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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.

James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 40
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

James Milner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 33
James Philip Milner is an English professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Manchester City and the England national team. He previously played for Leeds United, Swindon Town, ...more

James Dean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. 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

James Woods is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 71
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

James McAvoy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 36
ames 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

James Cameron is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 64
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

James Earl Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 88
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

James Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. 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

James Caan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 78
James Edmund Caan is an American actor. He is best known for his starring roles in The Godfather, The Gambler, Misery, A Bridge Too Far, Brian's Song, Rollerball, Kiss Me Goodbye, El Dorado, Elf ...more

James Gandolfini is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. at 52 (1961-2013)
James Joseph Gandolfini, Jr. was an American actor and producer. Gandolfini was best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the HBO series The Sopranos. He garnered enormous praise for this ...more

James Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. at 73 (1933-2006)
James Joseph Brown (May 3, 1933 – December 25, 2006) was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, musician, record producer and bandleader. A progenitor of funk music and a major figure of ...more

James Madison is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. 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

James K. Polk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. 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

James Marsden is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 45
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

James Spader is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 59
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

James Van Der Beek is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 41
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

James Monroe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. 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

James Taylor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 70
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

James Garner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. 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

James Corden is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 40
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

James Buchanan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. at 77 (1791-1868)
James Buchanan, Jr. was the 15th President of the United States. He represented Pennsylvania in the United States House of Representatives and later the Senate, then served as Minister to Russia ...more

James Hetfield is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 55
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

James Cagney is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. 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

James A. Garfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
Dec. 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 was raised in humble circumstances on an Ohio farm ...more

James Slipper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The List of Famous People Named James
age 29
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