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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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  • 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...
  • Discovery First-Quarter Profit Flat As Overseas Activity Crimps Performance

    Discovery Communications said first-quarter net income was essentially flat despite a 22% increase in revenue as costs associated with assembling businesses overseas weighed on the company's bottom line. The Silver Spring, Md., owner of the TLC,...
  • Bryan Cranston, Chris O'Dowd Win Theater World Awards for Broadway Debuts (COMPLETE LIST)

    Bryan Cranston, Chris O'Dowd, Zachary Levi and Sophie Okonedo are among the dozen performers to score this year's Theater World Awards, the annual kudo that honors thesps making their Broadway or Off Broadway debut. Cranston snags the laurel for his...
  • 'Spring Breakers' sequel in the works, but can the fun continue?

    'Spring Breakers' sequel in the works, but can the fun continue?
    The characters in Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" liked to vow "Spring Break Forever(a)." Now the refrain from last year's artsploitation favorite looks as if it could come true--sort of. The French sales and financing company Wild Bunch is putting...
  • Gia Coppola on James Franco: 'He is a Great Teacher, I Look Up to Him'

    The Los Angeles premiere of Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" unspooled at the Directors Guild Theater Monday after months of festival play for the first-time director's portrayal of disaffected youth. The film, based on a book of short stories by James Franco,...
  • AOL Buys Ad-Analytics Startup Convertro in Deal Worth Up to $101 Million

    AOL is continuing its push toward "programmatic" ad-buying platforms, announcing the acquisition of Convertro, which aims to help marketers and agencies maximize spending across online and offline media channels. The deal follows AOL's recent...
  • Ben Affleck accused of card counting, may be banned from blackjack

    Ben Affleck accused of card counting, may be banned from blackjack
    Ben Affleck might be on his way to persona non grata status in certain parts of Las Vegas casinos: According to reports out Friday, one outfit's security team decided he had been counting cards at the blackjack table and asked him to leave.  The "Gone...
  • 'Spring Breakers' Sequel in the Works

    "Spring break forever" indeed -- Wild Bunch is working on a "Spring Breakers" sequel, the production company has confirmed. "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming" won't feature the same cast (Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco)...
  • Maker Studios Launches Maker.tv, Tees Up Original Series from Morgan Spurlock and YouTube Stars

    Maker Studios, the digital media company that Disney is buying for up to $950 million, unveiled a slate of original programming and took the wraps off Maker.tv -- a consumer destination for monetizing video off YouTube. At its first Digital Content...
  • In James Franco's 'Palo Alto,' a new twist on a time-tested story

    In James Franco's 'Palo Alto,' a new twist on a time-tested story
    When turning James Franco’s book of short stories “Palo Alto” into a film, first-time director Gia Coppola said she decided to choose the stories that were “easiest to do cinematically¬†and were a bit longer.” The result?...
  • Producer Brian Grazer Keeps Mental Issues on the Mind

    For Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer, mental health considerations are front of mind when developing new projects. For "A Beautiful Mind," it was schizophrenia, while his two most recent films, "Pele" and "Get on Up," about the Brazilian...