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Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World? 

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Updated March 27, 2020 3.6k votes 1k voters 157.1k views 106 items

List Rules Vote up the Thomas you believe to be the most famous.

How many celebrities named Tom can you think of? The famous Tommys below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named Tom, athletes named Tom, and even political figures named Tom. 

Of course, Tom Hanks is one of the most famous actors with the first name Tom. He’s an Oscar winner who happens to claim the number one spot on many of our lists. Tom Cruise is yet another of the famous people with the name Tom. He's starred in the Mission Impossible Series, Top Gun and Jerry Maguire. Tom Holland is another of the actors named Thomas. He made a big splash of late as Spider-Man, part of the massive Marvel Cinematic Universe.  

Tom Brady is one of the famous athletes named Thomas. There are, however, quite a few famous footballers called Thomas - such as Tom Landry. A few singers called Tom include Tom Petty and Tom Waits. Tom Jones is another of the popular musicians named Tom.  

Did we miss anyone on our famous Toms list? If so, feel free to add them. Then vote up the Tom you believe to be the most famous.

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 62

Birthplace: Concord, California, United States of America

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars ...more

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Tom Holland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
bramblingchat added Age: 19

Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, London, England

Thomas Stanley Holland (born June 1, 1996) is an English actor and dancer. A graduate of the BRIT School in London, he is known for playing Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), so ...more

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Thomas Jefferson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Dec. at 83 (1743-1826)

Birthplace: Shadwell, Virginia, United States of America

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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 34

Birthplace: England, London

Thomas William Hiddleston (born 9 February 1981) is an English actor, film producer, and musician. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Golden Globe Award, a Laurence Olivier ...more

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Thomas Edison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Dec. at 84 (1847-1931)

Birthplace: Milan, Ohio, United States of America

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847 – October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices in fields such ...more

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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 56

Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, United States of America

Thomas Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; July 3, 1962) is an American actor and film producer. He has received several accolades for his work, including three Golden Globe Awards and ...more

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Tom Hardy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 38

Birthplace: London, England

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 74

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

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Tom Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 78

Birthplace: Treforest, United Kingdom

Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), known professionally as Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer. His career began with a string of top-ten hits in the mid-1960s. He has toured regularly, with ...more

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Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 72

Birthplace: San Saba, Texas, United States of America

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Tom Felton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 31

Birthplace: Epsom, England

Thomas Andrew Felton (born 22 September 1987) is an English actor and musician. Felton began appearing in commercials when he was eight years old for companies such as Commercial Union and ...more

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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 38

Birthplace: San Mateo, California, United States of America

Thomas Edward Patrick Brady Jr. (born August 3, 1977) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). Brady has played in nine Super ...more

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Tom Waits is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 69

Birthplace: Pomona, USA, California

Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and actor. His music is characterized by his distinctive deep, gravelly voice and lyrics focusing ...more

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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 68

Birthplace: Gainesville, Florida metropolitan area, Florida, Contiguous United States, Alachua County, + more

Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, and actor. He was the lead singer of Tom Petty and the ...more

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Thomas Aquinas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Dec. at 49 (1225-1274)

Birthplace: Roccasecca, Italy

Thomas Aquinas (; Italian: Tommaso d'Aquino, lit. "Thomas of Aquino"; 1225 – 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar, Philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. He is ...more

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Tommy Hilfiger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 67

Birthplace: USA, New York, Elmira

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Tom Clancy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Dec. at 66 (1947-2013)

Birthplace: Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America

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Thomas DeLonge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 43

Birthplace: Poway, USA, California

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Tom Morello is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 54

Birthplace: New York City, Manhattan, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, + more

Thomas Baptiste Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, actor and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and ...more

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Tom Daley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 24

Birthplace: Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Tom Arnold is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 59

Birthplace: Ottumwa, Iowa, United States of America

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Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 56

Birthplace: Athens, Greece

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Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 80

Birthplace: Edmonton, Canada

Thomas Bing Kin Chong (born May 24, 1938) is a Canadian-American actor, writer, director, musician, cannabis rights activist and comedian. He is known for his marijuana-themed Cheech & Chong ...more

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Thomas Haden Church is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Age: 58

Birthplace: USA, Woodland, California

Thomas Haden Church (born Thomas Richard McMillen; June 17, 1960) is an American actor, director, and writer. After co-starring in the 1990s sitcom Wings, Church became known for his film roles, ...more

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Thomas Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Thomas Hobbes Dec. at 91 (1588-1679)

Birthplace: Westport, Wiltshire

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