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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:
134
First Appeared:
In the movie The Labyrinth
Latest Project:
Movie Actors Anonymous 2019
Known For
Poster of Public Enemies
Poster of Spider-Man 3
Poster of Spider-Man 2
Poster of Spider-Man
Filmography
Movie The Long Home Dallas Hardin 2019
Movie Kill the Czar 2019
Movie The Mad Whale 2019
Movie The Labyrinth Narrator (voice) 2019
Movie Actors Anonymous Jake Lamont 2019
Movie Pretenders Maxwell 2019
Movie Zeroville Vikar 2019
Movie Kin 2018-09-13
Movie Future World Warlord 2018-05-25
Movie Mississippi Requiem 2018-05-17
Movie Stürmische Ernte - In Dubious Battle Mac McLeod 2017-02-17
Movie Last Supper Capt. Jacob Branson 2017-02-22
Movie The Institute Dr. Cairn 2017-03-03
Movie Blood Ride Billy 2017-10-22
Movie The Safe - Niemand wird verschont Ed Mass 2017-10-27
Movie Don't Come Back from the Moon Roman Smalley 2017-06-20
Series The Deuce Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino 2017-09-10
Movie Alien: Covenant Jacob Branson (uncredited) 2017-05-09
Movie Black Dog, Red Dog Leo 2017-04-05
Movie The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau / "Johnny" 2017-03-12
Series 11.22.63 – Der Anschlag Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Goat Mitch 2016-02-12
Movie Yosemite Phil 2016-01-01
Movie 11.22.63 – Der Anschlag Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Director 2016-06-18
Movie The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2016-07-16
Movie King Cobra Joe Kerekes 2016-12-01
Movie Why Him? Laird Mayhew 2016-12-22
Movie The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Himself 2016-03-08
Movie Sausage Party – Es geht um die Wurst Druggie (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie Memoria Mr. Wyckoff 2016-04-08
Movie Burn Country - Fremd im eigenen Land Lindsay 2016-04-16
Movie The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2016-04-15
Movie Obituaries Felix Mitchum 2016-06-13
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Celebration 2015-02-15
Movie I Am Michael Michael Glatze 2015-01-29
Movie Don Quijote von der Mancha Pasamonte 2015-01-07
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Wild Horses Ben Briggs 2015-06-05
Movie The Sound & the Fury Benjy Compson 2015-10-23
Movie Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas Eldan 2015-04-02
Movie Die Highligen drei Könige James 2015-11-20
Movie Richard Peter Johnson James Franco 2015-12-01
Movie Königin der Wüste Henry Cadogan 2015-09-03
Movie Call Me Lucky Himself 2015-08-07
Movie True Story - Spiel um Macht Christian Longo 2015-04-17
Movie Killing Animals Mr. Hurston 2015-06-01
Movie Der kleine Prinz The Fox (voice) 2015-07-29
Movie Homefront Gator 2014-01-23
Movie Veronica Mars Himself (uncredited) 2014-03-13
Movie National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men George 2014-11-06
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie The Interview Dave Skylark 2014-12-25
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself 2014-02-17
Movie Good People Tom Reed 2014-09-26
Movie Palo Alto Mr. B 2014-05-09
Movie Child of God Jerry 2014-04-28
Movie Interior. Leather Bar. 2013-01-18
Movie Spring Breakers Alien 2013-01-24
Movie Dritte Person Rick 2013-09-09
Movie Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Himself 2013-09-02
Movie As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren 2013-10-09
Movie Sal Milton Katselas 2013-11-01
Movie A Fuller Life Himself - Reader (segment "Copy Boy") 2013-08-28
Movie Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013-08-08
Movie Die fantastische Welt von Oz Oz 2013-03-07
Movie Das ist das Ende Himself 2013-06-12
Movie Maladies James 2013-02-09
Movie Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present Himself 2012-01-01
Movie The Broken Tower Hart Crane 2012-04-27
Movie The Color of Time C.K. Williams (age 40) 2012-11-16
Movie The Letter Tyrone 2012-09-06
Series Public Enemies Aron Ralston 2012-01-04
Movie The Great Raid Captain Prince 2012-07-05
Movie Cherry - Wanna Play? Francis 2012-02-14
Movie The Iceman Marty Freeman 2012-09-01
Movie Eames: The Architect & The Painter Voice 2011-11-18
Movie Planet der Affen - Prevolution Will Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie Your Highness Fabious 2011-04-08
Movie The Green Hornet Danny Crystal Cleer 2011-01-12
Movie Date Night - Gangster für eine Nacht Taste 2010-04-08
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Himself 2010-07-24
Movie Liebe, oder lieber doch nicht Travis 2010-08-16
Movie Howl Allen Ginsberg 2010-08-26
Series 매리는 외박중 David 2010-11-08
Movie Saturday Night Himself 2010-05-02
Movie Schatten & Lügen William Vincent 2010-04-25
Movie Erased James Franco Himself 2009-04-05
Movie Brother Apocalypse Max 2008-10-28
Movie Camille - Die Geschichte einer unglaublichen Liebe Silias 2008-04-13
Movie Das Lächeln der Sterne Mark Flanner 2008-09-26
Movie Beim ersten Mal Himself (uncredited) 2007-06-01
Movie The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis Justin Bobby 2007-01-01
Movie An American Crime Andy 2007-07-27
Movie Interview Boyfriend on Phone (voice) 2007-01-20
Movie Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Dean Silo 2007-01-21
Movie Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn / New Goblin 2007-05-01
Movie Im Tal von Elah Sergeant Carnelli 2007-08-31
Movie Annapolis - Kampf um Anerkennung Jake Huard 2006-01-27
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Flyboys - Helden der Lüfte Blaine Rawlings 2006-09-22
Movie Wicker Man - Ritual des Bösen Bar Guy #1 2006-09-01
Movie Tristan & Isolde Tristan 2006-04-07
Movie Liebe braucht keine Ferien Himself 2006-12-08
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie The Ape - Auf diesem Planeten laust dich der Affe ... Harry Walker 2005-06-18
Movie Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn 2004-06-25
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Blind Spot Danny 2003-06-15
Movie The Company - Das Ensemble Josh 2003-09-10
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Sonny Sonny 2002-10-26
Movie City By The Sea Joey 2002-09-06
Movie Mother Ghost Skateboarder guy 2002-08-08
Movie You Always Stalk the Ones You Love 2002-07-07
Movie Wild Boyz Tino 2002-05-03
Movie Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002-05-01
Movie Mean People Suck Casey 2001-01-01
Movie James Dean: Ein Leben auf der Überholspur James Dean 2001-08-04
Movie Some Body Apartment Guy #3 2001-01-19
Movie Hoffnungslos verliebt Chris Campbell 2000-03-31
Series Voll daneben, voll im Leben Daniel Desario 1999-09-25
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Movie Ungeküsst Jason 1999-04-09
Series Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Under Suspicion Saul Silver 1994-09-16
Series Akte X - Die unheimlichen Fälle des FBI 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 Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Accidental Family Derek 1967-09-15
Series Love Is a Many Splendored Thing Scott Smith 1967-09-18
Series General Hospital Franco 1963-04-01