The Most Famous Bodyguard: Ranking the World's Elite Protectors

Choose the bodyguard you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 07:02
Welcome to StrawPoll's epic showdown of the most famous bodyguards of all time! These unsung heroes have been the shield for the rich and famous, protecting them from imminent danger while maintaining an enigmatic presence. We've compiled an elite list of legendary protectors, who have guarded everyone from celebrities and politicians to pop stars and royalty. Now it's time for you to decide who stands tall as the ultimate guardian! Cast your vote for your favorite bodyguard, or suggest an addition to our list if your preferred sentinel isn't already featured. Join us in this thrilling ranking and immerse yourself in the world of the most renowned bodyguards in history!

Who Is the Most Famous Bodyguard?

  1. 1
    Kevin Costner
    Bill Ingalls · Public domain
    He portrayed the role of a bodyguard in the 1992 movie "The Bodyguard", which became a commercial and critical success.
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  2. 2
    Chuck Zito
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    He is a former president of the New York chapter of the Hells Angels and an actor who has worked as a bodyguard for several celebrities, including Sylvester Stallone and Mickey Rourke.
    Chuck Zito in other rankings
  3. 3
    He is a former bodyguard for Michael Jackson and was with him during the infamous 1993 child molestation accusations.
  4. 4
    He has worked as a bodyguard for several high-profile celebrities, including Kanye West, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Robert De Niro.
  5. 5
    Frank Alexander
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    He was the personal bodyguard of Tupac Shakur and was with him the night he was fatally shot.
  6. 6
    He is a former professional rugby player who worked as a bodyguard for Kim Kardashian during her visit to Ireland.
  7. 7
    John Stamos - He portrayed a bodyguard in the TV series "Jake in Progress" and in the movie "My Man Is a Loser".
  8. 8
    He is the father of NBA player Lonzo Ball and has worked as a bodyguard for his sons' basketball team.
  9. 9
    Ray Lewis
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    He is a former NFL player who has worked as a bodyguard for several celebrities, including P. Diddy and Jamie Foxx.
  10. 10
    He is the bodyguard of Bollywood actor Salman Khan and has reportedly been with him for over 20 years.

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About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous bodyguard. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or bodyguard is missing, feel free to help improve the ranking!


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Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each bodyguard once every 24 hours. The rank of each bodyguard is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.

More information on most famous bodyguard

Bodyguards have been around for centuries, serving as protectors for royalty, politicians, and other high-profile individuals. However, with the rise of celebrity culture and the need for personal security, bodyguards have become a status symbol in their own right. One of the most famous bodyguards of all time is undoubtedly Frank Farmer, the character played by Kevin Costner in the 1992 film "The Bodyguard." However, there are many other notable bodyguards who have made a name for themselves in the industry. From the Secret Service agents who protect the President of the United States to the private security teams who guard A-list celebrities, these individuals are trusted with the safety and well-being of some of the most important people in the world. So who is the most famous bodyguard? That's up for debate, but one thing's for sure: the role of the bodyguard is more important than ever in today's world.

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