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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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  • Film Review: 'A Fuller Life'

    Sam Fuller's daughter Samantha made a wise decision to utilize passages from her father's autobiography as the soundtrack for her documentary "A Fuller Life." Read aloud and with great feeling by actors and directors who admired and worked with him, these...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and Kristen Wiig are among the array...
  • Director of the cult movie 'The Room' comes to the Music Box

    Director of the cult movie 'The Room' comes to the Music Box
    Has any filmmaker mined the sardonic enthusiasm for a gloriously bad film more than Tommy Wiseau? A man who sizes up the world with nothing less than a comically intense stare, he comes to town for screenings of his notorious 2003 cinematic clunker "The...
  • Venice Film Fest Chef Would Rather Discover Gems Than Spin Premiere Roulette

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Venice Film Festival artistic director Alberto Barbera is steering clear of tensions festering on the fall fest circuit. Namely, the cinematic cold war between the Toronto and Telluride festivals, which escalated after Toronto...
  • Ellen DeGeneres Flips Out in The Holmby Hills (And More)

    SELLERS: Ellen DeGeneres and Portia De Rossi DeGeneres BUYER: Sean Parker LOCATION: Los Angeles, Calif. PRICE: $55,000,000 SIZE: 2.22 acres, 11,511 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: Buckle your real estate safety belts, butter...
  • James Franco's 'Interview' Character to Host MTV VMA Special

    By Linda Ge LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Watch out, Ron Burgundy. James Franco is bringing forth another charismatic and slightly clueless newsman character to the big screen in "The Interview," and MTV is giving his character a show in advance of the...
  • Bradley Cooper's 'American Sniper' Gets Release Date

    By Todd Cunningham LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "American Sniper," the Clint Eastwood-directed action film starring Bradley Cooper, will be released on a limited basis on Christmas Day and will go wide on Jan. 16 of next year, Warner Bros. said Tuesday....
  • Broadway Box Office: July 4th Fizzles, But Stage Fares Better Than Cinema

    Independence Day didn't set off any fireworks at the Broadway box office last week -- but at least the Rialto held steadier than the cineplex. Compared to a dreadful weekend at the movies that saw a sales drop of more than 40% compared to last year's...
  • James Franco goes blond, wishes he were Ryan Gosling, in a boy band

    James Franco goes blond, wishes he were Ryan Gosling, in a boy band
    James Franco is many things -- and now he's a blond. The "This Is the End" star dyed his wavy brown locks a honey-colored hue reminiscent of boy bands and even Justin Bieber's former wispy coif. "That Late 90s bleached look," the 36-year-old selfie...
  • Lizzy Caplan Joins Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Sony's Christmas Movie

    Lizzy Caplan has joined the cast of Sony's untitled Christmas movie starring Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Pic also stars Anthony Mackie and Jonathan Levine, who worked with Rogen and Gordon-Levitt on "50/50," is directing. The story follows...
  • Radiant Films Takes 'Hungry Hearts' World Rights (Exclusive)

    Mimi Steinbauer's Radiant Films International has acquired world rights outside Italy to Italian director Saverio Costanzo's Brooklyn-set drama "Hungry Hearts," which stars Adam Driver and hot Italian actress Alba Rohrwacher ("I Am Love") as a couple...
  • Venice Film Festival To Fete James Franco As Innovator

    The Venice Film Festival will honor James Franco with its Jaeger-Le Coultre Glory to the Filmmaker award dedicated to a personality who has made an original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema. Franco will pick up his nod on September 5...