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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 Kill the Czar
Latest Project:
Movie Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin 2023-06-30
Known For
Poster of Richard Peter Johnson
Poster of Playtime
Poster of You Always Stalk the Ones You Love
Poster of Some Body
Movie The Long Home Dallas Hardin 2024
Movie Kill the Czar 2024
Movie Naya Legend of the Golden Dolphin Finn (voice) 2023-06-30
Movie Revenge Ride Billy 2020-06-05
Movie Don't Come Back from the Moon Roman Smalley 2019-01-18
Movie Zeroville Vikar 2019-09-19
Movie Arctic Dogs Lemmy (voice) 2019-11-01
Movie Pretenders Maxwell 2019-09-27
Movie Mississippi Requiem 2018-05-17
Movie Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary Himself 2018-08-02
Movie Future World Warlord 2018-05-25
Movie Kin Taylor Balik 2018-08-29
Movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones") 2018-11-09
Movie The Institute Dr. Cairn 2017-03-03
Movie Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper Capt. Jacob Branson 2017-02-22
Movie High School Lover Rick Winters 2017-02-04
Movie The Labyrinth Narrator (voice) 2017-01-01
Movie Actors Anonymous Jake Lamont 2017-03-05
Movie Blood Heist Farmer Simon 2017-07-28
Movie The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau 2017-03-12
Movie The Show Male Host 2017-09-21
Movie The Vault Ed Mass 2017-09-01
Series The Deuce Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino 2017-09-10
Movie Alien: Covenant Jacob Branson (uncredited) 2017-05-09
Movie The Mad Whale 2017-06-14
Movie Memoria Mr. Wyckoff 2016-04-08
Movie The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Self 2016-03-08
Series Angie Tribeca Sgt. Eddie Pepper 2016-01-17
Movie The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2016-04-15
Series 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Yosemite Phil 2016-01-01
Movie Why Him? Laird Mayhew 2016-12-22
Movie King Cobra Joe Kerekes 2016-10-21
Movie Burn Country Lindsay 2016-04-16
Movie Goat Mitch 2016-09-23
Movie In Dubious Battle Mac McLeod 2016-10-08
Movie Sausage Party Druggie (voice) 2016-07-11
Movie The Caged Pillows David D-R+ 2016-06-03
Movie Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Director 2016-06-18
Movie True Story Christian Longo 2015-04-17
Movie Killing Animals Mr. Hurston 2015-06-01
Movie The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2015-03-25
Movie Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas Eldan 2015-02-10
Movie Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha Pasamonte 2015-01-07
Movie Wild Horses Ben Briggs 2015-06-05
Series Hot Ones Himself 2015-03-12
Movie I Am Michael Michael Glatze 2015-01-29
Movie Richard Peter Johnson James Franco 2015-12-01
Movie The Night Before Himself 2015-11-20
Movie Black Dog, Red Dog Leo 2015-07-23
Movie The Sound and the Fury Benjy Compson 2015-10-23
Movie A Walk in Winter Conrad 2015-11-10
Movie Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2015-09-03
Series Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter Himself 2015-08-02
Movie Call Me Lucky Self 2015-08-07
Movie The Little Prince The Fox (voice) 2015-07-29
Movie Child of God Jerry 2014-04-28
Series Deadbeat Johnny 2014-04-09
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Himself 2014-02-17
Movie Behind the Scenes of Palo Alto Himself 2014-05-28
Movie Veronica Mars Himself (uncredited) 2014-03-13
Movie Obituaries Felix Mitchum 2014-06-13
Movie Lennon or McCartney Self (archive footage) 2014-12-12
Movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman (archive footage) (uncredited) 2014-06-26
Movie Future Relic 02 The Searcher 2014-11-28
Movie The Interview Dave Skylark 2014-12-25
Movie National Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men George 2014-11-06
Movie Good People Tom Reed 2014-08-12
Movie A Fuller Life Self - Reader (segment "Copy Boy") 2013-08-28
Movie Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Self 2013-09-02
