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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
 2015 Killing Animals (post-production)
Mr. Hurston
 2015 The Labyrinth (post-production)
Narrator (voice)
 2015 Zeroville (post-production)
Vikar
  The Fixer (filming)
Lindsay
 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
Phil
 2015 Black Dog, Red Dog
Leo
 2015 Memoria
Mr. Wyckoff
 2014 Good People
Tom Wright
 2014 Veronica Mars
James Franco (uncredited)
 2013 Palo Alto
Mr. B
 2012/IV The Letter
Tyrone
 2012 Maladies
James
 2011/I Sal
Milton Katselas
 2010 Shadows & Lies
William Vincent
 2010 Date Night
Taste
 2008/I Milk
Scott Smith
 2008 Nights in Rodanthe
Mark Flanner (uncredited)
 2008/I Camille
Silias
 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
Brent
 2005 The Ape
Harry Walker
 2003 The Company
Josh
 2002 Sonny
Sonny
 2002 Blind Spot
Danny
 2002 Mother Ghost
Skateboarder guy
 2002 Deuces Wild
Tino
 2001 Some Body
Apartment Guy 3 (uncredited)
 2000 If Tomorrow Comes
Devin
 1999 Never Been Kissed
Jason (as James Edward Franco)
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Other Works:

"Palo Alto", short story collection published. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 22 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 10 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 using the videos trapped hiker Aron Ralston had made, in order to portray him in 127 Hours (2010)] He's not an actor giving a Shakespeare death soliloquy. He didn't want to lose himself because that would make it harder for his mother to watch. I knew that if I captured that, somehow, it would feel very authentic and powerful. See more »

Trivia:

While a guest on her NPR program "Fresh Air", Franco told interviewer Terry Gross that when he went back to UCLA to finish his undergraduate degree in creative writing, he was worried that his classmates and professors might think of him as "sliding by" because of his acting career, so he took a lot of extra courses to make sure they knew he was serious. He told Gross that the cap on the number ... See more »

Trademark:

Often plays real life characters See more »

Nickname:

Ted, Teddy

Star Sign:

Aries

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