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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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  • Neil Patrick Harris as Oscar Host: Edgier Than You Think

    Neil Patrick Harris was the perfect choice to host the Oscars -- but maybe not for the obvious reasons. When Variety broke the announcement of the host Wednesday, industry reaction was positive. He's like the Sara Lee of performers: Nobody doesn't like...
  • 'Hot Tub Time Machine 2,' 'Paddington' delayed until 2015

    Christmas just got a little less crowded as two films moved off the holiday release date: Paramount Pictures' raunchy comedy "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" will now open Feb. 20, and the Weinstein Co.'s "Paddington" will open Jan. 16. On its new date, "Hot...
  • Holiday Movies Try to Save the Year's Box Office

    Hollywood will spend the rest of 2014 trying to dig itself out of a very deep box office hole, with ticket sales sputtering behind last year's windfall. The difficulty is that the upcoming holiday season isn't just battling the ghosts of Christmases...
  • Lizzy Caplan in Talks to Join 'Now You See Me 2′

    Lizzy Caplan is in final negotiations to join Summit's "Now You See Me 2." She joins original "Now You See Me" cast members Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Dave Franco with Jon Chu coming on to direct. Plot details are currently being kept under...
  • Theater Review: 'Speed-the-Plow' Starring Lindsay Lohan

    Nobody ever chose to go to the theater to watch an actor be adequate. Sadly, "adequate" sums up Lindsay Lohan's London stage debut in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow." The bad news, however, is that she's not the problem. Director Lindsay Posner has badly...
  • 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...