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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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  • North Korea's supreme leader supremely annoyed at viral video

    North Korea's supreme leader supremely annoyed at viral video
    Sheesh, can't Kim Jong Un take a joke? A video spoof that has gone viral in China depicts North Korea's grand poobah in a range of dancing situations, from being part of a grounds crew at a baseball game to various fighting scenes (often involving...
  • James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut

    James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut
    If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.  The cranky New York Observer critic was one of several reviewers who panned Franco's staging...
  • John de Mol's Talpa Media Names Jay Bienstock CEO

    Reality TV vet Jay Bienstock has been named CEO of John de Mol's Talpa Media USA. Bienstock, a former exec producer of "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," comes to the banner from A. Smith and Co., where he was managing director. At Talpa he'll oversee...
  • Round-Up: Artist's 3-D crime, Darwin's library, why parking's a mess

    The ways in which parking spaces devour a city, LACMA director Michael Govan's defense of his museum's architectural plans and one of the awesome-est documentaries about L.A. — finally released on DVD! Also: pit bulls, lots of pit bulls (but not the...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    ALAN PARTRIDGE 2 1/2 stars. Steve Coogan imports his long-running stock comic character to the U.S. Partridge, a small-town British DJ, is a vainglorious twit. In this thin feature he gets caught up in a siege at his station that goes on far, far too...
  • '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...
  • Neil Patrick Harris Propels 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' to a Profit

    Powered by a Tony-winning performance from Neil Patrick Harris, Broadway musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" has recouped its $5 million capitalization costs in about 15 weeks, according to the show's producers. "Hedwig," which saw Harris shed the...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...