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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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  • Daniel Radcliffe Goes Deeper and Darker in Broadway's 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'

    Before audience members at the April 20 opening of Broadway's "The Cripple of Inishmaan" could congratulate Daniel Radcliffe on his performance, they had to get a stupid question out of the way first. The actor's physically demanding performance requires...
  • Coachella 2014: Devonte Hynes hits a creative groove as Blood Orange

     Coachella 2014: Devonte Hynes hits a creative groove as Blood Orange
    Devonté Hynes was probably the only person at last weekend's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to sing about the troubles of homeless New Yorkers and pose for a backstage photo with the pop star Katy Perry. But for Hynes, such contrast is the...
  • Cannes 2014: Can Ryan Gosling paddle through a lost river?

    Cannes 2014: Can Ryan Gosling paddle through a lost river?
    When the Cannes Film Festival announced its official 2014 selection Thursday, journalists and film fans immediately took notice of the most intriguing name on the list: Ryan Gosling. Gosling—that Oscar nominee, versatile talent, universally...
  • James Franco's Ex-Manager, Accounting Firm Sued for Diverting Actor's Commissions

    Miles Levy, former manager to James Franco, has been sued by his business partners in what is described as a scheme to divert the actor's commissions to one of Levy's own companies. Also named in the lawsuit, filed on Friday in Los Angeles Superior...
  • NBC To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of SNL With 3-Hour Special

    NBC will air a three-hour live special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 , in celebration of the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live." The air date comes about eight months before the show originally debuted on the Peacock in the fall of 1975. Past and...
  • 'Jersey Boys,' directed by Clint Eastwood, gets first trailer

    'Jersey Boys,' directed by Clint Eastwood, gets first trailer
    "Jersey Boys," Clint Eastwood's big-screen adaptation of the Broadway jukebox musical, is scheduled to open June 20. On Friday, Warner Bros. released the trailer for the highly anticipated movie. The story of Frankie Valli and his rise to success with...
  • Geffen Playhouse season will include play about Patricia Highsmith

    Geffen Playhouse season will include play about Patricia Highsmith
    A new drama inspired by the life of author Patricia Highsmith and written by Australian playwright Joanna Murray-Smith will be among the offerings of the Geffen Playhouse's 2014-15 season, which was announced on Friday. The season will also include...
  • James Franco, his 'Of Mice and Men' critic and an Instagram rant

    The social-media buzz surrounding James Franco's Broadway debut on Wednesday in "Of Mice and Men" doesn't have to do so much with his performance or with the production, for that matter. The trending subject is an Instagram post that's being attributed to...
  • MOCA director Philippe Vergne takes to Twitter

    MOCA director Philippe Vergne takes to Twitter
    If you’re wondering how new Museum of Contemporary Art Director Philippe Vergne is taking to Los Angeles and his post at the museum, or what he has to say about the ambitious “Mike Kelley” exhibition that opened March 30, just ask him....
  • James Franco bashes New York Times critic over review

    James Franco is not a fan of the New York Times's theater critic. The actor vented his frustration about Ben Brantley on Instagram Thursday, taking the critic to task over his mixed review of Franco's new Broadway play, "Of Mice and Men." In a post that...
  • Elaine Lui dissects the Celebrity Industrial Complex

    Elaine Lui dissects the Celebrity Industrial Complex
    Two weeks ago when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin announced they were divorcing, many focused on the labored "conscious uncoupling" argot used in their announcement, which was posted on Paltrow's lifestyle website goop.com. Elaine Lui, the...
  • 'Of Mice and Men,' and of Chris O'Dowd's Lennie

    'Of Mice and Men,' and of Chris O'Dowd's Lennie
    NEW YORK - Many in the audience for "Of Mice and Men" are coming to see James Franco. But given director Anna D. Shapiro's long history with Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble, it's perhaps not surprising that the main pleasures of her straight-up but...