James B. Harris (born August 3, 1928 in New York) is a film screenwriter, producer and director.
He attended the Juilliard School before entering the film world.
He worked with film director Stanley Kubrick as a producer on The Killing, Paths of Glory and Lolita. His directorial debut was in 1965 with the Cold War thriller The Bedford Incident and directed actor James Woods in two films, the prison-guard drama Fast-Walking with actress Kay Lenz and the thriller Cop, based on a James Ellroy novel, which Woods co-produced.
The Turner Classic Movies website describes Harris as a "Veteran Hollywood industry figure who has served triple duty as a producer, director, and screenwriter."
A 2002 interview between Harris and Hollywood Five-O includes discussion of his works, of Kubrick, Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier, and others; of Lolita, and of various other topics. It includes photos of Harris and screencaps of Kirk Douglas, Sue Lyon (who acted as Lolita), James Mason, and Peter Sellers.