Most Famous Atheists/Agnostics

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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.
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 1 
Billy Connolly
(Stand-up Comedian)
Billy Connolly
22
Birthdate: November 24, 1942
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 2 
Eddie Izzard
(Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor)
Eddie Izzard
22
Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 3 
Rosalind Franklin
4
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Notting Hill, London, England
Died: April 16, 1958
 4 
John Stuart Mill
(The Most Influential English-Speaking Philosopher of the Nineteenth Century)
John Stuart Mill
5
Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: May 7, 1873
 5 
Joe Rogan
(Podcaster, Sports Commentator)
Joe Rogan
45
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 6 
Francis Crick
(Co-discoverer of the Structure of the DNA Molecule, Nobel Prize Winner)
Francis Crick
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: June 8, 1916
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Weston Favell, Northamptonshire, England
Died: July 28, 2004
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 7 
Stephen Merchant
(Actor, Comedian, Screenwriter, Radio personality, Film actor)
Stephen Merchant
9
Birthdate: November 24, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bristol
Height: 6'7" (201 cm)
 8 
Nigella Lawson
(Television Personality, Gourmet, Food Writer)
Nigella Lawson
23
Birthdate: January 6, 1960
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
Gene Roddenberry
3
Birthdate: August 19, 1921
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: El Paso
Died: October 24, 1991
 10 
Luis Buñuel
(Film director, Screenwriter, Actor, Film editor, Writer)
Luis Buñuel
6
Birthdate: February 22, 1900
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Calanda, Spain
Died: July 29, 1983
 11 
Ian McDiarmid
(Best Known for His Villainous Role of 'Emperor Palpatine' from the 'Star Wars' Film Series)
Ian McDiarmid
7
Birthdate: August 11, 1944
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Carnoustie
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Edward Said
(Professor)
Edward Said
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 1, 1935
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mandatory Palestine
Died: September 25, 2003
 13 
Stanisław Lem
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 12, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
Died: March 27, 2006
 14 
Jamie Hyneman
(Television presenter, Journalist, Linguist, Wrangler, Machinist)
Jamie Hyneman
4
Birthdate: September 25, 1956
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Marshall
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 15 
Joss Whedon
(Screenwriter, Director & Producer)
Joss Whedon
20
Birthdate: June 23, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 16 
Adam Savage
(Industrial designer)
Adam Savage
12
Birthdate: July 15, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New York City
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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 17 
Charlie Brooker
(Critic, Humourist, Screenwriter)
Charlie Brooker
3
Birthdate: March 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Reading
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 18 
J. Michael Straczynski
(Screenwriter, Film producer, Novelist, Journalist, Writer, Playwright, Science fiction writer)
J. Michael Straczynski
2
Birthdate: July 17, 1954
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Paterson
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 19 
Robert Noyce
(Co-inventor of the integrated circuit)
Robert Noyce
1
Birthdate: December 12, 1927
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Burlington
Died: June 3, 1990
 20 
Jimmy Carr
(Actor, Comedian, Television presenter)
Jimmy Carr
12
Birthdate: September 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: London, England
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 21 
Adrienne Shelly
4
Birthdate: June 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 1, 2006
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 22 
Russell T Davies
(Screenwriter, Television producer, Science fiction writer)
Russell T Davies
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Swansea
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)
 23 
Peter Greenaway
(Theatre director, Film director, Writer, Experimental artist, Screenwriter, Painter, Film editor, Actor, Cinematographer, Television director)
Peter Greenaway
1
Birthdate: April 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport
 24 
Sarah Kane
(Playwright, Writer)
Sarah Kane
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brentwood
Died: February 20, 1999
 25 
Amol Palekar
1
Birthdate: November 24, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
 26 
Bernard Malamud
(American novelist)
Bernard Malamud
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: March 18, 1986
 27 
Edward Teller
(physicist)
Edward Teller
4
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 9, 2003
 28 
Griff Rhys Jones
(Actor, Comedian)
Griff Rhys Jones
1
Birthdate: November 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cardiff
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
Andy Rooney
9
Birthdate: January 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany, New York
Died: November 4, 2011
 30 
Paul Taylor
(One of the foremost American choreographers of the 20th century)
Paul Taylor
3
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: August 29, 2018
 31 
Ram Gopal Varma
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)
Ram Gopal Varma
3
Birthdate: April 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hyderabad
 32 
David Starkey
(Historian, Radio personality, Writer)
David Starkey
1
Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kendal
 33 
Tony Hancock
(Comedian, Actor)
Tony Hancock
3
Birthdate: May 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: June 24, 1968
 34 
A. Bartlett Giamatti
(Academician, Scholar, Commissioner of Major League Baseball)
A. Bartlett Giamatti
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: April 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston
Died: September 1, 1989
 35 
Joan Bakewell
(Correspondent, Journalist, Politician, Author, Writer)
Joan Bakewell
1
Birthdate: April 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockport
 36 
Tom Leykis
(Radio personality)
Tom Leykis
0
Birthdate: August 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 37 
Rebecca Lord
(Adult Film Star, Actor)
Rebecca Lord
1
Birthdate: February 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 38 
Kenneth Tynan
(Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter)
Kenneth Tynan
1
Birthdate: April 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: July 26, 1980
 39 
Elyse Sewell
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Albuquerque
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 40 
Henry Sidgwick
(British Philosopher and Economist Best Known in Philosophy for His Utilitarian Treatise 'The Methods of Ethics')
Henry Sidgwick
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1838
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skipton, Yorkshire, England
Died: August 28, 1900
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 41 
Andrew Denton
(Television presenter)
Andrew Denton
0
Birthdate: May 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney
 42 
Konstantin Novoselov
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil, Russia
 43 
Kevin MacDonald
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland
 44 
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
(Author, Journalist)
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison
0
Birthdate: September 14, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: April 24, 2002