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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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  • '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,...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' grosses $4.1 million Thursday night

    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' grosses $4.1 million Thursday night
    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” grossed a studio-estimated $4.1 million in ticket sales in the United States on Thursday night, marking a promising start to the hoped-for summer blockbuster. The 3-D sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the...
  • 'Child Of God' At Digiplex Bloomfield

    'Child Of God' At Digiplex Bloomfield
    The New York Film Critics presents a series of screenings of select films that did not get a wide release, accompanied by critical commentary by veteran journalist Peter Travers. Digiplex Bloomfield, 863 Park Ave., is showing some of the films, including...
  • Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins rummage around in Streisand's cellar

    Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins rummage around in Streisand's cellar
    Michael Urie and Jonathan Tolins are goofing around in the empty halls of the Mark Taper Forum. Like two puppies just released from their crates, the best buds roll around on their backs on the carpet for a photo shoot and pose, campily, in front of a...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'The Long Shrift' Directed by James Franco

    In "The Long Shrift," Robert Boswell has written James Franco the flashy leading role of a hardened ex-con named Richard Singer who, as an awkward 18-year-old high school kid, was sent up the river for brutally raping the most popular girl in senior...
  • Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts Join James Franco's 'Michael' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Zachary Quinto and Emma Roberts will be joining James Franco in the drama "Michael," about an anti-gay pastor who was once gay himself, Variety has learned. Quinto will play the former boyfriend of Franco's character. Roberts is set to reteam with her...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Six things to know

    'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Six things to know
    “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” opens Friday with a head of steam. Reviews for the Fox release are strong, tracking is solid and the sequel of the reboot of the movie franchise based on a novel — yes, it’s a jungle-like tangle...
  • Capsule reviews of feature films

    AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button...
  • James Franco and the Actor He Can't Get Enough Of Talk Stage, Film and How to Play Crazy

    When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco's movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy novel "Child of God," opening Aug. 1. He also plays the lead in Franco's Off...
  • Historic Tony Win Propels Broadway's 'Lady Day' into Profit

    Broadway play-with-music "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill," powered by a lead performance that won Audra McDonald a historic sixth Tony win, has recouped its $2.6 million capitalization costs, according to the show's producers. Classified as a play...
  • Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Extant' on CBS

    Wednesday's TV Highlights: 'Extant' on CBS
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 27 - Aug. 2, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Penn & Teller: Fool Us The comedic-...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights:'Covert Affairs' on USA

    Tuesday's TV Highlights:'Covert Affairs' on USA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 27 - Aug. 2, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SERIES Food Fighters Cat Cora is among the...