Famous People Named James

Based on the clues, name these famous people named James, Jim, or some variant thereof.
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Last updated: June 28, 2022
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First submittedFebruary 11, 2013
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Famous James
Fictional super spy, code name 007
James Bond
From peanut farmer to U.S. President
Jimmy Carter
Guitarist who performed "Purple Haze"
Jimi Hendrix
Actor who starred in "Rebel Without a Cause"
James Dean
2011 Oscars host who has a strong resemblance to the above
James Franco
Actor who starred as Ace Ventura
Jim Carrey
Lead singer of the Doors
Jim Morrison
Fourth President of the U.S.
James Madison
He discovered Hawaii but was killed by the people who already lived there
Capt. James Cook
The voice of Darth Vader
James Earl Jones
Author of "Ulysses" and "Dubliners"
James Joyce
He improved the steam engine
James Watt
Director of "Titanic"
James Cameron
Author of "The Last of the Mohicans"
James Fenimore Cooper
Guitarist from Led Zeppelin
Jimmy Page
Star of "It's a Wonderful Life"
Jimmy Stewart
His songs include "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and "Margaritaville"
Jimmy Buffett
Singer called the "Godfather of Soul"
James Brown
Creator of the Muppets
Jim Henson
Captain of the starship Enterprise in the 23rd century
James T. Kirk
Level 51
May 1, 2015
No James Garner? :O
Level 67
Jun 16, 2015
Very good quiz - isn't the "Cheeseburger in Paradise" Jimmy's last name spelled Buffett?
Level ∞
Jul 3, 2015
Fixed that. Thanks.
Level 43
Jul 14, 2015
*GASP* Where's Cagney???
Level 89
Oct 10, 2019
Cruising around in some big old American V8 with Lacey chasing perps who run out of breath.
Level 66
Jul 14, 2015
Cool to see James Fenimore Cooper show up on a quiz...he's an ancestor of my step-dad's family. When I saw the title of the quiz, I wondered if he would make the list.
Level 58
Nov 27, 2017
Why no James Corden?
Level 62
Jan 8, 2018
Is it just me or has anybody else noticed that about half of the quizzes on this site have a picture of James Dean as the featured picture?
Level 67
Oct 3, 2019
how is watt so low? I got it and only scored 9, I literally (counted) dont know half of these.
Level 87
Jul 4, 2022
A low-wattage quiz.
Level 74
Jul 25, 2022
Basically, Americans don't know about anything that isn't American, and non-Americans don't know about American celebrities, because why on earth would they?
Level 89
Jul 25, 2022
Yeesh. Very ignorant comment there buddy.
Level 80
Jun 28, 2022
Does anyone else see virtually no resemblance between Dean and Franco?
Level 84
Jun 28, 2022
I laughed pretty hard at the suggestion that James Franco looks like James Dean.
Level 91
Jun 28, 2022
Seconding this. Came to the comments just to see if I was nuts.
Level 73
Jun 29, 2022
by absolute no way both are lookalike...
Level 55
Jul 25, 2022
but those of us who have no idea who james franco is now assume that he looks like that picture
Level 74
Nov 13, 2022
I never would have guessed Franco because of that part of the clue, even if I knew who hosts the Oscars year after year.
Level 81
Apr 4, 2023
Yeah, I was super confused too. After looking it up, I think the clue is actually a reference to Franco starring in the 2001 James Dean biopic.
Level 23
Jul 25, 2022
Franco looks NOTHING like Dean.
Level 30
Jul 25, 2022
no James May :(
Level 66
Jul 25, 2022
If there were natives living in Hawaii, how is it possible to be discovered?
Level 84
Jul 26, 2022
That's called "tongue in cheek".
Level 77
Jul 25, 2022
No St James (Sant Iago)?