The actor was recently featured on "Inside the Actors Studio," delivered a buzz-worthy (to put it mildly) performance in "127 Hours," and has been named co-host of the 2011 Academy Awards alongside Anne Hathaway.
In yet another show of how cool he is, James has agreed to return to "General Hospital" for a two-episode stint to air the Friday before his Oscar hosting duties in February. He previously appeared on the daytime soap as a serial killer.
TV Guide reports that his appearance will act as a teaser for a longer story arc to occur later in 2011.
"When we realized James would be in LA for the Oscars and all the other award shows, we asked if he'd consider coming back and doing a little something for us," executive producer Jill Farren Phelps says.
"He was happy to do it and requested that we use the appearance to plug his next story. He's also expressed an interest in directing at GH. He's been really, really good to us. Whatever James wants, we'd love to make it happen!" she gushes.
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