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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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  • 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...
  • Damian Lewis Set to Star as Henry VIII in 'Wolf Hall'

    LONDON -- Having departed "Homeland," Damian Lewis looks set to move to "Wolf Hall." Thesp is in discussions to play Henry VIII in the six-part television adaptation of Hilary Mantel's Tudor-era novels "Wolf Hall" and "Bring Up the Bodies," which will air...
  • 'That Awkward Moment': Zac Efron and pals fail to charm critics

    'That Awkward Moment': Zac Efron and pals fail to charm critics
    Film critics have spoken, and their message to the new bromantic comedy "That Awkward Moment" is, "It's not us, it's you." The majority of reviewers agree that although "Awkward Moment" has a likable cast, led by Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B....
  • Super Bowl XLVIII studded with car ads

    Super Bowl XLVIII studded with car ads
    Car commercials and televised football go together like Super Bowl and overrated. America’s most watched sporting event draws viewers to everything from the halftime show to the over/under on how many times Peyton Manning will call Omaha. (It is 27....
  • Super Bowl 2014: Five car commercials with movie connections

    Super Bowl 2014: Five car commercials with movie connections
    Come Super Bowl Sunday, this year's crop of movie commercials won't be the only ads with connections to the world of movies. At least five spots from car companies — traditionally big players in Super Bowl advertising — will feature...
  • Super Bowl gets superheroic with 'Spider-Man 2,' 'Winter Soldier' ads

    Super Bowl gets superheroic with 'Spider-Man 2,' 'Winter Soldier' ads
    In between the action on the field this Super Bowl Sunday, two superheroes will fight for audience attention. "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" each have TV spots lined up for the big game, and teasers for both are now...
  • Gia Coppola's 'Palo Alto,' Based on James Franco's Stories, Set for May 9 Release

    Tribeca Film has dated "Palo Alto," the debut feature from Gia Coppola, for a May 9 opening in New York and Los Angeles, followed by a national release. Palo Alto screened last year in the Venice, Telluride and Toronto film festivals and Tribeca Film...
  • 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...
  • Seth MacFarlane's 'Million Ways to Die in the West' red-band trailer

    Seth MacFarlane's 'Million Ways to Die in the West' red-band trailer
    Seth MacFarlane's comedic western "A Million Ways to Die in the West" has released a bawdy red-band trailer, and true to its name, it demonstrates plenty of ways to meet an untimely end. They include getting crushed by a huge block of ice, being set...
  • SXSW Full Lineup Includes Seth Rogen and Zac Efron's 'Neighbors'

    The South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival has announced its full features lineup, including a new episodic section highlighting the influence of smallscreen programming. Five films will headline SXSW, including Universal's work-in-progress...