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13 Reasons James Spader Is The Baddest Bad Boy Ever

Nobody can resist a good bad boy. Get a weekly dose of Spader as the ultimate bad boy on The Blacklist, now on Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.

1. His close friends call him "Jimmy," but you can call him James.

2. He has an excellent memory, and he rarely forgets his lines.

3. He likes it when sh*t gets weird.

And he seems to totally dig that his life is just getting weirder.

4. Before he started acting, James worked as a bus boy, a stable boy, a lifeguard, a truck driver, and a railroad car loader.

5. His Bacon number is 2.

6. He basically set the benchmark for '80s-movie bad boys.

7. Like any good icon, his fashion game has always been on point.

He's the definition of "effortlessly cool."

8. He was on an episode of Seinfeld in 1997.

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Fun fact: An appearance on Seinfeld is redeemable for one million instant bad-boy points.

9. He was the first actor to win two consecutive Emmy Awards for playing the same character on two different series.

He won for his portrayal of Alan Shore on both The Practice and Boston Legal.

10. He was in Secretary in 2002, which was basically 50 Shades before 50 Shades was even a thing.

11. His role as office manager Robert California on The Office was supposed to be a one-episode cameo appearance.

12. Spader has won three Emmy Awards and a Best Actor Award at Cannes.

13. He's starred in over 50 films and four television series over his 35-year acting career.

Watch Spader's ultimate bad-boy performance in The Blacklist, now on Thursdays at 9/8c on NBC.