James Franco

James Franco

  • Birthday: 1978-04-19
  • Place of birth: Palo Alto, California, USA
  • Also know as: James Edward Franco

Biography

James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor. He left college in order to pursue acting and started off his career by making guest appearances on television series in the 1990s. Franco landed a lead part on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks and later achieved recognition for playing the titular character in the TV biopic James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Franco has appeared in an eclectic range of projects since the 2000s. Ranging from period to contemporary pieces, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicized indie films, as well as fantasy movies to biopics and soap operas. Other notable films include Pineapple Express, a stoner comedy that earned him his second Golden Globes nomination, the Harvey Milk-biopic Milk (both 2008) as well as Danny Boyle's 2010 movie 127 Hours, about real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston's struggle to free his hand from a boulder. His performance in 127 Hours earned him nominations for many high-profile awards, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and SAG Awards (None of which he won) Franco has hosted the skit comedy Saturday Night Live twice as well as the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. He volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and is in a relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly. Description above from the Wikipedia article James Franco, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.

Filmography

James Dean

2001

As James Dean

Tristan & Isolde

2006

As Tristan

Flyboys

2006

As Blaine Rawlings

Annapolis

2006

As Jake Huard

Sonny

2002

As Sonny

Good Time Max

2008

As Max

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

2011

As Will Rodman

127 Hours

2010

As Aron Ralston

The Ape

2005

As Harry Walker

Howl

2010

As Allen Ginsberg

Shadows & Lies

2010

As William Vincent

The Broken Tower

2012

As Hart Crane

Spring Breakers

2013

As Alien

The Letter

2012

As Tyrone

This Is the End

2013

As James Franco

As I Lay Dying

2013

As Darl Bundren

Maladies

2012

As James

Erased James Franco

2009

As Himself

The Color of Time

2012

As C.K. Williams (age 40)

Every Thing Will Be Fine

2015

As Tomas Eldan

Good People

2014

As Tom Reed

Black Dog, Red Dog

2015

As Leo

The Sound and the Fury

2015

As Benjy Compson

I Am Michael

2015

As Michael Glatze

Yosemite

2016

As Phil

The Interview

2014

As Dave Skylark

In Dubious Battle

2017

As Mac McLeod

Zeroville

2019

As Vikar

The Adderall Diaries

2016

As Stephen Elliott

Future Relic 02

2014

As The Searcher

The Disaster Artist

2017

As Tommy Wiseau

Grasshopper

2006

As Travis

Blind Spot

2003

As Danny

The Car Kid

2002

As

Obituaries

2014

As Felix Mitchum

At Any Cost

2000

As Mike

Actors Anonymous

2017

As Jake Lamont

Future World

2018

As Warlord

Killing Animals

2015

As Mr. Hurston

Arctic Dogs

2019

As Lemmy (voice)

A Walk in Winter

2015

As Conrad

The Vault

2017

As Ed Mass

The Labyrinth

2017

As Narrator (voice)

The Institute

2017

As Dr. Cairn

The Long Home

0000

As Dallas Hardin

High School Lover

2017

As Rick Winters

Blood Heist

2017

As Farmer Simon

If Tomorrow Comes

2000

As Devin

Hart Crane: An Exegesis

2012

As Himself

Fool's Gold

0000

As Brent

Pineapple Express

2008

As Saul Silver

Camille

2008

As Silias

Your Highness

2011

As Fabious

Mean People Suck

2001

As Casey

About Cherry

2012

As Francis

Homefront

2013

As Morgan 'Gator' Bodine

True Story

2015

As Christian Longo

Wild Horses

2015

As Ben Briggs

Queen of the Desert

2015

As Henry Cadogan

Why Him?

2016

As Laird Mayhew

A Fuller Life

2013

As Self - Reader (segment "Copy Boy")

Pretenders

2019

As Maxwell

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

2018

As Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones")

Alina of Cuba

0000

As Fidel Castro

Spider-Man 3

2007

As New Goblin / Harry Osborn

Spider-Man 2

2004

As Harry Osborn

City by the Sea

2002

As Joey

The Great Raid

2005

As Captain Prince

Eat Pray Love

2010

As David

The Company

2003

As Josh

Child of God

2014

As Jerry

Sal

2013

As Milton Katselas

Memoria

2016

As Mr. Wyckoff

Saturday Night

2010

As Self

Burn Country

2016

As Lindsay

Interview

2007

As Boyfriend on Phone (voice)

Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper

2017

As Capt. Jacob Branson

Playtime

2013

As The Art Dealer

Spider-Man

2002

As Harry Osborn

Whatever It Takes

2000

As Chris Campbell

Palo Alto

2013

As Mr. B

Third Person

2013

As Rick

King Cobra

2016

As Joe Kerekes

The Caged Pillows

2016

As David D-R+

Don't Come Back from the Moon

2019

As Roman Smalley

14 Actors Acting

2010

As Himself

Here Comes the Night Time

2013

As Man on Phone

Milk

2008

As Scott Smith

In the Valley of Elah

2007

As Sergeant Carnelli

The Dead Girl

2006

As Derek

Kin

2018

As Taylor Balik

Some Body

2001

As Apartment Guy #3

To Serve and Protect

1999

As Matt Carr

Blood Surf

2016

As Metalhead Troy

The Iceman

2012

As Marty Freeman

Mother Ghost

2002

As Skateboarder guy

The Little Prince

2015

As The Fox (voice)

