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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:
138
First Appeared:
In the movie Kin
Latest Project:
Movie Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad 2018-01-28
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

Killing Animals (2018)

Movie
as Mr. Hurston
10 1 votes

The Vault (2018)

Movie
as Ed Mass
10 1 votes

Kill the Czar (2018)

Movie
10 1 votes

Black Dog, Red Dog (2018)

Movie
as Leo
10 1 votes

Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (2018)

Animation
Movie
as (voice)

Future World (2018)

Science Fiction
Movie
10 1 votes

Mississippi Requiem (2018)

Movie
10 1 votes

Actors Anonymous (2018)

Drama
Movie
as Jake Lamont
10 1 votes

The Long Home (2018)

Drama
Movie
as Dallas Hardin
10 1 votes

Kin (2018)

Science Fiction Action
Movie
10 1 votes

Zeroville (2017)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Vikar

The Mad Whale (2017)

Movie

The Labyrinth (2017)

Movie
as Narrator (voice)

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Tommy Wiseau
9 4 votes

Alien: Covenant (2017)

Action Horror Science Fiction Thriller
Movie
as Jacob Branson

The Trap (2017)

Crime Horror Thriller
Movie

In Dubious Battle (2017)

Drama
Movie
as Mac McLeod
5.8 13 votes

The Institute (2017)

Thriller
Movie
as Dr. Cairn
3.4 9 votes

11.22.63 (2016)

Drama History Thriller
Movie
as Jake Epping
7.9 122 votes

Yosemite (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Phil
4.6 7 votes

11.22.63 (2016)

Drama Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Jake Epping
7.3 118 votes

King Cobra (2016)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Joe
5.9 59 votes

Sausage Party (2016)

Adventure Animation Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Druggie (voice)
5.8 1362 votes

Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? (2016)

Thriller
Movie
as Director
4.1 8 votes

The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards (2016)

Drama Comedy
Movie
as Conrad

Goat (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Mitch
5.1 27 votes

Why Him? (2016)

Comedy
Movie
as Laird Mayhew
6.4 397 votes

Obituaries (2016)

Drama
Movie
as Felix Mitchum

The Caged Pillows (2016)

Animation Science Fiction Drama
Movie
as David D-R+
8 1 votes

A Walk in Winter (2016)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Conrad

Memoria (2016)

Movie
as Mr. Wyckoff
5.6 8 votes

Burn Country (2016)

Drama Thriller War
Movie
as Lindsay
5.7 9 votes

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

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
1 1 votes

I Am Michael (2015)

Drama
Movie
as Michael Glatze
5.7 7 votes

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

Family Adventure Drama
Movie
as Pasamonte
6 2 votes

The Little Prince (2015)

Adventure Animation Fantasy
Movie
as The Fox (voice)
7.5 538 votes

Call Me Lucky (2015)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
7.3 17 votes

Queen of the Desert (2015)

Drama History
Movie
as Henry Cadogan
6 40 votes

The Night Before (2015)

Comedy
Movie
as James
6.1 448 votes

Wild Horses (2015)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Ben Briggs
4.2 21 votes

True Story (2015)

Crime Drama Mystery
Movie
as Christian Longo
6 412 votes

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015)

Drama
Movie
as Tomas Eldan
5 62 votes

The Adderall Diaries (2015)

Action Drama Thriller
Movie
as Stephen Elliott
4.9 32 votes

Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (2015)

Comedy TV Movie
Movie
as Himself
7.3 21 votes

Richard Peter Johnson (2015)

Comedy
Movie
as James Franco

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014)

Comedy Talk
Series
as Himself
5.3 30 votes

National Theater Live: Of Mice and Men (2014)

Drama
Movie
as George
8 2 votes

Future Relic 02 (2014)

Science Fiction
Movie
as The Searcher

Lennon or McCartney (2014)

Documentary Music
Movie
as Himself (archive footage)
8 3 votes

The Interview (2014)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Dave Skylark
6.1 1873 votes

Good People (2014)

Thriller Crime Action
Movie
as Tom Reed
5.2 156 votes

The Sound And The Fury (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Benjy Compson
4.4 4 votes

Veronica Mars (2014)

Comedy Drama Crime
Movie
as Himself (uncredited)
6.3 388 votes

Deadbeat (2014)

Comedy Fantasy
Series
as Johnny
6.3 16 votes

Palo Alto (2014)

Drama
Movie
as Mr. B
6.4 279 votes

Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)

Drama
Movie
5.3 15 votes

As I Lay Dying (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Darl Bundren
6.1 19 votes

Lovelace (2013)

Drama
Movie
as Hugh Hefner
5.9 193 votes

Child of God (2013)

Crime Drama Thriller
Movie
as Jerry
5.3 31 votes

A Fuller Life (2013)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself - Reader (segment "Copy Boy")
7 2 votes

Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013)

Comedy
Movie
as Himself
7.2 26 votes

Homefront (2013)

Action Thriller
Movie
as Gator
6.3 725 votes

Third Person (2013)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Rick
5.7 169 votes

This Is the End (2013)

Action Comedy
Movie
as James Franco
6.3 1935 votes

Oz: The Great and Powerful (2013)

Fantasy Adventure Family
Movie
as Oz
5.7 3098 votes

Spring Breakers (2013)

Drama Crime
Movie
as Alien
5 1177 votes

Maladies (2013)

Drama
Movie
as James
5.7 5 votes

The Mindy Project (2012)

Comedy
Series
as Paul Leotard
5.5 43 votes

The Color of Time (2012)

Drama Romance
Movie
as C.K. Williams (age 40)
4.5 6 votes

The Iceman (2012)

Thriller Crime Drama
Movie
as Marty Freeman
6.4 299 votes

About Cherry (2012)

