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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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Apr 19, 1978 In Palo Alto - California - USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the series Live with Regis and Kathie Lee 1983-04-04
Latest Project:
Movie Actors Anonymous 2018
Known For
Movie Actors Anonymous Jake Lamont 2018
Movie The Institute Dr. Cairn 2017-03-03
Movie The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau 2017-03-12
Movie In Dubious Battle Mac McLeod 2017-02-17
Movie Alien: Covenant Jacob Branson 2017-05-10
Movie Zeroville Vikar 2017-08-14
Movie Memoria Mr. Wyckoff 2016-04-08
Movie King Cobra Joe 2016-04-16
Series 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Yosemite Phil 2016-01-01
Movie The Caged Pillows David D-R+ 2016-06-03
Movie 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Obituaries Felix Mitchum 2016-06-13
Movie Why Him? Laird Mayhew 2016-12-22
Movie The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2016-07-16
Movie Goat Mitch 2016-09-23
Movie Sausage Party Druggie (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Director 2016-06-18
Movie Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas Eldan 2015-04-02
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 The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2015-04-16
Movie I Am Michael Michael Glatze 2015-01-29
Movie Wild Horses Ben Briggs 2015-06-05
Movie True Story Christian Longo 2015-04-17
Movie Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2015-09-03
Movie Call Me Lucky Himself 2015-08-07
Movie The Night Before James 2015-11-20
Movie The Little Prince The Fox (voice) 2015-07-29
Movie Palo Alto Mr. B 2014-05-09
Movie The Sound And The Fury Benjy Compson 2014-09-05
Movie Veronica Mars Himself (uncredited) 2014-03-13
Movie Good People Tom Reed 2014-09-26
Movie The Interview Dave Skylark 2014-12-25
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren 2013-05-20
Movie Spring Breakers Alien 2013-01-24
Movie This Is the End James Franco 2013-06-12
Movie Oz: The Great and Powerful Oz 2013-03-07
Movie Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013-08-08
Movie Homefront Gator 2013-11-27
Movie Child of God Jerry 2013-07-27
Movie Third Person Rick 2013-09-09
Movie Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Himself 2013-09-02
Movie About Cherry Francis 2012-02-14
Movie The Letter Tyrone 2012-09-06
Movie The Green Hornet Danny Crystal Cleer 2011-01-12
Movie Sal Milton Katselas 2011-10-23
Movie Your Highness Fabious 2011-04-08
Movie The Broken Tower Hart Crane 2011-06-20
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie Saturday Night Himself 2010-05-02
Movie Date Night Taste 2010-04-08
Movie Shadows & Lies William Vincent 2010-04-25
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie Eat Pray Love David 2010-08-12
Movie Howl Allen Ginsberg 2010-08-26
Movie 127 Hours Aron Ralston 2010-11-05
Movie Love and Distrust Travis 2010-08-16
Movie SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas 2009-12-17
Movie Camille Silias 2008-04-13
Movie Pineapple Express Saul Silver 2008-08-06
Movie Milk Scott Smith 2008-11-26
Movie Nights in Rodanthe Mark Flanner 2008-09-26
Movie Finishing The Game Dean Silo 2007-01-21
Movie Interview Boyfriend on Phone (voice) 2007-01-20
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 Annapolis Jake Huard 2006-01-27
Movie The Wicker Man Bar Guy #1 2006-09-01
Movie Tristan & Isolde Tristan 2006-04-07
Movie Flyboys Blaine Rawlings 2006-09-22
Movie Grasshopper Travis 2006-10-09
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
Movie Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002-05-01
Movie Deuces Wild Tino 2002-05-03
Movie City By The Sea Joey 2002-09-06
Movie Mother Ghost Skateboarder guy 2002-08-08
Movie James Dean James Dean 2001-08-04
Movie Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell 2000-03-31
Movie Never Been Kissed Jason 1999-04-09
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 Live with Regis and Kathie Lee Unknown 1983-04-04