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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • North Korea Slams Seth Rogen-James Franco Comedy 'The Interview'

    North Korea is not amused by the upcoming James Franco-Seth Rogen comedy "The Interview." The regime has already condemned the film, which won't open until Oct. 10. Kim Myong-chol, executive director of the Centre for North Korea-U.S. Peace and an...
  • 'Third Person' at the mercy of a mix of emotions, stories

     'Third Person' at the mercy of a mix of emotions, stories
    "Third Person," the latest interlocking puzzle from Paul Haggis, is about love. But it's not a soft and fuzzy sort of love. As Leona Lewis put it in the pop hit a few years ago, it's the "you cut me open and I keep bleeding, keep keep bleeding" sort....
  • Olivia Wilde, David O. Russell, Lee Daniels Celebrate Ghetto Film School's Spring Benefit

    Olivia Wilde, helmers David O. Russell and Lee Daniels converged at The Standard Biergarten June 18 to support the Ghetto Film School's 10th annual spring benefit, during which several aspiring young filmmakers are presented with scholarships to further...
  • CANNES: Entertainment One Nabs 'Little Prince,' 'Somnia,' 'Viral' in Canada

    CANNES -- Entertainment One Films has bought three films in Cannes for the Canadian market, including "Little Prince" from WildBunch, "Somnia" from Sierra Affinity and "Viral" from Blumhouse Intl. In "Little Prince," based on a children's novella, a...
  • Kerry Washington of 'Scandal' welcomes baby girl Isabelle

    Kerry Washington of 'Scandal' welcomes baby girl Isabelle
    It's a baby-girl gladiator for "Scandal" star Kerry Washington! The actress, who plays White House fixer Olivia Pope on the ABC drama, welcomed a daughter with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, TMZ reported Friday, with People confirming the news. And the...
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  • Watch: First Trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogen's 'The Interview'

    Wackiness abounds in Sony's first trailer for "The Interview" starring James Franco and Seth Rogen. Franco portrays the host of a nighttime talk show "Skylark Tonight," with Rogen as his best friend and producer, and secures an interview with Kim Jong-...
  • Review: 'Palo Alto' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Palo Alto' ★&#9733 1/2
    Written and directed by Gia Coppola, "Palo Alto" is adapted from a collection of short stories by James Franco and conjures a delicate, very specific sense of middle-class adolescence, the indeterminate, nascent feelings of the teenage years. Small...
  • In James Franco's 'Palo Alto,' a new twist on a time-tested story

    In James Franco's 'Palo Alto,' a new twist on a time-tested story
    When turning James Franco’s book of short stories “Palo Alto” into a film, first-time director Gia Coppola said she decided to choose the stories that were “easiest to do cinematically and were a bit longer.” The result?...
  • Movies Stars are an Endangered Species as Actors Struggle to Stay Relevant

    Summer blockbusters make studios happy, but they make stars nervous. That's because a lizard is the real star of "Godzilla," not an actor. And in franchises like "Captain America," "Spider-Man" or "X-Men," the superhero is the brand, while the casts...