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James Franco

James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, author, painter, and performance artist. He left college in order to pursue acting and started off his career by making guest appearances on television series in the 1990s. Franco landed a lead part on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks and later achieved recognition for playing the titular character in the TV biopic James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Franco has been acclaimed for both dramatic and comedic work in projects and has appeared in an eclectic range of projects since the 2000s. Ranging from period to contemporary pieces, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicized indie films, as well as fantasy movies to biopics and soap operas. Other notable films include Pineapple Express, a stoner comedy that earned him his second Golden Globes nomination, the Harvey Milk-biopic Milk (both 2008) as well as Danny Boyle's 2010 movie 127 Hours, about real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston's struggle to free his hand from a boulder. His performance in 127 Hours earned him nominations for many high-profile awards, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and SAG Awards. Franco has hosted the skit comedy Saturday Night Live twice as well as the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. He volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and is in a relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Franco, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.


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Born:
Apr 19, 1978 In Palo Alto - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
144
First Appeared:
In the movie Kill the Czar
Latest Project:
Movie Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad 2018-01-28
Known For
Poster of Pretenders
Poster of The Deuce
Poster of High School Lover
Poster of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Filmography
Movie Future World 2018
Movie Killing Animals Mr. Hurston 2018
Movie Kill the Czar 2018
Movie Kin 2018
Movie The Trap 2018
Movie Actors Anonymous Jake Lamont 2018
Movie The Long Home Dallas Hardin 2018
Movie Mississippi Requiem 2018
Movie Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (voice) 2018-01-28
Movie In Dubious Battle Mac McLeod 2017-02-17
Movie High School Lover Rick Winters 2017-02-04
Movie Prologue: Last Supper Capt. Jacob Branson 2017-02-22
Movie The Institute Dr. Cairn 2017-03-03
Movie The Mad Whale 2017-11-01
Movie The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau 2017-12-01
Movie The Labyrinth Narrator (voice) 2017-12-31
Series The Deuce Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino 2017-09-10
Movie Pretenders Maxwell 2017-10-25
Movie The Vault Ed Mass 2017-09-08
Movie Alien: Covenant Jacob Branson (uncredited) 2017-05-09
Movie Black Dog, Red Dog Leo 2017-04-05
Movie Zeroville Vikar 2017-08-14
Movie The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Himself 2016-03-08
Series 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Yosemite Phil 2016-01-01
Movie A Walk in Winter Conrad 2016-03-19
Movie 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Sausage Party Druggie (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie Memoria Mr. Wyckoff 2016-04-08
Movie The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2016-07-16
Movie Goat Mitch 2016-09-23
Movie Why Him? Laird Mayhew 2016-12-22
Movie Obituaries Felix Mitchum 2016-06-13
Movie Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Director 2016-06-18
Movie The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2016-04-15
Movie The Caged Pillows David D-R+ 2016-06-03
Movie King Cobra Joe 2016-04-16
Movie Burn Country Lindsay 2016-04-16
Movie I Am Michael Michael Glatze 2015-01-29
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha Pasamonte 2015-01-07
Movie Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2015-09-03
Movie Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas Eldan 2015-04-02
Movie Richard Peter Johnson James Franco 2015-12-01
Movie The Night Before James 2015-11-20
Movie Call Me Lucky Himself 2015-08-07
Movie True Story Christian Longo 2015-04-17
