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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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  • 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?...
  • Producer Brian Grazer Keeps Mental Issues on the Mind

    For Imagine Entertainment co-founder Brian Grazer, mental health considerations are front of mind when developing new projects. For "A Beautiful Mind," it was schizophrenia, while his two most recent films, "Pele" and "Get on Up," about the Brazilian...
  • David O. Russell, Brian Grazer on Tackling Stigma of Mental Illness

    When it comes to the issues of and surrounding mental illness, David O. Russell, showrunner Jason Katims, Netflix executive Ted Sarandos and producer Brian Grazer universally agreed that the best way to overcome the attached stigma is to talk about it,...
  • 'Cabaret's' Linda Emond, Danny Burstein enjoy adding their imprints

     'Cabaret's' Linda Emond, Danny Burstein enjoy adding their imprints
    Linda Emond has a collection of tiny email printouts from well-wishers in her spacious dressing room, where gauzy purple curtains and a soft white couch create a sense of peace in an otherwise hectic area of Manhattan just off Times Square. One email...
  • 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...
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  • 'Maleficent': How does the fairy-tale update stack up?

    'Maleficent': How does the fairy-tale update stack up?
    Hollywood loves a good fairy tale, and it's easy to see why: The stories are time-tested and widely known, they're in the public domain, and the fantastical elements provide fodder for the eye-popping visuals that drive tent-pole movies these days. When...
  • '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...
  • Cannes: With Fewer Pics in the Market, Buyers and Sellers Focus on Top Titles

    What a difference a year makes. In 2013, Cannes was deluged by wave after wave of high-profile movie projects, very often from the U.S., very often only semi-packaged, semi-cast. Very often they didn't get sold. Cut to a week out from this year's Cannes....
  • Cannes 2014: The bafflement of Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River'

    Cannes 2014: The bafflement of Ryan Gosling's 'Lost River'
    Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, "Lost River," premiered Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival, and as you may have heard, it prompted no shortage of head-scratching and confusion. The movie itself is a puzzler. A single mother (Christina Hendricks)...
  • James Franco shares a lot of James Franco in near-nude Instagram post

    James Franco shares a lot of James Franco in near-nude Instagram post
    James Franco had second thoughts late Thursday night after posting a more-"intimate"-than-usual photo on Instagram, taking down the image shortly after it went up.  But not, of course, before it had been retweeted, downloaded, commented on and otherwise...