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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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  • Hugh Jackman Helped Make Broadway the Star-Magnet It Is Today

    When Hugh Jackman hits Broadway next season in Jez Butterworth's play "The River," it'll mark his fourth stint on the Gotham boards in a dozen years. His return not only underscores his remarkable commitment to stage work for an in-demand thesp with a...
  • Sundance: Zach Braff's 'Wish I Was Here' Bought by Focus Features

    In his first major move as CEO of Focus Features, Peter Schlessel and his team at the newly consolidated Universal label have acquired domestic rights to Zach Braff's Kickstarter-funded dramedy "Wish I Was Here." The film premiered Saturday night at...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Imperial Dreams'

    Inner-city life gets a more optimistic treatment than usual in "Imperial Dreams," the bighearted yet surprisingly nuanced directorial debut of Malik Vitthal. Headlined by another confident and compelling turn from British rising star John Boyega ("...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'Dear White People'

    The depressing number of race-mocking frat parties in recent years becomes the jumping-off point for a snarky but good-humored cultural debate in "Dear White People." Bristling with arguments about the complexities of black identity in a supposedly post-...
  • Sundance: 'The Green Prince' Gets UK, Australia, New Zealand Distribution

    After premiering at Sundance, the documentary that follows the son of a top Hamas leader in Isreal, "The Green Prince," has secured UK, Australia and New Zealand distribution deals. Curzon has the UK rights, and Madman Entertainment will distribute in...
  • Sundance Film Review: 'A Most Wanted Man'

    Intelligence is both the subject and the approach of Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man," a meticulously plotted, steadily absorbing Hamburg-set drama that casts a cynical yet compassionate eye on the complexities of counterterrorist work in the post-9/11...
  • Keira Knightley, Chloe Moretz Are Sundance 'Laggies' (VIDEO)

    The cast of "Laggies" discuss working with writer/director Lynn Shelton at the Variety Studio in Park City, UT. Chloe Grace Moretz also tells about growing up watch "Pride & Prejudice" and how much she loved working with Keira Knightley. Sponsored by:...
  • Sundance: MPI Pictures Acquires James Franco's 'Kink'

    "Kink," the James Franco-produced "behind-the-sex" documentary of the world's largest producer of pornography with BDSM themes, has been acquired by MPI Pictures, it was announced Sunday. MPI has secured all North American rights. The doc premiered at...
  • Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment exiting Paramount Pictures

    Brad Pitt's film company, Plan B Entertainment, has signed a production deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment -- an arrangement that precipitates his company's departure from Paramount Pictures at the end of the year. The pact takes one of...
  • TV This Week Jan. 19 - 25: 'Reign' on KTLA

    TV This Week Jan. 19 - 25: 'Reign' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY The following serves to inform you...
  • Daniel Radcliffe Makes Broadway Return in 'Cripple of Inishmaan'

    One last star-driven play has squeezed into a crowded Broadway season, with the Daniel Radcliffe-toplined production of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" locking in dates at the Cort Theater for an April opening. Production, one of the shows on the initial...
  • 2014 Oscar Nominations: 'American Hustle,' 'Gravity' Lead with 10 Each

    "American Hustle" and "Gravity" led nominations for the 86th Academy Awards with 10 each, followed by nine for "12 Years a Slave." The trio will compete for best picture in a category that this year has nine entrants, also including "Captain Phillips,"...