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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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  • A summer song says, spoof me maybe

    A summer song says, spoof me maybe
    Every summer, there is one song that's insidious. (How many times did you unconsciously hum along toLMFAO's"Party Rock Anthem" last summer?) But if this year's seasonal favorite seems particularly inescapable, there's good reason. Carly Rae Jepsen's...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, March 31, 2013

    now playing "Admission" (PG-13). An admissions officer for Princeton University takes a surprising detour on the road to happiness. With Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Michael Sheen. TownMall Cinemas (12:00, 2:35, 5:10, 7:40, 10:15 p.m.) "The Call" (R). A...
  • James Franco at Hopkins: You liked the pics, you'll love the video

    James Franco at Hopkins: You liked the pics, you'll love the video
    Pictures of actor James Franco here in Baltimore during his recent visit to Johns Hopkins University are proving quite popular. Baltimore, it seems, likes looking at some James Franco. Well, fans, here's even more. Video we shot while he was here in...
  • Still monkeying around with 'Planet of the Apes'

    Still monkeying around with 'Planet of the Apes'
    More than the apes are smart in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." This smartly packaged prequel in the long-running simian series rejuvenates what had seemed like a tired franchise. Don't be surprised if these digitally created apes continue to rise in...
  • Carroll Movies

    now playing "Apollo 18" (PG-13). Supposed "lost footage"-style movie details the mission of Apollo 18. Two American astronauts are sent on a secret mission to the moon, funded by the U.S. Department of Defense. TownMall Cinemas (1:10, 3:20, 5:30, 7:40,...
  • Kickstarter isn't just for rock stars anymore

    Kickstarter isn't just for rock stars anymore
    Natasha Brown-Wainwright, 41, still calls it The Twitter. She doesn't upload photos to Facebook without her 16-year-old daughter's help. Her grasp of the Web is fuzzy. But last summer, she decided to get a clue and join the latest, buzziest social...
  • James Franco coming to Hopkins but he has no time for you

    James Franco coming to Hopkins but he has no time for you
    Actor James Franco, he of the dark good looks and "127 Hours" fame is coming to Baltimore Friday. But, before you get any big ideas and think this is your big chance to ask him out for drinks or attempt a marriage proposal -- forget it. Officials...
  • James Franco Opens 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway: 'They Are On Our Asses About Everything!'

    "Of Mice and Men" may be a particularly American tale, but Irishman Chris O'Dowd -- who stars with James Franco in the Broadway revival that opened April 15 -- still knew the story well. "Oddly, Steinbeck is quite big in Ireland," O'Dowd said at the...
  • 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...
  • Broadway Review: 'Of Mice and Men' Starring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

    James Franco and Chris O'Dowd may be the big draws (and well deserving of all their kudos) in this emotionally devastating revival of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." But the other star of the show is helmer Anna D. Shapiro, who turns in an...
  • 'Of Mice and Men,' and of Chris O'Dowd's Lennie

    'Of Mice and Men,' and of Chris O'Dowd's Lennie
    NEW YORK - Many in the audience for "Of Mice and Men" are coming to see James Franco. But given director Anna D. Shapiro's long history with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble, it's perhaps not surprising that the main pleasures of her straight-up but...
  • WATCH: Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis Lead Intertwining Lives in 'Third Person' Trailer

    There's a lot to keep track of in the new trailer for Paul Haggis' romantic drama "Third Person." The film features a star-studded cast - including leading man Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde and Maria Bello - whose...