We think they'll make a great team since their careers have followed such a shockingly similar path.
So similar, in fact, that we decided to put them head-to-head in a career-off of epic proportions. Which of these performers has what it takes to win?
Short-Lived TV Show
Franco: "Freaks & Geeks" is the landmark chronicle of life among outcast high schoolers in 1980s Michigan. Besides launching Franco, Jason Segel, Linda Cardellini, and Seth Rogen, the Judd Apatow-produced 18-episode run is one of the most beloved in TV history.
Hathaway: Running in the same 1999 TV season as "Freaks" was Fox's "Get Real," about a San Francisco family that also included future Facebook founder Jesse Eisenberg. It had a 22-episode run.
Winner: Franco, by a mile… make that several million miles.