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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:
140
First Appeared:
In the movie Kin
Latest Project:
Movie Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad 2018-04-27
Known For
Poster of The Interview
Poster of Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Poster of Spider-Man 3
Poster of Spider-Man
Filmography

Kin (2019)

Science Fiction Action
Movie
10.0 1 votes

The Labyrinth (2019)

Science Fiction Horror Fantasy
Movie
as Narrator (voice)
10.0 1 votes

Kill the Czar (2019)

Movie
10.0 1 votes

Killing Animals (2019)

Movie
as Mr. Hurston
10.0 1 votes

The Mad Whale (2019)

Movie
10.0 1 votes

Actors Anonymous (2019)

Drama
Movie
as Jake Lamont
10.0 1 votes

Mississippi Requiem (2019)

Movie
10.0 1 votes

Future World (2019)

Science Fiction
Movie
10.0 1 votes

Zeroville (2019)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Vikar
4.8 3 votes

The Long Home (2019)

Drama
Movie
as Dallas Hardin
10.0 1 votes

The Trap (2019)

Crime
Movie
3.8 3 votes

Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (2018)

Animation
Movie
as (voice)
0.0 1 votes

The Institute (2017)

Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Cairn
3.6 39 votes

In Dubious Battle (2017)

Drama
Movie
as Mac McLeod
5.8 34 votes

Black Dog, Red Dog (2017)

Drama Family Thriller
Movie
as Leo
5.0 2 votes

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Jacob Branson (uncredited)
5.8 3278 votes

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Drama Comedy History
Movie
as Tommy Wiseau
7.3 259 votes

The Vault (2017)

Horror Thriller
Movie
as Ed Mass
4.8 57 votes

The Deuce (2017)

Drama
Series
as Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino
7.9 45 votes

Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016)

Thriller TV Movie
Movie
as Director
5.4 17 votes

Sausage Party (2016)

Adventure Animation Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Druggie (voice)
5.6 2689 votes

Goat (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Mitch
5.4 65 votes

Obituaries (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Felix Mitchum

Why Him? (2016)

Comedy
Movie
as Laird Mayhew
6.3 1536 votes

The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2016)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Conrad
6.0 6 votes

Yosemite (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Phil
4.5 8 votes

King Cobra (2016)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Joe Kerekes
5.8 144 votes

11.22.63 (2016)

Drama History Thriller
Movie
as Jake Epping
7.9 275 votes

11.22.63 (2016)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Jake Epping
7.5 192 votes

The 4%: Film's Gender Problem (2016)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
4.5 2 votes

A Walk in Winter (2016)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Conrad

Memoria (2016)

Movie
as Mr. Wyckoff
5.1 10 votes

The Adderall Diaries (2016)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Stephen Elliott
5.3 58 votes

Burn Country (2016)

Drama Thriller War
Movie
as Lindsay
5.4 13 votes

The Caged Pillows (2016)

Animation Science Fiction Drama
Movie
as David D-R+
5.0 2 votes

Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha (2015)

Family Fantasy Adventure Drama
Movie
as Pasamonte
6.3 4 votes

The Sound & the Fury (2015)

Drama
Movie
as Benjy Compson
4.4 6 votes

I Am Michael (2015)

Drama
Movie
as Michael Glatze
6.0 59 votes

Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (2015)

Comedy TV Movie
Movie
as Himself
7.0 34 votes

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

Drama
Movie
as Tomas Eldan
5.3 87 votes

True Story (2015)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Christian Longo
6.2 605 votes

Wild Horses (2015)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Ben Briggs
4.2 31 votes

The Little Prince (2015)

Adventure Animation Fantasy
Movie
as The Fox (voice)
7.6 892 votes

Call Me Lucky (2015)

Comedy Documentary
Movie
as Himself
7.3 24 votes

Queen of the Desert (2015)

Drama History
Movie
as Henry Cadogan
5.9 72 votes

Richard Peter Johnson (2015)

Comedy
Movie
as James Franco
1.0 1 votes

The Night Before (2015)

Comedy
Movie
as James
6.1 654 votes

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

Comedy Talk
Series
as Himself
6.1 51 votes

The Interview (2014)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Dave Skylark
6.1 2555 votes

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself (archive footage)
7.5 4 votes

Future Relic 02 (2014)

Science Fiction
Movie
as The Searcher

National Theater Live: Of Mice and Men (2014)

Drama
Movie
as George
8.0 3 votes

Good People (2014)

Thriller Crime Action
Movie
as Tom Reed
5.3 202 votes

Palo Alto (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. B
6.3 405 votes

Child of God (2014)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Jerry
5.4 39 votes

Deadbeat (2014)

Comedy Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Johnny
6.3 27 votes

Veronica Mars (2014)

Comedy Drama Crime
Movie
as Himself (uncredited)
6.5 526 votes

As I Lay Dying (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Darl Bundren
5.8 25 votes

Third Person (2013)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Rick
5.8 242 votes

Homefront (2013)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Gator
6.4 984 votes

Lovelace (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Hugh Hefner
6.0 260 votes

Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

Drama
Movie
5.6 24 votes

Spring Breakers (2013)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Alien
5.0 1741 votes

Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself
7.4 40 votes

A Fuller Life (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself - Reader (segment "Copy Boy")
7.0 2 votes

Sal (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Milton Katselas
4.8 4 votes

