James Franco

Actor / Film Director / Film Producer / Playwright / Writer / Poet / Screenwriter / Teacher / Television Presenter | * 04/19/1978 (46) | Palo Alto, California (United States of America (USA))
James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has starred in numerous films, including Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Milk (2008), Eat Pray Love (2010), Rise of the Planet of The Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). He has collaborated with fellow actor Seth Rogen on multiple projects, including Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013), Sausage Party (2016), and ()
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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor and filmmaker. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Franco is known for his roles in films, such as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Milk (2008), Eat, Pray, Love (2010), Rise of the Planet of The Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), and Oz the Great and Powerful (2013). He is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having appeared in eight films and one television series with him, examples being Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013), Sausage Party (2016), and The Disaster Artist (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.Franco is also known for his work on television where his first prominent acting role was the character Daniel Desario on the short-lived ensemble comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), which developed a cult following. He portrayed the title character in the television biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award, and received nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award and Primetime Emmy Award. Franco had a recurring role on the daytime soap opera General Hospital (2009–2012) and starred in the limited series 11.22.63 (2016). He starred in the David Simon-created HBO drama The Deuce (2017–2019).

Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Comedies | Crime

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for James Franco

Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Actor Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film Golden Shell Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Actor
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Movies with James Franco as Actor(145)

as Dallas Hardin2023 The Long Home
2023 Me, You
as Self (archive footage)2022 Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home
as Vikar2019 Zeroville
as Lemmy (voice)2019 Arctic Dogs
as Maxwell2019 Pretenders
as Roman Smalley2019 Don't Come Back from the Moon
as Taylor Balik2018 Kin
as Warlord2018 Future World
as Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones")2018 The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
as Narrator (voice)2017 The Labyrinth
as Tommy Wiseau2017 The Disaster Artist
as Farmer Simon2017 Blood Heist
as Jake Lamont2017 Actors Anonymous
as Ed Mass2017 The Vault
as Dr. Cairn2017 The Institute
as Capt. Jacob Branson2017 Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper
as Male Host2017 The Show
as Jacob Branson (uncredited)2017 Alien: Covenant
as Rick Winters2017 High School Lover
