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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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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
2,238 1,821
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
2,060 2,001
Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Peter Dinklage Actor, Voice acting

4
1,735 1,637
Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Mads Mikkelsen Gymnast, Actor, Dancer

5
4,573 5,185
Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
RazzleDazzle(Crimsonny) added Hugh Dancy Model, Actor

6
481 721
Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Alan Rickman Film Producer, Screenwriter, Graphic Designer

7
526 800
Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Steve Buscemi Television director, Firefighter, Film Producer

8
111 49
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Clint Eastwood Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician

9
405 597
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Gary Oldman Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter

10
378 515
Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Michael Keaton Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

11
328 472
Warwick Davis is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Warwick Davis Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter

12
372 592
James Woods is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added James Woods Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

13
343 504
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
332 484
Michael Gambon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Michael Gambon Actor, Voice acting, Engineer

The Best Celebrity Lips (Men)

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372 538
Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Ian McKellen Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor

16
277 424
Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Daniel Radcliffe Actor

17
515 761
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Morgan Freeman Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

18
642 1,077
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Robert Downey Jr. Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer

19
374 498
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
249 308
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Bill Hader Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

21
293 458
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
128 153
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
167 278
Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Hugh Bonneville Actor

24
133 180
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Tom Islava added Elton John Record producer, Pianist, Television producer

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75 27
Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Chuck Norris Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

26
236 327
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
John C. Reilly Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

27
128 172
Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Jeff Bridges Spokesperson, Musician, Film Producer

28
197 276
Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Judd Apatow Television director, Comedian, Television producer

The Best Dressed Male Celebrities

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135 197
Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Christopher Lee Military Officer, Film Producer, Author

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249 432
Jeffrey Wright is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

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147 207
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Dick Van Dyke Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

32
135 192
Alec Guinness is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Alec Guinness Actor

33
264 374
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Bill Murray Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer

34
36 13
James Caan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added James Caan Actor, Voice acting, Singer

35
153 165
Nick Offerman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Nick Offerman Television producer, Carpenter, Film Producer

Old Celebrities You Didn't Realize Are Still Alive

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202 411
Adam Driver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Adam Driver Actor

37
107 156
Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Cary Grant Actor

38
139 159
Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Kurt Russell Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

39
47 10
Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Gary Sinise Spokesperson, Television director, Theatre Director

40
207 252
Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
ScottPolichette added Sean Connery Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

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195 254
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
James Stewart Pilot, Television director, Military Officer

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57 24
Jon Voight is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Jon Voight Film Producer, Actor

The Most Egregious Male Gold Diggers

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40 33
Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Cindy Hagen Lukas added Gregory Peck Actor, Producer, Humanitarian

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42 9
Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Robert Duvall Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer

45
45 28
Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
dark wish added Isaac Asimov Biochemist, Historian, Novelist

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46 16
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Vince Vaughn Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

47
90 146
Ernst Jünger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ernst Jünger Writer, Philosopher

48
150 198
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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33 11
Steven Crowder is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Steven Crowder Commentator, Comedian, Actor

50
65 93
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Benedict Cumberbatch Actor, Voice acting