Famous Atheists - List of Famous Atheists
Being an atheist in a world obsessed with God and religions is surely something that sets one apart! To the layman, an atheist is simply someone who lacks belief in the existence of God or gods. But did you know that atheists are also often very rational, practical and have a scientific approach towards the happenings in the world? One such famous rational atheist is Stephen Hawking, the famed theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology. Ethologist, evolutionary biologist and author Richard Dawkins is another prominent scientist known for his atheism. While atheism is a serious issue for many, comedian Woody Allen often jokes about God and calls himself a “Jewish-Atheist!” Richard Branson, another well-known atheist states that a belief in God is not necessary to be a good human; it’s the humanitarian values that count. With more and more people choosing to denounce religion, atheism is surely gaining in prominence! Read on for more information about the life and works of famous atheists.
Check out the list of famous people who are/were atheists. The list includes people from all walks of life and from all over the world.
The Most Famous Atheists
|Jack Black||August 28, 1969||American||Jack Black is a renowned American actor-producer and voice artist|
|Brad Pitt||December 18, 1963||American||Brad Pitt is a famous American actor, known for his movies, ‘Ocean’s Eleven’, ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’, and ‘World War Z’|
|Morgan Freeman||June 1, 1937||American||Morgan Freeman is an Academy Award winning actor known for his work in movies like ‘Street Smart’, ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ and ‘Million Dollar Baby’|
|Robert Smith||April 21, 1959||British||Robert Smith is an English musician and the lead singer of the British rock band, ‘The Cure.’ This biography of Robert Smith gives detailed information on his profile, childhood, life and timeline.|
|Joaquin Phoenix||October 28, 1974||American||Joaquin Phoenix is a famed actor of Hollywood known for the films, ‘Walk the Line’ and ‘Gladiator’|
|Richard Dawkins||March 26, 1941||British||Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist and evolutionary biologist|
|Paul Dirac||August 8, 1902||British||Paul Dirac was an English theoretical physicist known for his contributions to quantum mechanics and quantum electrodynamics|
|Keanu Reeves||September 2, 1964||Canadian, Lebanese||Known for his impeccable character of ‘Neo’ in ‘The Matrix’ trilogy, Keanu Reeves is a Canadian-American actor who has done a variety of roles in Hollywood movies.|
|Stephen Fry||August 24, 1957||British||Stephen Fry is a comedian, actor, author, television and radio presenter|
|Paul Bettany||May 27, 1971||British||Paul Bettany is a British actor best recognized for his voice role in the film ‘Iron Man.’|
Camille Anna Paglia is an American author, social critic, and academic
Paul Bettany is a British actor best recognized for his voice role in the film ‘Iron Man.’
Louis Theroux is a British-American documentary filmmaker and broadcaster
Billy Connolly is a Scottish actor, musician and stand-up comedian
Bill Maher is a well-known American talk show host and political satirist
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, literary critic and a fervent socialist who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.