Most Famous Atheists/Agnostics

While many people around the world are religious and believe that gods are responsible for happiness and prosperity, some are of the opinion that a man writes his own destiny. You will be surprised to know that many great achievers of today are agnostic. Academy Award winner Jack Nicholson, known for his iconic ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest’, ‘The Shining’ and ‘The Departed’ once said ‘I don’t believe in god now but can still work up an envy for someone who has a faith. I can see how that could be a deeply soothing experience.’ Interviews with ‘Apple’ co-founder Steve Wozniak have revealed that the famous entrepreneur is neither an atheist nor agnostic. Legendary musician and ‘Beatles’ member John Lennon was agnostic too. The lyrics of the hit single ‘Imagine’ spoke volumes about his agnostic side. Actor Bruce Lee, known for his films like ‘Enter The Dragon’ and acclaimed stand-up comedian George Carlin are two other famous celebrities who question the existence of god. The quotes of these famous people prove that not everybody believes that god is a supreme power who drives this world. We have compiled a list of famous personalities who are agnostic. This list also includes some of your favorite celebrities. While some ardent believers may criticize these celebrities for not being thankful to almighty, these individuals have their own reasons for being atheist/agnostic.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher
16
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 21, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Burbank, California, United States
Died: December 27, 2016

 2 Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt
30
Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 18, 1963
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 3 Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
24
Famous As: Comic Actor
Birthdate: April 16, 1889
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Walworth, London, England
Died: December 25, 1977

 4 Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley
23
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 26, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Teddington
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 5 Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman
6
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 6 Jodie Foster

Jodie Foster
20
Famous As: Actress & Director
Birthdate: November 19, 1962
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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 7 Seth MacFarlane

Seth MacFarlane
9
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 26, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kent, Connecticut, United States
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 8 Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson
12
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Paddington, London, England
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 9 James Cameron

James Cameron
9
Famous As: Filmmaker
Birthdate: August 16, 1954
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kapuskasing, Canada
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 10 Katharine Hepburn

Katharine Hepburn
4
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Died: June 29, 2003

 11 Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman
7
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: December 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bedford, New Hampshire, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 12 Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe
33
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 23, 1989
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 13 Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly
7
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: November 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 14 Woody Allen

Woody Allen
22
Famous As: American bass guitarist
Birthdate: December 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 15 Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard
5
Famous As: Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 16 Patton Oswalt

Patton Oswalt
4
Famous As: Stand-up Comedian
Birthdate: January 27, 1969
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Virginia, United States
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 17 Hugh Hefner

Hugh Hefner
6
Famous As: Founder of Playboy Magazine
Birthdate: April 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago
Died: September 27, 2017
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 18 Burt Lancaster

Burt Lancaster
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Manhattan
Died: October 20, 1994

 19 Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan
21
Famous As: Stand-up Comedians
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 20 Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Franklin
2
Listed In: Physicians
Famous As: Chemist
Birthdate: July 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, England
Died: April 16, 1958

 21 John Huston

John Huston
1
Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: August 5, 1906
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Nevada, Missouri, United States
Died: August 28, 1987

 22 Douglas Adams

Douglas Adams
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 11, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cambridge
Died: May 11, 2001
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 23 John Malkovich

John Malkovich
2
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 9, 1953
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Christopher, Illinois, United States
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 24 Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany
21
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shepherd's Bush
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)

 25 Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry
13
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 24, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)

 26 Larry King

Larry King
13
Famous As: American Television and Radio Host
Birthdate: November 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Died: January 23, 2021
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 27 Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson
9
Famous As: Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 28 Cloris Leachman

Cloris Leachman
6
Famous As: Comedian, Actress
Birthdate: April 30, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Des Moines, Iowa
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 29 Francis Crick

Francis Crick
0
Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner
Birthdate: June 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England
Died: July 28, 2004

 30 Robert Altman

Robert Altman
0
Famous As: Film Director
Birthdate: February 20, 1925
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Died: November 20, 2006

 31 Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan
19
Famous As: Actor, Film producer, Screenwriter, Film director, Choreographer, Singer, Lyricist, Philanthropist, Composer
Birthdate: November 7, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paramakudi, Tamil Nadu, India
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)

 32 Stephen Merchant

Stephen Merchant
3
Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Film actor
Birthdate: November 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bristol
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)

 33 David Cross

David Cross
6
Birthdate: April 4, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 34 Edward Said

Edward Said
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Professor
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mandatory Palestine
Died: September 25, 2003

 35 Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert
4
Birthdate: June 18, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Urbana, Illinois, U.S.
Died: April 4, 2013

 36 Gene Roddenberry

Gene Roddenberry
0
Birthdate: August 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso
Died: October 24, 1991
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 37 Ian McDiarmid

Ian McDiarmid
4
Famous As: Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: August 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carnoustie
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 38 Clive James

Clive James
1
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer, Broadcaster, Literary critic
Birthdate: October 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kogarah

 39 Charlie Brooker

Charlie Brooker
1
Famous As: Critic, Humourist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: March 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reading
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 40 Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon
16
Famous As: Screenwriter, Director & Producer
Birthdate: June 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 41 Luis Buñuel

Luis Buñuel
3
Famous As: Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor, Writer
Birthdate: February 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calanda, Spain
Died: July 29, 1983

 42 Adam Savage

Adam Savage
2
Famous As: Industrial designer
Birthdate: July 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 43 Jamie Hyneman

Jamie Hyneman
0
Famous As: Television presenter, Journalist, Linguist, Wrangler, Machinist
Birthdate: September 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marshall
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 44 Stanisław Lem

Stanisław Lem
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: March 27, 2006

 45 Robert Noyce

Robert Noyce
0
Famous As: Co-inventor of the integrated circuit
Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: June 3, 1990

 46 Ram Gopal Varma

Ram Gopal Varma
1
Famous As: Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hyderabad

 47 J. Michael Straczynski

J. Michael Straczynski
1
Famous As: Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: July 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paterson
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)

 48 Jimmy Carr

Jimmy Carr
6
Famous As: Actor, Comedian, Television presenter
Birthdate: September 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 49 Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein
1
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: June 6, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 50 Amol Palekar

Amol Palekar
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India