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Lisa Waugh
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List Rules Inspiring men who are positive role models and primarily work in Hollywood or the music industry.

Male celebrities as role models... what are we looking for? Maybe someone who knows how to lead, be a good team member, or handle themselves in high stress situations. Celebrity role models for boys are not as hard to come by as you might think. Sure, there are your tiger blood guzzling crazy types, or butt-pinching Broadway theatre goers. There’s plenty of bad behavior once one achieves fame and fortune. Still, there’s always time for a second chance.

Lest we forget, Robert Downey Jr. used to be a hot mess and even went to prison. Now? He’s one of the more solid celebrity role models for boys because his story shows redemption and hope. There’s the nice guy (Chris Pratt), the stand-up guy (Nick Offerman), and celebrities as role models so cool you want to hang out with them all the time guy, like Dave Grohl and Keanu Reeves. There are the obvious old timers like John Goodman and Jeff Bridges. There’s the nice playboy (George Clooney). And then there’s the king of the actor role models, everyman Bill Murray.

Sure, everyone has feet of clay and no one on this list of celebrity role models is perfect. They are, however, artist and actor role models who have managed to not completely set their lives on fire, or if they have, have weathered the storm and have insight to share.

Which musician or actor role model is your money riding on? Which actor role model would you recommend to your child? Have a beer with? Watch the game? Have bail you out of jail? Vote up the best celebrities as role models below, or add the men you find positive and inspiring, and set an example for all.
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4,398 1,953
Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Tom Hanks Television director, Television producer, Film Producer

2
2,243 1,829
Gene Hackman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
IanHarvey added Gene Hackman Novelist, Film Producer, Author

3
2,073 2,008
Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Peter Dinklage Actor, Voice acting

4
1,740 1,648
Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Mads Mikkelsen Gymnast, Actor, Dancer

5
491 725
Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Alan Rickman Film Producer, Screenwriter, Graphic Designer

6
4,574 5,195
Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
RazzleDazzle(Crimsonny) added Hugh Dancy Model, Actor

7
536 805
Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Steve Buscemi Television director, Firefighter, Film Producer

8
332 476
Warwick Davis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Warwick Davis Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter

9
285 428
Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Daniel Radcliffe Actor

10
411 604
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Gary Oldman Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter

11
375 600
James Woods is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added James Woods Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

12
117 57
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Clint Eastwood Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician

13
347 509
Sean Bean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Sean Bean Actor, Voice acting

14
653 1,080
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Robert Downey Jr. Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer

15 Famous People Who Have Donated Organs

15
384 517
Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Michael Keaton Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

16
333 489
Michael Gambon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Michael Gambon Actor, Voice acting, Engineer

17
382 541
Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Ian McKellen Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor

18
528 763
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Morgan Freeman Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

19
384 499
Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Mark Hamill Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

20
252 310
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Bill Hader Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

21
297 461
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Seth Rogen Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

The Hottest Celebrities of All Time

22
132 158
Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
ScottPolichette added Jimmy Page Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

23
167 282
Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Hugh Bonneville Actor

24
81 31
Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Chuck Norris Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

25
238 330
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
John C. Reilly Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

26
138 184
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Tom Islava added Elton John Record producer, Pianist, Television producer

27
198 279
Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Judd Apatow Television director, Comedian, Television producer

28
134 173
Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Jeff Bridges Spokesperson, Musician, Film Producer

The Best Dressed Male Celebrities

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137 194
Alec Guinness is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Alec Guinness Actor

30
138 199
Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Christopher Lee Military Officer, Film Producer, Author

31
268 378
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Bill Murray Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer

32
152 208
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Dick Van Dyke Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

33
249 435
Jeffrey Wright is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

34
162 167
Nick Offerman is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Nick Offerman Television producer, Carpenter, Film Producer

35
112 157
Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Cary Grant Actor

Celebrities With Problem Children

36
37 18
James Caan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added James Caan Actor, Voice acting, Singer

37
52 13
Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Gary Sinise Spokesperson, Television director, Theatre Director

38
202 255
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
James Stewart Pilot, Television director, Military Officer

39
214 254
Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
ScottPolichette added Sean Connery Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

40
45 34
Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Cindy Hagen Lukas added Gregory Peck Actor, Producer, Humanitarian

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204 414
Adam Driver is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Adam Driver Actor

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141 162
Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Kurt Russell Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

The Most Egregious Male Gold Diggers

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46 11
Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Robert Duvall Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer

44
59 28
Jon Voight is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Jon Voight Film Producer, Actor

45
73 94
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Benedict Cumberbatch Actor, Voice acting

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46 30
Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
dark wish added Isaac Asimov Biochemist, Historian, Novelist

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47 19
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Vince Vaughn Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

48
155 203
Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Tom Islava added Walt Disney Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

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90 149
Ernst Jünger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ernst Jünger Writer, Philosopher

50
24 15
Lou Ferrigno is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Lou Ferrigno Bodybuilder, Actor, Personal trainer