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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

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2
2,213 1,796
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
2,042 1,979
Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Peter Dinklage Actor, Voice acting

4
1,720 1,617
Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Mads Mikkelsen Gymnast, Actor, Dancer

5
4,566 5,000
Hugh Dancy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
RazzleDazzle(Crimsonny) added Hugh Dancy Model, Actor

6
91 30
Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Clint Eastwood Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician

7
456 702
Alan Rickman is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Alan Rickman Film Producer, Screenwriter, Graphic Designer

8
320 457
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
334 487
Sean Bean is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Sean Bean Actor, Voice acting

10
505 789
Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Steve Buscemi Television director, Firefighter, Film Producer

11
328 471
Michael Gambon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Michael Gambon Actor, Voice acting, Engineer

12
391 583
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Gary Oldman Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter

13
619 489
Theo James is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Lignod added Theo James Guitarist, Actor, Singer

14
368 504
Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Michael Keaton Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

15
364 578
James Woods is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added James Woods Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

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265 406
Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Daniel Radcliffe Actor

17
624 1,060
Robert Downey Jr. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Robert Downey Jr. Comedian, Singer-songwriter, Film Producer

18
353 533
Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Ian McKellen Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor

19
240 295
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Bill Hader Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

20
357 485
Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Mark Hamill Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

21
486 756
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Morgan Freeman Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

22
283 444
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Seth Rogen Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

23
126 142
Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
ScottPolichette added Jimmy Page Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

24
166 268
Hugh Bonneville is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Hugh Bonneville Actor

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128 169
Elton John is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Tom Islava added Elton John Record producer, Pianist, Television producer

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64 18
Chuck Norris is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Chuck Norris Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

27
230 319
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
John C. Reilly Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

28
192 266
Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Judd Apatow Television director, Comedian, Television producer

29
246 423
Jeffrey Wright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

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133 182
Alec Guinness is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Alec Guinness Actor

31
126 191
Christopher Lee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Christopher Lee Military Officer, Film Producer, Author

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115 165
Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Jeff Bridges Spokesperson, Musician, Film Producer

33
139 199
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Dick Van Dyke Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

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33 6
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
250 365
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Bill Murray Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer

36
199 402
Adam Driver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Adam Driver Actor

37
104 150
Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Cary Grant Actor

38
53 16
Jon Voight is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Jon Voight Film Producer, Actor

39
44 21
Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
dark wish added Isaac Asimov Biochemist, Historian, Novelist

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131 153
Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Kurt Russell Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

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42 7
Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Gary Sinise Spokesperson, Television director, Theatre Director

42
199 248
Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
ScottPolichette added Sean Connery Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

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37 29
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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90 139
Ernst Jünger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ernst Jünger Writer, Philosopher

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187 251
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
James Stewart Pilot, Television director, Military Officer

46
134 160
Nick Offerman is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Nick Offerman Television producer, Carpenter, Film Producer

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41 9
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

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36 6
Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Robert Duvall Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer

49
144 189
Walt Disney is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Tom Islava added Walt Disney Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

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183 249
Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ted Nugent Big-game hunter, Guitarist, Songwriter