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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 35 wins & 60 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 Sausage Party (filming) (voice)
 2015 The Adderall Diaries (post-production)
Stephen Elliott
 2015 The Labyrinth (post-production) (voice)
 2014 Memoria (post-production)
Mr. Wyckoff
 2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine (completed)
Tomas Eldan
 2015 A Walk in Winter (Short)
Conrad
 2015 I Am Michael
Michael Glatze
 2015 Yosemite
Phil
 2014 Good People
Tom Wright
 2014 Obituaries (Short)
Felix Mitchum
 2014 Veronica Mars
James Franco (uncredited)
 2013 Palo Alto
Mr. B
 2012/IV The Letter
Tyrone
 2012 Maladies
James
 2012 Rebel Dabble Babble (Short)
Jim Stark / James Dean
 2011/II Rebel (Short)
 2011/I Sal
Milton Katselas
 2011 Na Nai'a: Legend of the Dolphins
Narrator (voice)
 2010 Masculinity & Me (Short)
 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 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 Mean People Suck (Short)
Casey
 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:

: Announced he will soon play the role of George in a Broadway revival of the classic John Steinbeck tragedy "Of Mice and Men". See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Interviews | 21 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 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:

His parents, Betsy Franco & Doug Franco, met at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. See more »

Trademark:

Tends to play characters with a troubled past or life See more »

Nickname:

Ted, Teddy

Star Sign:

Aries

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