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Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 991 votes 69 voters 118.4k views100 items

List RulesVote up all of the James that you have heard of.

How many celebrities named James can you think of? The famous Jameses below have many different professions, including notable actresses named James, famous comedians named James, and even political figures named James. 

James Marsden, of Enchanted, X-Men, and 27 Dresses, is certainly one of the most famous Jameses on this list. Another of the famous people with the first name James is director James Cameron, known for iconic films such as Avatar and Titanic.

James Brown is one of the famous singers named James. This list also features famous movie stars named James, like James Earl Jones. There are also more singers named James, former models named James, and athletes named James. 

Did we forget one of your favorite famous men named James? Just add them to the list!

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  • James Franco1
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    James Franco

    1978-04-19

    BirthplacePalo Alto, California, United States of America

    James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor and filmmaker. For his role in...  more

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  • James McAvoy2
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    James McAvoy

    1979-04-21

    BirthplacePort Glasgow, United Kingdom

    James McAvoy (; born 21 April 1979) is a Scottish actor. He made his acting debut as a teen in...  more

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  • James Marsden3
    27

    James Marsden

    1973-09-18

    BirthplaceStillwater, USA, Oklahoma

    James Paul Marsden (born September 18, 1973) is an American actor, singer, and former model....  more

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  • James Dean4
    27

    James Dean

    1931-02-08

    BirthplaceMarion, Indiana, United States of America

    James Byron Dean (February 8, 1931 – September 30, 1955) was an American actor from Indiana....  more

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  • James Cameron5
    25

    James Cameron

    1954-08-16

    BirthplaceKapuskasing, Canada

    James Francis Cameron (born August 16, 1954) is a Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist who...  more

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  • James Corden6
    22

    James Corden

    1978-08-22

    BirthplaceLondon Borough of Hillingdon, United Kingdom

    James Kimberley Corden (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, singer, comedian, and...  more

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  • James Earl Jones7
    22

    BirthplaceArkabutla, Mississippi, United States of America

    James Earl Jones (born January 17, 1931) is an American actor. His career has spanned more...  more

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  • James Harden8
    22

    James Harden

    1989-08-26

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

    James Edward Harden Jr. (born August 26, 1989) is an American professional basketball player...  more

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  • James Brown9
    17

    James Brown

    1933-05-03

    BirthplaceUSA, South Carolina, Barnwell

    James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer, songwriter,...  more

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  • James Gandolfini10
    21

    BirthplaceWestwood, New Jersey, United States of America

    James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. (Italian: [ɡandolˈfiːni]; September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was...  more

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  • James Caan11
    18

    James Caan

    1940-03-26

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, USA

    James Edmund Caan (born March 26, 1940) is an American actor. After early roles in The Glory...  more

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  • James Taylor12
    18

    James Taylor

    1948-03-12

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. A...  more

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  • James Cromwell13
    15

    James Cromwell

    1940-01-27

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    James Oliver Cromwell (born January 27, 1940) is an American actor. Some of his more notable...  more

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  • James Garner14
    15

    James Garner

    1928-04-07

    BirthplaceNorman, Oklahoma, USA

    James Garner (born April 7, 1928 – July 19, 2014) was an American actor, producer, and voice...  more

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  • James Spader15
    14

    James Spader

    1960-02-07

    BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA

    James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960) is an American actor. He is best known for...  more

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  • James Patterson16
    12

    James Patterson

    1947-03-22

    BirthplaceNewburgh, New York, United States of America

    James Brendan Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an American author and philanthropist. Among...  more

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  • James Stewart17
    12

    James Stewart

    1908-05-20

    BirthplaceIndiana, Pennsylvania, United States of America

    James Maitland Stewart (May 20, 1908 – July 2, 1997) was an American actor and military...  more

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  • James Coburn18
    18

    James Coburn

    1928-08-31

    BirthplaceLaurel, Nebraska, United States of America

    James Harrison Coburn III (August 31, 1928 – November 18, 2002) was an American actor. He...  more

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  • James Monroe19
    18

    James Monroe

    1758-04-28

    BirthplaceMonroe Hall, Virginia, British America

    James Monroe (; April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was an American statesman, lawyer, diplomat and...  more

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  • James Woods20
    11

    James Woods

    1947-04-18

    BirthplaceVernal, Utah, United States of America

    James Howard Woods (born April 18, 1947) is an American actor, voice actor, and producer. His...  more

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  • James Milner21
    15

    James Milner

    1986-01-04

    BirthplaceWortley, United Kingdom

    James Philip Milner (born 4 January 1986) is an English professional footballer who plays for...  more

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  • James Van Der Beek22
    15

    BirthplaceCheshire, Connecticut, USA

    James David Van Der Beek (born March 8, 1977) is an American actor best known for his...  more

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  • James May23
    12

    James May

    1963-01-16

    BirthplaceBristol, England

    James Daniel May (born 16 January 1963) is an English television presenter and journalist. He...  more
  • James Brolin24
    17

    James Brolin

    1940-07-18

    BirthplaceLos Angeles, USA, California

    James Brolin (born July 18, 1940) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is the...  more

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  • James Carville25
    11

    James Carville

    1944-10-25

    BirthplaceCarville, Louisiana, United States of America

    Chester James Carville Jr. (born October 25, 1944) is an American political commentator, media...  more

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