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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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  • 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...
  • Review: 'Of Mice and Men' finds James Franco in CliffsNotes mode

    NEW YORK — Why is James Franco, the world's most famous perpetual student, making his Broadway debut in a revival of that panting war horse "Of Mice and Men," a favorite of high school English teachers and Turner Classic Movies addicts? It's a...
  • James Franco Opens 'Of Mice and Men' on Broadway: 'They Are On Our Asses About Everything!'

    "Of Mice and Men" may be a particularly American tale, but Irishman Chris O'Dowd -- who stars with James Franco in the Broadway revival that opened April 15 -- still knew the story well. "Oddly, Steinbeck is quite big in Ireland," O'Dowd said at the...
  • Broadway Review: 'Of Mice and Men' Starring James Franco, Chris O'Dowd

    James Franco and Chris O'Dowd may be the big draws (and well deserving of all their kudos) in this emotionally devastating revival of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men." But the other star of the show is helmer Anna D. Shapiro, who turns in an...
  • WATCH: Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis Lead Intertwining Lives in 'Third Person' Trailer

    There's a lot to keep track of in the new trailer for Paul Haggis' romantic drama "Third Person." The film features a star-studded cast - including leading man Liam Neeson, James Franco, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, Olivia Wilde and Maria Bello - whose...
  • James Franco, Michelle Williams and Co. get the Broadway bug

    James Franco, Michelle Williams and Co. get the Broadway bug
    NEW YORK — This Tony season, an unprecedented number of movie and Hollywood stars under 40 are hitting Broadway for the first time. "Scrubs'" Zach Braff just made his debut in Susan Stroman's staging of Woody Allen's comedy-musical "Bullets Over...
  • Broadway Box Office: Daniel Radcliffe Walks Tall in 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'

    Daniel Radcliffe made a little Broadway box office magic last week, pulling in robust numbers in the first two previews of "The Cripple of Inishmaan" during a frame that saw springtime sales and attendance rise overall. For many non-musical plays, the...