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Who Is The Most Famous James In The World?

Updated October 16, 2020 1.1k votes 101 voters 122.5k 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 Franco

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    James McAvoy

    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 Dean

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

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    James Corden

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    James Marsden

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

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    James Cameron

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

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    James Harden

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

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    James Brown

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

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  • 10
    James Joseph Gandolfini Jr. (Italian: [ɡandolˈfiːni]; September 18, 1961 – June 19, 2013) was...  more

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    James Stewart

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    James Caan

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

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    James Spader

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    James Taylor

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

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    James Cromwell

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    James Garner

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

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    James May

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

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

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    James Patterson

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

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    James Woods

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    James Monroe

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

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    James Milner

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    James Blunt

    James Hillier Blount (born 22 February 1974), better known by his stage name James Blunt, is...  more

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    James Brolin

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

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