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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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  • 'Fantastic Four' casting of Teller and Jordan an 'Awkward' reunion

    'Fantastic Four' casting of Teller and Jordan an 'Awkward' reunion
    If you're one of the few people who saw Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller trading quips and bro-ing down in "That Awkward Moment," you'll already have a sense of their easy chemistry. The rest of us will have another chance to see them palling around...
  • Q&A with James Franco: Why poetry? Why not?

    Q&A with James Franco: Why poetry? Why not?
    Before his poetry reading Wednesday night, James Franco, who has been in town rehearsing for his Broadway debut in "Of Mice and Men" with director (and Steppenwolf ensemble member) Anna Shapiro, spoke to the Tribune about his side job as a poet, his...
  • Paz Vega, Carmen Maura Head Down Under With Jim Loach

    HONG KONG - Spanish stars Paz Vega and Carmen Maura join with Edward James Olmos in the untitled new picture by British director Jim Loach which starts shooting next month. The director returns to Australia where he previously made "Oranges And...
  • '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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Russell Brand, Pamela Anderson, Mike Tyson Set to Join Werner Herzog's 'Vernon God Little'

    BERLIN -- Russell Brand, Pamela Anderson and Mike Tyson are set to join the cast of Werner Herzog's "Vernon God Little." Sasha Pieterse, Julia Sarah Stone and Austin Abrams, who will play Vernon, have also been lined up for the dark coming-of-age pic...
  • AMC Confirms Development of 'Preacher' With Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

    AMC and Sony TV have officially announced the development of "Preacher," a drama hailing from Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Based on Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's '90s comic book series, "Preacher" centers on Reverend Jesse Custer, a tough Texas...
  • Tom Sherak dies at 68; former head of motion picture academy

     Tom Sherak dies at 68; former head of motion picture academy
    Tom Sherak had a long career as a studio executive and was involved in hundreds of films, including "Black Hawk Down," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace." But Sherak is best known for the jobs he did for free or...