Sausage Party

2016

As Druggie (voice)

Lovelace

2013

As Hugh Hefner

Never Been Kissed

1999

As Jason

Goat

2016

As Mitch

An American Crime

2007

As Andy

Call Me Lucky

2015

As Himself

Richard Peter Johnson

2015

As James Franco

Mademoiselle C

2013

As Self

Spider-Mania

2002

As Himself

Date Night

2010

As Taste

Love and Distrust

2010

As Travis (Segment 3: Grasshopper)

Deuces Wild

2002

As Tino

The Wicker Man

2006

As Bar Guy #1

The Night Before

2015

As Himself

Killers Kill, Dead Men Die

2007

As The Unsuspecting Husband

What Is Cinema?

2013

As Self

The Show

2017

As Male Host

Alien: Covenant

2017

As Jacob Branson (uncredited)

The Holiday

2006

As Himself (uncredited)

Nights in Rodanthe

2008

As Mark Flanner (uncredited)

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

2014

As Will Rodman (archive footage) (uncredited)

Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home

2022

As Self (archive footage)

The Green Hornet

2011

As Danny Crystal Cleer (uncredited)

Veronica Mars

2014

As Himself (uncredited)

Knocked Up

2007

As Himself (uncredited)

Production

Interior. Leather Bar.

2013

As Cinematography

Good Time Max

2008

As Director

The Ape

2005

As Director

The Broken Tower

2012

As Director

Francophrenia

2012

As Director

The Feast of Stephen

2009

As Director

Child of God

2014

As Director

As I Lay Dying

2013

As Director

Interior. Leather Bar.

2013

As Director

42 One Dream Rush

2010

As Director

Sal

2013

As Director

Herbert White

2010

As Director

The Sound and the Fury

2015

As Director

Zeroville

2019

As Director

Bukowski

2013

As Director

Saturday Night

2010

As Director

Goat Boy

2010

As Director

La Passione

2013

As Director

The Long Home

0000

As Director

In Dubious Battle

2017

As Director

Pretenders

2019

As Director

The Disaster Artist

2017

As Director

Future World

2018

As Director

The Clerk's Tale

2010

As Director

Black Dog, Red Dog

2015

As Director

The Institute

2017

As Director

Masculinity & Me

2010

As Director

My Own Private River

2011

As Director

Tenn

2017

As Director

Birth of a Poet

2020

As Director

Hart Crane: An Exegesis

2012

As Director

Fool's Gold

0000

As Director

The Broken Tower

2012

As Editor

My Own Private River

2011

As Editor

The Broken Tower

2012

As Producer

Kink

2013

As Producer

The Director

2013

As Producer

The Color of Time

2012

As Producer

The Interview

2014

As Executive Producer

The Disaster Artist

2017

As Producer

Guests

2014

As Executive Producer

King Cobra

2016

As Producer

Miss Famous

2015

As Executive Producer

The Adderall Diaries

2016

As Producer

In Dubious Battle

2017

As Producer

A Walk in Winter

2015

As Executive Producer

The Institute

2017

As Executive Producer

The Ape

2005

As Executive Producer

Yosemite

2016

As Executive Producer

Interior. Leather Bar.

2013

As Producer

Goat

2016

As Producer

The Labyrinth

2017

As Executive Producer

Mississippi Requiem

2018

As Executive Producer

I Am Michael

2015

As Producer

High School Lover

2017

As Executive Producer

Why Him?

2016

As Executive Producer

Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?

2016

As Executive Producer

Future World

2018

As Producer

Jeffrey

2012

As Executive Producer

Sleepaway Slasher

2020

As Executive Producer

Blood Surf

2016

As Executive Producer

Good Time Max

2008

As Writer

The Broken Tower

2012

As Screenplay

The Feast of Stephen

2009

As Writer

As I Lay Dying

2013

As Screenplay

Child of God

2014

As Screenplay

Sal

2013

As Story

Herbert White

2010

As Writer

Bukowski

2013

As Writer

Actors Anonymous

2017

As Writer

Killing Animals

2015

As Novel

Masculinity & Me

2010

As Writer

Black Dog, Red Dog

2015

As Writer

The Clerk's Tale

2010

As Screenplay

The Ape

2005

As Writer

Mississippi Requiem

2018

As Writer

Yosemite

2016

As Book

Birth of a Poet

2020

As Writer

Palo Alto

2013

As Book

Palo Alto

2013

As Author

Fool's Gold

0000

As Writer

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