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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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  • Round-Up: Artist's 3-D crime, Darwin's library, why parking's a mess

    The ways in which parking spaces devour a city, LACMA director Michael Govan's defense of his museum's architectural plans and one of the awesome-est documentaries about L.A. — finally released on DVD! Also: pit bulls, lots of pit bulls (but not the...
  • John de Mol's Talpa Media Names Jay Bienstock CEO

    Reality TV vet Jay Bienstock has been named CEO of John de Mol's Talpa Media USA. Bienstock, a former exec producer of "Survivor" and "The Apprentice," comes to the banner from A. Smith and Co., where he was managing director. At Talpa he'll oversee...
  • 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...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' to conquer box office

    Highly evolved primates are set to unseat Optimus Prime and the Autobots at the top of the box-office charts this weekend. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the 3D sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," should easily earn its place as the...
  • James Franco, Chris O'Dowd Help Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men' to Recoupment

    The Broadway revival of "Of Mice and Men," which has posted robust sales since it began previews earlier this spring, has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization costs in about a dozen weeks, according to the show's producers. The production earned...
  • 'Wild' trailer: Reese Witherspoon blazes a trail toward redemption

    'Wild' trailer: Reese Witherspoon blazes a trail toward redemption
    Reese Witherspoon is roughing it on the road less traveled in the first trailer for "Wild," an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling 2012 memoir about her 1,1000-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. "Wild," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee,...
  • Review: 'Third Person' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'Third Person' &#9733 1/2
    Women! They're all desperate, agitated harpies and relentless sources of internal and external conflict in "Third Person," writer-director Paul Haggis' exasperating multistory drama about how hard it is for a nice, quiet, sensitive guy to be left alone to...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' grosses $4.1 million Thursday night

    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' grosses $4.1 million Thursday night
    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” grossed a studio-estimated $4.1 million in ticket sales in the United States on Thursday night, marking a promising start to the hoped-for summer blockbuster. The 3-D sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the...
  • Leighton Meester, Adam Brody step out as Mr. and Mrs. at Tonys

    Leighton Meester, Adam Brody step out as Mr. and Mrs. at Tonys
    Spotted: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody made their first joint red carpet appearance at the Tony Awards on Sunday after secretly tying the knot.  The pair stepped out to support the "Gossip Girl" alum's Broadway revival "Of Mice and Men," which costars...
  • Dave Franco Joining James Franco in Film Based on 'The Room'

    The Franco brothers, James and David, will star in "The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room," a drama about Tommy Wiseau's cult favorite "The Room." Dave Franco confirmed during a Los Angeles screening of "The Room" that he would take on the role of...
  • James Franco is James Franco, yet again

    James Franco is James Franco, yet again
    Every day brings James Franco news; some days just bring more than others. Even by his standards, the hyphenate has been busy this week — penning a meta short story, casting a meta movie, helping the next generation create the next wave of (meta?)...
  • Movies Stars are an Endangered Species as Actors Struggle to Stay Relevant

    Summer blockbusters make studios happy, but they make stars nervous. That's because a lizard is the real star of "Godzilla," not an actor. And in franchises like "Captain America," "Spider-Man" or "X-Men," the superhero is the brand, while the casts...