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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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  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Long Shrift' Directed by James Franco

    In "The Long Shrift," Robert Boswell has written James Franco the flashy leading role of a hardened ex-con named Richard Singer who, as an awkward 18-year-old high school kid, was sent up the river for brutally raping the most popular girl in senior...
  • Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco's 'Michael' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama "Michael," about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned. Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco's character. Roberts is set to reteam with her...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Six things to know

    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Six things to know
    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” opens Friday with a head of steam. Reviews for the Fox release are strong, tracking is solid and the sequel of the reboot of the movie franchise based on a novel — yes, it’s a jungle-like tangle...
  • Neil Patrick Harris Propels 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' to a Profit

    Powered by a Tony-winning performance from Neil Patrick Harris, Broadway musical "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" has recouped its $5 million capitalization costs in about 15 weeks, according to the show's producers. "Hedwig," which saw Harris shed the...
  • Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse

    Andy Serkis: Beneath the digital makeup, a box-office powerhouse
    Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street. A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum,...
  • Round-Up: Artist's 3-D crime, Darwin's library, why parking's a mess

    The ways in which parking spaces devour a city, LACMA director Michael Govan's defense of his museum's architectural plans and one of the awesome-est documentaries about L.A. — finally released on DVD! Also: pit bulls, lots of pit bulls (but not the...
  • Robert De Niro Joins Robert Pattinson in Action-Thriller 'Idol's Eye'

    Robert De Niro has joined Robert Pattinson in indie heist action-thriller "Idol's Eye," set to begin shooting in the fall in Chicago and Toronto. Benaroya Pictures has come on board to produce and finance, with Olivier Assayas directing. Charles...
  • 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...
  • 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...