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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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  • How James Franco ended up in the 'Veronica Mars' movie

    How James Franco ended up in the 'Veronica Mars' movie
    James Franco has played a rapping gangster in "Spring Breakers," created an art project about "Three's Company" and taken a recurring role on "General Hospital." But “Veronica Mars” creator Rob Thomas still wasn't certain the actor would...
  • Review: 'Palo Alto' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Palo Alto' ★&#9733 1/2
    Written and directed by Gia Coppola, "Palo Alto" is adapted from a collection of short stories by James Franco and conjures a delicate, very specific sense of middle-class adolescence, the indeterminate, nascent feelings of the teenage years. Small...
  • Discovery First-Quarter Profit Flat As Overseas Activity Crimps Performance

    Discovery Communications said first-quarter net income was essentially flat despite a 22% increase in revenue as costs associated with assembling businesses overseas weighed on the company's bottom line. The Silver Spring, Md., owner of the TLC,...
  • Bryan Cranston, Chris O'Dowd Win Theater World Awards for Broadway Debuts (COMPLETE LIST)

    Bryan Cranston, Chris O'Dowd, Zachary Levi and Sophie Okonedo are among the dozen performers to score this year's Theater World Awards, the annual kudo that honors thesps making their Broadway or Off Broadway debut. Cranston snags the laurel for his...
  • Pop culture's sacred cows? Just dare to dis them

    Pop culture's sacred cows? Just dare to dis them
    "You are a predictable snotty little journalist that had to take a shot at the Rolling Stones. Overrated? I think not. You, on the other hand, have accomplished nothing in your pathetic little career. Who are you? Just another third-rate . . . writer."...
  • Amber Heard Joins James Franco on 'The Adderall Diaries'

    Amber Heard and Ed Harris have joined James Franco in "The Adderall Diaries." Based on the Stephen Elliot memoir, the pic also stars Christian Slater, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Parrack. The story centers on the gripping account of a young man navigating the...
  • Review: 'Of Mice and Men' finds James Franco in CliffsNotes mode

    NEW YORK — Why is James Franco, the world's most famous perpetual student, making his Broadway debut in a revival of that panting war horse "Of Mice and Men," a favorite of high school English teachers and Turner Classic Movies addicts? It's a...
  • 'Spring Breakers' sequel in the works, but can the fun continue?

    'Spring Breakers' sequel in the works, but can the fun continue?
    The characters in Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" liked to vow "Spring Break Forever(a)." Now the refrain from last year's artsploitation favorite looks as if it could come true--sort of. The French sales and financing company Wild Bunch is putting...
  • Gia Coppola on James Franco: 'He is a Great Teacher, I Look Up to Him'

    The Los Angeles premiere of Gia Coppola's "Palo Alto" unspooled at the Directors Guild Theater Monday after months of festival play for the first-time director's portrayal of disaffected youth. The film, based on a book of short stories by James Franco,...
  • AOL Buys Ad-Analytics Startup Convertro in Deal Worth Up to $101 Million

    AOL is continuing its push toward "programmatic" ad-buying platforms, announcing the acquisition of Convertro, which aims to help marketers and agencies maximize spending across online and offline media channels. The deal follows AOL's recent...
  • James Franco to Letterman: 'Don't follow me on Instagram!'

    James Franco to Letterman: 'Don't follow me on Instagram!'
    Tired of seeing near-naked pictures of James Franco on Instagram? Well then, stop looking at James Franco's pictures on Instagram, people! So said the actor when he sat down with David Letterman on "Late Show" on Thursday. Letterman, of course, had to...
  • Gia Coppola joins family business with feature-film first 'Palo Alto'

    Gia Coppola joins family business with feature-film first 'Palo Alto'
    Very early in "Palo Alto," you hear the voice of a judge issuing a teenager's probation guidelines. Although you never see the adjudicator, the uncredited speaker is clearly Francis Ford Coppola. A few minutes later you can spot, affixed to the bedroom...