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Top 10 Influential Blonde Men

Here is a list of some of the top 10 most influential blonde men.
These guys have a long list of achievements and are some of the best trend setters, milestone makers and boundary breakers the world has seen and they are all blonde.
This list coupled with the top 10 blonde ladies list should make you very proud to be blonde.

1

David Bowie

We have to start with in my opinion one of the all-time great artists.

Most of what will be written here will be known to you and if it isn’t then you must have been living under a rock!

As both a singer and an actor, He began his singing career under the name David Bowie in 1966 and won his first award in 1969, when he won an Ivor Novello Award for the song “Space Oddity”.
Bowie’s first hit album “Hunky Dory” in 1971 reached number three in the UK Albums Chart.

His next eleven studio albums all made the UK Top 10, including four number one albums.

He has since won eleven awards for his music, including: two BRIT Awards; Best British Male Solo Artist and an Outstanding Contribution Award at the 1996 BRIT Awards as well as two Grammy Awards; Best Video, Short Form for the David Bowie video at the 1985 Grammy Awards and a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 Grammy Awards and to top it all off, three MTV Video Music Awards!!

Couple this with his acting career, appearing in films such as The Man Who Fell to Earth, a role for which he won a Saturn Award for Best Actor and of course any kid from the 80’s or just any Jim Henson fan will know him for his portrayal of the Goblin King in “Labyrinth”

And you have yourself one extremely talented human being!

2

Robert Redford

In April 2014, Time magazine included Redford in its annual TIME 100 as one of the “Most Influential People in the World”, declaring him the “Godfather of Indie Film”

Robert Redford, is an American actor, director, producer, businessman, environmentalist, and philanthropist. He is the founder of the Sundance Film Festival. He has received two Academy Awards for his acting performances and one for Lifetime Achievement in 2002. In 2010, he was made a chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur.

Redford made his film debut in War Hunt in 1962 and his role in Inside Daisy Clover in 1965 won him a Golden Globe for best new star.
He starred in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in 1969, which was a huge success and made him a major star. In 1972, he had a critical and box office hit with Jeremiah Johnson and in 1973 had the biggest hit of his career, the blockbuster crime caper The Sting, for which he was also nominated for an Academy Award. The popular and acclaimed All the President’s Men (1976) was a landmark film for Redford.

The first film he directed was Ordinary People in 1980 and was one of the most critically and publicly acclaimed films of the decade, winning four Oscars.
Redford starred in Out of Africa (1985), which was an enormous critical and box office success and won seven Oscars including Best Picture, proving to be Redford’s biggest success of the decade.
He released his third film as a director, A River Runs Through It, in 1992 where he gave a young Brad Pitt his first leading role.

3

Brad Pitt

Brad is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories, and received three further Academy Award nominations, winning one, as producer under his own company, Plan B Entertainment.

Pitt first gained recognition as a cowboy hitchhiker in the road movie Thelma & Louise back in 1991. His first leading roles in big-budget productions came with the dramas A River Runs Through It in 1992 (directed by fellow blonde, Robert Redford) and Legends of the Fall and Interview with the Vampire, both in 1994.
He gave critically acclaimed performances in the crime thriller Seven and the science fiction film 12 Monkeys (both 1995), the latter earning him a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Academy Award nomination. Pitt starred in the cult film Fight Club (1999) and the major international hit Ocean’s Eleven (2001) and its sequels

His greatest commercial successes have been Troy (2004), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), and World War Z (2013). Pitt received his second and third Academy Award nominations for his leading performances in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Moneyball (2011).

As a public figure, Pitt has been cited as one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry, as well as the world’s most attractive man, by various media outlets.
he has been married to actress Angelina Jolie since 2014. They have six children together, three of whom were adopted internationally.
So not only an extremely inspiring actor but also someone with a huge heart.

4

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor and film producer has been nominated for numerous awards, and has won three Golden Globe Awards. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials, after which he had recurring roles in TV series such as the soap opera Santa Barbara and the sitcom Growing Pains in the early 1990s.
He began his film career by starring as Josh in Critters 3 before starring in the film adaptation of the memoir This Boy’s Life in 1993 alongside Robert De Niro. DiCaprio was praised for his supporting role in the drama What’s Eating Gilbert Grape in 1993 and gained public recognition with leading roles in The Basketball Diaries (1995) and Romeo + Juliet (1996), before achieving international fame with James Cameron’s mega movie, Titanic.

Since the 2000s, DiCaprio has received critical acclaim for his work in a wide range of film genres. His subsequent films include The Man in the Iron Mask (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002) and the epic historical drama Gangs of New York (2002) which also marked his first of many collaborations with director Martin Scorsese. As well as these DiCaprio was also acclaimed for his performances in Blood Diamond, The Departed (both in 2006), Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road (both in 2008), Shutter Island and Inception in 2010, J. Edgar (2011), Django Unchained (2012), and who could forget The Great Gatsby (2013).

DiCaprio’s portrayal of Howard Hughes in 2004’s The Aviator and Hugh Glass in The Revenant (2015) won him two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, and his role in The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013 won him the award for Best Actor for Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. He has also been nominated for six Academy Awards — five for acting and one for producing. In addition to acting, DiCaprio is the founder of his own production company, Appian Way Productions. He is also a committed environmentalist.

5

Kevin Costner

We couldn’t leave out the man who made us all want to be Robin Hood.
Little do people know that this outstanding actor, film director and producer is also a musician, and singer.

Winning two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and one Emmy Award, and has been nominated for three BAFTA’s. In 2013, he was awarded the Honorary César.

