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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

Top James Franco Articles

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  • 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...
  • Leighton Meester, Adam Brody step out as Mr. and Mrs. at Tonys

    Leighton Meester, Adam Brody step out as Mr. and Mrs. at Tonys
    Spotted: Leighton Meester and Adam Brody made their first joint red carpet appearance at the Tony Awards on Sunday after secretly tying the knot.  The pair stepped out to support the "Gossip Girl" alum's Broadway revival "Of Mice and Men," which costars...
  • North Korea denounces James Franco and Seth Rogen's Kim Jong Un movie

    Perhaps it was only a matter of time before James Franco found himself in the middle of an international incident. The multi-hyphenate actor and provocateur's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about the attempted assassination of North Korean dictator...
  • Dave Franco Joining James Franco in Film Based on 'The Room'

    The Franco brothers, James and David, will star in "The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room," a drama about Tommy Wiseau's cult favorite "The Room." Dave Franco confirmed during a Los Angeles screening of "The Room" that he would take on the role of...
  • James Franco is James Franco, yet again

    James Franco is James Franco, yet again
    Every day brings James Franco news; some days just bring more than others. Even by his standards, the hyphenate has been busy this week — penning a meta short story, casting a meta movie, helping the next generation create the next wave of (meta?)...
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn Movie, Philip Seymour Hoffman Pic Play at Edinburgh Fest

    LONDON -- Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival line-up, which was unveiled by artistic director Chris Fujiwara Wednesday, includes 156 feature films from 47 countries. The festival, which runs from June 18 to 29, will include 11 world premieres, eight...
  • Road to the Tonys: 'Hedwig,' 'Raisin' Raise Stock of Broadway Revivals

    In principle, I am against Broadway revivals. Theatre needs to encourage young playwrights, so why lavish all that money and attention on an old work? However, reality can shatter principles like mine, and this season offered several vivid reminders of...
  • James Franco targets 'Spring Breakers' sequel as it seeks Cannes sales

    James Franco targets 'Spring Breakers' sequel as it seeks Cannes sales
    Days after taking to his Instagram account to pan the notion of a "Spring Breakers" sequel as "lame," James Franco continued his social-media campaign against the proposed movie with another rebuke on Wednesday -- at the same time as the sequel began...
  • Film Review: 'The Angriest Man in Brooklyn'

    It's movie night, and you can choose between crazy-shouty Robin Williams (think "The Fisher King") and blubbering feel-good Robin Williams (like the one who discovers his son, dead from autoerotic asphyxiation, in "World's Greatest Dad"). Which would...
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Wim Wenders Headed to Munich Film Festival

    The Munich Film Festival, which runs June 27-July 5, will kick off with the German premiere of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet," and close with "I Origins" from U.S. helmer Mike Cahill. The festival features four sections --...
  • Movies Stars are an Endangered Species as Actors Struggle to Stay Relevant

    Summer blockbusters make studios happy, but they make stars nervous. That's because a lizard is the real star of "Godzilla," not an actor. And in franchises like "Captain America," "Spider-Man" or "X-Men," the superhero is the brand, while the casts...
  • How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway

    How Franconian: James Franco to direct play while starring on Broadway
    James Franco is currently starring in the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" through late July, but the ubiquitous celebrity has already lined up his next theater project. And in typically Fraconian fashion, the new production...