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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, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted. Growing ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 38 wins & 71 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Sausage Party (post-production) (voice)
 2016/I Actors Anonymous (completed)
Jake Lamont
 2016 In Dubious Battle (post-production)
Mac McLeod
 2016 Zeroville (completed)
 2015 Killing Animals (post-production)
Mr. Hurston
 2015 The Labyrinth (post-production)
Narrator (voice)
  The Fixer (filming)
 2015 The Little Prince
The Fox (voice)
 2015 The Adderall Diaries
Stephen Elliott
 2015 Wild Horses
Ben Briggs
 2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine
Tomas Eldan
 2015 Queen of the Desert
Henry Cadogan
 2015 Yosemite
 2015 Black Dog, Red Dog
 2015 Memoria
Mr. Wyckoff
 2014 Good People
Tom Wright
 2014 Veronica Mars
James Franco (uncredited)
 2013 Palo Alto
Mr. B
 2012/IV The Letter
 2012 Maladies
 2011/I Sal
Milton Katselas
 2010 Shadows & Lies
William Vincent
 2010 Date Night
 2008/I Milk
Scott Smith
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe
Mark Flanner (uncredited)
 2008/I Camille
 2007 In the Valley of Elah
Sgt. Dan Carnelli
 2007 Knocked Up
Sol (uncredited)
 2007/I Interview
Boyfriend on Phone (voice)
 2006 The Wicker Man
Bar Guy #1
 2005 Fool's Gold
 2005 The Ape
Harry Walker
 2003 The Company
 2002 Sonny
 2002 Blind Spot
 2002 Mother Ghost
Skateboarder guy
 2002 Deuces Wild
 2001 Some Body
Apartment Guy 3 (uncredited)
 2000 If Tomorrow Comes
 1999 Never Been Kissed
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4 Interviews | 22 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 10 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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James Edward Franco


5' 11" (1.8 m)

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[on the moment that his successful film career failed to meet his artistic expectations] I remember getting ready to do the third 'Spiderman', just thinking, I don't know if I can take it again. If I can take all the work that doesn't seem to have a payoff that is equal to the effort.

As soon as I started branching out and pursuing my other interests I could say, 'OK... it's a place where more ... See more »


His favorite film is My Own Private Idaho (1991). See more »


Often plays real life characters See more »


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