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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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  • Hugh Jackman Helped Make Broadway the Star-Magnet It Is Today

    When Hugh Jackman hits Broadway next season in Jez Butterworth's play "The River," it'll mark his fourth stint on the Gotham boards in a dozen years. His return not only underscores his remarkable commitment to stage work for an in-demand thesp with a...
  • James Franco On The Allure Of Super Bowl Ads

    As an actor, James Franco has developed a reputation as someone who likes to mix things up: A feature film here, a soap opera there. And elsewhere, he has taught classes on filmmaking. This Sunday, however, he will be the star of a 90-second Ford...
  • Kristina Wong's stereotype-skewering humor: Stop and think about it

    Kristina Wong's stereotype-skewering humor: Stop and think about it
    Kristina Wong has crashed Miss Chinatown pageants as a pimply, cigar-smoking, over-the-hill contestant. She has posed as a rabid Jeremy Lin fan, waving sexually suggestive signs at the NBA player's games. On a sewing machine in her Koreatown apartment,...
  • 'Gimme Shelter' review: Better than it looks

    'Gimme Shelter' review: Better than it looks
    **1/2 (out of four) In “Spring Breakers,” 2013’s best movie, Vanessa Hudgens sported bikini after bikini. Her character’s problems concerned acquiring enough money to party and drink her ass off and how to handle the gangster...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'This Is the End' on Starz

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'This Is the End' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Carrie Diaries As Carrie, Mouse,...
  • Review: Oh, the meta-horror of 'Knights of Badassdom'

    Review: Oh, the meta-horror of 'Knights of Badassdom'
    A monster flick set amid a medieval festival, "Knights of Badassdom" appears to pay homage to the Troma brand of comedic horror. When stuck-up Beth (Margarita Levieva) dumps ne'er-do-well Joe (Ryan Kwanten), his roommates Hung (Peter Dinklage) and...
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to score David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

    Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to score David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
    Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and English musician Atticus Ross will put their knack for chilly, moody soundscapes to use once again in director David Fincher's upcoming thriller "Gone Girl," an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel about a man...
  • The Ron Burgundy marketing blitz

    Anderson Cooper salutes him as a "news legend." Wolf Blitzer calls the journalist "one of the most influential anchors in broadcast history." Chris Cuomo from the "New Day" desk adds: "On camera, he's the best. But off camera, he's a bit of a [bleep]!"...
  • 'The Wolf of Wall Street' review: Mindle$$ entertainment

    'The Wolf of Wall Street' review: Mindle$$ entertainment
    **1/2 (out of four) A truer American hustle, Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" bests David O. Russell's "American Hustle" in an important department: "Wolf" zeroes in on greed and need and says in vivid, convincing fashion, "Baby, the...
  • Sundance: Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Bought by Focus Features

    In his first major move as CEO of Focus Features, Peter Schlessel and his team at the newly consolidated Universal label have acquired domestic rights to Zach Braff's Kickstarter-funded dramedy "Wish I Was Here." The film premiered Saturday night at...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Imperial Dreams'

    Inner-city life gets a more optimistic treatment than usual in "Imperial Dreams," the bighearted yet surprisingly nuanced directorial debut of Malik Vitthal. Headlined by another confident and compelling turn from British rising star John Boyega ("...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Dear White People'

    The depressing number of race-mocking frat parties in recent years becomes the jumping-off point for a snarky but good-humored cultural debate in "Dear White People." Bristling with arguments about the complexities of black identity in a supposedly post-...