Movie Wild Horses Ben Briggs 2015-06-05
Movie The Little Prince The Fox (voice) 2015-07-29
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself 2014-02-17
Movie Veronica Mars Himself (uncredited) 2014-03-13
Series Deadbeat Johnny 2014-04-09
Movie Future Relic 02 The Searcher 2014-11-28
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie The Interview Dave Skylark 2014-12-25
Movie Good People Tom Reed 2014-09-26
Movie National Theater Live: Of Mice and Men George 2014-11-06
Movie Palo Alto Mr. B 2014-05-09
Movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman (uncredited) 2014-06-26
Movie The Sound And The Fury Benjy Compson 2014-09-05
Movie Spring Breakers Alien 2013-01-24
Movie Interior. Leather Bar. 2013-01-18
Movie Maladies James 2013-02-09
Movie Third Person Rick 2013-09-09
Movie A Fuller Life Himself - Reader (segment "Copy Boy") 2013-08-28
Movie Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Himself 2013-09-02
Movie Homefront Gator 2013-11-27
Movie Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013-08-08
Movie Child of God Jerry 2013-07-27
Movie As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren 2013-05-20
Movie This Is the End James Franco 2013-06-12
Movie Oz: The Great and Powerful Oz 2013-03-07
Movie About Cherry Francis 2012-02-14
Movie The Iceman Marty Freeman 2012-09-01
Movie The Color of Time C.K. Williams (age 40) 2012-11-16
Movie The Letter Tyrone 2012-09-06
Series The Mindy Project Paul Leotard 2012-09-25
Movie Sal Milton Katselas 2011-10-23
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie Eames: The Architect & The Painter Voice 2011-11-18
Movie The Broken Tower Hart Crane 2011-06-20
Movie The Green Hornet Danny Crystal Cleer 2011-01-12
Movie Your Highness Fabious 2011-04-08
Movie Date Night Taste 2010-04-08
Movie Shadows & Lies William Vincent 2010-04-25
Movie Masculinity & Me 2010-06-23
Movie Love and Distrust Travis 2010-08-16
Movie Howl Allen Ginsberg 2010-08-26
Movie 127 Hours Aron Ralston 2010-11-05
Movie Eat Pray Love David 2010-08-12
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie Saturday Night Himself 2010-05-02
Movie SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009-12-17
Movie Erased James Franco Himself 2009-04-05
Movie Milk Scott Smith 2008-11-26
Movie Camille Silias 2008-04-13
Movie Pineapple Express Saul Silver 2008-08-06
Movie Nights in Rodanthe Mark Flanner 2008-09-26
Movie In the Valley of Elah Sergeant Carnelli 2007-08-31
Movie An American Crime Andy 2007-07-27
Movie The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis Justin Bobby 2007-01-01
Movie Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn / New Goblin 2007-05-01
Movie Finishing The Game Dean Silo 2007-01-21
Movie Interview Boyfriend on Phone (voice) 2007-01-20
Movie Knocked Up Himself (uncredited) 2007-06-01
Movie Good Time Max Max 2007-01-01
Movie Tristan & Isolde Tristan 2006-04-07
Movie Annapolis Jake Huard 2006-01-27
Movie The Holiday Himself 2006-12-08
Movie The Wicker Man Bar Guy #1 2006-09-01
Movie The Dead Girl Derek 2006-11-07
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Flyboys Blaine Rawlings 2006-09-22
Movie Grasshopper Travis 2006-10-09
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie The Ape Harry Walker 2005-06-18
Movie The Great Raid Captain Prince 2005-08-12
Movie Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn 2004-06-25
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Blind Spot Danny 2003-06-15
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Company Josh 2003-09-10
Movie Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002-05-01
Movie City By The Sea Joey 2002-09-06
Movie Sonny Sonny 2002-10-26
Movie Mother Ghost Skateboarder guy 2002-08-08
Movie You Always Stalk the Ones You Love 2002-07-07
Movie The Car Kid 2002-05-11
Movie Deuces Wild Tino 2002-05-03
Movie Some Body Apartment Guy #3 2001-01-19
Movie James Dean James Dean 2001-08-04
Movie Mean People Suck Casey 2001-01-01
Movie At Any Cost Mike 2000-08-16
Movie Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell 2000-03-31
Movie Never Been Kissed Jason 1999-04-09
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario 1999-09-25
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series General Hospital Franco 1963-04-01