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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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  • Broadway Review: 'A Raisin in the Sun' with Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington's rabid fans won't be seeing their idol in this heart-stopping revival of Lorraine Hansberry's ground-breaking 1959 play, "A Raisin in the Sun." They'll be seeing Walter Lee Younger, the scion of a hard-working black family who sees...
  • Tobey Maguire, Alexandra Milchan Producing Serial-Killer Drama 'Red Mohawk'

    Tobey Maguire's Material Pictures and producer Alexandra Milchan are developing the serial-killer drama "The Red Mohawk." Based on a book by Anonymous, the story centers on a murderer called The Red Mohawk who has the head of a skeleton. A French edition...
  • Broadway Box Office: Neil Patrick Harris Looks Legendary in 'Hedwig' Launch

    If it were possible to gauge a Broadway musical's box office prospects from a single performance alone, then Neil Patrick Harris' turn in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" looks legendary. But we'll have to, ahem, wait for it if we want to know for sure...
  • Mindy Kaling kisses and tells on 'Today,' talks image in Vogue

    Mindy Kaling kisses and tells on 'Today,' talks image in Vogue
    Mindy Kaling has seen a lot of action on "The Mindy Project," given her character's very busy love life.  The star, writer and producer of the Fox comedy, which was renewed for a third season this month, has smooched countless guest stars as Dr. Mindy...
  • 'Mindy Project' cast dishes on Danny-Mindy kiss at Paleyfest

    'Mindy Project' cast dishes on Danny-Mindy kiss at Paleyfest
    Most don’t kiss and tell. But when asked at “The Mindy Project” PaleyFest panel on Tuesday, actor Chris Messina, who plays Dr. Danny Castellano, bashfully said that though Ike Barinholtz, who plays nurse Morgan Tookers, has “soft...
  • MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees
    Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
  • 'Mindy Project's' Chris Messina on Kissing: 'Ike Barinholtz Has Soft Lips, But Mindy Kaling is Better'

    The questions ran the gamut at the PaleyFest's "The Mindy Project" panel on Tuesday night at the Dolby Theatre, ranging from whether the script is improvised to who is the better kisser. For the most part the script is not improvised because the...
  • Review: James Franco stars in Carter's pretentious, tedious 'Maladies'

    Review: James Franco stars in Carter's pretentious, tedious 'Maladies'
    Even the ubiquitous James Franco should have known better than to star in "Maladies," a pretentious head-scratcher involving would-be artistic expression, mental illness and shaving cream (don't ask). Franco brings a bit of his trademark charisma to the...
  • Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison over book, TV claims

    Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison over book, TV claims
    Kevin Trudeau, the television pitchman who has been both successful and suspect, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for making false claims, Reuters reports. Trudeau was found found guilty of criminal contempt in November in Chicago. The...
  • 'Catching Fire' Still Burning Up Home Video Sales Charts

    Lionsgate's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" hung onto the top spot on both national home video sales charts for a second consecutive week, while Universal Studios' "Homefront" debuted at No. 2, selling just 17% as many units as the "Hunger Games" sequel...
  • James Franco, in flux

      James Franco, in flux
    I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If...
  • Moving beyond the Charles Bukowski American lowlife cliche

    Moving beyond the Charles Bukowski American lowlife cliche
    When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began with some iteration of Time magazine's stock description of the writer as the "laureate of American lowlife." In the decades since, the drinking,...