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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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  • '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)...
  • Timothy Simons, the guy everyone loves to hate on 'Veep'

    Timothy Simons, the guy everyone loves to hate on 'Veep'
    "Jonah, you're not even a man," begins one of many epic insults hurled in the face of Jonah Ryan, the needling, socially maladjusted pisher of a human on HBO's "Veep," embodied with no-holds-barred gusto by one-time Chicago actor Timothy Simons. "You're...
  • Tribeca Film Review: 'Life Partners'

    Despite "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" and other bubbly BFF pairings, the number of female-centric comedies that use friendship as an excuse to wallow in childish regression still lags far behind the countless "bromances" guilty of same....
  • 'Locke,' 'Gravity' and more one-actor wonders

    Jean-Luc Godard, quoting D.W. Griffith, famously proposed that "All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun." While "a guy and a car" doesn't have quite the same zip, that combination worked wonders for the new suspense drama "Locke," in which...
  • The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a worthy installment in the Marvel universe

    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a worthy installment in the Marvel universe
      It has been two years since Marvel Studios released its first installment of the Spiderman reboot, and now Peter Parker is swinging back into action to save the people of New York City in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, and...
  • 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...
  • AOL Relaunches Moviefone with New Look, Expands Into TV Content

    AOL's Moviefone has a brand-new look and an expanded mission that now encompasses TV. The Internet media company teamed on the Moviefone relaunch with Whalerock Industries, which changed changed its name from BermanBraun after the exit of Gail Berman...
  • Super Bowl gets superheroic with 'Spider-Man 2,' 'Winter Soldier' ads

    Super Bowl gets superheroic with 'Spider-Man 2,' 'Winter Soldier' ads
    In between the action on the field this Super Bowl Sunday, two superheroes will fight for audience attention. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" each have TV spots lined up for the big game, and teasers for both are now...
  • 'Gossip Girl's' Leighton Meester reportedly weds 'OC's' Adam Brody

    'Gossip Girl's' Leighton Meester reportedly weds 'OC's' Adam Brody
    Are those wedding bells we hear, Upper East Siders? Leighton Meester and Adam Brody have reportedly tied the knot, according to several reports out Tuesday.  Where's Gossip Girl to get the scoop when you need her? The "Gossip Girl" starlet and "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...
  • 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV series trailer: blood, death and misery

    'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV series trailer: blood, death and misery
    The Gecko Brothers are back. So promises the first full-length trailer for the upcoming TV series "From Dusk Till Dawn," based on the 1996 cult horror flick directed by Robert Rodriguez, penned by Quentin Tarantino and starring Tarantino and George...
  • Review: 'Veronica Mars' welcomes the old gang back for familiar fun

    "Veronica Mars," the movie, is just so Veronica Mars. The teenage private eye from the 2004-07 TV series starring Kristen Bell has grown up. But like fans of the show, a.k.a. marshmallows, it is quickly clear that while Veronica may have left her life...