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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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  • 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...
  • Seth Rogen, James Franco's 'The Interview' moves to Christmas Day

    'Tis the season for … an assassination comedy? Seth Rogen and James Franco will unwrap their controversial┬áNorth Korea-themed movie "The Interview" on Christmas Day, Sony announced Thursday. The action-comedy — recently┬ácondemned by...
  • 'The Interview' with Seth Rogen, James Franco Pushed Back to Christmas

    Nothing puts moviegoers in the Christmas spirit like political assassination. Sony Pictures Entertainment is moving "The Interview" from Oct. 10, 2014 to December 25, 2014, smack in the middle of the crowded holiday box office. The film, which Sony is...
  • The Latest: Gentle 'Warnings'; Heads 'Change' again

    Robert Love's Warnings: Searching for Strangers in Colonial Boston Cornelia H. Dayton and Sharon V. Salinger University of Pennsylvania Press; 237 pages If you're familiar with Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead," which...
  • Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more

     Filmmaker Werner Herzog on his new box set and more
    Filmmaker Werner Herzog — German-born, having made films in the Amazon, the Sahara, Wisconsin, Antarctica, all points between and most recently a resident of Los Angeles — belongs to the world, and should be cherished accordingly. An...
  • AOL Studios Chief Gabriel Lewis Exits, Nate Hayden Tapped to Run Originals (Exclusive)

    AOL named Nate Hayden VP of originals and branded entertainment, following the departure of AOL Studios head Gabriel Lewis. "Gabe (Lewis) has left to pursue other opportunities," an AOL rep said. Friday is Lewis' last day at AOL. Hayden (pictured above)...
  • 'Child of God' stays true to its grim roots

    'Child of God' stays true to its grim roots
    Even as it never fully justifies its existence, James Franco’s plaintively raw Cormac McCarthy adaptation “Child of God” fascinates like a song sung just out of tune but rhythmically sturdy enough to keep you listening in the hopes it&...
  • Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met

    Arts should be live and local, not mailed from the Met
    In 1883, the company's first year, New York's Metropolitan Opera began to tour. These great overland voyages of ear-pleasing sopranos, colorful tenors and their trunks and accouterments, grew in scope and stature over the early years of the 20th century,...
  • North Korea's take on new US movie: "Act of war"

    North Korea's take on new US movie: "Act of war"
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war." If the U.S. government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern"...
  • 2014 Young Hollywood Awards Nominees Include 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Fault in Our Stars'

    The nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards were announced Thursday, with "Divergent," "22 Jump Street" and "The Fault in Our Stars" among the titles vying for Favorite Flick honors, while "Pretty Little Liars," "Game of Thrones," and...
  • Getting a rise out of North Korea's Kim

    Getting a rise out of North Korea's Kim
    WASHINGTON — It's not every day that the dudes from Pineapple Express can prompt an implicit threat of nuclear war. So I presume that the producers of "The Interview," the new Kim Jong Un assassination comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco,...