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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Movies Stars are an Endangered Species as Actors Struggle to Stay Relevant

    Summer blockbusters make studios happy, but they make stars nervous. That's because a lizard is the real star of "Godzilla," not an actor. And in franchises like "Captain America," "Spider-Man" or "X-Men," the superhero is the brand, while the casts...
  • 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...
  • Watch: First Trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogen's 'The Interview'

    Wackiness abounds in Sony's first trailer for "The Interview" starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. Franco portrays the host of a nighttime talk show "Skylark Tonight," with Rogen as his best friend and producer, and secures an interview with Kim Jong-...
  • 'Maleficent': How does the fairy-tale update stack up?

    Hollywood loves a good fairy tale, and it's easy to see why: The stories are time-tested and widely known, they're in the public domain, and the fantastical elements provide fodder for the eye-popping visuals that drive tent-pole movies these days. When...
  • 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...
  • 'Cabaret's' Linda Emond, Danny Burstein enjoy adding their imprints

     'Cabaret's' Linda Emond, Danny Burstein enjoy adding their imprints
    Linda Emond has a collection of tiny email printouts from well-wishers in her spacious dressing room, where gauzy purple curtains and a soft white couch create a sense of peace in an otherwise hectic area of Manhattan just off Times Square. One email...
  • Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg talk filmmaking at Produced By Conference

    Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg talk filmmaking at Produced By Conference
    According to producing-and-writing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, it took countless meetings with studios and “years and years” to get the green light for their hit 2007 comedy “Superbad.” In fact, Rogen said Saturday at the...
  • James Franco, Chris O'Dowd Help Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men' to Recoupment

    The Broadway revival of "Of Mice and Men," which has posted robust sales since it began previews earlier this spring, has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization costs in about a dozen weeks, according to the show's producers. The production earned...
  • Leighton Meester, Adam Brody step out as Mr. and Mrs. at Tonys

    Leighton Meester, Adam Brody step out as Mr. and Mrs. at Tonys
    Spotted: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody made their first joint red carpet appearance at the Tony Awards on Sunday after secretly tying the knot.  The pair stepped out to support the "Gossip Girl" alum's Broadway revival "Of Mice and Men," which costars...