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Who Is The Most Famous Paul In The World?

Updated March 18, 2021 1.0k votes 72 voters 80.2k 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! Then vote up all of the celebrities named Paul that you've heard of. 

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    Paul McCartney

    1942-06-18
    Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician,...  more

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    Paul Rudd

    1969-04-06
    Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd...  more

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    Paul Walker

    1973-09-12
    Paul William Walker IV (September 12, 1973 – November 30, 2013) was an American actor, social...  more

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    Paul Giamatti

    1967-06-06
    Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (; born June 6, 1967) is an American actor and producer. He...  more

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    Paul Newman

    1925-01-26
    Paul Leonard Newman (January 26, 1925 – September 26, 2008) was an American actor, film...  more

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    Paul Simon

    1941-10-13
    Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter and actor....  more

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    Paul Reubens

    1952-08-27
    Paul Reubens (; né Rubenfeld; born August 27, 1952) is an American actor, writer, film...  more

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    Paul Stanley

    1952-01-20
    Paul Stanley (born Stanley Bert Eisen; January 20, 1952) is an American musician, singer,...  more

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    Paul Bettany

    1971-05-27
    Paul Bettany (born 27 May 1971) is an English-American actor. He is known for his voice role...  more

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

    1962-09-17
    Paul Samuel Feig (; born September 17, 1962) is an American actor and filmmaker. He is best...  more

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    Paul Wesley

    1982-07-23
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    Paul Robeson

    1898-04-09
    Paul Leroy Robeson ( ROHB-sən; April 9, 1898 – January 23, 1976) was an American bass baritone...  more

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    Paul Revere

    1735-01-01
    Paul Revere (; December 21, 1734 O.S. (January 1, 1735 N.S.) – May 10, 1818) was an American...  more

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    Paul George

    1990-05-02
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    Paul Thomas Anderson (born June 26, 1970) is an American film director, producer and...  more

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    Paul Warfield

    1942-11-28
    Paul Dryden Warfield (born November 28, 1942) is an American former professional football wide...  more

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    Paul Anka

    1941-07-30
    Paul Albert Anka, (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter and actor....  more

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    Paul Greengrass

    1955-08-13
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    Paul Pierce

    1977-10-13
    Paul Anthony Pierce (born October 13, 1977) is an American former professional basketball...  more

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    Paul Oakenfold

    1963-08-30
    Paul Mark Oakenfold (born 30 August 1963), formerly known mononymously as Oakenfold, is an...  more

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    Paul Ryan

    1970-01-29
    Paul Davis Ryan (born January 29, 1970) is an American politician who served as the 54th...  more

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    Paul Krause

    1942-02-19
    Paul James Krause (born February 19, 1942) is a former American football safety who played in...  more

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    Paul Gascoigne

    1967-05-27
    Paul John Gascoigne (, born 27 May 1967) is an English former professional football player and...  more

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    Paul Millsap

    1985-02-10
    Paul Millsap (born February 10, 1985) is an American professional basketball player for the...  more

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