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List of famous people named James, along with photos. How many celebrities named James can you think of? The famous James' below have many different professions, as this list includes notable actors named James, athletes named James, and even political figures named James. Did we forget your favorite famous person whose name is James? Add them to the list. 

If you want a James who's got some presidential power, you have many to choose from: James Buchanan, James Monroe, James K. Polk, and James Madison, to name a few. Or maybe you like to go a little old school with It's a Wonderful Life's James Stewart; he wasn't just an award winning actor, he also received many military honors in World War II. And of course, today's heartthrob James Franco has appeared on the screen, directed behind the screen, and has even appeared in Broadway's Of Mice and Men.

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Franco age 38 - James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and ...more

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James Harden is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Harden age 27 - James Edward Harden, Jr. is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. Harden played college basketball for ...more

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James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Stewart Died at 89 (1908-1997) - James Maitland "Jimmy" Stewart was an American film and stage actor, known for his distinctive drawl voice and down-to-earth persona. Over the course of his career, he starred in many ...more

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James Brown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Brown Died at 73 (1933-2006) - James Brown is a film score composer.

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James Dean is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Dean Died at 24 (1931-1955) - James Byron Dean was an American actor. He is a cultural icon of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement, as expressed in the title of his most celebrated film, Rebel Without a Cause, in ...more

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James Madison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Madison Died at 85 (1751-1836) - James Madison, Jr. was an American statesman, political theorist, and the fourth President of the United States. He is hailed as the "Father of the Constitution" for being instrumental ...more

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James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Earl Jones age 86 - James Earl Jones is an American actor who in a career of more than 60 years has become known as "one of America's most distinguished and versatile" actors and "one of the greatest ...more

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James Woods is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Woods age 69 - James Howard Woods is an American actor, producer and voice artist. After his first Golden Globe nomination for a breakthrough role in The Onion Field, Woods starred in Once Upon a Time in ...more

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James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James McAvoy age 37 - James McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until the late 2000s. His notable television work ...more

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James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Taylor age 69 - James Vernon Taylor is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A five-time Grammy Award winner, Taylor was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000. Taylor achieved his ...more

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James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Cameron age 62 - James Francis Cameron is a Canadian filmmaker, inventor, engineer, philanthropist, and deep-sea explorer who has directed the two biggest box office films of all time. He first found major ...more

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James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James K. Polk Died at 54 (1795-1849) - James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He later lived in and represented Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th ...more

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James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Monroe Died at 73 (1758-1831) - James Monroe was the fifth President of the United States. Monroe was the last president who was a Founding Father of the United States and the last president from the Virginia dynasty and the ...more

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James Caan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Caan age 77 - James Edmund Caan is an American actor. He is best known for his starring roles in The Godfather, Thief, The Gambler, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, El ...more

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James Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Buchanan Died at 77 (1791-1868) - James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States, serving immediately prior to the American Civil War. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives ...more

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James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Hetfield age 53 - James Alan Hetfield is the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, main songwriter, and lyricist for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his rhythm ...more

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James Spader is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Spader age 57 - James Todd Spader is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in such films as the action science fiction film Stargate, the controversial psychological thriller ...more

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James Slipper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Slipper age 27 - James Slipper is an Australian rugby union player who plays at prop. Slipper currently captains the Queensland Reds, making his debut during the 2010 Super 14 season. In June 2010 Slipper came ...more

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James Gandolfini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Gandolfini Died at 52 (1961-2013) - James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. was an American actor and producer. Gandolfini was best known for his role as Tony Soprano, an American Mafia boss in the HBO series The Sopranos. He garnered ...more

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James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Cagney Died at 87 (1899-1986) - James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive ...more

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James Coburn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Coburn Died at 74 (1928-2002) - James Harrison Coburn III was an American actor. He was featured in more than 70 films and made 100 television appearances during his 45-year career, winning an Academy Award for his supporting ...more

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James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James A. Garfield Died at 50 (1831-1881) - James Abram Garfield served as the 20th President of the United States, after serving nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Garfield's presidency lasted just 200 days—from March 4, ...more

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James Garner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Garner Died at 86 (1928-2014) - James Garner was an American actor, voice artist, and comedian. He starred in several television series over more than five decades, including such popular roles as Bret Maverick in the 1950s ...more

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James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Worthy age 56 - James Ager Worthy is a retired American professional basketball player and current basketball commentator, television host, and analyst. Named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, ...more

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James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Marsden age 43 - James Paul Marsden is an American actor, singer and former Versace model. Marsden began his acting career guest-starring in multiple television shows such as Saved by the Bell: The New Class, ...more

