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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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  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' is a visual feast

    If you want apes, you've come to the right place. If people are your passion, not so much. That, in a nutshell, is the verdict on "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the sequel to 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," the splendid rebooting of the saga...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn Movie, Philip Seymour Hoffman Pic Play at Edinburgh Fest

    LONDON -- Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival line-up, which was unveiled by artistic director Chris Fujiwara Wednesday, includes 156 feature films from 47 countries. The festival, which runs from June 18 to 29, will include 11 world premieres, eight...
  • Road to the Tonys: 'Hedwig,' 'Raisin' Raise Stock of Broadway Revivals

    In principle, I am against Broadway revivals. Theatre needs to encourage young playwrights, so why lavish all that money and attention on an old work? However, reality can shatter principles like mine, and this season offered several vivid reminders of...
  • Film Review: 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn'

    It's movie night, and you can choose between crazy-shouty Robin Williams (think "The Fisher King") and blubbering feel-good Robin Williams (like the one who discovers his son, dead from autoerotic asphyxiation, in "World's Greatest Dad"). Which would...
  • 'Maleficent': The Pleasures and Perils of the Revisionist Fairy Tale

    (NOTE: This piece discusses key plot points from "Maleficent.") If we must take a revisionist sledgehammer to our most beloved fairy tales -- and if the recent likes of "Alice in Wonderland," "Red Riding Hood," "Mirror, Mirror," "Snow White and the...
  • 'Maleficent': How does the fairy-tale update stack up?

    'Maleficent': How does the fairy-tale update stack up?
    Hollywood loves a good fairy tale, and it's easy to see why: The stories are time-tested and widely known, they're in the public domain, and the fantastical elements provide fodder for the eye-popping visuals that drive tent-pole movies these days. When...
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  • How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway

    How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway
    James Franco is currently starring in the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" through late July, but the ubiquitous celebrity has already lined up his next theater project. And in typically Fraconian fashion, the new production...
  • Box Office: 'Think Like a Man Too' Crashing the Party With $32 Mil Bow

    "Think Like a Man Too" is eyeing first place at the weekend box office, but in order to snare its prize, the Sony Pictures/Screen Gems comedy must hold off two other well-received sequels, "22 Jump Street" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2." Currently, the...
  • Olivia Wilde on Hollywood Sexism and Why Paul Haggis Understands Women

    Olivia Wilde is only 30, and she's co-starred in a batch of studio projects like "Tron: Legacy," "Cowboys & Aliens" and "Rush," but she still says the most interesting roles for younger actresses are in indie films. Wilde plays a mysterious short story...