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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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  • Cannes: 'Breakers' Sequel Team Springs Back at Franco (EXCLUSIVE)

    With their Muse Prods. shingle hanging on such edgy fare as "American Psycho," "Freeway," "Buffalo 66" and "Spring Breakers," producers Chris and Roberta Hanley are no strangers to controversy; however, there's something in the spring air this year that...
  • James Franco targets 'Spring Breakers' sequel as it seeks Cannes sales

    James Franco targets 'Spring Breakers' sequel as it seeks Cannes sales
    Days after taking to his Instagram account to pan the notion of a "Spring Breakers" sequel as "lame," James Franco continued his social-media campaign against the proposed movie with another rebuke on Wednesday -- at the same time as the sequel began...
  • Pop culture's sacred cows? Just dare to dis them

    Pop culture's sacred cows? Just dare to dis them
    "You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."...
  • Amber Heard Joins James Franco on 'The Adderall Diaries'

    Amber Heard and Ed Harris have joined James Franco in "The Adderall Diaries." Based on the Stephen Elliot memoir, the pic also stars Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Parrack. The story centers on the gripping account of a young man navigating the...
  • Pussy Riot in Talks to Star in 'Spring Breakers' Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

    James Franco might be about to find out how Vladimir Putin feels. After the dustup over Franco's Instagram attacks on the upcoming "Spring Breakers" sequel -- which is happening without star Franco or director Harmony Korine -- the producers of the new...
  • Updated: Pussy Riot Denies Talks to Star in 'Spring Breakers 2

    After a confusing day of assertions, reports, updates and unofficial denials from parties close to Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina, members of the Russian social activism and arts group, Pussy Riot, the young human rights heroines have definitively...
  • CANNES: 'Spring Breakers' Producers Learn Riot Control

    Way back in 1998, Chris and Roberta Hanley's Muse Prods. was at the center of a Cannes fest casting brouhaha that involved Leonardo DiCaprio and their film version of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho." Leo didn't wind up in the picture, but the Mary...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'The Bridges of Madison County' Goes Out with a Bang

    Broadway musical "The Bridges of Madison County," currently nominated for four Tony Awards, posted its highest B.O. numbers ever last week in the final stretch before the show's May 18 closing. "Bridges" sales came in at $590,791, up 50% from the...
  • TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'

    TV Picks: 'Moone Boy,' Bob Balaban, Larry King, 'Playing House'
    "Moone Boy" (Hulu). Tall and shaggy Chris O'Dowd, whom you may have seen in "The IT Crowd," "Bridesmaids," "Girls" or Christopher Guest's dear departed "Family Tree" -- or even possibly on Broadway, where he is now playing opposite James Franco in a...
  • Review: 'Of Mice and Men' finds James Franco in CliffsNotes mode

    NEW YORK — Why is James Franco, the world's most famous perpetual student, making his Broadway debut in a revival of that panting war horse "Of Mice and Men," a favorite of high school English teachers and Turner Classic Movies addicts? It's a...
  • 2014 Summer movie preview

    2014 Summer movie preview
    Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...