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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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  • 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...
  • Aaron Sorkin in Talks for 'Flash Boys' at Sony

    Sony Pictures is in early talks for Aaron Sorkin to adapt Michael Lewis' real-life financial drama "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt." Sorkin won a screenwriting Oscar in 2010 for adapting "The Social Network" for Sony. Scott Rudin, a producer on "The...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Watch the Trailer for James Franco's 'Child of God'

    Written and directed by James Franco, "Child of God" is adapted from Cormac McCarthy's novel of the same name. The film tells the story of Lester Ballard, a violent man attempting to exist outside of the social order. Deprived of parents and housing, and...
  • 'Wild' trailer: Reese Witherspoon blazes a trail toward redemption

    'Wild' trailer: Reese Witherspoon blazes a trail toward redemption
    Reese Witherspoon is roughing it on the road less traveled in the first trailer for "Wild," an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling 2012 memoir about her 1,1000-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail. "Wild," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee,...
  • 'Third Person' is emotional finger-painting

    'Third Person' is emotional finger-painting
    *1/2 (out of four) The twist in “Third Person” isn’t a shock; it’s an inevitability—the groan-worthy culmination to a story that folds in on itself instead of expanding. Sure, the consuming nature of grief and pain are...
  • '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...
  • James Franco is James Franco, yet again

    James Franco is James Franco, yet again
    Every day brings James Franco news; some days just bring more than others. Even by his standards, the hyphenate has been busy this week — penning a meta short story, casting a meta movie, helping the next generation create the next wave of (meta?)...
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Wim Wenders Headed to Munich Film Festival

    The Munich Film Festival, which runs June 27-July 5, will kick off with the German premiere of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet," and close with "I Origins" from U.S. helmer Mike Cahill. The festival features four sections --...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' to Boost Summer Box Office

    "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" is looking to reignite a summer box office that flamed out spectacularly over the July 4th holiday. The sequel to the well-received 2011 reboot will benefit from a lack of competition at the multiplexes en route to an...