List of famous people named Paul, along with photos. How many celebrities named Paul can you think of? The famous Pauls below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Paul, athletes named Paul, and even political figures named Paul. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is Paul? Add them to the list.Unfortunately we lost one of our most beloved Pauls, the famous Paul Walker, in 2013 when he was fatally injured in a car accident. Other Pauls you know include Beatles legend Paul McCartney, basketball sensation Paul Pierce, and famous DJ Paul Oakenfold.