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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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  • Box Office: 'Think Like a Man Too' Crashing the Party With $32 Mil Bow

    "Think Like a Man Too" is eyeing first place at the weekend box office, but in order to snare its prize, the Sony Pictures/Screen Gems comedy must hold off two other well-received sequels, "22 Jump Street" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2." Currently, the...
  • 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...
  • Olivia Wilde on Hollywood Sexism and Why Paul Haggis Understands Women

    Olivia Wilde is only 30, and she's co-starred in a batch of studio projects like "Tron: Legacy," "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Rush," but she still says the most interesting roles for younger actresses are in indie films. Wilde plays a mysterious short story...
  • 'Third Person' at the mercy of a mix of emotions, stories

     'Third Person' at the mercy of a mix of emotions, stories
    "Third Person," the latest interlocking puzzle from Paul Haggis, is about love. But it's not a soft and fuzzy sort of love. As Leona Lewis put it in the pop hit a few years ago, it's the "you cut me open and I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding" sort....
  • Olivia Wilde, David O. Russell, Lee Daniels Celebrate Ghetto Film School's Spring Benefit

    Olivia Wilde, helmers David O. Russell and Lee Daniels converged at The Standard Biergarten June 18 to support the Ghetto Film School's 10th annual spring benefit, during which several aspiring young filmmakers are presented with scholarships to further...
  • 'The Mindy Project's' Parade of Wacky Boyfriends

    Mindy Kaling's alter ego, the romcom-obsessed ob-gyn Mindy Lahiri on her Fox comedy "The Mindy Project," is a girl's girl with a messy love life. Cue the wacky boyfriends. And following in the dead-man-walking footsteps of Seth Rogen, who guest-starred...
  • 'Maleficent': The Pleasures and Perils of the Revisionist Fairy Tale

    (NOTE: This piece discusses key plot points from "Maleficent.") If we must take a revisionist sledgehammer to our most beloved fairy tales -- and if the recent likes of "Alice in Wonderland," "Red Riding Hood," "Mirror, Mirror," "Snow White and the...
  • 'Maleficent': How does the fairy-tale update stack up?

    '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...
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  • North Korea Slams Seth Rogen-James Franco Comedy 'The Interview'

    North Korea is not amused by the upcoming James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview." The regime has already condemned the film, which won't open until Oct. 10. Kim Myong-chol, executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace and an...
  • Aaron Sorkin in Talks for 'Flash Boys' at Sony

    Sony Pictures is in early talks for Aaron Sorkin to adapt Michael Lewis' real-life financial drama "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." Sorkin won a screenwriting Oscar in 2010 for adapting "The Social Network" for Sony. Scott Rudin, a producer on "The...
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