as Mac McLeod2016 In Dubious Battle
as Mr. Wyckoff2016 Memoria
as Metalhead Troy2016 Blood Surf
as Laird Mayhew2016 Why Him?
as Phil2016 Yosemite
as Stephen Elliott2016 The Adderall Diaries
as Lindsay2016 Burn Country
as Mitch2016 Goat
as Joe Kerekes2016 King Cobra
as Druggie (voice)2016 Sausage Party
as Benjy Compson2015 The Sound and the Fury
as Tomas Eldan2015 Every Thing Will Be Fine
as himself2015 Richard Peter Johnson
as himself2015 Call Me Lucky
as himself2015 The Night Before
as Michael Glatze2015 I Am Michael
as Henry Cadogan2015 Queen of the Desert
as Ben Briggs2015 Wild Horses
as Mr. Hurston2015 Killing Animals
as The Fox (voice)2015 The Little Prince
as Christian Longo2015 True Story
as Conrad2015 A Walk in Winter
as Dave Skylark2014 The Interview
as Himself (uncredited)2014 Veronica Mars
as Tom Reed2014 Good People
as Felix Mitchum2014 Obituaries
as Will Rodman (archive footage) (uncredited)2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
as Jerry2014 Child of God
as himself2013 This Is the End
as Hugh Hefner2013 Lovelace
as himself2013 What Is Cinema?
as The Art Dealer2013 Playtime
as Milton Katselas2013 Sal
as Self - Reader (segment "Copy Boy")2013 A Fuller Life
as himself2013 Mademoiselle C
as Rick2013 Third Person
as Darl Bundren2013 As I Lay Dying
as Morgan 'Gator' Bodine2013 Homefront
as Mr. B2013 Palo Alto
as Man on Phone2013 Here Comes the Night Time
as Alien2013 Spring Breakers
as himself2013 Interior. Leather Bar.
as Hart Crane2012 The Broken Tower
as Tyrone2012 The Letter
as Francis2012 About Cherry
as C.K. Williams (age 40)2012 The Color of Time
as Marty Freeman2012 The Iceman
as James2012 Maladies
as Danny Crystal Cleer (uncredited)2011 The Green Hornet
as Fabious2011 Your Highness
as himself2010 Saturday Night
as Allen Ginsberg2010 Howl
as David2010 Eat Pray Love
as himself2010 14 Actors Acting
as Travis (Segment 3: Grasshopper)2010 Love and Distrust
as Taste2010 Date Night
as Aron Ralston2010 127 Hours
as William Vincent2010 Shadows & Lies
as himself2009 Erased James Franco
as Mark Flanner (uncredited)2008 Nights in Rodanthe
as Scott Smith2008 Milk
as Silias2008 Camille
as Saul Silver2008 Pineapple Express
as Max2008 Good Time Max
as Andy2007 An American Crime
as The Unsuspecting Husband2007 Killers Kill, Dead Men Die
as Sergeant Carnelli2007 In the Valley of Elah
as New Goblin / Harry Osborn2007 Spider-Man 3
as Boyfriend on Phone (voice)2007 Interview
as Himself (uncredited)2007 Knocked Up
as James Franco (uncredited)2006 The Holiday
as Tristan2006 Tristan & Isolde
as Blaine Rawlings2006 Flyboys
as Travis2006 Grasshopper
as Derek2006 The Dead Girl
as Jake Huard2006 Annapolis
as Bar Guy #12006 The Wicker Man
as Brent2005 Fool's Gold
as Captain Prince2005 The Great Raid
as Harry Walker2005 The Ape
as Harry Osborn2004 Spider-Man 2
as Josh2003 The Company
as Danny2003 Blind Spot
as himself2002 Spider-Mania
as Joey2002 City by the Sea
as Skateboarder guy2002 Mother Ghost
as Sonny2002 Sonny
as Tino2002 Deuces Wild
as Harry Osborn2002 Spider-Man
as Apartment Guy #32001 Some Body
as James Dean2001 James Dean
as Casey2001 Mean People Suck
as Devin2000 If Tomorrow Comes
as Chris Campbell2000 Whatever It Takes
as Mike2000 At Any Cost
as Matt Carr1999 To Serve and Protect
as Jason1999 Never Been Kissed

