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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

Top James Franco Articles

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  • Olivia Wilde, David O. Russell, Lee Daniels Celebrate Ghetto Film School's Spring Benefit

    Olivia Wilde, helmers David O. Russell and Lee Daniels converged at The Standard Biergarten June 18 to support the Ghetto Film School's 10th annual spring benefit, during which several aspiring young filmmakers are presented with scholarships to further...
  • Box Office: 'Think Like a Man Too' Crashing the Party With $32 Mil Bow

    "Think Like a Man Too" is eyeing first place at the weekend box office, but in order to snare its prize, the Sony Pictures/Screen Gems comedy must hold off two other well-received sequels, "22 Jump Street" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2." Currently, the...
  • Why did James Franco post a painting of Dane DeHaan to Instagram?

     
    So what’s the connection between Allentown native Dane DeHaan and James Franco? Both played the role of Harry Osborn in Spider-Man flicks. DeHaan plays the Spidey-friend turned Green Goblin in the blockbuster “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”...
  • CANNES: Entertainment One Nabs 'Little Prince,' 'Somnia,' 'Viral' in Canada

    CANNES -- Entertainment One Films has bought three films in Cannes for the Canadian market, including "Little Prince" from WildBunch, "Somnia" from Sierra Affinity and "Viral" from Blumhouse Intl. In "Little Prince," based on a children's novella, a...
  • Watch: First Trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogen's 'The Interview'

    Wackiness abounds in Sony's first trailer for "The Interview" starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. Franco portrays the host of a nighttime talk show "Skylark Tonight," with Rogen as his best friend and producer, and secures an interview with Kim Jong-...
  • Review: 'Palo Alto' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Palo Alto' ★&#9733 1/2
    Written and directed by Gia Coppola, "Palo Alto" is adapted from a collection of short stories by James Franco and conjures a delicate, very specific sense of middle-class adolescence, the indeterminate, nascent feelings of the teenage years. Small...
  • In James Franco's 'Palo Alto,' a new twist on a time-tested story

    In James Franco's 'Palo Alto,' a new twist on a time-tested story
    When turning James Franco’s book of short stories “Palo Alto” into a film, first-time director Gia Coppola said she decided to choose the stories that were “easiest to do cinematically¬†and were a bit longer.” The result?...
  • Movies Stars are an Endangered Species as Actors Struggle to Stay Relevant

    Summer blockbusters make studios happy, but they make stars nervous. That's because a lizard is the real star of "Godzilla," not an actor. And in franchises like "Captain America," "Spider-Man" or "X-Men," the superhero is the brand, while the casts...
  • 'The Mindy Project's' Parade of Wacky Boyfriends

    Mindy Kaling's alter ego, the romcom-obsessed ob-gyn Mindy Lahiri on her Fox comedy "The Mindy Project," is a girl's girl with a messy love life. Cue the wacky boyfriends. And following in the dead-man-walking footsteps of Seth Rogen, who guest-starred...
  • Broadway's Big Stars Bring Box Office Rewards in Spate of Play Recoupments

    With the Scott Rudin-produced Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" recouping its $4.25 million investment in the wake of the production's three Tony wins, the 2013-14 season is turning into an object lesson in why so many starry names have crowded...
  • James Franco is James Franco, yet again

    James Franco is James Franco, yet again
    Every day brings James Franco news; some days just bring more than others. Even by his standards, the hyphenate has been busy this week — penning a meta short story, casting a meta movie, helping the next generation create the next wave of (meta?)...