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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees
    Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
  • New 'Child of God' trailer: James Franco adapts Cormac McCarthy

    New 'Child of God' trailer: James Franco adapts Cormac McCarthy
    Does James Franco ever sleep? In the past year, he's starred in such diverse films as "Oz the Great and Powerful," "Spring Breakers" and "This Is the End"; directed art house efforts like "Sal" and "Interior. Leather Bar."; mentored Gia Coppola in...
  • James Franco, Jonah Hill invited to Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party'

    James Franco, Jonah Hill invited to Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party'
    "Sausage Party," the upcoming raunchy animated comedy from writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, now has a guest list. The voice cast for the film will reunite "This Is the End" stars James Franco, Jonah Hill, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Rogen...
  • In op-ed, James Franco weighs in on Shia LaBeouf's erratic behavior

    In op-ed, James Franco weighs in on Shia LaBeouf's erratic behavior
    It was only a matter of time before James Franco, the actor, writer and director who can sometimes treat his career as an ongoing performance piece, weighed in on the recent antics of Shia LaBeouf, who has recently taken a page out of Franco's playbook...
  • Russell Brand, Pamela Anderson, Mike Tyson Set to Join Werner Herzog's 'Vernon God Little'

    BERLIN -- Russell Brand, Pamela Anderson and Mike Tyson are set to join the cast of Werner Herzog's "Vernon God Little." Sasha Pieterse, Julia Sarah Stone and Austin Abrams, who will play Vernon, have also been lined up for the dark coming-of-age pic...
  • 'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV series trailer: blood, death and misery

    'From Dusk Till Dawn' TV series trailer: blood, death and misery
    The Gecko Brothers are back. So promises the first full-length trailer for the upcoming TV series "From Dusk Till Dawn," based on the 1996 cult horror flick directed by Robert Rodriguez, penned by Quentin Tarantino and starring Tarantino and George...
  • 'Homefront'

    'Homefront'
    It's rare that Sylvester Stallone writes a movie he also didn't have some other hand in, but that's the case with his screenplay - based on a Chuck Logan novel - for this familiar but effective melodrama. Jason Statham stars as an ex-DEA agent seeking a...