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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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  • Broadway's Big Stars Bring Box Office Rewards in Spate of Play Recoupments

    With the Scott Rudin-produced Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun" recouping its $4.25 million investment in the wake of the production's three Tony wins, the 2013-14 season is turning into an object lesson in why so many starry names have crowded...
  • Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg talk filmmaking at Produced By Conference

    Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg talk filmmaking at Produced By Conference
    According to producing-and-writing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, it took countless meetings with studios and “years and years” to get the green light for their hit 2007 comedy “Superbad.” In fact, Rogen said Saturday at the...
  • Box Office: 'Think Like a Man Too' Crashing the Party With $32 Mil Bow

    "Think Like a Man Too" is eyeing first place at the weekend box office, but in order to snare its prize, the Sony Pictures/Screen Gems comedy must hold off two other well-received sequels, "22 Jump Street" and "How to Train Your Dragon 2." Currently, the...
  • James Franco, Chris O'Dowd Help Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men' to Recoupment

    The Broadway revival of "Of Mice and Men," which has posted robust sales since it began previews earlier this spring, has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization costs in about a dozen weeks, according to the show's producers. The production earned...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Paul Haggis' 'Third Person' reflects his first-person concerns

    Paul Haggis' 'Third Person' reflects his first-person concerns
    Paul Haggis' characters twist in torment. Denial is their armor, cruelty their weapon. They skitter through plotlines, deceiving, tricking and spooling out acidic self-reflection, such as the remark an adulterous writer mumbles about his protagonist on...
  • Leighton Meester, Adam Brody step out as Mr. and Mrs. at Tonys

    Leighton Meester, Adam Brody step out as Mr. and Mrs. at Tonys
    Spotted: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody made their first joint red carpet appearance at the Tony Awards on Sunday after secretly tying the knot.  The pair stepped out to support the "Gossip Girl" alum's Broadway revival "Of Mice and Men," which costars...
  • Dave Franco Joining James Franco in Film Based on 'The Room'

    The Franco brothers, James and David, will star in "The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room," a drama about Tommy Wiseau's cult favorite "The Room." Dave Franco confirmed during a Los Angeles screening of "The Room" that he would take on the role of...
  • Why Destination America Sent The Wallflowers To A Small Arizona Town For July 4

    The Wallflowers have played concerts in practically every major city in America, but chances are they don't get to Prescott, Arizona very often. Thanks to efforts by cable network Destination America, they will. The band is part of a two-day effort by...
  • 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...