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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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  • Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?

    Playing illness or frailty: Does it make award chances stronger?
    For many actors, Academy Award-nominated performances are to die for. Or, rather, if you play a character who dies — or who's dealing with illness or disability — your chances of earning a nomination and even the win go up significantly....
  • SXSW Full Lineup Includes Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's 'Neighbors'

    The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced its full features lineup, including a new episodic section highlighting the influence of smallscreen programming. Five films will headline SXSW, including Universal's work-in-progress...
  • Seth MacFarlane's 'Million Ways to Die in the West' red-band trailer

    Seth MacFarlane's 'Million Ways to Die in the West' red-band trailer
    Seth MacFarlane's comedic western "A Million Ways to Die in the West" has released a bawdy red-band trailer, and true to its name, it demonstrates plenty of ways to meet an untimely end. They include getting crushed by a huge block of ice, being set...
  • Fox Sports Picks YouTube Musical Duo as Winners of Content Deal Worth $1 Million

    Fox Sports wanted to seed its YouTube channel with a viral and innovative kind of sports content. After a nationwide search, it found two guys who fit the bill: a pair of German-Austrian brothers who set sports news to music. The media company last...
  • Watch the 'Noah' Super Bowl Spot

    Paramount Pictures has purchased a Super Bowl spot to promote Darren Aronofsky's "Noah," which is sailing into theaters March 28. The studio announced plans to show the commercial for the film before kick-off, after the national anthem. Paramount also...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • New 'Child of God' trailer: James Franco adapts Cormac McCarthy

    New 'Child of God' trailer: James Franco adapts Cormac McCarthy
    Does James Franco ever sleep? In the past year, he'sĀ starred in such diverse films as "Oz the Great and Powerful," "Spring Breakers" and "This Is the End"; directed art house efforts like "Sal" and "Interior. Leather Bar."; mentored Gia Coppola in...
  • 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...
  • 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 theĀ Gillian Flynn novel about a man...