James B. Harris (born August 3, 1928 in New York) is a film screenwriter, producer and director.
Harris attended the Juilliard School before entering the film industry. Today, he is arguably most notable for having worked with film director Stanley Kubrick as a producer on The Killing (1956), Paths of Glory (1957), and Lolita (1962). Harris' directorial debut was the Cold War thriller The Bedford Incident (1965). He also directed the actor James Woods in two films: the prison-guard drama Fast-Walking (1982) with actress Kay Lenz, and the thriller Cop (1988), 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, 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.