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James Franco


Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Doug Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent. Growing up with his two younger brothers, James graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996 and went on to ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 23 wins & 45 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 The Fixer (pre-production)
Lindsay
 2015 The Little Prince (filming) (voice)
 2015 Sausage Party (filming) (voice)
 2014/II The Interview (post-production)
David Skylark
 2014 Memoria (post-production)
Mr. Wyckoff
 2014/I The Labyrinth (post-production) (voice)
 2014 Yosemite (post-production)
Phil
 2014 Good People (completed)
Tom Reed
 2014 Veronica Mars
James Franco (uncredited)
 2013 Third Person
Rick
 2013 Child of God
Jerry
 2013 Palo Alto
Mr. B
 2012 Maladies
James
 2012/IV The Letter
Tyrone
 2012 The Iceman
Marty Freeman
 2012 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit (TV Series)
James
- James Franco Is Preggers (2012) ... James
 2012 Rebel Dabble Babble
Jim Stark / James Dean
 2012 About Cherry
Frances
 2009-2012 General Hospital (TV Series)
Franco
- Episode #1.12473 (2012) ... Franco
- Episode #1.12472 (2012) ... Franco
- Episode #1.12443 (2011) ... Franco
- Episode #1.12429 (2011) ... Franco
- Episode #1.12428 (2011) ... Franco
 2011/II Rebel (Short)
 2011/I Sal
Milton Katselas
 2011 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Frank Jameso / Himself - Guest
- James Franco (2011) ... Frank Jameso / Himself - Guest
 2010 Love & Distrust (Video)
Travis (segment: "Grasshopper" by Eric Kmetz)
 2010 Masculinity & Me (Short)
 2010 Shadows & Lies
William Vincent
 2010 Date Night
Taste
 2010 30 Rock (TV Series)
James Franco
 2008/I Milk
Scott Smith
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe
Mark Flanner (uncredited)
 2008/I Camille
Silias
 2007 Spider-Man 3 (Video Game)
Harry Osborn / New Goblin (voice)
 2007 Knocked Up
Sol (uncredited)
 2007/I Interview
Boyfriend on Phone (voice)
 2006 Grasshopper (Short)
Travis
 2006 The Wicker Man
Bar Guy #1
 2005 Fool's Gold
Brent
 2005 The Ape
Harry Walker
 2003 The Company
Josh
 2002 Sonny
Sonny
 2002 Blind Spot
Danny
 2002 Mother Ghost
Skateboarder guy
 2002 The Car Kid (Short)
 2002 Deuces Wild
Tino
 2001 James Dean (TV Movie)
James Dean
 2001 Mean People Suck (Short)
Casey
 2001 Some Body
Apartment Guy 3 (uncredited)
 2001 The X-Files (TV Series)
Officer #2
- Surekill (2001) ... Officer #2
 2000 If Tomorrow Comes
Devin
 2000 At Any Cost (TV Movie)
Mike
 1999 Never Been Kissed
Jason (as James Edward Franco)
 1999 Profiler (TV Series)
Stevie
- Three Carat Crisis (1999) ... Stevie
 1999 To Serve and Protect (TV Mini-Series)
Matt Carr
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... Matt Carr
- Episode #1.1 (1999) ... Matt Carr
 1998 1973 (TV Movie)
Greg
 1997 Pacific Blue (TV Series)
Brian
- Matters of the Heart (1997) ... Brian
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Novel: "Actors Anonymous". New York: Little A/New Harvest. ISBN-10: 0544114531; ISBN-13: 9780544114531 See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 20 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 9 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

James Edward Franco

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on directing himself as an actor] I've done it many times before - it's something I've grown used to. As a director you're viewing everything from above or the outside. You just want to make sure all the pieces are working well together. I've acted in enough films that I can feel it from the inside, like okay, this is right... I actually don't like to do it. I enjoy directing other actors more. ... See more »

Trivia:

Was presented the 2,492nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame accompanied by his mother Betsy Franco, brother Dave Franco, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) director Sam Raimi and This Is the End (2013) co-star Seth Rogen (March 7, 2013). See more »

Trademark:

One sided smile See more »

Nickname:

Ted, Teddy

Star Sign:

Aries

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