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Who Is The Most Famous Rene In The World?

Updated May 19, 2021 5.8k views67 items

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How many celebrities named Rene can you think of? The famous Renes below have many different professions, including notable actors named Rene, famous athletes named Rene, and even musicians named Rene.

Rene Russo is certainly one of the most famous Renes on this list. One of the famous actresses named Rene, she is best known for her roles in Lethal Weapon 3, Major League, and In the Line of Fire. She also appeared in Thor, Nightcrawler, and The Intern.

Another of the famous people named Rene is René Magritte. He was a surrealist artist. His works include The Lovers, The Son of Man, and Not to Be Reproduced.

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    Rene Russo

    1954-02-17

    BirthplaceBurbank, California, United States of America

    Rene Marie Russo (born February 17, 1954) is an American actress, producer, and former model. Russo began her career as a fashion model in the 1970s, appearing on several magazine covers such as...  more

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    René Magritte

    1898-11-21

    BirthplaceLessines, Belgium

    René François Ghislain Magritte (French: [ʁəne fʁɑ̃swa ɡilɛ̃ maɡʁit]; 21 November 1898 – 15 August 1967) was a Belgian Surrealist artist. He became well known for creating a number of witty and...  more
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    René Descartes

    1596-03-31

    BirthplaceDescartes, Indre-et-Loire, France

    René Descartes ( day-KART, also UK: DAY-kart, French: [ʁəne dekaʁt] (listen); Latinized: Renatus Cartesius; adjectival form: Cartesian ; 31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher,...  more

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    Rene Bourque

    1981-12-10

    BirthplaceEdmonton, Canada

    Rene Gary Wayne Bourque (born December 10, 1981) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey right winger who played in the National Hockey League (NHL). An undrafted player, Bourque was signed by...  more
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    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    René Murat Auberjonois (June 1, 1940 - December 8, 2019) was an American actor and singer. In films, Auberjonois portrayed Father Mulcahy in M..A.SH (1970), and Chef Louis in The Little Mermaid...  more
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    René Higuita

    1966-08-27

    BirthplaceMedellín, Colombia

    José René Higuita Zapata (Spanish pronunciation: [reˈne iˈɣita]; born 27 August 1966) is a retired Colombian football goalkeeper. He was nicknamed El Loco ("The Madman") for his high-risk...  more

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    René Lacoste

    1904-07-02

    BirthplaceParis, France

    Jean René Lacoste (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ ʁəne laˈkɔst]; 2 July 1904 – 12 October 1996) was a French tennis player and businessman. He was nicknamed "the Crocodile" because of how he dealt with...  more
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    René Fonck

    1894-03-27

    BirthplaceSaulcy-sur-Meurthe, France

    Colonel René Paul Fonck (27 March 1894 – 18 June 1953) was a French aviator who ended the First World War as the top Entente fighter ace and, when all succeeding aerial conflicts of the 20th and 21st...  more
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    BirthplaceTarata, Cochabamba, Bolivia

    René Barrientos Ortuño (30 May 1919 – 27 April 1969) was a Bolivian military officer and politician who served as his country's Vice President in 1964 and as its President from 1966 to 1969. General...  more
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    René Schneider

    1913-12-31

    BirthplaceConcepción, Chile

    General René Schneider Chereau (; December 31, 1913 – October 25, 1970) was the commander-in-chief of the Chilean Army at the time of the 1970 Chilean presidential election, when he was assassinated...  more
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    René Rivera

    1983-07-31

    BirthplaceBayamón, Puerto Rico

    René Rivera (born July 31, 1983) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball catcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has played in MLB for the Seattle Mariners, Minnesota Twins,...  more
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    René Adler

    1985-01-15

    BirthplaceLeipzig, Germany

    René Adler (born 15 January 1985) is a retired German footballer who played as a goalkeeper....  more
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    René Robert

    1948-12-31

    BirthplaceTrois-Rivières, Canada

    René Paul Robert (born December 31, 1948) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger who played 12 seasons in the NHL between 1970 and 1982. Robert was selected to 2 National Hockey...  more

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    René Moawad

    1925-04-17

    BirthplaceZgharta, Zgharta District, Lebanon

    René Moawad (April 17, 1925 in Zgharta – November 22, 1989 in Beirut) (Arabic: رينيه معوض‎) as 13th President of Lebanon for 17 days in 1989, from the 5 to 22 November, when he was assassinated by...  more
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    René Pontoni

    1920-05-18

    BirthplaceSanta Fe, Argentina

    René Alejandro Pontoni (born May 18, 1920 in Santa Fe, Argentina, died May 14, 1983) was a footballer. He played club football in Argentina, Colombia and Brazil as well as representing the Argentina...  more
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    René Arnoux

    1948-07-04

    BirthplaceGrenoble, France

    René Alexandre Arnoux (born 4 July 1948) is a French former racing driver who competed in 12 Formula One seasons (1978 to 1989). He participated in 165 World Championship Grands Prix (149 starts)...  more
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    René Dorme

    1894-01-30
    Sous Lieutenant René Pierre Marie Dorme (30 January 1894 – 25 May 1917), Légion d'honneur, Médaille militaire, Croix de Guerre was a French World War I fighter ace credited with 23 victories. Rene...  more
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    René Balcer

    1954-02-09

    BirthplaceMontreal, Canada

    René Balcer (born February 9, 1954) is a Canadian-American television writer, director, producer, and showrunner....  more
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    René Clément

    1913-03-18

    BirthplaceBordeaux, France

    René Clément (French: [klemɑ̃]; 18 March 1913 – 17 March 1996) was a French film director and screenwriter....  more
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    René Goscinny

    1926-08-14

    BirthplaceÎle-de-France, Europe, Metropolitan France, France, Paris

    René Goscinny (French: [ʁəne ɡosini], Polish: [ɡɔɕˈtɕinnɨ] (listen); 14 August 1926–5 November 1977) was a French comic editor and writer of Polish descent, who created the Astérix comic book series...  more
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    René Coty

    1882-03-20

    BirthplaceLe Havre, France

    Jules Gustave René Coty (French pronunciation: ​[ʁəne kɔti]; 20 March 1882 – 22 November 1962) was President of France from 1954 to 1959. He was the second and last president of the Fourth French...  more
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    BirthplaceSallingsund Municipality, Denmark

    René Toft Hansen is a Danish handballer, playing for the German league club THW Kiel. He had his first game with the Danish national team in 2005. He is the older brother of HSV Hamburg player and...  more
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    René Pape

    1964-09-04

    BirthplaceDresden, Germany

    René Pape (born 4 September 1964) is a German operatic bass....  more
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    Rene Gagnon

    1925-03-07

    BirthplaceManchester, New Hampshire

    René Arthur Gagnon (March 7, 1925 – October 12, 1979) was a United States Marine Corps corporal who participated in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II. He is best known for being one of the...  more
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    René Hicks is an African American comedian and actress. She has appeared on Comedy Central's Comedy Central Presents and in numerous college shows. She was twice named NACA Comedy Entertainer of the...  more
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