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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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  • Broadway's Big Stars Bring Box Office Rewards in Spate of Play Recoupments

    With the Scott Rudin-produced Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" recouping its $4.25 million investment in the wake of the production's three Tony wins, the 2013-14 season is turning into an object lesson in why so many starry names have crowded...
  • Pop culture's sacred cows? Just dare to dis them

    Pop culture's sacred cows? Just dare to dis them
    "You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."...
  • Amber Heard Joins James Franco on 'The Adderall Diaries'

    Amber Heard and Ed Harris have joined James Franco in "The Adderall Diaries." Based on the Stephen Elliot memoir, the pic also stars Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Parrack. The story centers on the gripping account of a young man navigating the...
  • Pussy Riot in Talks to Star in 'Spring Breakers' Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)

    James Franco might be about to find out how Vladimir Putin feels. After the dustup over Franco's Instagram attacks on the upcoming "Spring Breakers" sequel -- which is happening without star Franco or director Harmony Korine -- the producers of the new...
  • Updated: Pussy Riot Denies Talks to Star in 'Spring Breakers 2

    After a confusing day of assertions, reports, updates and unofficial denials from parties close to Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina, members of the Russian social activism and arts group, Pussy Riot, the young human rights heroines have definitively...
  • Review: 'Palo Alto' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Palo Alto' ★&#9733 1/2
    Written and directed by Gia Coppola, "Palo Alto" is adapted from a collection of short stories by James Franco and conjures a delicate, very specific sense of middle-class adolescence, the indeterminate, nascent feelings of the teenage years. Small...
  • CANNES: 'Spring Breakers' Producers Learn Riot Control

    Way back in 1998, Chris and Roberta Hanley's Muse Prods. was at the center of a Cannes fest casting brouhaha that involved Leonardo DiCaprio and their film version of Bret Easton Ellis' "American Psycho." Leo didn't wind up in the picture, but the Mary...
  • Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'

    Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'
    If you thought the Louis CK episode of “SNL” was weird and dark, you ain’t seen nothing until you've watched the Anna Kendrick episode. Just kidding. this weekend's show, with Pharrell Williams as musical guest, was as harmonious,...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'The Bridges of Madison County' Goes Out with a Bang

    Broadway musical "The Bridges of Madison County," currently nominated for four Tony Awards, posted its highest B.O. numbers ever last week in the final stretch before the show's May 18 closing. "Bridges" sales came in at $590,791, up 50% from the...
  • Why did James Franco post a painting of Dane DeHaan to Instagram?

     
    So what’s the connection between Allentown native Dane DeHaan and James Franco? Both played the role of Harry Osborn in Spider-Man flicks. DeHaan plays the Spidey-friend turned Green Goblin in the blockbuster “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”...
  • CANNES: Entertainment One Nabs 'Little Prince,' 'Somnia,' 'Viral' in Canada

    CANNES -- Entertainment One Films has bought three films in Cannes for the Canadian market, including "Little Prince" from WildBunch, "Somnia" from Sierra Affinity and "Viral" from Blumhouse Intl. In "Little Prince," based on a children's novella, a...
  • Cannes 2014: The bafflement of Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River'

    Cannes 2014: The bafflement of Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River'
    Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, "Lost River," premiered Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival, and as you may have heard, it prompted no shortage of head-scratching and confusion. The movie itself is a puzzler. A single mother (Christina Hendricks)...