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James Franco

James Franco
James Franco is a member of the Judd Apatow gang, getting his start in "Freaks and Geeks," doing a cameo in "Knocked Up" and co-starring in "Pineapple Express." In between, Franco has made his mark as son of the Green Goblin in the "Spider-Man" films. In addition to action and comedy, Franco has also tackled dramatic roles, most notably James Dean in a TV biopic, which earned him a Golden Globe. He's also starred as Sean Penn's lover in "Milk," as a Naval Academy plebe in "Annapolis" and a romantic hero in "Tristan + Isolde." Franco also exercises his comedy chops on Funnyordie.com.
James Franco is a member of the Judd Apatow gang, getting his start in "Freaks and Geeks," doing a cameo in "Knocked Up" and co-starring in "Pineapple Express." In between, Franco has made his mark as son of the Green Goblin in the "Spider-Man" films. In addition to action and comedy, Franco has also tackled dramatic roles, most notably James Dean in a TV biopic, which earned him a Golden Globe. He's also starred as Sean Penn's lover in "Milk," as a Naval Academy plebe in "Annapolis" and a romantic hero in "Tristan + Isolde." Franco also exercises his comedy chops on Funnyordie.com. « Show less

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  • James Franco Accidentally Makes Comedy in AOL's 'Making a Scene' Movie Mashups

    James Franco, famous multihyphenate, wasn't trying to make a string of comedic sketches for AOL. But that's how his latest project, "Making a Scene with James Franco," turned out. The writer-director-producer-actor-poet-professor was promoting "Making...
  • Lionsgate's Codeblack Signs First-Look Deal with Datari Turner

    Lionsgate's Codeblack Films has signed a first-look deal with independent producer Datari Turner. Codeblack will have all distribution rights to Turner's microbudget film productions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Turner will produce all films through...
  • 'Leftovers' Actress Joins Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in 'Nice Guys' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Following her strongly reviewed perf as Kevin Garvey's daughter in HBO's "The Leftovers," Margaret Qualley looks to have landed her first major studio role. The actress is in talks to join Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in Warner Bros. and Silver...
  • James Franco in 'Of Mice and Men' coming to cinemas in November

    The recent Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco received mixed to negative reviews from critics but nonetheless proved to be a box-office success, recouping its $3.8-million initial investment. In November, Franco...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Grump'

    A stubborn, set-in-his-ways, 80-year-old farmer from rural Finland rants about the modern world in "The Grump," a broad satire that represents the sixth feature from helmer Dome Karukoski. Following his 2013 drama "Heart of a Lion," helmer Karukoski...
  • Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men,' with James Franco, Hits Movie Theaters in November

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The recent stage revival of "Of Mice and Men," the first Broadway production recorded by the National Theater's NT Live series of cinemacasts, will hit movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada in November. With a cast led by...
  • James Franco Developing Chuck Palahniuk's 'Rant'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - James Franco is developing a movie based on Chuck Palahniuk's 2007 novel "Rant." The author confirmed a story posted on the Lit Reactor site with a Tweet: Buster Casey is coming to the big screen! @JamesFrancoTV just optioned...
  • 8 Strange Moments from James Franco's New Book

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - What do Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan and James Franco have in common? They're all prominently featured in James Franco's new book, "Hollywood Dreaming." His sixth book won't hit bookshelves until Sept. 23, but Variety...
  • Zachary Quinto, Brian Cox Join NBC Miniseries 'The Slap'

    Zachary Quinto and Brian Cox will join Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker in upcoming NBC miniseries "The Slap," the network announced Tuesday. Quinto will play Harry, a mechanic/dealer specializing in expensive European automobiles who lives in...
  • September 2014 TV premieres, finales, specials, movies

    September 2014 TV premieres, finales, specials, movies
    The fall TV season revs up this month, with new shows and returning favorites launching on traditional, cable and streaming networks. "Sons of Anarchy" and "Boardwalk Empire" begin their finals seasons Sept. 9 and Sept. 7, respectively. All 10 episodes...
  • The Week in Pictures | September 1 – 7, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Calling for higher pay and the right to form a union without retaliation, fast-food chain workers protested as part of a wave of strikes and protests in 150 cities across the U.S....