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Famous People Named Michael

Guess these famous people whose first name is Michael, or some variant thereof
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Last updated: November 27, 2017
First submittedNovember 2, 2012
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Clue
Famous Michael
"Thriller" singer
Michael Jackson
He wore #23
Michael Jordan
Portrayer of Marty McFly
Michael J. Fox
Sistine Chapel painter
Michelangelo
Winner of 23 gold medals
Michael Phelps
Boxer and ear biter
Mike Tyson
His policies included
Perestroika and Glasnost
Mikhail Gorbachev
Mega-rich mayor of
New York City
Michael Bloomberg
Knighted rocker who can't
get no satisfaction
Mick Jagger
Clue
Famous Michael
Star who played Dr. Evil
Mike Myers
He was Batman (and also Birdman)
Michael Keaton
"Wall Street" star and son of Kirk
Michael Douglas
Knighted actor who starred as
Alfie, and later as Alfred
Michael Caine
Scientist who made important
discoveries about electromagnetism
Michael Faraday
Film director who likes explosions
Michael Bay
7-time Formula One champ
Michael Schumacher
He lost to George H.W. Bush in 1988
Michael Dukakis
"Jurassic Park" author
Michael Crichton
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level 19
Nov 13, 2012
77% Michael Jordan 44% Michael Schumacher Oh, god!
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level 77
Aug 28, 2017
Dismayed that Schumaucher is so close to the greatest basketball player of all time and among the most recognized athletes in the world bar none?
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level 51
Dec 7, 2017
Dismayed that the fastest and greatest racing driver of all time (more or less indisputably) is so low.
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level 77
Dec 21, 2017
Thanks for answering my totally non-sarcastic question.
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level 78
Nov 30, 2017
I know of Michael Jordan but would never have figured what "wore #23" means.
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level 77
Apr 8, 2018
It's the only jersey number of any professional athlete of any sport or any era that I could tell you. It's the reason why "23" is on all Air Jordans and clothes in his fashion line.
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level 61
Oct 4, 2019
I thought it was about perfume hahah
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level 67
Nov 1, 2014
A few more Michaels you could add if you wanted to: Michael Stipe (from REM) Michael Caine (Alfred in the Nolanverse Batman films and many other roles) Michael Strahan (NFL) Michael Fassbender (Magneto in the recent X-Men films and other roles) Michael Richards (Kramer from Seinfeld) Michael Clarke Duncan (The Green Mile) Just a thought.
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level 55
May 1, 2015
I love Michael Caine :)
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level 55
Nov 1, 2015
Can you please change Michael Jordan's hint from #23 to Space Jam- The Best Movie Ever
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level 69
Sep 19, 2017
Michael Phelps's hint should be updated to '23 golds' or maybe '23 Olympic golds' if you feel generous.
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level ∞
Sep 20, 2017
Updated
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level 29
Oct 2, 2017
Its sad that schumacher isn't more known
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level 76
Nov 27, 2017
It's sad that Faraday isn't more known, he's probably one of the most important people on this list.
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level 65
Dec 21, 2017
Well, he is the most important person on this list. If not for him, we probably would not heard about most of the others.
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level 82
Nov 27, 2017
What's with 23 and the name Michael?
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level 80
Dec 21, 2017
It must be a magic number.
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level 72
Dec 21, 2017
Think 32 is the Magic number?
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level 67
Dec 21, 2017
I have never heard of Michael Bay, Michael Dukakis, Mike Myers or Michael Bloomberg, cannot be too famous methinks........... "Fame is like a river, that lifts up things light and swollen, and drowns things weighty and solid. "Francis Bacon
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level 77
Dec 21, 2017
Bay and Myers are pretty super famous... but maybe if you don't watch popular movies you wouldn't have heard of them. Dukakis if you weren't alive and following American politics in the late 80s I wouldn't expect you to know... Bloomberg if you're not American and weren't interested in finance, investing, or local American politics I wouldn't expect you to know, either.
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level 72
Dec 21, 2017
It amuses and infuriates in equal measures when people moan about a couple of difficult answers; isn't that the point of these quizzes - some questions are harder than others? If everything was so easy and everyone knew all the answers, it wouldn't be much of a challenge.
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level 61
Oct 4, 2019
How is saying they think they are not that famous moaning? You must have a tough life, everybody around you moaning. When people say things like, "ow I'm out of cereal" moaning "I couldnt find my red shirt, so I put on my yellow" moaning "I got everything from the list, but the bananas, they were out of those" moaning. You must be constantly infuriated.
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level 56
Dec 21, 2017
too many answers which ONLY Americans would know.
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level 72
Dec 21, 2017
or educated non-Americans?
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level 50
Dec 21, 2017
Please allow different spellings for Gorbachev, for example Gorbachov.
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level 57
Dec 22, 2017
OR, or, you could just, you know, learn how to spell it correctly!
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level 66
Jan 28, 2018
The Cyrillic letter "ë" (Yo), not to by confused with the latin e-umlaut is actually "translated" often into an O as well as an E. In other words it's very likely Gorbachov is used in many languages for this person, not meant to change his name, but keeping close to the original (The Northern Germanic languages can do this using the ö, or ø for example). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yo_(Cyrillic)
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level 67
Dec 21, 2017
He's easy enough to get from the hint, but I didn't realize Mick was a variation of Michael.
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level 79
Dec 21, 2017
When I have extra time because of an easier quiz I like to try different spellings/alternate answers for kicks. I now know that you can type in "SHOEMAKER" and get credit. Don't know if it's because of an alternate spelling or because QM Anglicized the name but that is awesome in my nerdy mind.
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level 59
Dec 21, 2017
That's sth I will never understand. Why can't you just let his real name be his real name. Would be the same, if we call so. "Armstark", instead of "Armstrong" or "Fuchs" instead of "Fox" or ..... His name is Schumacher, NOT Shoemaker. If you want do accept SchuHmacher... fine! But please stop Anglifying names from all around the world just because they're maybe not that easy to spell or pronounce. For Germans it can also be quite hard to pronounce English (or other) names, anyway it's still "Smith", NOT "Schmitt"!. Thanks, now I fell better...
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level 78
Dec 21, 2017
Nice to see F1 represented on a quiz. Thanks QM.
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level 58
Dec 21, 2017
Mike Myers didn't play Dr Evil. He played Austin Powers.
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level 51
Dec 21, 2017
He played Both.
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level 14
Dec 23, 2017
Took me a second to figure out how Crichton is spelled
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level 51
Jan 28, 2018
The 23 golds question is the vaguest thing I have ever read. I'll assume Olympics, but still - what country? What sport? (after seeing the answers) Not everyone lives in America you know, and knows who your athletes are... at least let us know that this person comes from your country.
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level 77
Apr 8, 2018
Michael Phelps has won more Olympic medals than any other athlete in history. You haven't heard of the Olympics before? It's an international event. Phelps has medaled 28 times, including winning gold 23 times. The next closest is Larisa Latynina of the USSR who has 18 Olympic medals and 9 golds, in other words not even close. Please stop blaming your ignorance on where you live.
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level 65
Apr 8, 2018
Did anyone else not no Mike Meyers also played Doctor Evil in Austin Powers? :/