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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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  • Film Review: 'A Fuller Life'

    Sam Fuller's daughter Samantha made a wise decision to utilize passages from her father's autobiography as the soundtrack for her documentary "A Fuller Life." Read aloud and with great feeling by actors and directors who admired and worked with him, these...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Venice Film Festival To Fete James Franco As Innovator

    The Venice Film Festival will honor James Franco with its Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Franco will pick up his nod on September 5...
  • 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...
  • Lizzy Caplan Joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Sony's Christmas Movie

    Lizzy Caplan has joined the cast of Sony's untitled Christmas movie starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Pic also stars Anthony Mackie and Jonathan Levine, who worked with Rogen and Gordon-Levitt on "50/50," is directing. The story follows...
  • 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...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
  • Seth Rogen, James Franco's 'The Interview' moves to Christmas Day

    'Tis the season for … an assassination comedy? Seth Rogen and James Franco will unwrap their controversial┬áNorth Korea-themed movie "The Interview" on Christmas Day, Sony announced Thursday. The action-comedy — recently┬ácondemned by...
  • '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...
  • The Latest: Gentle 'Warnings'; Heads 'Change' again

    Robert Love's Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger University of Pennsylvania Press; 237 pages If you're familiar with Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," which...
  • 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...