Costner’s notable roles include Eliot Ness in The Untouchables, Crash Davis in Bull Durham, Ray Kinsella in Field of Dreams, Lt. John J. Dunbar in in one of the all-time great westerns – Dances with Wolves, Jim Garrison in JFK and of course – Robin Hood in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Frank Farmer in The Bodyguard.

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Mini-series or a Movie, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie for his role as Devil Anse Hatfield in Hatfields & McCoys (2012) and starred in and produced Black or White (2014).

6

Kiefer Sutherland

British-born Canadian actor, film producer, and film director.
The son of Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas and the ultimate bad ass good guy has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and two Satellite Awards for his portrayal of Jack Bauer on the Fox series 24. Since 2001 Sutherland has been associated most widely with the role of Bauer.

He also starred as Martin Bohm in the Fox drama Touch and provided the English voice of Snake in the video games Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.

Sutherland has also had a successful movie career and starred in some of the best cult  films such as Stand by Me in 1986, The Lost Boys (1987), Young Guns (1988) and its sequel, Young Guns II (1990), A Few Good Men (1992), The Three Musketeers (1993), A Time to Kill (1996), Dark City (1998), Phone Booth (2003), Mirrors (2008), Melancholia (2011), and Pompeii (2014).

7

Steve McQueen

McQueen was an American actor and avid race car enthusiast.
Called “The King of Cool”, his “anti-hero” persona, developed at the height of the counterculture of the 1960s, made him a top box-office draw of the 1960s and 1970s. McQueen received an Academy Award nomination for his role in The Sand Pebbles.

His other popular films include The Cincinnati Kid, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon, but most of us will remember him in the all-time classic and all-star ensemble films The Magnificent Seven (One of the most memorable Western films), The Great Escape (The theme tune from which is still sung at England soccer games) and The Towering Inferno. In 1974.
He became the highest-paid movie star in the world

8

David Beckham

Probably best known as England captain and for his time at his boyhood favorite team Manchester United where he was part of the famous Class Of ’92.
He played not only for Manchester United but also Preston North End, Real Madrid, Milan, LA Galaxy, Paris Saint-Germain, and the England national team for which he holds the appearance record for an outfield player.
He is the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France.
He announced his retirement in May 2013 after a 20-year career, during which he won 19 major trophies. Known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks, he was twice runner-up for FIFA World Player of the Year and in 2004 he was named in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.

He won the Premier League title six times, the FA Cup twice, and the UEFA Champions League in 1999 as part of Manchester United’s treble winning team. He then played four seasons with Real Madrid, winning the La Liga championship in his final season with the club. In July 2007 Beckham signed a five-year contract with Major League Soccer club LA Galaxy during which he spent two loan spells in Italy with Milan in 2009 and 2010. He was the first British footballer to play 100 UEFA Champions League games.

As one of the most marketable athletes in sport, Beckham has consistently ranked among the highest earners in football, and in 2013 he was listed as the highest-paid player in the world, earning over $50 million in the previous 12 months.

He has been a UNICEF UK ambassador since 2005, and in 2015 he launched 7: The David Beckham UNICEF Fund to help protect children in danger around the world.

9

Justin Timberlake

One of the best known American singer, songwriter, actor, and record producers. Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2007 and 2013.

He appeared on the television shows Star Search and The All-New Mickey Mouse Club as a child.
In the late 1990s, Timberlake rose to prominence as one of the two lead vocalists and youngest member of NSYNC, which eventually became one of the best-selling boy bands of all time. During the group’s hiatus, Timberlake released his debut studio album Justified in 2002, which included the successful singles “Cry Me a River” and “Rock Your Body”, and earned his first two Grammy Awards.

His second record, FutureSex/LoveSounds was in 2006 and was distinguished from his previous release by its wide-range of musical influences. It debuted atop the US Billboard 200 and produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles “SexyBack”, “My Love”, and “What Goes Around… Comes Around”. With his first two albums exceeding sales of 10 million copies worldwide, he was established as one of the most commercially successful singers of the decade. From 2008 through 2012, Timberlake focused on his acting career, effectively putting his music career on hold.
He held starring roles in the films The Social Network, Bad Teacher, In Time, and Friends with Benefits.

In 2013, Timberlake resumed his music career with his third and fourth albums The 20/20 Experience and The 20/20 Experience – 2 of 2. The former became the best-selling record of the year in the US with the largest sales week, and spawned the top-three singles “Suit & Tie” and “Mirrors”, while the latter produced the top-ten song “Not a Bad Thing”.

Timberlake’s work has earned him numerous awards, including nine Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards

10

Peter O'Toole

Peter was a British-Irish stage and film actor.

Most of us remember Peter for his fantastic portrayal of Lawrence in Lawrence Of Arabia probably, one of the best epic films of its time, inspiring many of today’s actors. Peter also starred in many, many movies including most recently Troy in 2004 alongside Brad Pitt, lent his voice to Anton Ego in Disney/Pixar’s 2007 Ratatouille and also played the king in Stardust the same year to name but a few.

He attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and began working in the theatre, gaining recognition as a Shakespearean actor at the Bristol Old Vic and with the English Stage Company, before making his film debut in 1959.

He achieved international recognition playing T. E. Lawrence in Lawrence of Arabia (1962) for which he received his first Academy Award nomination. He received seven further Oscar nominations – for Becket (1964), The Lion in Winter (1968), Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969), The Ruling Class (1972), The Stunt Man (1980), My Favorite Year (1982) and Venus (2006) – and holds the record for the most Academy Award acting nominations without a win.
He won four Golden Globes, a BAFTA and an Emmy, and was the recipient of a Honorary Academy Award in 2002.

This list is in no particular order as each icon here is more influential to some more than others.
But if you think we have left anyone out and there is another male blonde who deserves a shout out then please mention it in our comments section as we love to show how great it is to be or even just to love blondes.