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James Ford, better known by the alias "Sawyer" and later as "Jim LaFleur", is a fictional character played by Josh Holloway on the ABC television series Lost.
Sawyer was born on 18 February 1968, he was initially portrayed as a conniving, overly sarcastic handsome flirt who keeps stashes of washed ashore items. His flashbacks typically depict a more sensitive side to him, juxtaposed against acts of betrayal and theft. He has a romantic interest in Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly), which is particularly prominent in the beginning of the third season. In the fourth season he develops a more heroic side, becoming protective of Claire Littleton (Emilie de Ravin) and sacrificing his chance to escape so his friends can in the season finale. In the fifth season, Sawyer quickly acclimates to his brand new role as group leader and is shown to fall in love with Juliet Burke (Elizabeth Mitchell). Sawyer is the show's primary anti-hero. TV Guide selected him as the 16th greatest television character ever, as well as the 21st greatest hero.
Sawyer was born in Jasper, Alabama in 1968 as James Ford. When James was eight years old, his parents were conned by a man under the alias of "Tom Sawyer"; as...