James started off working as a cinema usher in New York before landing the big break role that most people will know him for. Though he hasn't made a film since 2003 what he has done as an actor, writer or even director is hugely entertaining. Here's James' five 5 star films.
Taking the lead role in Frank Henenlotter's extremely entertaining grindhouse film in which after the death of his girlfriend James (Jeffrey Franken) looks to rebuild her from her remaining body parts plus a couple of spares.
2. King of New York
Ok this is not a grindhouse film and probably shouldn't make the list but it is absolutely brilliant! Christopher Walken is amazing and Abel Ferrara's director is perfect.
3. Red Lipstick
Supporting role again as two drag queens go on a Bonnie and Clyde spree all the while arguing over who gets to be Bonnie.
4. Last Exit to Brooklyn
Co-starring in this Hubert Selby's novel is set in the 1950's and tells the tale of a prostitute who falls in love with a client.
5. The Last Big Thing
It's a war in Los Angeles against modern popular culture and it's excellent. In the supporting role alongside Mark Ruffalo.
There's a few other films on James' short career list but they're largely on the calibre of Robocop 3. He does have, however, some strong television roles to consider.