This Is the End (2013)

Action Comedy
Movie
as James Franco
6.2 2601 votes

Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)

Fantasy Adventure Family
Movie
as Oz
5.7 3786 votes

Maladies (2013)

Drama
Movie
as James
5.1 8 votes

The Iceman (2012)

Thriller Crime Drama
Movie
as Marty Freeman
6.4 408 votes

The Broken Tower (2012)

Drama History
Movie
as Hart Crane
6.3 10 votes

The Color of Time (2012)

Drama Romance
Movie
as C.K. Williams (age 40)
4.1 10 votes

The Mindy Project (2012)

Comedy
Series
as Paul Leotard
5.6 59 votes

The Letter (2012)

Drama
Movie
as Tyrone
3.7 10 votes

About Cherry (2012)

Drama
Movie
as Francis
4.5 103 votes

The Green Hornet (2011)

Action Crime Comedy
Movie
as Danny Crystal Cleer
5.5 1380 votes

Your Highness (2011)

Comedy
Movie
as Fabious
5.3 556 votes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Thriller Action Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Will Rodman
7.1 5076 votes

Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as Voice
6.9 18 votes

Date Night (2010)

Comedy
Movie
as Taste
5.9 1259 votes

Love and Distrust (2010)

Romance Drama
Movie
as Travis
4.7 12 votes

127 Hours (2010)

Adventure Drama Thriller
Movie
as Aron Ralston
7.0 2751 votes

Howl (2010)

Drama
Movie
as Allen Ginsberg
6.8 76 votes

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Drama
Movie
as David
5.8 741 votes

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
5.4 7 votes

Masculinity & Me (2010)

Movie

Saturday Night (2010)

Comedy Documentary
Movie
as Himself
7.4 8 votes

Shadows & Lies (2010)

Drama Action Romance
Movie
as William Vincent
4.7 8 votes

SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (2009)

Movie
8.0 3 votes

Erased James Franco (2009)

Movie
as Himself

Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mark Flanner
5.9 188 votes

Milk (2008)

History Drama
Movie
as Scott Smith
7.2 731 votes

Good Time Max (2008)

Drama
Movie
as Max
6.1 12 votes

Camille (2008)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Silias
6.2 41 votes

Pineapple Express (2008)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Saul Silver
6.6 1314 votes

The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis (2007)

Movie
as Justin Bobby
4.5 3 votes

Interview (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Boyfriend on Phone (voice)
6.6 58 votes

Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee (2007)

Comedy
Movie
as Dean Silo
4.9 8 votes

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Fantasy Action Adventure
Movie
as Harry Osborn / New Goblin
6.0 4291 votes

Knocked Up (2007)

Comedy Romance Drama
Movie
as Himself (uncredited)
6.1 1427 votes

An American Crime (2007)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Andy
7.3 197 votes

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

History Drama Thriller Crime Mystery
Movie
as Sergeant Carnelli
6.6 317 votes

Grasshopper (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Travis
5.5 4 votes

The Dead Girl (2006)

Mystery Drama Crime Thriller
Movie
as Derek
6.3 79 votes

30 Rock (2006)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.1 212 votes

Annapolis (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Jake Huard
6.0 111 votes

The Holiday (2006)

Comedy Romance
Movie
as Himself
6.8 1496 votes

Tristan & Isolde (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Tristan
6.4 286 votes

The Wicker Man (2006)

Mystery Thriller Horror
Movie
as Bar Guy #1
4.1 422 votes

Flyboys (2006)

Action Adventure Drama History Romance War
Movie
as Blaine Rawlings
6.3 305 votes

The Ape (2005)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Harry Walker
4.9 5 votes

The Great Raid (2005)

Action History War
Movie
as Captain Prince
6.8 102 votes

The Colbert Report (2005)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.0 93 votes

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Action Adventure Fantasy
Movie
as Harry Osborn
6.7 5061 votes

The Tony Danza Show (2004)

Talk
Series
as Unknown

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.0 28 votes

The Company (2003)

Drama
Movie
as Josh
5.4 29 votes

Blind Spot (2003)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Danny

You Always Stalk the Ones You Love (2002)

Drama Comedy
Movie

Sonny (2002)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Sonny
5.2 18 votes

City By The Sea (2002)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Joey
5.7 105 votes

Mother Ghost (2002)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Skateboarder guy
10.0 2 votes

The Car Kid (2002)

Movie

Deuces Wild (2002)

Action Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Tino
5.2 39 votes

Spider-Man (2002)

Fantasy Action
Movie
as Harry Osborn
6.9 6158 votes

Mean People Suck (2001)

Movie
as Casey

James Dean (2001)

Drama
Movie
as James Dean
7.0 34 votes

Some Body (2001)

Drama
Movie
as Apartment Guy #3
8.0 1 votes

At Any Cost (2000)

Drama
Movie
as Mike

Whatever It Takes (2000)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Chris Campbell
5.1 52 votes

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Romance Comedy Drama
Movie
as Jason
5.8 448 votes

Freaks and Geeks (1999)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Daniel Desario
8.2 212 votes

The Early Show (1999)

News
Series
as Unknown

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.0 140 votes

Profiler (1996)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.4 19 votes

The X-Files (1993)

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8.1 666 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.0 31 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.5 128 votes

General Hospital (1963)

Drama Soap
Series
as Franco
4.7 114 votes
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