The actor is getting into character for his role as "Vikar" Jerome in Zeroville — a film based on Steve Erickson's 2007 book of the same name. Zeroville follows Vikar's journey into the world of films in Hollywood in the 1970s. The movie-obsessed man even has tattoos of Montgomery Clift and Elizabeth Taylor on the back of his head.
Want to see James in character? Better yet, want to see James shirtless and in character? The This Is the End star showed off his new look — mustache, shaved head, tattoos, and all — while on a boat in Venice, Italy on September 4.
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