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

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348 178
Theo James is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Guest_0f64763e-0ca1-46e8-9e91-710effaa0643 added Theo James Guitarist, Actor, Singer

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Peter Dinklage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Peter Dinklage Actor, Voice acting

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434 537
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

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

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1,686 1,605
Mads Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Mads Mikkelsen Gymnast, Actor, Dancer

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354 479
James Woods is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added James Woods Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

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362 480
Gary Oldman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Gary Oldman Musician, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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491 710
Steve Buscemi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Steve Buscemi Television director, Firefighter, Film Producer

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Clint Eastwood is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Clint Eastwood Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician

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319 440
Michael Gambon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Michael Gambon Actor, Voice acting, Engineer

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330 465
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

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311 442
Warwick Davis is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Warwick Davis Businessperson, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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255 391
Daniel Radcliffe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Daniel Radcliffe Actor

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344 489
Michael Keaton is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Michael Keaton Comedian, Actor, Voice acting

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236 282
Bill Hader is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Bill Hader Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

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599 1,051
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

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337 526
Ian McKellen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Ian McKellen Businessperson, Screenwriter, Actor

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125 129
Jimmy Page is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
ScottPolichette added Jimmy Page Record producer, Guitarist, Songwriter

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279 431
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Seth Rogen Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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467 749
Morgan Freeman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Morgan Freeman Businessperson, Television producer, Film Producer

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335 481
Mark Hamill is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Mark Hamill Television producer, Film Producer, Actor

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163 261
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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123 161
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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191 259
Judd Apatow is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Judd Apatow Television director, Comedian, Television producer

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245 416
Jeffrey Wright is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models

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221 313
John C. Reilly is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
John C. Reilly Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter

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127 176
Alec Guinness is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Alec Guinness Actor

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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

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

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Robert Duvall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Robert Duvall Soldier, Television producer, Film Producer

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Jeff Bridges is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Jeff Bridges Spokesperson, Musician, Film Producer

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126 195
Dick Van Dyke is listed (or ranked) 34 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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193 395
Adam Driver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
david-p-griffith added Adam Driver Actor

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240 358
Bill Murray is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Bill Murray Businessperson, Comedian, Television producer

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Jon Voight is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Jon Voight Film Producer, Actor

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100 146
Cary Grant is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Cary Grant Actor

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90 134
Ernst Jünger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ernst Jünger Writer, Philosopher

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James Caan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added James Caan Actor, Voice acting, Singer

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Isaac Asimov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
dark wish added Isaac Asimov Biochemist, Historian, Novelist

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125 150
Kurt Russell is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Kurt Russell Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting

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182 236
Ted Nugent is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Mollevangsvagen added Ted Nugent Big-game hunter, Guitarist, Songwriter

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Gary Sinise is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Gary Sinise Spokesperson, Television director, Theatre Director

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191 244
Sean Connery is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
ScottPolichette added Sean Connery Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

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177 248
James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
James Stewart Pilot, Television director, Military Officer

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31 26
Gregory Peck is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
Cindy Hagen Lukas added Gregory Peck Actor, Producer, Humanitarian

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Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Vince Vaughn Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

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31 6
Dennis Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
TRENT13 added Dennis Miller Commentator, Comedian, Television producer

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Piers Anthony is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models
dark wish added Piers Anthony Novelist, Author, Writer