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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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  • 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,...
  • MTV Movie Award nominations announced

    MTV Movie Award nominations announced
    The nominations for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards have been released, with “American Hustle” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” leading the nominations with eight each. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” follows close behind...
  • Best Instagram and Twitter Photos from Oscar Night

    Ellen DeGeneres wasn't the only Oscar photographer this past Sunday. DeGeneres' famous Oscar selfie -- which included Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence, and many others -- became the most retweeted message ever (3.1 million) after Ellen posted...
  • 'Mr. Peabody' zooms past 'Need for Speed'; Disney after Iger

    'Mr. Peabody' zooms past 'Need for Speed'; Disney after Iger
    After the coffee. Before the green beer. The Skinny: Happy St. Patrick's Day! That was quite an earthquake, L.A. folks. Anyone who read my box-office projector column this week saw everything turn out as expected. Just kidding! Some people thought "Need...
  • When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

    When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points
    The nearly two-minute UC Irvine video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates walking around campus, dancing in classrooms and celebrating big basketball victories. But the target audience becomes obvious at...
  • James Franco shows his literary side on Jimmy Fallon show

    James Franco shows his literary side on Jimmy Fallon show
    James Franco went on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" to talk about theater and film, but he got sidetracked by poetry. His new collection, "Directing Herbert White," is coming from Graywolf Press on April 15. "I know how an actor writing poetry...
  • When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points

    When wooing graduation speakers, colleges have their talking points
    The nearly two-minute UC Irvine video looks like an appeal to prospective students, featuring a montage of undergraduates walking around campus, dancing in classrooms and celebrating big basketball victories. But the target audience becomes obvious at...
  • Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull

    Oscar gives Brad Pitt a new pull
    When the Steve McQueen drama "12 Years a Slave" was named best feature at the Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, Brad Pitt — who had a role in the movie and produced it via his company, Plan B Entertainment — took the stage but did not...
  • How James Franco ended up in the 'Veronica Mars' movie

    How James Franco ended up in the 'Veronica Mars' movie
    James Franco has played a rapping gangster in "Spring Breakers," created an art project about "Three's Company" and taken a recurring role on "General Hospital." But “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas still wasn't certain the actor would...
  • Review: 'Veronica Mars' welcomes the old gang back for familiar fun

    "Veronica Mars," the movie, is just so Veronica Mars. The teenage private eye from the 2004-07 TV series starring Kristen Bell has grown up. But like fans of the show, a.k.a. marshmallows, it is quickly clear that while Veronica may have left her life...
  • 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...
  • James Cameron Calls on Bolder Use of 3D by All Filmmakers

    James Cameron called on his fellow filmmakers to be bolder in their use of format on day two of the international 3D Creative Summit in London. The "Avatar" director was the two-day event's biggest draw taking part via an exclusive pre-recorded...