TV Shows/Series with James Franco as Actor(29)

as Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino2017 The Deuce
as Sgt. Eddie Pepper2016 Angie Tribeca
as himself2015 Hot Ones
as Johnny2014 Deadbeat
as Will Rodman2013 The Frame
as Paul Leotard2012 The Mindy Project
as himself2010 Conan
2006 30 Rock
as himself2003 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
as himself1999 The Early Show
as Daniel Desario1999 Freaks and Geeks
as Brian1996 Pacific Blue
as himself1996 The Daily Show
as Officer #21993 The X-Files
as Self - Host / Various??? Saturday Night Live
as Self - Host??? Saturday Night Live
as himself??? Saturday Night Live
as Self (uncredited)??? Saturday Night Live
as Self - Host / Christopher Walken / Various??? Saturday Night Live

Movies with James Franco as Crew(85)

Directing/Director2023 The Long Home
Directing/Director2020 Birth of a Poet
Writing/Writer2020 Birth of a Poet
Production/Executive Producer2020 Sleepaway Slasher
Directing/Director2019 Zeroville
Directing/Director2019 Pretenders
Production/Producer2019 Don't Come Back from the Moon
Directing/Director2018 Future World
Production/Producer2018 Future World
Production/Executive Producer2018 Mississippi Requiem
Writing/Writer2018 Mississippi Requiem
Production/Executive Producer2017 The Labyrinth
Directing/Director2017 The Disaster Artist
Production/Producer2017 The Disaster Artist
Production/Executive Producer2017 Rio
Writing/Writer2017 Actors Anonymous
Directing/Director2017 The Institute
Production/Executive Producer2017 The Institute
Production/Executive Producer2017 High School Lover
Directing/Director2017 Tenn
Directing/Director2016 In Dubious Battle
Production/Producer2016 In Dubious Battle
Production/Executive Producer2016 Blood Surf
Production/Executive Producer2016 Why Him?
Production/Executive Producer2016 Yosemite
Writing/Book2016 Yosemite
Production/Executive Producer2016 Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?
Production/Producer2016 The Adderall Diaries
Production/Producer2016 Goat
Production/Producer2016 King Cobra
Directing/Director2015 The Sound and the Fury
Production/Executive Producer2015 Miss Famous
Production/Producer2015 I Am Michael
Directing/Director2015 Black Dog, Red Dog
Writing/Writer2015 Black Dog, Red Dog
Production/Executive Producer2015 Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha
Writing/Novel2015 Killing Animals
Production/Executive Producer2015 A Walk in Winter
Production/Executive Producer2014 The Interview
Production/Executive Producer2014 Guests
Directing/Director2014 Child of God
Writing/Screenplay2014 Child of God
Directing/Director2013 Bukowski
Writing/Writer2013 Bukowski
Directing/Director2013 Venice 70: Future Reloaded
Directing/Director2013 Sal
Writing/Story2013 Sal
Production/Producer2013 Kink
Directing/Director2013 As I Lay Dying
Writing/Screenplay2013 As I Lay Dying
Production/Producer2013 The Director
Writing/Book2013 Palo Alto
Writing/Author2013 Palo Alto
Crew/Cinematography2013 Interior. Leather Bar.
Directing/Director2013 Interior. Leather Bar.
Production/Producer2013 Interior. Leather Bar.
Directing/Director2012 The Broken Tower
Editing/Editor2012 The Broken Tower
Production/Producer2012 The Broken Tower
Writing/Screenplay2012 The Broken Tower
Directing/Director2012 Francophrenia
Production/Producer2012 The Color of Time
Directing/Director2012 Hart Crane: An Exegesis
Production/Executive Producer2012 Jeffrey
Directing/Director2011 My Own Private River
Editing/Editor2011 My Own Private River
Directing/Director2010 42 One Dream Rush
Directing/Director2010 The Clerk's Tale
Writing/Screenplay2010 The Clerk's Tale
Directing/Director2010 Saturday Night
Directing/Director2010 Masculinity & Me
Writing/Writer2010 Masculinity & Me
Directing/Director2010 Herbert White
Writing/Writer2010 Herbert White
Directing/Director2009 The Feast of Stephen
Writing/Writer2009 The Feast of Stephen
Directing/Director2008 Good Time Max
Writing/Writer2008 Good Time Max
Directing/Director2005 Fool's Gold
Writing/Writer2005 Fool's Gold
Directing/Director2005 The Ape
Production/Executive Producer2005 The Ape
Writing/Writer2005 The Ape

TV Shows/Series with James Franco as Crew(2)

Directing/Director2017 The Deuce
Production/Executive Producer2017 The Deuce

Additional Information

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Full Name: James Edward Franco
Born: Wednesday, 04/19 1978 (April) in Palo Alto, California (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 46 years + 85 days)
Zodiac sign: Aries (Chinese zodiac sign: Horse)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
Educated at: Instituto San Martín Curicó, Yale University, University of California, Los Angeles, Rhode Island School of Design, New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Columbia University School of the Arts, Brooklyn College, Palo Alto High School, Warren Wilson College
Employer: New York University, California Institute of the Arts
Student of: Sanford Meisner
Other names for James Franco (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"James Edward Franco"
"Джеймс Франко"
"เจมส์ แฟรนโก"
"제임스 프랭코"
"جيمس فرانكو"
"Джеймс Едвард Франко"
James Franco frequently works together with these people:
Vince Jolivette (56x, Crew)
Seth Rogen (49x, Actor)
Andy Samberg (36x, Actor)
Bill Hader (27x, Actor)
Fred Armisen (25x, Actor)
Kenan Thompson (23x, Actor)
Kristen Wiig (21x, Actress)
Will Ferrell (20x, Actor)
Evan Goldberg (20x, Crew)
Will Forte (19x, Actor)
Rachel Dratch (19x, Actress)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:54, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 07/10/2024