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James Franco

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    • April 19th, 1978
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.

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Filmography

Acting (93 Credits)

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2019Zeroville as Vikar
2019Arctic Dogs as Lemmy (voice)
2018Future World as WarlordWatch Free
2018The Ballad of Buster Scruggs as Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones")
2018Kin as Taylor BalikWatch Free
2017The Disaster Artist as Tommy Wiseau
2017The Institute as Dr. Cairn
2017High School Lover as Rick Winters
2017The Vault as Ed Mass
2017Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper as Capt. Jacob Branson
2017Don't Come Back from the Moon as Roman SmalleyWatch Free
2017The Show as Male Host
2017Alien: Covenant as Jacob Branson (uncredited)
2017The Deuce as Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino
2016In Dubious Battle as Mac McLeod
2016Why Him? as Laird Mayhew
2016Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? as Director
2016Burn Country as Lindsay
2016King Cobra as Joe Kerekes
2016Sausage Party as Druggie (voice)
2016Goat as Mitch
201611.22.63 as Jake Epping
2015The Adderall Diaries as Stephen Elliott
2015I Am Michael as Michael Glatze
2015Every Thing Will Be Fine as Tomas Eldan
2015The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards as ConradWatch Free
2015Queen of the Desert as Henry Cadogan
2015True Story as Christian Longo
2015Yosemite as Phil
2015Memoria as Mr. Wyckoff
2015Wild Horses as Ben Briggs
2015The Little Prince as The Fox (voice)
2015The Night Before as James
2014The Interview as Dave Skylark
2014Good People as Tom Reed
2014The Sound and the Fury as Benjy Compson
2013Oz the Great and Powerful as Oz
2013As I Lay Dying as Darl Bundren
2013Interior. Leather Bar.
2013Homefront as Gator
2013Child of God as Jerry
2013Third Person as Rick
2013Palo Alto as Mr. BWatch Free
2013Lovelace as Hugh Hefner
2012Spring Breakers as Alien
2012The Letter as TyroneWatch Free
2012Maladies as James
2012The Color of Time as C.K. Williams (age 40)Watch Free
2012About Cherry as Francis
2012The Iceman as Marty Freeman
2011Rise of the Planet of the Apes as Will Rodman
2011Eames: The Architect & The Painter as Narrator
2011The Broken Tower as Hart Crane
2011Your Highness as Fabious
2011Sal as Milton KatselasWatch Free
2011The Green Hornet as Danny Crystal Cleer
2010Howl as Allen Ginsberg
2010127 Hours as Aron Ralston
2010Shadows & Lies as William Vincent
2010Eat Pray Love as David
2010Date Night as Taste
2010Love & Distrust as Travis (Segment 3: Grasshopper)
2008Pineapple Express as Saul Silver
2008Camille as Silias
2008Milk as Scott Smith
2008Nights in Rodanthe as Mark Flanner
2007Good Time Max as Max
2007Spider-Man 3 as Harry Osborn / New Goblin
2007Interview as Boyfriend on Phone (voice)
2007Spider-Man 3 as Harry Osborn / New Goblin
2007Spider-Man 3 as Harry Osborn / New Goblin
2007In the Valley of Elah as Sergeant Carnelli
2007An American Crime as Andy
2007Finishing the Game as Dean Silo
2006Annapolis as Jake Huard
2006Flyboys as Blaine RawlingsWatch Free
2006Tristan & Isolde as Tristan
2006The Dead Girl as Derek
2006The Wicker Man as Bar Guy #1
2005The Ape as Harry Walker
2005The Great Raid as Captain Prince
2004Spider-Man 2 as Harry Osborn
2004Spider-Man 2 as Harry Osborn
2004Spider-Man 2 as Harry Osborn
2003The Company as JoshWatch Free
2002Sonny as Sonny
2002City by the Sea as Joey
2002Spider-Man as Harry Osborn
2002Deuces Wild as Tino
2001James Dean as James Dean
2000Whatever It Takes as Chris Campbell
1999Never Been Kissed as Jason
1999Freaks and Geeks as Daniel Desario

Writer (2 Credits)

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Himself (10 Credits)

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2015Call Me Lucky as Himself
2015Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special as Self
2014Veronica Mars as Himself (uncredited)
2013This Is the End as Himself
2013Comedy Central Roast of James Franco as Himself
2013Mademoiselle C as Self
2012Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present as Himself
2010With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story as HimselfWatch Free
2007Knocked Up as Himself (uncredited)
2006The Holiday as Himself

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