Drama
Movie
as Francis
4.3 78 votes

The Letter (2012)

Drama
Movie
as Tyrone
4.3 5 votes

The Green Hornet (2011)

Action Crime Comedy
Movie
as Danny Crystal Cleer
5.5 1027 votes

Your Highness (2011)

Action Adventure Comedy Fantasy
Movie
as Fabious
5.2 401 votes

Sal (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as Milton Katselas
5 1 votes

Eames: The Architect & The Painter (2011)

Documentary
Movie
as Voice
6.9 14 votes

The Broken Tower (2011)

Drama
Movie
as Hart Crane
6 7 votes

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Thriller Action Drama Science Fiction
Movie
as Will Rodman
7 3027 votes

127 Hours (2010)

Adventure Drama Thriller
Movie
as Aron Ralston
6.9 2041 votes

With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)

Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6.2 5 votes

Love and Distrust (2010)

Drama Romance Foreign
Movie
as Travis
4.8 7 votes

Eat Pray Love (2010)

Drama
Movie
as David
5.7 478 votes

Saturday Night (2010)

Comedy Documentary
Movie
as Himself
6 3 votes

Masculinity & Me (2010)

Movie

Shadows & Lies (2010)

Drama Action Romance
Movie
as William Vincent
5.3 5 votes

Date Night (2010)

Comedy
Movie
as Taste
5.9 943 votes

Howl (2010)

Drama
Movie
as Allen Ginsberg
6.7 53 votes

Erased James Franco (2009)

Movie
as Himself

SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas (2009)

Movie
8 1 votes

Pineapple Express (2008)

Action Comedy
Movie
as Saul Silver
6.6 927 votes

Milk (2008)

History Drama
Movie
as Scott Smith
7.1 477 votes

Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

Drama Romance
Movie
as Mark Flanner
5.8 116 votes

Camille (2008)

Comedy Drama Romance
Movie
as Silias
5.9 31 votes

Knocked Up (2007)

Comedy Romance Drama
Movie
as Himself (uncredited)
6.1 976 votes

An American Crime (2007)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Andy
7.1 106 votes

In the Valley of Elah (2007)

History Drama Thriller Crime Mystery
Movie
as Sergeant Carnelli
6.5 189 votes

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Fantasy Action Adventure
Movie
as Harry Osborn / New Goblin
5.8 2525 votes

Finishing The Game (2007)

Comedy
Movie
as Dean Silo
4.7 7 votes

Good Time Max (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Max
6.4 7 votes

Interview (2007)

Drama
Movie
as Boyfriend on Phone (voice)
6.2 31 votes

The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis (2007)

Movie
as Justin Bobby
5.3 2 votes

The Dead Girl (2006)

Crime Drama Mystery Thriller
Movie
as Derek
6.4 52 votes

The Wicker Man (2006)

Mystery Thriller Horror
Movie
as Bar Guy #1
3.9 268 votes

Flyboys (2006)

Action Adventure Drama History Romance War
Movie
as Blaine Rawlings
6.2 217 votes

Grasshopper (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Travis
6 1 votes

30 Rock (2006)

Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.7 129 votes

Tristan & Isolde (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Tristan
6.4 171 votes

Annapolis (2006)

Drama
Movie
as Jake Huard
5.8 72 votes

The Ape (2005)

Drama Horror Comedy Thriller Foreign
Movie
as Harry Walker
4.2 3 votes

The Great Raid (2005)

Action History War
Movie
as Captain Prince
6.7 77 votes

The Colbert Report (2005)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
6.9 50 votes

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Action Adventure Fantasy
Movie
as Harry Osborn
6.5 3237 votes

The Tony Danza Show (2004)

Talk
Series
as Unknown

Blind Spot (2003)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Danny

Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
4.9 13 votes

The Company (2003)

Drama Thriller
Movie
as Josh
5.8 17 votes

City By The Sea (2002)

Drama Thriller Mystery
Movie
as Joey
5.8 73 votes

You Always Stalk the Ones You Love (2002)

Drama Comedy
Movie

Sonny (2002)

Crime Drama
Movie
as Sonny
5 13 votes

Deuces Wild (2002)

Action Crime Drama Romance
Movie
as Tino
5.5 27 votes

Spider-Man (2002)

Fantasy Action
Movie
as Harry Osborn
6.7 3826 votes

The Car Kid (2002)

Movie

Mother Ghost (2002)

Comedy Drama
Movie
as Skateboarder guy
10 1 votes

Mean People Suck (2001)

Movie
as Casey

James Dean (2001)

Drama
Movie
as James Dean
6.7 23 votes

Some Body (2001)

Drama
Movie
as Apartment Guy #3
8 1 votes

Whatever It Takes (2000)

Drama Comedy Romance
Movie
as Chris Campbell
5 31 votes

At Any Cost (2000)

Drama
Movie
as Mike

The Early Show (1999)

News
Series
as Unknown

Freaks and Geeks (1999)

Comedy Drama
Series
as Daniel Desario
8.3 123 votes

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Romance Comedy Drama
Movie
as Jason
5.7 266 votes

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (1996)

News Comedy
Series
as Unknown
7.2 76 votes

Profiler (1996)

Drama
Series
as Unknown
6.6 12 votes

The X-Files (1993)

Drama Mystery Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Series
as Unknown
8 416 votes

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992)

Talk Comedy
Series
as Unknown
5.5 21 votes

Live with Regis and Kathie Lee (1983)

Series
as Unknown
4.9 4 votes

Saturday Night Live (1975)

Comedy Music
Series
as Unknown
6.3 79 votes

General Hospital (1963)

Crime Drama Soap
Series
as Franco
6.7 28 votes