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 Billy Connolly

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

 2 Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard
21
Famous As: Comedian, Voice actor, Stage actor, Film actor
Birthdate: February 7, 1962
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Aden, Yemen
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 3 John Stuart Mill

John Stuart Mill
4
Famous As: Philosopher, Economist, Politician
Birthdate: May 20, 1806
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Pentonville, London, England
Died: May 8, 1873

 4 Rosalind Franklin

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

 5 Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan
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Famous As: Podcaster, Sports Commentator
Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 6 Woody Allen

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

 7 Stephen Merchant

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

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

 9 Francis Crick

Francis Crick
3
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

 10 Luis Buñuel

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

 11 Edward Said

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

 12 Ian McDiarmid

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

 13 Gene Roddenberry

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

 14 Charlie Brooker

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

 15 Dick Cavett

Dick Cavett
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: November 19, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gibbon, Nebraska, United States
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)

 16 Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan
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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)

 17 Stanisław Lem

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

 18 Jamie Hyneman

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

 19 Joss Whedon

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

 20 Clive James

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

 21 Adam Savage

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

 22 Robert Noyce

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

 23 J. Michael Straczynski

J. Michael Straczynski
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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)

 24 Jimmy Carr

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

 25 Adrienne Shelly

Adrienne Shelly
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 24, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York, USA
Died: November 1, 2006
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)

 26 Russell T Davies

Russell T Davies
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Screenwriter, Television producer, Science fiction writer
Birthdate: April 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Swansea
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 27 Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway
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Famous As: Theatre director, Film director, Writer, Experimental artist, Screenwriter, Painter, Film editor, Actor, Cinematographer, Television director
Birthdate: April 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Newport

 28 Sarah Kane

Sarah Kane
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Playwright, Writer
Birthdate: February 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brentwood
Died: February 20, 1999

 29 Bernard Malamud

Bernard Malamud
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: American novelist
Birthdate: April 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: March 18, 1986

 30 Amol Palekar

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

 31 Griff Rhys Jones

Griff Rhys Jones
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Famous As: Actor, Comedian
Birthdate: November 16, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Cardiff
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 32 Dan Snow

Dan Snow
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Famous As: Television presenter, Rower
Birthdate: December 3, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 33 Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor
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Listed In: Dancers
Famous As: One of the foremost American choreographers of the 20th century
Birthdate: July 29, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Died: August 29, 2018

 34 Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney
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Birthdate: January 14, 1919
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Albany, New York
Died: November 4, 2011

 35 Ram Gopal Varma

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

 36 Edward Teller

Edward Teller
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: physicist
Birthdate: January 15, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary
Died: September 9, 2003

 37 David Starkey

David Starkey
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Famous As: Historian, Radio personality, Writer
Birthdate: January 3, 1945
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kendal

 38 William B. Davis

William B. Davis
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Famous As: Actor, Screenwriter, Film actor
Birthdate: January 13, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)

 39 Joan Bakewell

Joan Bakewell
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Famous As: Correspondent, Journalist, Politician, Author, Writer
Birthdate: April 16, 1933
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockport

 40 A. Bartlett Giamatti

A. Bartlett Giamatti
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Academician, Scholar, Commissioner of Major League Baseball
Birthdate: April 4, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Boston
Died: September 1, 1989

 41 Tony Hancock

Tony Hancock
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Famous As: Comedian, Actor
Birthdate: May 12, 1924
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: June 24, 1968

 42 Tom Leykis

Tom Leykis
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Famous As: Radio personality
Birthdate: August 1, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: The Bronx
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)

 43 Rebecca Lord

Rebecca Lord
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Famous As: Adult Film Star, Actor
Birthdate: February 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 44 Elyse Sewell

Elyse Sewell
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Listed In: Fashion
Famous As: Model
Birthdate: June 10, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Albuquerque
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)

 45 Kenneth Tynan

Kenneth Tynan
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Famous As: Diarist, Theatre critic, Screenwriter
Birthdate: April 2, 1927
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: July 26, 1980

 46 Wil Anderson

Wil Anderson
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Famous As: Television presenter, Comedian, Radio personality
Birthdate: January 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Heyfield
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 47 Andrew Denton

Andrew Denton
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: May 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney

 48 Henry Sidgwick

Henry Sidgwick
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: May 31, 1838
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Skipton, Yorkshire, England
Died: August 28, 1900

 49 Konstantin Novoselov

Konstantin Novoselov
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: August 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Nizhny Tagil, Russia

 50 Kevin MacDonald

Kevin MacDonald
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Coach
Birthdate: November 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland