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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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  • The literary films of summer 2014

    The literary films of summer 2014
    Book-loving moviegoers saw the summer of 2014 get off to a great start with the adaptation of John Green's young adult novel "The Fault in Our Stars," which topped the box office during its opening weekend earlier this month. The success of "The Fault...
  • North Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'

    North Korean protests create tricky PR situation for 'The Interview'
    North Korean President Kim Jong Un is reported to be a major fan of NBA basketball and classic rocker Eric Clapton, but evidently he’s not big on Seth Rogen movies — or at least not ones in which he’s the butt of the joke.¬† On...
  • '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...
  • Six North Korea-themed movies that beat Rogen and Franco to the punch

    Six North Korea-themed movies that beat Rogen and Franco to the punch
    North Korea is rattling its saber over Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate the country's real-life leader, Kim Jong Un. A spokesperson for the nation's Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the...
  • Why Destination America Sent The Wallflowers To A Small Arizona Town For July 4

    The Wallflowers have played concerts in practically every major city in America, but chances are they don't get to Prescott, Arizona very often. Thanks to efforts by cable network Destination America, they will. The band is part of a two-day effort by...
  • North Korea's take on new US movie: "Act of war"

    North Korea's take on new US movie: "Act of war"
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is warning that the release of a new American comedy about a plot to assassinate leader Kim Jong Un would be an "act of war." If the U.S. government doesn't block the movie's release, it will face "stern"...
  • 2014 Young Hollywood Awards Nominees Include 'Pretty Little Liars,' 'Fault in Our Stars'

    The nominees for the 16th Annual Young Hollywood Awards were announced Thursday, with "Divergent," "22 Jump Street" and "The Fault in Our Stars" among the titles vying for Favorite Flick honors, while "Pretty Little Liars," "Game of Thrones," and...
  • James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut

    James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut
    If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.  The cranky New York Observer critic was one of several reviewers who panned Franco's staging...
  • James Franco: 'Spring Breakers 2' 'sounds lame' without Harmony Korine

    James Franco: 'Spring Breakers 2' 'sounds lame' without Harmony Korine
    James Franco is calling party foul on "Spring Breakers: The Second Coming," the recently announced sequel to writer-director Harmony Korine's 2012 art-house exploitation flick — and he's doing so in the most Franco-esque way possible. The actor,...
  • Amazon Adds Teen Dramedy 'Spectacular Now' Under Exclusive A24 Pact

    Amazon.com is now streaming comedy-drama "The Spectacular Now," starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, exclusively to Prime Instant Video customers under its content-licensing deal with distributor A24. Teen love story "Spectacular Now," directed by...
  • CANNES: Movies With Pickup Buzz in the Market

    4 Minute Mile Director: Charles-Olivier Michaud Producers: Mark DiSalle, Deborah Moore, Jennifer Reibman, Micah Sparks Cast: Analeigh Tipton, Cam Gigandet, Kim Basinger Sales: Double Dutch Intl. Autobahn Director: Eran Creevy Producers: Joel Silver,...
  • Robert De Niro Joins Robert Pattinson in Action-Thriller 'Idol's Eye'

    Robert De Niro has joined Robert Pattinson in indie heist action-thriller "Idol's Eye," set to begin shooting in the fall in Chicago and Toronto. Benaroya Pictures has come on board to produce and finance, with Olivier Assayas directing. Charles...