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Who Is The Most Famous Roman In The World?

Updated January 14, 2021 522 votes 23 voters 11.7k views63 items

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

How many celebrities named Roman can you think of? The famous Romans below have many different professions, including notable actors named Roman, famous athletes named Roman, and even political figures named Roman.

Roman Polanski is certainly one of the most famous Romans on this list. One of the famous filmmakers named Roman, he directed such critically acclaimed films as The Pianist and Rosemary's Baby. He is also a fugitive of the United States as he fled the country in the late-1970s after pleading guilty to the charge of "unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor." Fellow filmmaker Roman Coppola is another celebrity named Roman. 

Another of the famous people with the first name Roman is Roman Gabriel. He is a former NFL quarterback. He was named the NFL's Most Valuable Player in 1969.

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

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    Roman Polanski

    1933-08-18
    Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director,...  more

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    Roman Coppola

    1965-04-22
    Roman François Coppola (born April 22, 1965) is an American filmmaker, screenwriter, producer,...  more
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    Roman Wilhelmi

    1936-06-06
    Roman Zdzisław Wilhelmi (June 6, 1936 in Poznań – November 3, 1991 in Warsaw) was a Polish...  more
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    Roman Vishniac

    1897-08-19
    Roman Vishniac (; Russian: Рома́н Соломо́нович Вишня́к; August 19, 1897 – January 22, 1990)...  more
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    Roman Herzog

    1934-04-05
    Roman Herzog (5 April 1934 – 10 January 2017) was a German politician, judge and legal...  more
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    Román Alberto González Luna (born June 17, 1987), best known by his nickname "Chocolatito", is...  more
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    Roman Reigns

    1985-05-25
    Leati Joseph "Joe" Anoaʻi (born May 25, 1985) is an American professional wrestler, actor, and...  more

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    Roman Madyanov

    1962-07-22
    Roman Sergeevich Madyanov (Russian: Рома́н Серге́евич Мадя́нов; born July 22, 1962) is a...  more
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    Roman Gabriel

    1940-08-05
    Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr. (born August 5, 1940) is a former American football player. He...  more

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    Román Viñoly Barreto (8 August 1914 – 20 August 1970) was a Uruguayan-Argentine film director....  more
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    Roman Polák

    1986-04-28
    Roman Polák (born 28 April 1986) is a professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays...  more
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    Roman Josi

    1990-06-01
    Roman Josi (born 1 June 1990) is a Swiss professional ice hockey defenceman who currently...  more
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    Roman Kroitor

    1926-12-12
    Roman Kroitor (December 12, 1926 – September 17, 2012) was a Canadian filmmaker who was known...  more
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    Roman Weidenfeller (German pronunciation: [ˈʁoːman ˈvaɪdn̩ˌfɛlɐ]; born 6 August 1980) is a...  more
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    Roman Anatolyevich Pavlyuchenko (Russian: Роман Анатольевич Павлюченко; born 15 December 1981)...  more
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    Roman Shirokov

    1981-07-06
    Roman Nikolayevich Shirokov (Russian: Роман Николаевич Широков [rɐˈman nʲɪkɐˈɫaɪvʲɪtɕ...  more
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    Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich (Russian: Рома́н Арка́дьевич Абрамо́вич, pronounced [rɐˈman...  more
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    Roman Hamrlík

    1974-04-12
    Roman Hamrlík (born April 12, 1974) is a Czech former professional ice hockey defenceman who...  more
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    Roman Eremenko

    1987-03-19
    Roman Alekseyevich Eremenko (Russian: Роман Алексеевич Ерёменко; born 19 March 1987) is a...  more
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    Roman Maksimovich Miroshnichenko Russian: Роман Максимович Мирошниченко) (born June 4, 1977)...  more
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    Roman Romanenko

    1971-08-09
    Roman Yurievich Romanenko (Major, Russian Air Force; Russian: Роман Юрьевич Романенко; born...  more
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    Roman Hruska

    1904-08-16
    Roman Lee Hruska (August 16, 1904 – April 25, 1999) was a Republican U.S. Senator from the...  more
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    Roman Phifer

    1971-03-08
    Roman Zubinsky Phifer (born March 5, 1968) is a former American football linebacker of the...  more
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    Roman Petrovich Neustädter (Russian: Рома́н Петро́вич Нойште́дтер; born 18 February 1988) is a...  more
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    Roman Totenberg

    1911-01-01
    Roman Totenberg (1 January 1911 – 8 May 2012) was a Polish-American violinist and educator. A...  more