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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 The Trap
Latest Project:
Series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 2018-12-31
Known For
Movie The Trap 2019
Series The Ballad of Buster Scruggs 2018-12-31
Series The Deuce Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino 2017-09-10
Movie The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau 2017-11-30
Movie Alien: Covenant Jacob Branson (uncredited) 2017-05-19
Movie Last Supper Capt. Jacob Branson 2017-02-22
Movie Goat Mitch 2016-09-23
Movie King Cobra Joe Kerekes 2016-04-16
Movie The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2016-04-15
Movie The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Himself 2016-03-08
Movie Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2016-03-01
Series 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Sausage Party Druggie (voice) 2016-08-12
Movie Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself 2015-02-15
Movie Le petit Prince The Fox (voice) 2015-07-29
Movie The Sound & the Fury Benjy Compson 2015-10-23
Movie True Story Christian Longo 2015-04-17
Movie Lennon or McCartney Himself (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Palo Alto Mr. B 2014-05-09
Movie Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Himself 2013-09-02
Movie Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013-08-09
Movie This Is the End James Franco 2013-06-12
Movie The Green Hornet Danny Crystal Cleer 2011-01-13
Movie Your Highness Fabious 2011-04-08
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011-08-04
Movie Date Night Taste 2010-04-08
Movie 127 Hours Aron Ralston 2010-11-05
Movie Saturday Night Himself 2010-05-02
Movie Howl Allen Ginsberg 2010-08-26
Movie Love and Distrust Travis 2010-11-02
Movie Nights in Rodanthe Mark Flanner 2008-09-26
Movie Pineapple Express Saul Silver 2008-08-06
Movie An American Crime Andy 2007-12-07
Movie Knocked Up Himself (uncredited) 2007-06-01
Movie Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn / New Goblin 2007-05-03
Movie Tristan & Isolde Tristan 2006-05-18
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 2004-06-30
Movie To Serve and Protect Matt Carr 2003-04-15
Movie Mother Ghost Skateboarder guy 2002-08-08
Movie Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002-05-03
Movie Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell 2000-03-31
Series Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario 1999-09-25
Movie Never Been Kissed Jason 1999-04-09