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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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  • AOL Studios Chief Gabriel Lewis Exits, Nate Hayden Tapped to Run Originals (Exclusive)

    AOL named Nate Hayden VP of originals and branded entertainment, following the departure of AOL Studios head Gabriel Lewis. "Gabe (Lewis) has left to pursue other opportunities," an AOL rep said. Friday is Lewis' last day at AOL. Hayden (pictured above)...
  • 'Child of God' stays true to its grim roots

    'Child of God' stays true to its grim roots
    Even as it never fully justifies its existence, James Franco’s plaintively raw Cormac McCarthy adaptation “Child of God” fascinates like a song sung just out of tune but rhythmically sturdy enough to keep you listening in the hopes it&...
  • Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met
    In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
  • James Franco and the Actor He Can't Get Enough Of Talk Stage, Film and How to Play Crazy

    When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco's movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy novel "Child of God," opening Aug. 1. He also plays the lead in Franco's Off...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Extant' on CBS

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Extant' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 27 - Aug. 2, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Penn & Teller: Fool Us The comedic-...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights:'Covert Affairs' on USA

    Tuesday's TV Highlights:'Covert Affairs' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 27 - Aug. 2, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Food Fighters Cat Cora is among the...
  • 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...
  • Monday's TV Highlights: 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls' on NBC

    Monday's TV Highlights: 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 27 - Aug. 2, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Running Wild With Bear Grylls Zac...
  • FILM

    FILM
    “Child of God”: What can top a screening of this James Franco-directed adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s blistering 1973 novel of the same name? Answer: more James Franco. The actor will be seen in a live Skype Q and A following a 7 p.m....
  • North Korea's supreme leader supremely annoyed at viral video

    North Korea's supreme leader supremely annoyed at viral video
    Sheesh, can't Kim Jong Un take a joke? A video spoof that has gone viral in China depicts North Korea's grand poobah in a range of dancing situations, from being part of a grounds crew at a baseball game to various fighting scenes (often involving...