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

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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?
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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Hanks is known for his comedic and dramatic roles in such films as Splash (1984), Big (1988), Turner & Hooch ...more

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Thomas Aquinas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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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)
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Tom Hiddleston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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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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Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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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 Holland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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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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Tom Brady is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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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 Hardy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Edward Thomas Hardy (born 15 September 1977) is an English actor and producer. After studying acting at the Drama Centre London, he made his film debut in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) ...more

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Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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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 Edison is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
Dec. at 84 (1847-1931)
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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Tommy Hilfiger is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas Jacob Hilfiger is an American fashion designer and founder of the lifestyle brand Tommy Hilfiger Corporation.

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Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas William Selleck (born January 29, 1945) is an American actor, film producer, and California Army National Guard veteran. He is most known for starring as private investigator Thomas ...more

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Tommy Lee Jones is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has received four Academy Award nominations, winning Best Supporting Actor for his performance as U.S. Marshal ...more

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Tom Green is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Michael Thomas Green (born July 30, 1971) is a Canadian comedian, actor, filmmaker, and talk show host. Known for his own unique brand of shock comedy, he found mainstream prominence via his MTV ...more

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Tom Daley is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas Robert Daley (born 21 May 1994) is a British diver. He specialises in the 10-metre platform event and is a double World champion in the event; he won the 2009 FINA World Championship in ...more

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Tommy Lee is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas Lee Bass (born October 3, 1962) is an American musician and founding member of Mötley Crüe. As well as being the band's long-term drummer, Lee founded rap-metal band Methods of ...more

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Tommy Chong is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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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 Hearns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas "Tommy" Hearns (born October 18, 1958) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1977 to 2006. Nicknamed the "Motor City Cobra", and more famously ...more

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Tom Welling is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas Patrick "Tom" Welling (born April 26, 1977) is an American actor, director, producer, and model best known for his role as Clark Kent in The WB/CW superhero drama Smallville ...more

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Tom Colicchio is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas Patrick Colicchio (; born August 15, 1962) is an American celebrity chef. He co-founded the Gramercy Tavern in New York City, and formerly served as a co-owner and as the executive chef. ...more

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Tom Gilbert is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas Kelly Gilbert (born January 10, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman. He is currently under contract with the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga ...more
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Tom Seaver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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George Thomas Seaver (born November 17, 1944), nicknamed Tom Terrific and The Franchise, is a retired American professional baseball pitcher. He pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1967 ...more

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Tom Sizemore is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas Edward Sizemore Jr. (born November 29, 1961) is an American film and television actor and producer. He is known for his supporting roles in films such as Born on the Fourth of July ...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?
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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 Jane is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is The Most Famous Tom/Thomas In The World?
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Thomas Jane (born Thomas Elliott III; February 22, 1969) is an American actor. He is known for appearing in such films as Evening Raga of the West (1987), Boogie Nights (1997), The Thin Red Line ...more

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