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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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  • Venice Film Fest Chef Would Rather Discover Gems Than Spin Premiere Roulette

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is steering clear of tensions festering on the fall fest circuit. Namely, the cinematic cold war between the Toronto and Telluride festivals, which escalated after Toronto...
  • Bradley Cooper's 'American Sniper' Gets Release Date

    By Todd Cunningham LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "American Sniper," the Clint Eastwood-directed action film starring Bradley Cooper, will be released on a limited basis on Christmas Day and will go wide on Jan. 16 of next year, Warner Bros. said Tuesday....
  • James Franco goes blond, wishes he were Ryan Gosling, in a boy band

    James Franco goes blond, wishes he were Ryan Gosling, in a boy band
    James Franco is many things -- and now he's a blond. The "This Is the End" star dyed his wavy brown locks a honey-colored hue reminiscent of boy bands and even Justin Bieber's former wispy coif. "That Late 90s bleached look," the 36-year-old selfie...
  • Director of the cult movie 'The Room' comes to the Music Box

    Director of the cult movie 'The Room' comes to the Music Box
    Has any filmmaker mined the sardonic enthusiasm for a gloriously bad film more than Tommy Wiseau? A man who sizes up the world with nothing less than a comically intense stare, he comes to town for screenings of his notorious 2003 cinematic clunker "The...
  • James Franco's 'Interview' Character to Host MTV VMA Special

    By Linda Ge LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Watch out, Ron Burgundy. James Franco is bringing forth another charismatic and slightly clueless newsman character to the big screen in "The Interview," and MTV is giving his character a show in advance of the...
  • Radiant Films Takes 'Hungry Hearts' World Rights (Exclusive)

    Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films International has acquired world rights outside Italy to Italian director Saverio Costanzo's Brooklyn-set drama "Hungry Hearts," which stars Adam Driver and hot Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher ("I Am Love") as a couple...
  • 'The Interview' with Seth Rogen, James Franco Pushed Back to Christmas

    Nothing puts moviegoers in the Christmas spirit like political assassination. Sony Pictures Entertainment is moving "The Interview" from Oct. 10, 2014 to December 25, 2014, smack in the middle of the crowded holiday box office. The film, which Sony is...
  • Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more

     Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more
    Filmmaker Werner Herzog — German-born, having made films in the Amazon, the Sahara, Wisconsin, Antarctica, all points between and most recently a resident of Los Angeles — belongs to the world, and should be cherished accordingly. An...
  • 'Child Of God' At Digiplex Bloomfield

    'Child Of God' At Digiplex Bloomfield
    The New York Film Critics presents a series of screenings of select films that did not get a wide release, accompanied by critical commentary by veteran journalist Peter Travers. Digiplex Bloomfield, 863 Park Ave., is showing some of the films, including...
  • Broadway Box Office: 'Of Mice and Men' Breaks $1 Million in its Final Week

    Midsummer tourism brought another big-money week to Broadway with 11 shows raking in more than $1 million apiece, including James Franco-Chris O'Dowd starrer "Of Mice and Men," which claimed a spot in the millionaires' club for the first time thanks to...
  • Historic Tony Win Propels Broadway's 'Lady Day' into Profit

    Broadway play-with-music "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," powered by a lead performance that won Audra McDonald a historic sixth Tony win, has recouped its $2.6 million capitalization costs, according to the show's producers. Classified as a play...
  • 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...