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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!

  • James Franco1

    James Franco


    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

    James McAvoy


    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

    James Marsden


    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

    James Dean


    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

    James Cameron


    BirthplaceKapuskasing, Canada

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

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  • James Corden6

    James Corden


    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

    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

    James Harden


    BirthplaceLos Angeles, California

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

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  • James Brown9

    James Brown


    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

    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

    James Caan


    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

    James Taylor


    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

    James Cromwell


    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

    James Garner


    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

    James Spader


    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

    James Patterson


    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

    James Stewart


    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

    James Coburn


    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

    James Monroe


    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

    James Woods


    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

    James Milner


    BirthplaceWortley, United Kingdom

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  • James Van Der Beek22

    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

    James May


    BirthplaceBristol, England

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

    James Brolin


    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

    James Carville


    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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