The Most Famous Captain America: Ranking the Iconic Incarnations

Choose the Captain you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Jun 16, 2023 10:18 (Updated on Dec 1, 2023 14:21)
Step right up, true believers and Marvel enthusiasts, to the ultimate showdown of patriotic prowess! StrawPoll is thrilled to present you the chance to cast your vote in our sensational ranking of "Who is the most famous Captain America?" From the timeless Steve Rogers to the commanding Sam Wilson, we've gathered the most iconic shield-wielding heroes in one epic battle for supremacy! But wait, there's more! Should you feel we've missed a star-spangled contender, fear not, for you have the power to suggest a missing option and rally support for your favorite super-soldier. So don your caps, flex those voting muscles, and join us in determining who truly deserves the title of the most famous Captain America! Excelsior!

Who Is the Most Famous Captain America?

  1. 1
    Chris Evans
    Tony Cárdenas · Public domain
    He portrayed Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and his portrayal is widely considered to be the most iconic and memorable.
    Chris Evans in other rankings
  2. 2
    The original Captain America, created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby in 1941, is still one of the most famous versions of the character. His origin story and patriotic values have become a cornerstone of the character's mythology.
  3. 3
    John Walker
    Mogens Engelund · CC BY-SA 3.0
    Also known as U.S. Agent, John Walker took over as Captain America in the comics during the 1980s. He has since become a popular anti-hero in the Marvel Universe.
    John Walker in other rankings
  4. 4
    A lesser-known version of Captain America, Isaiah Bradley was a Black soldier who was experimented on during World War II and became a secret, unauthorized Captain America. Bradley has become an important representation of Black heroes in the Marvel Universe.
  5. 5
    Originally Captain America's sidekick, Bucky Barnes took up the mantle of Captain America after Steve Rogers was assassinated in the comics. He has since become a popular hero in his own right.
  6. 6
    Also known as the Falcon, Sam Wilson took over as Captain America in the comics after Steve Rogers was forced to retire. He has since become a popular hero in his own right, and is set to take on the mantle in the MCU.
  7. 7
    Another lesser-known version of Captain America, William Burnside was a government agent who was brainwashed into becoming a Captain America clone during the Cold War. He has since become a popular villain in the Marvel Universe.
  8. 8
    A lesser-known version of Captain America, Jeffrey Mace was a reporter who became a superhero during World War II. He later took up the mantle of Captain America after Steve Rogers was presumed dead.
  9. 9
    The son of Isaiah Bradley, Josiah X became a superhero and took up the mantle of Captain America after his father retired. He has since become an important representation of Black heroes in the Marvel Universe.
  10. 10
    Peggy Carter
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    Though she never officially took on the mantle of Captain America, Peggy Carter was a key ally to Steve Rogers during World War II and has since become a popular hero in her own right. She has also been portrayed in the MCU by Hayley Atwell.

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Ranking factors for famous Captain America

  1. Popularity among fans
    This can be determined through various means such as online polls, social media engagement, merchandise sales, and overall audience reception.
  2. Acting Performance
    The actor's portrayal of Captain America can be judged on the basis of their performance in the movies, reviews and awards they received for their acting.
  3. Box office success of Captain America Movies
    The box office success of the movies featuring Captain America can be taken as a parameter to rank the popularity of the character.
  4. Cultural impact
    The character's impact on the larger cultural landscape, such as its influence on other movies or comic book releases, can be used as a factor in assessing its fame.
  5. Overall contribution to the character's legacy
    This includes the number of movies in which the character appeared and how many pivotal scenes they had.
  6. Comic book history and popularity
    The character's popularity as a comic book character can be used to rank their fame as well.

About this ranking

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


  • 161 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

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


More information on most famous captain america

Background Information: Who is the most famous Captain America? Since his debut in 1941, Captain America has become a beloved and iconic figure in the world of comic books and pop culture. Known for his patriotism, courage, and unwavering sense of justice, Captain America has been portrayed by various actors in film and television adaptations. The most famous portrayal of Captain America is arguably by Chris Evans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Evans played the role in three Captain America films, as well as multiple Avengers films. His portrayal of the character has been widely praised for capturing the essence of Captain America's noble qualities, and for his impressive physical transformation into the muscular superhero. However, there have been other notable portrayals of Captain America in the past, including Reb Brown in the 1979 made-for-TV movie, and Matt Salinger in the 1990 film adaptation. Each actor brought their own unique take on the character, but it is Evans' portrayal that has truly cemented the character's place in popular culture. Regardless of who is considered the most famous Captain America, there is no denying the impact that the character has had on audiences around the world. With his unwavering sense of morality and his iconic shield, Captain America will continue to inspire generations of fans for years to come.

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