James Franco

James Franco

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.


Born: Apr 19, 1978 In Palo Alto, California, USA

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The LabyrinthAlien: CovenantI Am MichaelArctic Justice: Thunder SquadThe Disaster ArtistGood PeopleActors AnonymousSpider-Man
Filmography
TennTenn2020
ZerovilleZeroville2020
PretendersPretenders2019
The Long HomeThe Long Home2019
Don't Come Back from the MoonDon't Come Back from the Moon
Role: Roman Smalley
2019
Arctic Justice: Thunder SquadArctic Justice: Thunder Squad
Role: (voice)
2019
Actors AnonymousActors Anonymous
Role: Jake Lamont
2019
The LabyrinthThe Labyrinth2019
Blood HeistBlood Heist
Role: Farmer Simon
2019
Kill the CzarKill the Czar2019
The Mad WhaleThe Mad Whale2019
The Legend of the Knight: Don QuixoteThe Legend of the Knight: Don Quixote
Role: Pasamonte
2019
Mississippi RequiemMississippi Requiem2018
KinKin
Role: Taylor Balik
2018
Future WorldFuture World2018
Freaks and Geeks: The DocumentaryFreaks and Geeks: The Documentary
Role: Himself
2018
The Ballad of Buster ScruggsThe Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Role: Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones")
2018
In Dubious BattleIn Dubious Battle
Role: Mac McLeod
2017
The Disaster ArtistThe Disaster Artist
Role: Tommy Wiseau
2017
The InstituteThe Institute
Role: Dr. Cairn
2017
Blood RideBlood Ride
Role: Billy
2017
Black Dog, Red DogBlack Dog, Red Dog
Role: Leo
2017
High School LoverHigh School Lover2017
The VaultThe Vault
Role: Ed Mass
2017
Last SupperLast Supper
Role: Capt. Jacob Branson
2017
Alien: CovenantAlien: Covenant
Role: Jacob Branson (uncredited)
2017
The Heyday of the Insensitive BastardsThe Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards
Role: Conrad
2016
Burn CountryBurn Country
Role: Lindsay
2016
The Adderall DiariesThe Adderall Diaries
Role: Stephen Elliott
2016
Queen of the DesertQueen of the Desert
Role: Henry Cadogan
2016
A Walk in WinterA Walk in Winter
Role: Conrad
2016
Sausage PartySausage Party
Role: Druggie (voice)
2016
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?
Role: Director
2016
YosemiteYosemite
Role: Phil
2016
The 4%: Film's Gender ProblemThe 4%: Film's Gender Problem
Role: Himself
2016
King CobraKing Cobra
Role: Joe Kerekes
2016
Why Him?Why Him?
Role: Laird Mayhew
2016
The Caged PillowsThe Caged Pillows
Role: David D-R+
2016
GoatGoat2016
ObituariesObituaries
Role: Felix Mitchum
2016
MemoriaMemoria
Role: Mr. Wyckoff
2016
Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary SpecialSaturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special
Role: Himself
2015
Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La ManchaDon Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha
Role: Pasamonte
2015
I Am MichaelI Am Michael2015
Killing AnimalsKilling Animals
Role: Mr. Hurston
2015
Richard Peter JohnsonRichard Peter Johnson
Role: James Franco
2015
The Little PrinceThe Little Prince
Role: The Fox (voice)
2015
Wild HorsesWild Horses
Role: Ben Briggs
2015
The Night BeforeThe Night Before
Role: James
2015
True StoryTrue Story
Role: Christian Longo
2015
The Sound and the FuryThe Sound and the Fury2015
Every Thing Will Be FineEvery Thing Will Be Fine
Role: Tomas Eldan
2015
Miss FamousMiss Famous2015
Call Me LuckyCall Me Lucky
Role: Himself
2015
Behind the Scenes of Palo AltoBehind the Scenes of Palo Alto
Role: Himself
2014
Child of GodChild of God2014
The InterviewThe Interview
Role: Dave Skylark
2014
Good PeopleGood People
Role: Tom Reed
2014
Palo AltoPalo Alto2014
The Color of TimeThe Color of Time
Role: C.K. Williams (age 40)
2014
Veronica MarsVeronica Mars
Role: Himself (uncredited)
2014
Lennon or McCartneyLennon or McCartney
Role: Himself (archive footage)
2014
Future Relic 02Future Relic 02
Role: The Searcher
2014
National Theatre Live: Of Mice and MenNational Theatre Live: Of Mice and Men
Role: George
2014
GuestsGuests2014
BukowskiBukowski2013
Interior. Leather Bar.Interior. Leather Bar.2013
Spring BreakersSpring Breakers
Role: Alien
2013
A Fuller LifeA Fuller Life
Role: Himself - Reader (segment "Copy Boy")
2013
As I Lay DyingAs I Lay Dying2013
