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James Franco

James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor. 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 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 (None of which he won) 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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Apr 19, 1978 In Palo Alto, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Never Been Kissed 1999-04-09
Latest Project:
Movie Blood Surf 2022
Known For
Movie Blood Surf Metalhead Troy 2022
Movie Don't Come Back from the Moon Roman Smalley 2019-01-18
Movie Zeroville Vikar 2019-09-19
Movie Arctic Dogs Lemmy (voice) 2019-11-01
Movie Pretenders Maxwell 2019-09-27
Movie Mississippi Requiem 2018-05-17
Movie Future World Warlord 2018-05-25
Movie Kin Taylor Balik 2018-08-29
Movie Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary Himself 2018-08-02
Movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones") 2018-11-09
Movie Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper Capt. Jacob Branson 2017-02-22
Movie In Dubious Battle Mac McLeod 2017-02-17
Movie High School Lover Rick Winters 2017-02-04
Movie The Institute Dr. Cairn 2017-03-03
Movie The Show Male Host 2017-09-21
Movie Actors Anonymous Jake Lamont 2017-03-05
Movie The Mad Whale 2017-06-14
Series The Deuce Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino 2017-09-10
Movie The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau 2017-03-12
Movie The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2016-04-15
Movie Burn Country Lindsay 2016-04-16
Series 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Self 2016-03-08
Movie The Caged Pillows David D-R+ 2016-06-03
Movie Why Him? Laird Mayhew 2016-12-22
Movie Goat Mitch 2016-09-23
Movie Sausage Party Druggie (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie True Story Christian Longo 2015-04-17
Movie Wild Horses Ben Briggs 2015-06-05
Movie The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2015-03-25
Movie I Am Michael Michael Glatze 2015-01-29
Movie Black Dog, Red Dog Leo 2015-07-23
Movie Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas Eldan 2015-02-10
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Self 2015-02-15
Movie The Night Before James 2015-11-20
Movie The Little Prince The Fox (voice) 2015-07-29
Movie The Sound and the Fury Benjy Compson 2015-10-23
Movie A Walk in Winter Conrad 2015-11-10
Movie Call Me Lucky Himself 2015-08-07
Movie Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2015-09-03
Movie Palo Alto Mr. B 2014-05-09
Movie Veronica Mars Himself (uncredited) 2014-03-13
Movie Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto Himself 2014-05-28
Movie National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men George 2014-11-06
Movie Obituaries Felix Mitchum 2014-06-13
Movie The Interview Dave Skylark 2014-12-25
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Roast of James Franco: Red Carpet Pre-Show Self 2013-08-02
Movie This Is the End Himself 2013-06-12
Movie Maladies James 2013-02-09
Movie Oz the Great and Powerful Oz 2013-03-07
Movie Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013-08-08
Movie Third Person Rick 2013-09-09
Movie Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Himself 2013-09-02
Movie Mademoiselle C Self 2013-09-11
Movie Here Comes the Night Time Man on Phone 2013-09-29
Movie What is Cinema? Himself 2013-09-06
Movie About Cherry Francis 2012-02-14
Movie Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present Himself 2012-01-01
Movie The Iceman Marty Freeman 2012-09-01
Movie The Letter Tyrone 2012-09-06
Movie Spring Breakers Alien 2012-09-05
Movie The Color of Time C.K. Williams (age 40) 2012-11-16
Movie The Green Hornet Danny Crystal Cleer (uncredited) 2011-01-12
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie Your Highness Fabious 2011-04-08
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie Date Night Taste 2010-04-08
Movie Saturday Night Himself 2010-05-02
Movie Eat Pray Love David 2010-08-12
Movie 14 Actors Acting Himself 2010-12-08
Movie 127 Hours Aron Ralston 2010-11-05
Movie Howl Allen Ginsberg 2010-08-26
Movie Pineapple Express Saul Silver 2008-08-06
Movie Camille Silias 2008-04-13
Movie Milk Scott Smith 2008-11-05
Movie Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Unsuspecting Husband 2007-03-13
Movie Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Dean Silo 2007-01-21
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 Knocked Up Himself (uncredited) 2007-06-01
Movie In the Valley of Elah Sergeant Carnelli 2007-08-31
Movie An American Crime Andy 2007-07-27
Movie Interview Boyfriend on Phone (voice) 2007-07-13
Movie The Wicker Man Bar Guy #1 2006-08-31
Movie Flyboys Blaine Rawlings 2006-09-22
Movie The Dead Girl Derek 2006-11-07
Movie The Holiday Himself 2006-12-08
Movie The Great Raid Captain Prince 2005-08-12
Movie Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn 2004-06-25
Movie The Company Josh 2003-09-10
Movie Deuces Wild Tino 2002-05-03
Movie Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002-05-01
Movie City by the Sea Joey 2002-09-06
Movie Sonny Sonny 2002-10-26
Movie Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell 2000-03-31
Movie At Any Cost Mike 2000-08-16
Movie Never Been Kissed Jason 1999-04-09
Series Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario 1999-09-25