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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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  • 'Gossip Girl's' Leighton Meester reportedly weds 'OC's' Adam Brody

    'Gossip Girl's' Leighton Meester reportedly weds 'OC's' Adam Brody
    Are those wedding bells we hear, Upper East Siders? Leighton Meester and Adam Brody have reportedly tied the knot, according to several reports out Tuesday.  Where's Gossip Girl to get the scoop when you need her? The "Gossip Girl" starlet and "The...
  • James Franco, Leighton Meester in Chicago for extended rehearsal stay

    James Franco, Leighton Meester in Chicago for extended rehearsal stay
    James Franco is not just in Chicago for a poetry reading. The actor, who stars along with Chris O'Dowd in Anna D. Shapiro's upcoming Broadway production of "Of Mice and Men," actually is rehearsing here through the end of February, prior to the show's...
  • B.J. Novak gets into the family business with 'One More Thing'

    B.J. Novak wrote for and costarred in NBC's hit series "The Office" for eight seasons, a quiet member of a hilariously brash ensemble, playing the smug Ryan Howard. So when he unleashed his literary debut, "One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories"...
  • Jeff Ross brings the pain (and pizza)

    Jeff Ross brings the pain (and pizza)
    Comedian Jeff Ross isn't sure, but thinks it may have been Jimmy Kimmel who gave him the nickname "Roastmaster General." What he does know is how much fun he has roasting people on Comedy Central specials and in his standup act. "It's like going into...
  • 10 reasons to make 'House of Cards' your valentine

    10 reasons to make 'House of Cards' your valentine
    Unless you have a dinner date with a mash-up of Adam Levine’s body and James Franco’s face, there’s no reason not to spend Feb. 14 binge-watching Netflix’s second season of "House of Cards." I’m surprised people even need...
  • Hugh Jackman to Host the Tony Awards for the Fourth Time

    Hugh Jackman has signed on to host the 68th annual Tony Awards in June, returning to the legit kudocast he previously emceed in 2003, 2004 and 2005. Jackman is a favorite among legit auds and one of the Main Stem's true box office powerhouses. His...
  • Hugh Jackman Helped Make Broadway the Star-Magnet It Is Today

    When Hugh Jackman hits Broadway next season in Jez Butterworth's play "The River," it'll mark his fourth stint on the Gotham boards in a dozen years. His return not only underscores his remarkable commitment to stage work for an in-demand thesp with a...
  • James Franco does Cormac McCarthy: The 'Child of God' trailer

    Three full weeks of 2014 passed before James Franco did something bookish and newsworthy: He directed "Child of God," a film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 1973 novel, and the (extremely violent) trailer is now online. "Child of God" was McCarthy's...
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to score David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'

    Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross to score David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
    Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor and English musician Atticus Ross will put their knack for chilly, moody soundscapes to use once again in director David Fincher's upcoming thriller "Gone Girl," an adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel about a man...
  • Review: Oh, the meta-horror of 'Knights of Badassdom'

    Review: Oh, the meta-horror of 'Knights of Badassdom'
    A monster flick set amid a medieval festival, "Knights of Badassdom" appears to pay homage to the Troma brand of comedic horror. When stuck-up Beth (Margarita Levieva) dumps ne'er-do-well Joe (Ryan Kwanten), his roommates Hung (Peter Dinklage) and...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'This Is the End' on Starz

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'This Is the End' on Starz
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 19 - 25, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES The Carrie Diaries As Carrie, Mouse,...
  • 'Gimme Shelter' review: Better than it looks

    'Gimme Shelter' review: Better than it looks
    **1/2 (out of four) In “Spring Breakers,” 2013’s best movie, Vanessa Hudgens sported bikini after bikini. Her character’s problems concerned acquiring enough money to party and drink her ass off and how to handle the gangster...