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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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  • Broadway Box Office: Carole King, Neil Patrick Harris Turn Ticketbuyers' Heads

    Famous faces helped keep some Broadway titles buoyant in an ebb-tide week, as Neil Patrick Harris, Denzel Washington, Bryan Cranston and -- indirectly -- Carole King pumped interest in their respective shows. Harris, for one, proved that the boffo...
  • Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'

    Anna Kendrick and Pharrell Williams get happy on 'SNL'
    If you thought the Louis CK episode of “SNL” was weird and dark, you ain’t seen nothing until you've watched the Anna Kendrick episode. Just kidding. this weekend's show, with Pharrell Williams as musical guest, was as harmonious,...
  • 'Veronica Mars' is still tailor-made for the small screen

    Fan-demanded and fan-financed, "Veronica Mars" represents some sort of new movie making paradigm. If you love something so much that you'd "pay to see that," you can now turn that dream project into a big-screen reality by ponying up a piece of...
  • James Franco apologizes for Instagram scandal involving 17-year-old girl

    James Franco apologizes for Instagram scandal involving 17-year-old girl
    James Franco, who was called out on social media Thursday for allegedly trying to pick up a 17-year-old girl using Instagram, has responded to the rumors, saying he used bad judgment. Franco talked to Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan on Friday on Live!...
  • James Franco and the 17-year-old: Dishy dish or creepy PR stunt?

    James Franco and the 17-year-old: Dishy dish or creepy PR stunt?
    Wait, James Franco did what? With whom? Really? It's a story that sounds almost too perfectly dishy to be real. Gossips were abuzz Thursday after screen shots surfaced showing a Tuesday text conversation that allegedly occurred between the actor, 35,...
  • David Letterman retiring: Five memorable movie guests

    The late-night circuit is usually a well-oiled Hollywood hype machine through which movie stars and hot-shot directors can safely plug their latest films. Every once in a while, though, things go off the rails, a phenomenon that seems to happen with a bit...
  • James Franco 'embarrassed' by 'bad judgment' in exchange with teen

    James Franco 'embarrassed' by 'bad judgment' in exchange with teen
    On Thursday, James Franco was looking like a creepy old guy or a PR maestro for his leaked social-media come-on to a 17-year-old Scottish tourist. Come Friday, Franco was just looking embarrassed.  The 35-year-old actor appeared on "Live! With Kelly and...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Hawaii Five-0' on CBS

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Hawaii Five-0' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 30 - April 5, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Unforgettable New episodes of this...
  • 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...
  • Seth Rogen joins Bieber bashers, calls him 'ungrateful, obnoxious'

    Seth Rogen joins Bieber bashers, calls him 'ungrateful, obnoxious'
    Seth Rogen has thrown in his lot with the Bieber bashers.  The "Neighbors" star, 31, stopped by Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday, and the host asked him about a tweet he'd posted in January following Justin Bieber's arrest on...
  • 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...