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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

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  • James Franco, in flux

      James Franco, in flux
    I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If...
  • Seth Rogen joins Bieber bashers, calls him 'ungrateful, obnoxious'

    Seth Rogen joins Bieber bashers, calls him 'ungrateful, obnoxious'
    Seth Rogen has thrown in his lot with the Bieber bashers.  The "Neighbors" star, 31, stopped by Andy Cohen's "Watch What Happens Live" on Wednesday, and the host asked him about a tweet he'd posted in January following Justin Bieber's arrest on...
  • James Cameron Calls on Bolder Use of 3D by All Filmmakers

    James Cameron called on his fellow filmmakers to be bolder in their use of format on day two of the international 3D Creative Summit in London. The "Avatar" director was the two-day event's biggest draw taking part via an exclusive pre-recorded...
  • 'Veronica Mars' Movie Makes No Sense Unless You've Seen the Show

    In the "Veronica Mars" movie, our heroine is supposedly all grown up, but she still acts like she's in high school. She certainly sounds like a teenager and faces the same romantic woes in an old love triangle. And her career hasn't progressed much...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Blue Bloods' on CBS

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Blue Bloods' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes   Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 9-15, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Raising Hope Sabrina and Jimmy...
  • 'Mr. Peabody' zooms past 'Need for Speed'; Disney after Iger

    'Mr. Peabody' zooms past 'Need for Speed'; Disney after Iger
    After the coffee. Before the green beer. The Skinny: Happy St. Patrick's Day! That was quite an earthquake, L.A. folks. Anyone who read my box-office projector column this week saw everything turn out as expected. Just kidding! Some people thought "Need...
  • 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...
  • James Franco shows his literary side on Jimmy Fallon show

    James Franco shows his literary side on Jimmy Fallon show
    James Franco went on Jimmy Fallon's "The Tonight Show" to talk about theater and film, but he got sidetracked by poetry. His new collection, "Directing Herbert White," is coming from Graywolf Press on April 15. "I know how an actor writing poetry...
  • 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...
  • REVIEW: 'Veronica Mars' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Veronica Mars' ★&#9733
    Everything about the way the movie version of "Veronica Mars" came to pass is more intriguing than the movie itself. Canceled in 2007 by the CW network after three seasons, creator Rob Thomas' wised-up danger magnet of a teenage sleuth, portrayed by...
  • 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...
  • 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...