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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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  • At Steppenwolf, Shapiro takes over from Martha Lavey

    At Steppenwolf, Shapiro takes over from Martha Lavey
    Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced at a press conference Thursday morning details of a planned, major physical expansion project, as well as an artistic and management succession. The former announcement was widely anticipated, delayed in the coming...
  • Steppenwolf Theatre names Anna D. Shapiro as next artistic director

    Steppenwolf Theatre names Anna D. Shapiro as next artistic director
    Anna D. Shapiro, the Tony Award-winning director of "August: Osage County," has been named the new artistic director of the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, the company announced Thursday. Shapiro will assume the job in the fall of 2015, succeeding...
  • American Blues has 'Side Man' and 'Tavern' casts

    American Blues has 'Side Man' and 'Tavern' casts
    American Blues Theater announced casting for its upcoming productions of “Side Man” and “Yankee Tavern” on Tuesday. Ensemble member Jim Ortlieb, most recently seen on Broadway in Anna D. Shapiro’s production of “Of...
  • 'Humbling,' 'Rosewater' bookend Austin Film Festival

    The 2014 Austin Film Festival will open with the U.S. premiere of Barry Levinson's "The Humbling" on Oct. 23, along with Richard LaGravenese's "The Last 5 Years," an adaptation of the Jason Robert Brown musical. Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari will...
  • TV Review: AOL's 'Makers'

    "Makers," an AOL-backed initiative to chronicle women's strides in traditionally male-dominated fields, kicks off with a decidedly entertainment-industry flavor, with the first two hours devoted to "Women in Comedy" and "Women in Hollywood." Those broad...
  • A semi-happy ending for 'Once Upon a Time in America'

     A semi-happy ending for 'Once Upon a Time in America'
    Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director's Cut Warner Bros., $14.97; Blu-ray, $34.99 The long, tortured history of Sergio Leone's 1984 masterpiece reaches a semi-happy end with the release of a new 251-minute, restored version on DVD and Blu-ray...
  • West End 'Speed-the-Plow' Starts Late, But Don't Blame Lindsay Lohan

    The current West End revival of David Mamet's Hollywood comedy "Speed-the-Plow" started 15 minutes late Saturday evening -- but don't blame Lindsay Lohan. The actress once dubbed "the most insured" in history pulled up at the stage door a full 15 minutes...
  • Estrenos: 'The Equalizer', 'Child of God', 'Boxtrolls'

    Estrenos: 'The Equalizer', 'Child of God', 'Boxtrolls'
    The Equalizer * * * Trece años después del estreno de Training Day, el director Antoine Fuqua y su estrella favorita Denzel Washington quieren seguir lucrando de la popularidad que tuvo este filme. El dúo intenta repetir su fórmula de éxito en The...
  • Film Review: 'Good People'

    Despite the proverbial suggestion of the title, bad things mostly happen to less-than-upstanding citizens in "Good People," a capable crime caper that nonetheless disappoints, considering the flavorful talent involved. With off-kilter Danish genre...
  • Zachary Quinto Lists L.A. Pad

    SELLER: Zachary Quinto LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $1,165,000 SIZE: 1,505 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: The tireless, real estate-obsessed kids at Curbed were the first to reveal that Zachary Quinto, nominated for an Emmy...
  • 10 bookish movies coming in September

    10 bookish movies coming in September
    September is full of bookish film adaptations, with movies made from kids books, an international bestseller, a bestselling mystery and a couple of heart-stopping YA thrillers, of course. Here's what's in theaters, and what's coming soon. Things are...