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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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  • David O. Russell, Brian Grazer on Tackling Stigma of Mental Illness

    When it comes to the issues of and surrounding mental illness, David O. Russell, showrunner Jason Katims, Netflix executive Ted Sarandos and producer Brian Grazer universally agreed that the best way to overcome the attached stigma is to talk about it,...
  • Cannes: With Fewer Pics in the Market, Buyers and Sellers Focus on Top Titles

    What a difference a year makes. In 2013, Cannes was deluged by wave after wave of high-profile movie projects, very often from the U.S., very often only semi-packaged, semi-cast. Very often they didn't get sold. Cut to a week out from this year's Cannes....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'

    Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'
    If you thought the Louis CK episode of “SNL” was weird and dark, you ain’t seen nothing until you've watched the Anna Kendrick episode. Just kidding. this weekend's show, with Pharrell Williams as musical guest, was as harmonious,...
  • Cannes 2014: The bafflement of Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River'

    Cannes 2014: The bafflement of Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River'
    Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, "Lost River," premiered Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival, and as you may have heard, it prompted no shortage of head-scratching and confusion. The movie itself is a puzzler. A single mother (Christina Hendricks)...
  • Review: 'Veronica Mars' welcomes the old gang back for familiar fun

    "Veronica Mars," the movie, is just so Veronica Mars. The teenage private eye from the 2004-07 TV series starring Kristen Bell has grown up. But like fans of the show, a.k.a. marshmallows, it is quickly clear that while Veronica may have left her life...
  • How James Franco ended up in the 'Veronica Mars' movie

    How James Franco ended up in the 'Veronica Mars' movie
    James Franco has played a rapping gangster in "Spring Breakers," created an art project about "Three's Company" and taken a recurring role on "General Hospital." But “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas still wasn't certain the actor would...
  • Patton Oswalt's live-bird stunt for Spirit Awards gets grounded

    Patton Oswalt's live-bird stunt for Spirit Awards gets grounded
    Patton Oswalt's wings have been clipped. A week after the actor, comedian and Spirit Awards host declared his intention to replace the ceremony's usual avian-themed trophies with live birds, show organizer Film Independent announced that those plans...
  • 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...