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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 movie The Labyrinth
Latest Project:
Movie The Pretenders 2019-09-27
Known For
Poster of Milk
Poster of Knocked Up
Poster of Two of a Kind
Poster of Under Suspicion
Movie Kill the Czar 2021
Movie The Labyrinth Narrator (voice) 2021
Movie The Pretenders Maxwell 2019-09-27
Movie The Long Home Dallas Hardin 2019-08-01
Movie Zeroville Vikar 2019-09-19
Movie Don't Come Back from the Moon Roman Smalley 2019-01-18
Movie Mississippi Requiem 2018-05-17
Movie Kin Taylor Balik 2018-08-29
Movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones") 2018-11-09
Movie Future World Warlord 2018-05-25
Movie Prologue: Last Supper Branson 2017-02-22
Movie Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper Capt. Jacob Branson 2017-02-22
Movie High School Lover Rick Winters 2017-02-04
Movie The Institute Dr. Cairn 2017-03-03
Movie In Dubious Battle Mac McLeod 2017-02-17
Movie The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau 2017-03-12
Movie Actors Anonymous Jake Lamont 2017-03-05
Movie Blood Ride Billy 2017-10-22
Movie The Vault Ed Mass 2017-09-01
Series The Deuce Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino 2017-09-10
Movie The Mad Whale 2017-06-14
Movie Alien: Covenant Jacob Branson (uncredited) 2017-05-09
Movie 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Himself 2016-03-08
Movie Yosemite Phil 2016-01-01
Movie Memoria Mr. Wyckoff 2016-04-08
Series 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Why Him? Laird Mayhew 2016-12-22
Movie King Cobra Joe Kerekes 2016-10-21
Movie The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2016-04-15
Movie Sausage Party Druggie (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie Goat Mitch 2016-09-23
Movie Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Director 2016-06-18
Movie Burn Country Lindsay 2016-04-16
Movie Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas Eldan 2015-04-02
Movie True Story Christian Longo 2015-04-17
Movie The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2015-03-25
Movie Killing Animals Mr. Hurston 2015-06-01
Movie Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha Pasamonte 2015-01-07
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Celebration 2015-02-15
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie The Sound and the Fury Benjy Compson 2015-10-23
Movie Good People Tom Wright 2015-11-04
Movie The Night Before James 2015-11-20
Movie Wild Horses Ben Briggs 2015-06-05
Movie Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2015-09-03
Movie Richard Peter Johnson James Franco 2015-12-01
Movie Black Dog, Red Dog Leo 2015-07-23
Movie The Little Prince The Fox (voice) 2015-07-29
Movie Call Me Lucky Himself 2015-08-07
Movie Veronica Mars Himself (uncredited) 2014-03-13
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Movie Child of God Jerry 2014-04-28
Movie Obituaries Felix Mitchum 2014-06-13
Movie The Interview Dave Skylark 2014-12-25
Movie Palo Alto Mr. B 2014-05-09
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Good People Tom Reed 2014-09-26
Movie Maladies James 2013-02-09
Movie Spring Breakers Alien 2013-01-24
Movie Interior. Leather Bar. 2013-01-18
Movie Oz the Great and Powerful Oz 2013-03-07
Movie Homefront Gator 2013-11-12
Movie As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren 2013-10-09
Movie Sal Milton Katselas 2013-11-01
Movie This Is the End Himself 2013-06-12
Movie Third Person Rick 2013-09-09
Movie A Fuller Life Himself - Reader (segment "Copy Boy") 2013-08-28
Movie Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013-08-08
Movie Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present Himself 2012-01-01
Movie About Cherry Francis 2012-02-14
Movie The Color of Time C.K. Williams (age 40) 2012-11-16
Movie The Iceman Marty Freeman 2012-09-01
Movie The Letter Tyrone 2012-09-06
Movie The Broken Tower Hart Crane 2012-04-27
Movie The Green Hornet Danny Crystal Cleer 2011-01-12
Movie Eames: The Architect and the Painter Narrator 2011-11-18
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie Your Highness Fabious 2011-04-08
Movie Shadows & Lies William Vincent 2010-04-25
Movie Date Night Taste 2010-04-08
Movie Saturday Night Himself 2010-05-02
Movie Howl Allen Ginsberg 2010-08-26
Movie 127 Hours Aron Ralston 2010-11-05
Movie With Great Power: The STAN Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie 14 Actors Acting Himself 2010-12-08
Movie Love and Distrust Travis 2010-08-16
Series Mary Stayed Out All Night David 2010-11-08
Movie Erased James Franco Himself 2009-04-05
Movie Camille Silias 2008-04-13
Movie Good Time Max Max 2008-10-28
Movie Nights in Rodanthe Mark Flanner 2008-09-26
Movie Milk Scott Smith 2008-11-05
Movie In the Valley of Elah Sergeant Carnelli 2007-08-31
Movie The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis Justin Bobby 2007-01-01
Movie Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Unsuspecting Husband 2007-01-01
Movie Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Dean Silo 2007-01-21
Movie Interview Boyfriend on Phone (voice) 2007-07-13
Movie An American Crime Andy 2007-07-27
Movie Knocked Up Himself (uncredited) 2007-06-01
Movie Annapolis Jake Huard 2006-01-27
Movie The Wicker Man Bar Guy #1 2006-09-01
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Flyboys Blaine Rawlings 2006-09-22
Movie Tristan & Isolde Tristan 2006-04-07
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie The Ape Harry Walker 2005-06-18
Series The Tony Danza Show 2004-09-13
Movie Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn 2004-06-25
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie The Company Josh 2003-09-10
Movie Blind Spot Danny 2003-06-15
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 Sonny Sonny 2002-10-26
Movie Mean People Suck Casey 2001-01-01
Movie Some Body Apartment Guy #3 2001-01-19
Movie Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell 2000-03-31
Movie Never Been Kissed Jason 1999-04-09
Series ECW on TNN Himself 1999-08-27
Series Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario 1999-09-25
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Two of a Kind James Dean 1998-09-25
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Journey to the West Captain Prince 1996-11-18
Series Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Series Under Suspicion Saul Silver 1994-09-16
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 The Ghosts of Motley Hall Harry Osborn / New Goblin 1976-04-28
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Accidental Family Unknown 1967-09-15
Series General Hospital Unknown 1963-04-01