Movie Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013-08-08
Movie What Is Cinema? Self 2013-09-06
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 Palo Alto Mr. B 2013-12-29
Movie Homefront Morgan 'Gator' Bodine 2013-11-12
Movie Third Person Rick 2013-09-09
Movie Playtime The Art Dealer 2013-11-07
Movie Sal Milton Katselas 2013-11-01
Movie Mademoiselle C Self 2013-09-11
Movie Interior. Leather Bar. Self 2013-10-02
Movie As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren 2013-10-09
Movie About Cherry Francis 2012-02-14
Movie The Broken Tower Hart Crane 2012-04-27
Movie Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present Self 2012-06-13
Series The Mindy Project Paul Leotard 2012-09-25
Movie The Color of Time C.K. Williams (age 40) 2012-11-16
Movie The Iceman Marty Freeman 2012-09-01
Movie Maladies James 2012-06-29
Movie The Letter Tyrone 2012-09-06
Movie The Green Hornet Danny Crystal Cleer (uncredited) 2011-01-12
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011-08-03
Movie Eames: The Architect and the Painter Narrator 2011-11-18
Movie Your Highness Fabious 2011-04-08
Movie Saturday Night Self 2010-05-02
Movie Shadows & Lies William Vincent 2010-04-25
Movie Date Night Taste 2010-04-08
Movie Masculinity & Me 2010-06-23
Movie 14 Actors Acting Himself 2010-12-08
Movie 127 Hours Aron Ralston 2010-11-12
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Self 2010-07-24
Movie Love and Distrust Travis (Segment 3: Grasshopper) 2010-08-16
Movie Eat Pray Love David 2010-08-12
Movie Howl Allen Ginsberg 2010-08-26
Movie Erased James Franco Himself 2009-04-05
Movie Camille Silias 2008-04-13
Movie Nights in Rodanthe Mark Flanner (uncredited) 2008-09-26
Movie Pineapple Express Saul Silver 2008-08-06
Movie Milk Scott Smith 2008-11-05
Movie Good Time Max Max 2008-10-28
Movie Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Dean Silo 2007-01-21
Movie Killers Kill, Dead Men Die The Unsuspecting Husband 2007-03-13
Movie The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis Justin Bobby 2007-01-01
Movie In the Valley of Elah Sergeant Carnelli 2007-08-31
Movie Spider-Man 3 New Goblin / Harry Osborn 2007-05-01
Movie An American Crime Andy 2007-07-27
Movie Knocked Up Himself (uncredited) 2007-06-01
Movie Interview Boyfriend on Phone (voice) 2007-07-13
Movie Tristan & Isolde Tristan 2006-04-07
Movie Annapolis Jake Huard 2006-01-27
Movie The Wicker Man Bar Guy #1 2006-08-31
Movie Grasshopper Travis 2006-10-09
Movie The Holiday James Franco (uncredited) 2006-12-08
Movie The Dead Girl Derek 2006-11-07
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Flyboys Blaine Rawlings 2006-09-22
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
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
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Movie Blind Spot Danny 2003-06-15
Movie The Company Josh 2003-12-25
Movie Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002-05-01
Movie Behind the Ultimate Spin: The Making of 'Spider-Man' Himself 2002-04-20
Movie Deuces Wild Tino 2002-05-03
Movie You Always Stalk the Ones You Love 2002-07-07
Movie City by the Sea Joey 2002-09-06
Movie The Car Kid 2002-05-11
Movie Mother Ghost Skateboarder guy 2002-08-08
Movie Sonny Sonny 2002-10-26
Movie Mean People Suck Casey 2001-01-01
Movie James Dean James Dean 2001-08-04
Movie Some Body Apartment Guy #3 2001-01-19
Movie Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell 2000-03-31
Movie At Any Cost Mike 2000-08-16
Movie To Serve and Protect Matt Carr 1999-02-14
Movie Never Been Kissed Jason 1999-04-09
Series Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario 1999-09-25
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-01
Series Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Series Pacific Blue Brian 1996-03-02
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series LIVE with Kelly and Mark Unknown 1988-09-05
Series Saturday Night Live Himself - Host 1975-10-11