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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

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  • 10 bookish movies coming in September

    10 bookish movies coming in September
    September is full of bookish film adaptations, with movies made from kids books, an international bestseller, a bestselling mystery and a couple of heart-stopping YA thrillers, of course. Here's what's in theaters, and what's coming soon. Things are...
  • Seth Rogen and Adam McKay Team on Ben Schwartz Comedy

    Adam Mckay has attached himself to direct an untitled comedy written by Ben Schwartz, with Seth Rogen attached to star. Gary Sanchez Productions, Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe preemptively purchased the pitch from the actor-writer ("Parks and...
  • James Franco Accidentally Makes Comedy in AOL's 'Making a Scene' Movie Mashups

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - James Franco, famous multihyphenate, wasn't trying to make a string of comedic sketches for AOL. But that's how his latest project, "Making a Scene with James Franco," turned out. The writer-director-producer-actor-poet-...
  • Lionsgate's Codeblack Signs First-Look Deal with Datari Turner

    Lionsgate's Codeblack Films has signed a first-look deal with independent producer Datari Turner. Codeblack will have all distribution rights to Turner's microbudget film productions throughout the U.S. and Canada. Turner will produce all films through...
  • 'Leftovers' Actress Joins Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in 'Nice Guys' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Following her strongly reviewed perf as Kevin Garvey's daughter in HBO's "The Leftovers," Margaret Qualley looks to have landed her first major studio role. The actress is in talks to join Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe in Warner Bros. and Silver...
  • 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...
  • James Franco in 'Of Mice and Men' coming to cinemas in November

    The recent Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco received mixed to negative reviews from critics but nonetheless proved to be a box-office success, recouping its $3.8-million initial investment. In November, Franco...
  • 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...
  • TIFF 2014: 'St. Vincent,' Roger Waters doc among late additions

    TIFF 2014: 'St. Vincent,' Roger Waters doc among late additions
    The Toronto International Film Festival has announced one final round of world premieres for its gathering that begins Sept. 4. Topping the list is Bill Murray’s eccentric-neighbor dramedy “St. Vincent,” which will be screened for...
  • North Korea Condemns U.K. TV Series as 'Despicable Burlesque'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - LONDON -- The government of North Korea has condemned a TV political thriller about the country that has been commissioned by U.K. public broadcaster Channel 4. The series, "Opposite Number," centers on a British nuclear...
  • Miley Cyrus and the VMA-Jesse Helt Affair -- what's next?

    "NO GOOD deed goes unpunished," said Clare Booth Luce. Mrs. Luce also said, "The difference between an optimist and a pessimist is that the pessimist is usually better informed!" BOTH OF the above could certainly pertain to the not-entirely-surprising...