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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 is Betsy Franco and his father is Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco who ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted. Growing up with his two younger brothers, Dave Franco, ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 33 wins & 91 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

127 Hours
127 Hours Aron Ralston
(2010)
Spider-Man
Spider-Man Harry Osborn
(2002)
This Is the End
This Is the End James Franco
(2013)
Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn
(2004)

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 2018 Arctic Justice (filming)
Lemmy (voice)
 2018 Next Gen (filming)
7723 (voice)
 2018 The Pretenders (post-production)
Maxwell
 2017 Blood Ride (post-production)
Billy
 2017 The Long Home (post-production)
Dallas Hardin
 2017 The Vault (completed)
Ed Maas
 2017/II Kin (post-production)
 2017 Blood Surf
Metalhead Troy
 2017/II Blood Heist
Farmer Simon
 2017 Don't Come Back from the Moon
Roman Smalley
 2017 Alien: Covenant
Branson (uncredited)
 2017 Actors Anonymous
Jake Lamont
 2017 The Institute
Dr. Cairn
 2017 High School Lover
Rick Winters
 2016 In Dubious Battle
Mac
 2016 Burn Country
Lindsay
 2016 King Cobra
Joe
 2016 Sausage Party
Druggie (voice)
 2016 Goat
Mitch
 2015/II The Night Before
James Franco
 2015/I Memoria
Mr. Wyckoff
 2015 Black Dog, Red Dog
Leo
 2015/I The Little Prince
The Fox (voice)
 2015 The Adderall Diaries
Stephen Elliott
 2015 Wild Horses
Ben Briggs
 2015 Yosemite
Phil
 2015 The Labyrinth
Narrator (voice)
 2014 Of Mice and Men
George Milton
 2014 Good People
Tom Wright
 2014 Veronica Mars
James Franco (uncredited)
 2013/IV Playtime
The Art Dealer
 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 Holiday
James Franco (uncredited)
 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 Mother Ghost
Skateboarder Guy
 2002 Blind Spot
Danny
 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:

TV commercial and print ads for Gucci by Gucci mens fragrance. See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Interviews | 23 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 32 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

James Edward Franco

Height:

5' 11" (1.8 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Observation while making a documentary about the porn industry] When I was young, I got a video camera and my girlfriend and I decided to film ourselves and watched it back and said, 'Yeah, well, let's never watch that again'. Those performers in pornos, they are great performers. They're not just doing it. They're selling it to an audience. See more »

Trivia:

Close friends with Tobey Maguire. He also used to "babysit" Tobey's daughter on the set of Spider-Man 3 (2007). See more »

Trademark:

One sided smile See more »

Nickname:

Ted, Teddy

Star Sign:

Aries

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