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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 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...
  • Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more

     Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more
    Filmmaker Werner Herzog — German-born, having made films in the Amazon, the Sahara, Wisconsin, Antarctica, all points between and most recently a resident of Los Angeles — belongs to the world, and should be cherished accordingly. An...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
  • Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met
    In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
  • James Franco and the Actor He Can't Get Enough Of Talk Stage, Film and How to Play Crazy

    When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco's movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy novel "Child of God," opening Aug. 1. He also plays the lead in Franco's Off...
  • 'Child of God' stays true to its grim roots

    'Child of God' stays true to its grim roots
    Even as it never fully justifies its existence, James Franco’s plaintively raw Cormac McCarthy adaptation “Child of God” fascinates like a song sung just out of tune but rhythmically sturdy enough to keep you listening in the hopes it&...
  • 'Child Of God' At Digiplex Bloomfield

    'Child Of God' At Digiplex Bloomfield
    The New York Film Critics presents a series of screenings of select films that did not get a wide release, accompanied by critical commentary by veteran journalist Peter Travers. Digiplex Bloomfield, 863 Park Ave., is showing some of the films, including...
  • Film Review: 'A Fuller Life'

    Sam Fuller's daughter Samantha made a wise decision to utilize passages from her father's autobiography as the soundtrack for her documentary "A Fuller Life." Read aloud and with great feeling by actors and directors who admired and worked with him, these...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and...
  • TIFF 2014: 'St. Vincent,' Roger Waters doc among late additions

    TIFF 2014: 'St. Vincent,' Roger Waters doc among late additions
    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced one final round of world premieres for its gathering that begins Sept. 4. Topping the list is Bill Murray’s eccentric-neighbor dramedy “St. Vincent,” which will be screened for...
  • Director of the cult movie 'The Room' comes to the Music Box

    Director of the cult movie 'The Room' comes to the Music Box
    Has any filmmaker mined the sardonic enthusiasm for a gloriously bad film more than Tommy Wiseau? A man who sizes up the world with nothing less than a comically intense stare, he comes to town for screenings of his notorious 2003 cinematic clunker "The...