10 Famous People with ESTP Personality

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) ESTP personality type is known for comprising individuals who prefer concrete and immediate results over promises and possibilities. A group of famous people, including politicians, actors, musicians and business personalities, are listed below as ESTPs in no particular order.

1. Kevin Spacey

Actor, film producer and director, writer and comedian, Kevin Spacey, is often listed as an ESTP. He started his career as a stage actor in the 1980s before landing some supporting roles in television and the big screen. Gaining critical acclaim in the early 1990s, he culminated in his first Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for the crime thriller “The Usual Suspects” in 1995, which was followed by an Academy Award for Best Actor for mid-life crisis-themed drama “American Beauty” in 1999.

2. Sylvester Stallone

Nicknamed “Sly”, film director, screenwriter and actor, Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone, is well known for his action roles in Hollywood. The two most notable characters he portrayed are the boxer Rocky Balboa in the “Rocky” film series from 1976 to 2008 and the soldier John Rambo from the “Rambo” saga films, which ran from 1982 to 2008. He even wrote every episode of these eponymous franchises and also directed some of their installments.

3. Madonna

Singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman, Madonna Louise Ciccone, is a great example of an ESTP. By pushing the boundaries of lyrical content and imagery to mainstream popular music and to her music videos, she achieved a very high point of popularity compared to other performers, even becoming a fixture on MTV. Madonna is known for reinventing both her image and music to maintain her autonomy within the industry. Her musical productions, which have also attracted controversy, were acclaimed by music critics, and Madonna, herself, has been often referred to as the “Queen of Pop” and an influence among other artists worldwide.

4. David Cameron

David William Donald Cameron is a British politician who has served as the Prime Minister of the UK since 2010, as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Witney since 2001, and as Leader of the Conservative Party since 2005.

5. Jack Nicholson

American actor and filmmaker John Joseph “Jack” Nicholson has a career, where he has portrayed challenging and unique roles, many of which include dark portrayals of psychopathic, neurotic and excitable characters. His 12 Academy Award nominations have made him the most nominated male actor in the history of the Academy.

6. Eddie Murphy

American comedian, actor, director, writer and singer Edward Regan “Eddie” Murphy has reached Box-Office heights, making him the 4th-highest grossing actor in the US. He has worked as a stand-up comedian and was a regular cast member on “Saturday Night Live” from 1980 to 1984. He was also ranked top 10 on Comedy Central’s List of the 100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time and has received Golden Globe Award nominations for his performances in “48 Hrs.”, “Beverly Hills Cop” film series, “Trading Places” and “The Nutty Professor”. In 2007, he won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of James “Thunder” Early, a soul singer in “Dreamgirls”.

7. Angelina Jolie

American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian, Angelina Jolie-Pitt, is also a great example of an ESTP, who had received many awards, including an Academy Award, 2 Screen Actors Guild Awards and 3 Golden Globe Awards. She is also cited as the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Making her screen debut as a child actress alongside her father, Jon Voight, in “Lookin’ to Get Out” in 1982, Jolie’s film career started in earnest about 10 years later with the low-budget production “Cyborg 2” in 1993, followed by her first leading role in a major film, “Hackers” in 1995. Since then, she starred in the critically acclaimed biographical television films and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performances.

8. Joan Rivers

American actress, comedian, writer, producer and television host Joan Alexandra Molinsky, more popularly known as Joan Rivers, is noted for her often controversial comedic persona, where she was sharply acerbic or alternately self-deprecating, especially toward politicians and celebrities. She came to prominence in 1965 as guest on “The Tonight Show”, which is hosted by her mentor, Johnny Carson. It was this show that established Rivers’ comedic style. In 1986, she created her own rival program, “The Late Show with Joan Rivers”, making her the first woman to host a late night network television talk show. She received several awards in her career, including the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

9. Donald Trump

Business leader, real estate developer, politician, TV personality and author, Donald John Trump, is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. His business career, branding efforts, media appearances, books and outspoken manner have made him famous. On June 16, 2015, Trump formally announced his candidacy for the US presidency in the 2016 election, seeking the nomination of the Republican Party.

10. Jeremy Clarkson

English broadcaster, TV presenter, journalist and writer, Jeremy Charles Robert Clarkson, specializes in motoring and is best known for co-presenting the BBC TV show “Top Gear” with Richard Hammond and James May from 2002 to 2015. He also writes weekly columns for “The Sun” and “The Sunday Times”. From a career as a local journalist, Clarkson rose to public prominence as TV presenter of the original format of “Top Gear” in 1988. Since the mid-1990s, he has become a recognized public personality, who regularly appears on British television, presenting his own shows and appearing as guest on others’. His opinionated, but humorous, tongue-in-cheek presenting and writing style has often provoked public reaction, where his “Top Gear” presenting has sometimes resulted in criticism from the media, pressure groups, politicians and the public.

Aside from those listed above, other notable and historical figures who belong to the ESTP personality type include actor John Wayne, historical gangster Al Capone, former US President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.