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James Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Rodríguez age 25 - James David Rodríguez Rubio, usually known as James Rodríguez or simply James, is a Colombian footballer who plays for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Colombian national team, as ...more

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James Cromwell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Cromwell age 77 - James Oliver Cromwell is an American film and television actor. Some of his more notable films include Babe, for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Star Trek: ...more

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James Horwill is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Horwill age 31 - James Horwill is an Australian rugby union player, a national and provincial representative Lock forward. He captained the Queensland Reds to a season victory in the 2011 in the Super Rugby ...more

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James Joyce is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Joyce Died at 59 (1882-1941) - James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known ...more

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James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Van Der Beek age 40 - James David Van Der Beek is an American actor. He rose to fame beginning in 1998 for his portrayal of Dawson Leery in the WB series Dawson's Creek and for portraying a fictionalized version of ...more

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James Mason is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Mason Died at 75 (1909-1984) - James Neville Mason was an English actor. After achieving stardom in his native Great Britain, he made the transition to the United States and became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, ...more

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James Harrison is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Harrison age 37 - James Andrew Harrison Jr. is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He played college football for Kent State University, and was signed by ...more

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James Brolin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Brolin age 76 - James Brolin is an American actor, producer and director, best known for his roles in film and television, including sitcoms and soap operas. He is the father of actor Josh Brolin and husband of ...more

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James Patterson is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Patterson age 70 - James Patterson was born in March 22, 1947 and is one of the biggest bestselling authors and novelists of all times and an award winning American Author. Hes the author of 39 New York Times ...more

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James Marsters is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Marsters age 54 - James Wesley Marsters is an American actor and musician. Marsters first came to the attention of the general public playing the popular character Spike, a platinum-blond English vampire in the ...more

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James Blunt is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Blunt age 43 - James Hillier Blount, better known by his stage name James Blunt, is an English singer-songwriter. He had signed with EMI before securing a recording contract with Atlantic Records and Custard ...more

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James O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James O'Connor age 26 - James O'Connor is an Australian professional rugby union footballer who made his international debut for Australia in 2008 at the age of eighteen. He has signed on to play for the Queensland ...more

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James Purefoy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Purefoy age 52 - James Brian Mark Purefoy is an English actor best known for portraying the title character in the 2009 epic fantasy film Solomon Kane, for portraying Mark Antony in the HBO series Rome, and for ...more

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James Corden is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Corden age 38 - James Kimberley Corden, OBE is an English actor, comedian, singer, writer, producer, and television host. He hosts the late night television talk show The Late Late Show with James Corden, ...more

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James Arness is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Arness Died at 88 (1923-2011) - James King Arness was an American actor, best known for portraying Marshal Matt Dillon in the television series Gunsmoke for 20 years. Arness has the distinction of having played the role of ...more

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James Shields is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Shields age 34 - James Anthony Shields is an American professional baseball starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He has pitched in MLB for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2006 through 2012 ...more

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James Nesbitt is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Nesbitt age 52 - James Nesbitt is an actor, presenter and comedian from Northern Ireland. Born in Ballymena, County Antrim, Nesbitt grew up in the nearby village of Broughshane, before moving to Coleraine, ...more

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James Storm is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Storm age 38 - James Allen Cox is an American professional wrestler who competes under the ring name James Storm. Since 2002, Storm has been employed by Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, where he worked ...more

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James Thomas, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Thomas, Jr. age 32 - James "J. T." Thomas, Jr. is an American television personality known for his appearances as a contestant on the American television show Survivor. He first appeared in the 18th ...more

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James Neal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Neal age 29 - James Neal is a Canadian professional ice hockey winger and an alternate captain for the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League. While playing junior with the Plymouth Whalers of the ...more

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James Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Baldwin Died at 63 (1924-1987) - James Arthur Baldwin was an American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic. His essays, as collected in Notes of a Native Son, explore palpable yet unspoken intricacies of ...more

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James J. Braddock is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James J. Braddock Died at 69 (1905-1974) - James Walter "Cinderella Man" Braddock was an American boxer who was the world heavyweight champion from 1935 to 1937. Fighting under the name James J. Braddock, he was known for his ...more

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James Lofton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Lofton age 59 - James David Lofton is a former American football player and coach. He is a former American football coach for the San Diego Chargers but is best known for his years in the National Football ...more

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James Carville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Carville age 72 - Chester James Carville, Jr. is an American political commentator and media personality who is a prominent figure in the Democratic Party. Carville gained national attention for his work as the ...more

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James Cook is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
James Cook Died at 51 (1728-1779) - Captain James Cook, FRS, RN was a British explorer, navigator, cartographer, and captain in the Royal Navy. Cook made detailed maps of Newfoundland prior to making three voyages to the Pacific ...more