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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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  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Long Shrift' Directed by James Franco

    In "The Long Shrift," Robert Boswell has written James Franco the flashy leading role of a hardened ex-con named Richard Singer who, as an awkward 18-year-old high school kid, was sent up the river for brutally raping the most popular girl in senior...
  • Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse

    Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse
    Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street. A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum,...
  • Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco's 'Michael' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama "Michael," about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned. Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco's character. Roberts is set to reteam with her...
  • Ellen DeGeneres Flips Out in The Holmby Hills (And More)

    SELLERS: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi DeGeneres BUYER: Sean Parker LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $55,000,000 SIZE: 2.22 acres, 11,511 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Buckle your real estate safety belts, butter...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Six things to know

    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Six things to know
    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” opens Friday with a head of steam. Reviews for the Fox release are strong, tracking is solid and the sequel of the reboot of the movie franchise based on a novel — yes, it’s a jungle-like tangle...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is a visual feast

    If you want apes, you've come to the right place. If people are your passion, not so much. That, in a nutshell, is the verdict on "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the splendid rebooting of the saga...
  • Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins rummage around in Streisand's cellar

    Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins rummage around in Streisand's cellar
    Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins are goofing around in the empty halls of the Mark Taper Forum. Like two puppies just released from their crates, the best buds roll around on their backs on the carpet for a photo shoot and pose, campily, in front of a...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' grosses $4.1 million Thursday night

    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' grosses $4.1 million Thursday night
    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” grossed a studio-estimated $4.1 million in ticket sales in the United States on Thursday night, marking a promising start to the hoped-for summer blockbuster. The 3-D sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' to conquer box office

    Highly evolved primates are set to unseat Optimus Prime and the Autobots at the top of the box-office charts this weekend. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the 3D sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," should easily earn its place as the...
  • 'Wild' trailer: Reese Witherspoon blazes a trail toward redemption

    'Wild' trailer: Reese Witherspoon blazes a trail toward redemption
    Reese Witherspoon is roughing it on the road less traveled in the first trailer for "Wild," an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling 2012 memoir about her 1,1000-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. "Wild," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee,...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' to Boost Summer Box Office

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is looking to reignite a summer box office that flamed out spectacularly over the July 4th holiday. The sequel to the well-received 2011 reboot will benefit from a lack of competition at the multiplexes en route to an...
  • North Korea files U.N. complaint over Seth Rogen film 'The Interview'

    North Korea files U.N. complaint over Seth Rogen film 'The Interview'
    North Korea has taken its case against Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming movie "The Interview" all the way to the United Nations. In a letter to the U.N. dated June 27 but made public this week, North Korea accused the United States of sponsoring...