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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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  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a worthy installment in the Marvel universe

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a worthy installment in the Marvel universe
      It has been two years since Marvel Studios released its first installment of the Spiderman reboot, and now Peter Parker is swinging back into action to save the people of New York City in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Long Shrift' Directed by James Franco

    In "The Long Shrift," Robert Boswell has written James Franco the flashy leading role of a hardened ex-con named Richard Singer who, as an awkward 18-year-old high school kid, was sent up the river for brutally raping the most popular girl in senior...
  • Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco's 'Michael' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama "Michael," about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned. Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco's character. Roberts is set to reteam with her...
  • Neil Patrick Harris Propels 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' to a Profit

    Powered by a Tony-winning performance from Neil Patrick Harris, Broadway musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" has recouped its $5 million capitalization costs in about 15 weeks, according to the show's producers. "Hedwig," which saw Harris shed the...
  • Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse

    Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse
    Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street. A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum,...
  • Round-Up: Artist's 3-D crime, Darwin's library, why parking's a mess

    The ways in which parking spaces devour a city, LACMA director Michael Govan's defense of his museum's architectural plans and one of the awesome-est documentaries about L.A. — finally released on DVD! Also: pit bulls, lots of pit bulls (but not the...
  • John de Mol's Talpa Media Names Jay Bienstock CEO

    Reality TV vet Jay Bienstock has been named CEO of John de Mol's Talpa Media USA. Bienstock, a former exec producer of "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," comes to the banner from A. Smith and Co., where he was managing director. At Talpa he'll oversee...
  • James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut

    James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut
    If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.  The cranky New York Observer critic was one of several reviewers who panned Franco's staging...
  • Ellen DeGeneres Flips Out in The Holmby Hills (And More)

    SELLERS: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi DeGeneres BUYER: Sean Parker LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $55,000,000 SIZE: 2.22 acres, 11,511 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Buckle your real estate safety belts, butter...
  • Broadway Box Office: July 4th Fizzles, But Stage Fares Better Than Cinema

    Independence Day didn't set off any fireworks at the Broadway box office last week -- but at least the Rialto held steadier than the cineplex. Compared to a dreadful weekend at the movies that saw a sales drop of more than 40% compared to last year's...
  • Selena Gomez And A Slew Of A-List Stars To Attend Italy's Ischia Global Fest

    ROME - Selena Gomez, Jessica Chastain, Freida Pinto, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Omar Sy, Sullivan Stapleton, Leo Howard, and Lena Headey are among expected attendees at Italy's Ischia Global Film and Music Festival, the informal event on the Italo isle in the...