Comedy Central Roast of James FrancoComedy Central Roast of James Franco
Role: Himself
2013
SalSal2013
This Is the EndThis Is the End
Role: Himself
2013
HomefrontHomefront
Role: Gator
2013
PlaytimePlaytime
Role: The Art Dealer
2013
Oz the Great and PowerfulOz the Great and Powerful
Role: Oz
2013
LovelaceLovelace
Role: Hugh Hefner
2013
KinkKink2013
MaladiesMaladies
Role: James
2013
Third PersonThird Person
Role: Rick
2013
La PassioneLa Passione2013
Venice 70: Future ReloadedVenice 70: Future Reloaded2013
Marina Abramović: The Artist Is PresentMarina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
Role: Himself
2012
The IcemanThe Iceman
Role: Marty Freeman
2012
About CherryAbout Cherry
Role: Francis
2012
The Broken TowerThe Broken Tower2012
The LetterThe Letter
Role: Tyrone
2012
FrancophreniaFrancophrenia2012
Rise of the Planet of the ApesRise of the Planet of the Apes
Role: Will Rodman
2011
My Own Private RiverMy Own Private River2011
The Green HornetThe Green Hornet
Role: Danny Crystal Cleer
2011
Your HighnessYour Highness
Role: Fabious
2011
Eames: The Architect & The PainterEames: The Architect & The Painter
Role: Narrator
2011
Masculinity & MeMasculinity & Me2010
Love and DistrustLove and Distrust
Role: Travis
2010
Herbert WhiteHerbert White2010
HowlHowl
Role: Allen Ginsberg
2010
Saturday NightSaturday Night2010
127 Hours127 Hours
Role: Aron Ralston
2010
Goat BoyGoat Boy2010
Eat Pray LoveEat Pray Love
Role: David
2010
42 One Dream Rush42 One Dream Rush2010
With Great Power: The Stan Lee StoryWith Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
Role: Himself
2010
Shadows & LiesShadows & Lies
Role: William Vincent
2010
The Clerk's TaleThe Clerk's Tale2010
14 Actors Acting14 Actors Acting
Role: Himself
2010
Date NightDate Night
Role: Taste
2010
The Feast of StephenThe Feast of Stephen2009
Erased James FrancoErased James Franco
Role: Himself
2009
SNL Presents: A Very Gilly ChristmasSNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009
Good Time MaxGood Time Max
Role: Max
2008
CamilleCamille
Role: Silias
2008
Nights in RodantheNights in Rodanthe
Role: Mark Flanner
2008
MilkMilk
Role: Scott Smith
2008
Pineapple ExpressPineapple Express
Role: Saul Silver
2008
Knocked UpKnocked Up
Role: Himself (uncredited)
2007
In the Valley of ElahIn the Valley of Elah
Role: Sergeant Carnelli
2007
Vanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men DieVanity Fair: Killers Kill, Dead Men Die
Role: The Unsuspecting Husband
2007
Spider-Man 3Spider-Man 3
Role: Harry Osborn / New Goblin
2007
The Hills with James Franco and Mila KunisThe Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis
Role: Justin Bobby
2007
InterviewInterview
Role: Boyfriend on Phone (voice)
2007
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce LeeFinishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee
Role: Dean Silo
2007
An American CrimeAn American Crime
Role: Andy
2007
Tristan & IsoldeTristan & Isolde
Role: Tristan
2006
FlyboysFlyboys
Role: Blaine Rawlings
2006
GrasshopperGrasshopper
Role: Travis
2006
The Dead GirlThe Dead Girl
Role: Derek
2006
The HolidayThe Holiday
Role: Himself
2006
AnnapolisAnnapolis
Role: Jake Huard
2006
The Wicker ManThe Wicker Man
Role: Bar Guy #1
2006
The Great RaidThe Great Raid
Role: Captain Prince
2005
The ApeThe Ape
Role: Harry Walker
2005
Spider-Man 2Spider-Man 2
Role: Harry Osborn
2004
The CompanyThe Company
Role: Josh
2003
Blind SpotBlind Spot
Role: Danny
2003
Mother GhostMother Ghost
Role: Skateboarder guy
2002
You Always Stalk the Ones You LoveYou Always Stalk the Ones You Love2002
SonnySonny
Role: Sonny
2002
Spider-ManSpider-Man
Role: Harry Osborn
2002
Deuces WildDeuces Wild
Role: Tino
2002
City By The SeaCity By The Sea
Role: Joey
2002
The Car KidThe Car Kid2002
Some BodySome Body
Role: Apartment Guy #3
2001
James DeanJames Dean
Role: James Dean
2001
Mean People SuckMean People Suck
Role: Casey
2001
Whatever It TakesWhatever It Takes
Role: Chris Campbell
2000
At Any CostAt Any Cost
Role: Mike
2000
Never Been KissedNever Been Kissed
Role: Jason
1999
To Serve and ProtectTo Serve and Protect
Role: Matt Carr
1999
Multiple ManMultiple Man
The DirectorThe Director


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