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James Duval

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Birthplace:   Detroit, Michigan, USA
Perhaps best known for his work as a black-clad muse for Gregg Araki, James Duval has built a career on playing alienated, melancholic lost boys. Part of his ability to capture such alienation comes from the actor's own real-life experiences: of French, Vietnamese, Native American and Irish descent, he was constantly picked on by schoolmates while growing up. A native of Detroit, Michigan, where he was born on September 10, 1973, Duval made his way to Hollywood, where, eighteen and down on his luck after a band to pursue an acting career, he had his fateful encounter with Araki. The two met in a café that Duval frequented; Araki approached him, asked if he was an actor, and proceeded to cast him in Totally F***ed Up, the first installment of his so-called "teen-angst trilogy." The 1993 film, which focused on a group of alienated gay teens in Los Angele, was a cult hit, giving its director cult status and Duval more employment opportunities. After a turn as a biker in Mod Fuck Explosion, Jon Moritsugu's 1994 tale of urban teen dysfunction, Duval again collaborated with Araki, this time on The Doom Generation (1995). Cast as Jordan White, a lamb-for-the-slaughter role Araki had written specifically for him, the actor again got to demonstrate his capacity for disillusioned brooding and his readiness to take on less than salubrious subjects. The second installment of Araki's "teen-apocalypse" trilogy, The Doom Generation was also the most controversial, mainly due to its liberal inclusion of graphic violence--the most shocking of which centered on Duval's character. No such controversy surrounded Araki and Duval's subsequent collaboration, 1997's Nowhere. The last of the trilogy, it starred Duval as yet another bored, alienated Los Angeles teen and covered Araki's familiar stomping grounds of sexual experimentation, urban disillusionment, and the search for true love amid L.A.'s cultural wasteland. It met with a degree of success on the independent circuit, further establishing Duval as one of Araki's most visible mouthpieces. Aside from his work with Araki, Duval has also appeared in a number of independent films, including SLC Punk and Doug Liman's Go (both 1999). He has also made the occasional foray into mainstream film, appearing in the 1996 summer blockbuster Independence Day.

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MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet The Black Room
  • Leo
2017
100% Donnie Darko: 15th Anniversary
  • Frank
$0.2M 2017
No Score Yet American Romance
  • Stewart Miles
2016
No Score Yet Punk's Dead: SLC Punk 2
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet It Watches
  • Guy
2016
No Score Yet Appetites
  • Paul
2015
No Score Yet The Sparrows: Nesting
  • Actor
2015
No Score Yet 9 Full Moons
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Hollywood Apocalypse (Lazarus: Day Of The Living Dead)
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet American Muscle
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Hercules Reborn
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Window Licker
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Tom Holland's Twisted Tales
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Blue Dream
  • Producer
  • Robert Harmon
2013
No Score Yet Alyce Kills
  • Vince
2013
No Score Yet Look At Me
  • Actor
2013
50% Free Samples
  • Antonio
2013
40% Sushi Girl
  • Francis
2013
No Score Yet Prevertere
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Amelia's 25th
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet All Together Now
  • Zeke
2013
38% Touchback
  • Rodriguez
$0.3M 2012
No Score Yet American Idiots
  • Actor
2012
59% Kaboom
  • Le Messie
$0.2M 2011
No Score Yet Naked Angel
  • Andreas
2011
22% The Black Waters of Echo's Pond
  • Rick
2010
No Score Yet Playback
  • Producer
  • Actor
2010
80% Penance
  • Guy
2009
No Score Yet Sabor Tropical
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Mitsein
  • Executive Producer
2009
No Score Yet Evilution
  • Asia Mark
2009
63% The Art Of Travel
  • Taylor 'One Ball'
2008
No Score Yet Kush
  • Cyrus
2008
No Score Yet Cornered!
  • Jimmy
2008
No Score Yet Kush
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Luck of the Draw
  • Grady
2007
No Score Yet Amerikana
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet The Pacific and Eddy
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Roman
  • Actor
2006
33% Mad Cowgirl
  • Thiery
2006
No Score Yet Venice Underground
  • Lucious Jackson
2006
No Score Yet Players
  • Ray
2006
36% Standing Still
  • Store Clerk
2005
No Score Yet Chasing Ghosts
  • Dmitri Parramatti
2005
No Score Yet Window Theory
  • Dave Kordelewski
2005
No Score Yet Frog-g-g!
  • Freb
2004
No Score Yet A River Made to Drown In
  • Jaime
2003
68% May
  • Blank
2003
No Score Yet Comic Book Villains
  • Baz
2002
86% Donnie Darko
  • Frank/`The Rabbit'
2001
No Score Yet The Doe Boy
  • Hunter Kirk
2001
57% A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Amerikana
  • Actor
2001
50% The Weekend
  • Robert
2000
24% Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds)
  • Freb
$101M 2000
92% Go
  • Singh
1999
No Score Yet The Clown at Midnight
  • George Reese
1999
63% SLC Punk
  • John The Mod
1998
27% Nowhere
  • Dark
1997
60% Independence Day
  • Miguel
1996
47% The Doom Generation
  • Jordan White
1995
No Score Yet Mod Fuck Explosion
  • Smack (Biker)
1994
100% Totally
  • Andy
1993

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Kaili Huikala
  • 2015

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