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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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  • Toronto Film Review: 'The Grump'

    A stubborn, set-in-his-ways, 80-year-old farmer from rural Finland rants about the modern world in "The Grump," a broad satire that represents the sixth feature from helmer Dome Karukoski. Following his 2013 drama "Heart of a Lion," helmer Karukoski...
  • Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men,' with James Franco, Hits Movie Theaters in November

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The recent stage revival of "Of Mice and Men," the first Broadway production recorded by the National Theater's NT Live series of cinemacasts, will hit movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada in November. With a cast led by...
  • James Franco Developing Chuck Palahniuk's 'Rant'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - James Franco is developing a movie based on Chuck Palahniuk's 2007 novel "Rant." The author confirmed a story posted on the Lit Reactor site with a Tweet: Buster Casey is coming to the big screen! @JamesFrancoTV just optioned...
  • 8 Strange Moments from James Franco's New Book

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - What do Elizabeth Taylor, Lindsay Lohan and James Franco have in common? They're all prominently featured in James Franco's new book, "Hollywood Dreaming." His sixth book won't hit bookshelves until Sept. 23, but Variety...
  • Zachary Quinto, Brian Cox Join NBC Miniseries 'The Slap'

    Zachary Quinto and Brian Cox will join Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker in upcoming NBC miniseries "The Slap," the network announced Tuesday. Quinto will play Harry, a mechanic/dealer specializing in expensive European automobiles who lives in...
  • September 2014 TV premieres, finales, specials, movies

    September 2014 TV premieres, finales, specials, movies
    The fall TV season revs up this month, with new shows and returning favorites launching on traditional, cable and streaming networks. "Sons of Anarchy" and "Boardwalk Empire" begin their finals seasons Sept. 9 and Sept. 7, respectively. All 10 episodes...
  • The Week in Pictures | September 1 – 7, 2014

     
    Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. Calling for higher pay and the right to form a union without retaliation, fast-food chain workers protested as part of a wave of strikes and protests in 150 cities across the U.S....
  • Pictures in the News | Sept. 5, 2014

     
    Friday's Pictures in the News begins in Canada, where tourists and locals stop to take pictures with a TIFF sign along King Street in downtown Toronto on the first day of the Toronto International Film Festival....
  • The Fall Movie Preview list of films

     The Fall Movie Preview list of films
    The 2014 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Oct. 31. Release dates and other details, as compiled here by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. Sept. 10 My Old Lady A down-on-his-luck New Yorker inherits a Parisian...
  • A bald James Franco melds reality and fantasy at Venice Film Festival

    Art and reality merged for James Franco at the 2014 Venice Film Festival on Friday when the actor walked a real red carpet at a real premiere for a real movie he really directed and starred in -- but did so in character, sporting a fake mustache, real...
  • Venice says "war" among top film festivals is silly

    * Venice director says film festivals should co-operate * Pacino, Franco presence means Venice draws stars -Barbera * Venice film market director says demand strong, growing By Michael Roddy VENICE, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The world's leading film...
  • Venice says 'war' among top film festivals is silly

    VENICE (Reuters) - The world's leading film festivals must co-operate rather than fight turf wars so that they remain attractive to the top Hollywood studios, according to Venice's festival director Alberto Barbera. The Toronto film festival, which...