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Who Is The Most Famous Ruben In The World?

Updated May 17, 2021 411 votes 23 voters 5.7k views50 items

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

Ruben Studdard is certainly one of the most famous Rubens on this list. One of the famous singers named Ruben, he started his career by winning season two of American Idol. He went on to release Soulful, I Need an Angel, and other albums.

Another of the famous people with the first name Ruben is Ruben Fleischer. He is the director of Zombieland. He is also the filmmaker behind Gangster Squad and Venom.

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

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    Ruben Studdard


    BirthplaceFrankfurt, Germany

    Christopher Ruben Studdard (born September 12, 1978) is an American R&B, pop and gospel singer and actor. He rose to fame as winner of the second season of American Idol and received a Grammy Award...  more

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    Ruben Fleischer


    BirthplaceWashington, D.C.

    Ruben Samuel Fleischer (born October 31, 1974) is an American film director, film producer, television producer, music video director, and commercial director who lives in Los Angeles. He is best...  more
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    Rubén Blades


    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

    Rubén Blades Bellido de Luna (born July 16, 1948), known professionally as Rubén Blades (Spanish: [ruˈβem ˈblaðes], but [- ˈbleðz] in Panama and within the family), is a Panamanian singer,...  more
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    BirthplaceLackawanna, New York, USA

    Ruben Santiago-Hudson (born Ruben Santiago Jr., November 24, 1956) is an American actor, playwright, and director who has won national awards for his work in all three categories. From 2009 to 2011,...  more
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    BirthplaceMoscow, Eurasia, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Russia, Soviet Union

    Ruben Simonov (Russian: Рубен Николаевич Симонов (1 April 1899 in Moscow – 5 December 1968 in Moscow) was a Soviet actor and director, People's Artist of the USSR, Professor. Awarded by the State...  more
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    Ruben Östlund


    BirthplaceStyrsö, Sweden

    Claes Olle Ruben Östlund (born 13 April 1974) is a Swedish film director and screenwriter. His films Force Majeure (2014) and The Square (2017) were both critically acclaimed and won awards at the...  more
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    BirthplaceEurope, Madrid, Madrid, Southern Europe, Madrid metropolitan area

    Rubén Ochandiano is an actor, film and theatre director and writer....  more
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    Rubén Cedeño


    BirthplaceCaracas, Venezuela

    Rubén Cedeño (born 21 May 1952 in Caracas), is a Venezuelan musician, composer, painter, writer and speaker on metaphysical subjects. He was a disciple of Conny Méndez, who in 1946 founded the...  more
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    Rubén Sierra


    BirthplaceRío Piedras, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

    Rubén Angel Sierra García (born October 6, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. Sierra goes by the nicknames El Caballo and El Indio. Over 20 seasons, Sierra played for the Texas...  more
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    Ruben Gonzalez



    Ruben Gonzalez is a motivational speaker, luger and an actor....  more
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    Ruben Rada


    BirthplaceMontevideo, Uruguay

    Omár Rubén "Negro" Rada Silva (born 16 July 1943) is a Uruguayan percussionist, composer, and singer. He is closely associated with candombe, a genre built around a chorus of tamboriles, Uruguayan...  more
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    Ruben Brown


    BirthplaceEnglewood, New Jersey

    Ruben Parnell Brown (born February 13, 1972) is a former American football guard who played in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills 14th...  more
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    Ruben Hakhverdyan


    BirthplaceYerevan, Armenia

    Ruben Hakhverdyan (Armenian: Ռուբեն Հախվերդյան) is a popular Armenian poet, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and lyricist. Hakhverdyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia in 1950. He attended Yerevan's...  more
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    Rubén Tejada


    BirthplaceSantiago de Veraguas, Panama

    Rubén Darío Tejada (born October 27, 1989) is a Panamanian professional baseball infielder. He has previously played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, San...  more
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    BirthplaceMajorca, Spain

    Ruben Bover Izquierdo is a Spanish footballer who is a free agent. He plays primarily as a winger, but can also play as an attacking midfielder or a striker....  more
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    Rubén Olivares


    BirthplaceMexico City, Mexico

    Rubén Olivares Avila (born January 14, 1947) is a former Mexican boxer and current member of the Boxing Hall of Fame. A native of Mexico City, Olivares was a world champion multiple times, and...  more


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    Ruben Patterson


    BirthplaceCleveland, Ohio

    Ruben Nathaniel Patterson (born July 31, 1975) is an American former professional basketball player. During his career, he played as a small forward and shooting guard. During his college career at...  more
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    Ruben Castillo


    BirthplaceLubbock, Texas

    Ruben Castillo (born December 19, 1957) is a Mexican-American boxer who fought in the Featherweight division. Castillo went on to fight four World Championship fights against Hall of Famers Salvador...  more
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    Rubén Darío


    BirthplaceCiudad Darío, Nicaragua

    Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (January 18, 1867 – February 6, 1916), known as Rubén Darío (US: dah-REE-oh, Spanish: [ruˈβen daˈɾi.o]), was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-American...  more
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    BirthplaceEdéa, Cameroon

    Ruben Bertrand Boumtje Boumtje (born May 20, 1978) is a retired Cameroonian professional basketball player. At 7'0" and 260 lbs, he played at center. He is a graduate of Georgetown University in...  more
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    BirthplaceJuan José Castelli, Argentina

    Rubén Oscar Wolkowyski (born September 30, 1973) is a former Argentine professional basketball player, who also holds Polish citizenship. At a height of 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) tall, he played at the...  more
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    Rubén Botta


    BirthplaceSan Juan, Argentina

    Rubén Alejandro Botta Montero (born 31 January 1990) is an Argentine footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for San Lorenzo of the Argentine Primera División....  more
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    Ruben Bemelmans


    BirthplaceGenk, Belgium

    Ruben Bemelmans (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈrybən ˈbeːməlmɑns]; born 14 January 1988) is a Belgian male professional tennis player. His career-high ATP rankings are world No. 84 in singles, achieved in...  more
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    Rúben Amorim


    BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

    Rúben Filipe Marques Amorim (born 27 January 1985) is a Portuguese football manager and former player. A midfielder, he spent most of his playing career with Belenenses and Benfica. With Benfica he...  more
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    Ruben Smith


    BirthplaceStavanger, Norway

    Ruben Smith is an ice hockey player....  more
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