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Who Is The Most Famous Stan Or Stanley In The World?

Updated November 23, 2020 444 votes 16 voters 21.3k views76 items

List RulesVote up all of the Stans and Stanleys you've heard of.

How many celebrities named Stan or Stanley can you think of? The famous Stans and Stanleys below have many different professions, including notable actors named Stanley, famous athletes named Stan, and even musicians named Stanley.

Stan Lee is certainly one of the most famous Stans on this list. One of the famous writers named Stan, he spent much of his career with Marvel Comics. He created or co-created such characters as Spider-Man, the X-Men, Black Panther, and many more.

Another of the famous people with the first name Stanley is Stanley Tucci. He is an actor best known for films including The Devil Wears Prada, Spotlight, and Road to Perdition. He played another famous Stanley, Stanley Kubrick, in the TV movie The Life and Death of Peter Sellers.

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  • 1
    Stan Lee
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    Stan Lee

    1922-12-28

    BirthplaceManhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

    Stan Lee (born Stanley Martin Lieber ; December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018) was an American... more on Wikipedia

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    Stanley Kubrick
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    Stanley Kubrick

    1928-07-26

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Stanley Kubrick (; July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999) was an American film director, screenwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3
    Stanley Tucci
    18

    Stanley Tucci

    1960-11-11

    BirthplacePeekskill, New York, United States of America

    Stanley Tucci (born November 11, 1960) is an American actor, writer, producer, and film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 4
    Stan Laurel
    17

    Stan Laurel

    1890-06-16

    BirthplaceUlverston, United Kingdom

    Stan Laurel (born Arthur Stanley Jefferson; 16 June 1890 – 23 February 1965) was an English... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Stan Berkowitz
    Stan Berkowitz is a screenwriter and television producer.
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    Stan Musial
    12

    Stan Musial

    1920-11-21

    BirthplaceDonora, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    Stanley Frank Musial (; born Stanisław Franciszek Musiał; November 21, 1920 – January 19,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Stan Ridgway
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    Stan Ridgway

    1954-04-05

    BirthplaceBarstow, California, United States of America

    Stanard "Stan" Ridgway (born April 5, 1954) is an American multi-instrumentalist... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Stan Getz
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    Stan Getz

    1927-02-02

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Stan Getz (born Stanley Gayetski; February 2, 1927 – June 6, 1991) was an American jazz... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Stanley Price
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    Stanley Price

    1892-12-31

    BirthplaceAtchison, Kansas, United States of America

    Stanley Price (December 31, 1892 – July 13, 1955) was an American film supporting actor who... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    Stanley Baker
    15

    Stanley Baker

    1928-02-28

    BirthplaceFerndale, United Kingdom

    Sir William Stanley Baker (28 February 1928 – 28 June 1976) was a Welsh actor and film... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Stanley Jordan
    11

    Stanley Jordan

    1959-07-31

    BirthplaceUSA, Chicago, Illinois

    Stanley Jordan (born July 31, 1959) is an American jazz guitarist whose technique involves... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Stan Coveleski
    11

    Stan Coveleski

    1889-07-13

    BirthplaceShamokin, Pennsylvania

    Stanley Anthony Coveleski (born Stanislaus Kowalewski, July 13, 1889 – March 20, 1984) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Stan Hansen
    14

    Stan Hansen

    1949-08-29
    John Stanley Hansen II (born August 29, 1949) is a retired professional wrestler. Hansen is... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Stan Brakhage
    8

    Stan Brakhage

    1933-01-14

    BirthplaceKansas City, Missouri, United States of America

    James Stanley Brakhage ( BRAK-ij; January 14, 1933 – March 9, 2003), better known as Stan... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Stan Mikita
    8

    Stan Mikita

    1940-05-20

    BirthplaceSokolče

    Stanley Mikita (born Stanislav Guoth; May 20, 1940 – August 7, 2018) was a Slovak-born... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Stanley Crouch
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    Stanley Crouch

    1945-12-14

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    Stanley Lawrence Crouch (born December 14, 1945) is an American poet, music and cultural... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Stanley Holloway
    12

    BirthplaceManor Park, London, United Kingdom

    Stanley Augustus Holloway, OBE (1 October 1890 – 30 January 1982) was an English stage and... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Stanley Morgan
    14

    Stanley Morgan

    1955-02-17

    BirthplaceEasley, South Carolina

    Stanley Douglas Morgan (born February 17, 1955) is an American former football player who was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Stan Chambers
    14

    Stan Chambers

    1923-08-11

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, United States of America

    Stanley Holroyd "Stan" Chambers (August 11, 1923 – February 13, 2015) was an American... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Stan Levey
    14

    Stan Levey

    1926-04-05

    BirthplaceUSA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Stan Levey (April 5, 1926 – April 19, 2005) was an American jazz drummer.

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  • 21
    Stan Winston
    11

    Stan Winston

    1946-04-07

    BirthplaceRichmond, Virginia, United States of America

    Stanley "Stan" Winston (April 7, 1946 – June 15, 2008) was an American television and film... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Stanley Ketchel
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    Stanley Ketchel

    1886-09-14

    BirthplaceGrand Rapids, Michigan

    Stanisław Kiecal (September 14, 1886 – October 15, 1910), better known in the boxing world as... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Stan Rice
    12

    Stan Rice

    1942-11-07

    BirthplaceDallas, Texas

    Stan Rice (November 7, 1942 – December 9, 2002) was an American poet and artist. He was the... more on Wikipedia
  • 24
    Stan Kroenke
    8

    Stan Kroenke

    1947-07-29

    BirthplaceColumbia, Missouri

    Enos Stanley Kroenke (; born July 29, 1947) is an American businessman and entrepreneur. He... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Stanley Anderson
    10

    BirthplaceBillings, Montana, United States of America

    Stanley Anderson (October 23, 1939 – June 24, 2018) was an American actor. He is perhaps best... more on Wikipedia