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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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  • Seth Rogen joins Bieber bashers, calls him 'ungrateful, obnoxious'

    Seth Rogen joins Bieber bashers, calls him 'ungrateful, obnoxious'
    Seth Rogen has thrown in his lot with the Bieber bashers.  The "Neighbors" star, 31, stopped by Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday, and the host asked him about a tweet he'd posted in January following Justin Bieber's arrest on...
  • Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?

    Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars' return to tradition mark a TV win?
    They've tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year's Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen DeGeneres, a likable, benign...
  • 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)...
  • '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)...
  • James Franco, in flux

      James Franco, in flux
    I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If...
  • Maker Studios Launches Maker.tv, Tees Up Original Series from Morgan Spurlock and YouTube Stars

    Maker Studios, the digital media company that Disney is buying for up to $950 million, unveiled a slate of original programming and took the wraps off Maker.tv -- a consumer destination for monetizing video off YouTube. At its first Digital Content...
  • In James Franco's 'Palo Alto,' a new twist on a time-tested story

    In James Franco's 'Palo Alto,' a new twist on a time-tested story
    When turning James Franco’s book of short stories “Palo Alto” into a film, first-time director Gia Coppola said she decided to choose the stories that were “easiest to do cinematically and were a bit longer.” The result?...
  • Producer Brian Grazer Keeps Mental Issues on the Mind

    For Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer, mental health considerations are front of mind when developing new projects. For "A Beautiful Mind," it was schizophrenia, while his two most recent films, "Pele" and "Get on Up," about the Brazilian...
  • David O. Russell, Brian Grazer on Tackling Stigma of Mental Illness

    When it comes to the issues of and surrounding mental illness, David O. Russell, showrunner Jason Katims, Netflix executive Ted Sarandos and producer Brian Grazer universally agreed that the best way to overcome the attached stigma is to talk about it,...
  • Cannes: With Fewer Pics in the Market, Buyers and Sellers Focus on Top Titles

    What a difference a year makes. In 2013, Cannes was deluged by wave after wave of high-profile movie projects, very often from the U.S., very often only semi-packaged, semi-cast. Very often they didn't get sold. Cut to a week out from this year's Cannes....
  • 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,...
  • 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...