as The Sting and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. In addition, he co-founded a food company called Newman's Own, donating all the post-tax profits and royalties to charity.

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

  • Paul McCartney1

    Paul McCartney


    BirthplaceWalton, Liverpool, United Kingdom

    Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician,...  more

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  • Paul Rudd2

    Paul Rudd


    BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, United States of America

    Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd...  more

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  • Paul Walker3

    Paul Walker


    BirthplaceGlendale, California, United States of America

    Paul William Walker IV (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor, social...  more

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  • Paul Giamatti4

    Paul Giamatti


    BirthplaceNew Haven, Connecticut, United States of America

    Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (; born June 6, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He...  more

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  • Paul Newman5

    Paul Newman


    BirthplaceShaker Heights, Ohio, United States of America

    Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film...  more

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  • Paul Simon6

    Paul Simon


    BirthplaceUSA, Newark, New Jersey

    Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor....  more

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  • Paul Reubens7

    Paul Reubens


    BirthplacePeekskill, New York, United States of America

    Paul Reubens (; né Rubenfeld; born August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film...  more

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  • Paul Stanley8

    Paul Stanley


    BirthplaceNew York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York

    Paul Stanley (born Stanley Bert Eisen; January 20, 1952) is an American musician, singer,...  more

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  • Paul Bettany9

    Paul Bettany


    BirthplaceShepherd's Bush, London, United Kingdom

    Paul Bettany (born 27 May 1971) is an English-American actor. He is known for his voice role...  more

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  • Paul Feig10

    Paul Feig


    BirthplaceMount Clemens, Michigan, United States of America

    Paul Samuel Feig (; born September 17, 1962) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best...  more

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  • Paul Wesley11

    Paul Wesley


    BirthplaceNew Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Paul Lieberstein12

    BirthplaceWestport, Connecticut, United States of America

    Paul Lieberstein (born February 22, 1967) is an American actor, screenwriter, and television...  more
  • Paul Robeson13

    Paul Robeson


    BirthplaceUSA, New Jersey, Princeton

    Paul Leroy Robeson ( ROHB-sən; April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American bass baritone...  more

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  • Paul Revere14

    Paul Revere


    BirthplaceNorth End, Boston, Massachusetts

    Paul Revere (; December 21, 1734 O.S. (January 1, 1735 N.S.) – May 10, 1818) was an American...  more

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  • Paul George15

    Paul George


    BirthplacePalmdale, California

    Paul Cliftonantho George (born May 2, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for...  more

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  • Paul Thomas Anderson16

    BirthplaceUSA, California, Studio City

    Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) is an American film director, producer and...  more

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  • Paul Warfield17

    Paul Warfield


    BirthplaceWarren, Ohio

    Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942) is an American former professional football wide...  more

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  • Paul Anka18

    Paul Anka


    BirthplaceOttawa, Canada

    Paul Albert Anka, (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actor....  more

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  • Paul Greengrass19

    Paul Greengrass


    BirthplaceEurasia, Cheam, United Kingdom

    Paul Greengrass (born 13 August 1955) is an English film director, film producer,...  more

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  • Paul Pierce20

    Paul Pierce


    BirthplaceOakland, California, United States of America

    Paul Anthony Pierce (born October 13, 1977) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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  • Paul Oakenfold21

    Paul Oakenfold


    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Paul Mark Oakenfold (born 30 August 1963), formerly known mononymously as Oakenfold, is an...  more

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  • Paul Ryan22

    Paul Ryan


    BirthplaceWisconsin, United States, with Territories, Rock County, Janesville

    Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician who served as the 54th...  more

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  • Paul Krause23

    Paul Krause


    BirthplaceFlint, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Paul Gascoigne24

    Paul Gascoigne


    BirthplaceDunston, United Kingdom

    Paul John Gascoigne (, born 27 May 1967) is an English former professional football player and...  more

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  • Paul Millsap25

    Paul Millsap


    BirthplaceMonroe, Louisiana

    Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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