James Franco

James Franco

Age
37
Birthday
Apr. 19th, 1978
Born in
Palo Alto, California, USA
Height
5' 10"

James Franco's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Freaks and Geeks TV Show
Freaks and Geeks
83rd Academy Awards TV Show
83rd Academy Awards
 

Main Movie Roles

2015 - True Story
2015 - Wild Horses
2014 - Interior. Leather Bar.
2014 - Good People
2014 - Maladies
2014 - The Interview
2014 - Veronica Mars
2014 - Palo Alto
2013 - Sal
2013 - Child of God
2013 - Lovelace
2013 - Mademoiselle C
2013 - Oz: The Great and Powerful
2013 - Spring Breakers
2013 - Homefront
2013 - This Is the End
2013 - Third Person
2012 - The Iceman
2012 - Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
2012 - About Cherry
2011 - Rise of the Planet of the Apes
2011 - The Sitter
2011 - The Green Hornet
2011 - Your Highness
2010 - 127 Hours
2010 - Date Night
2010 - Eat, Pray, Love
2010 - Howl
2008 - Milk
2008 - Pineapple Express
2008 - Nights in Rodanthe
2007 - An American Crime
2007 - Good Time Max
2007 - Spider-Man 3
2007 - Spider-Man 3
2007 - Knocked Up
2007 - In the Valley of Elah
2006 - Annapolis
2006 - The Wicker Man
2006 - Flyboys
2006 - The Holiday
2005 - The Great Raid
2004 - Spider-Man 2
2003 - Blind Spot
2002 - Spider-Man
2002 - Deuces Wild
2001 - Mean People Suck
2000 - Whatever It Takes
1999 - Never Been Kissed
0 - As I Lay Dying

Guest TV Roles

[none found]



BIOGRAPHY:

Best known for his breakthrough starring role on "Freaks and Geeks" (1999), James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. Growing up with his two younger brothers, James graduated from Palo Alto high school in 1996 and went on to attend UCLA, majoring in English. To overcome his shyness, he got into acting while studying there, which, much to his parents' dismay, he left after only one year. After fifteen months of intensive study at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West, James began actively pursuing his dream of finding work as an actor in Hollywood. In that short time, he landed himself a starring role on "Freaks and Geeks" (1999). The show, however, was not a hit to its viewers at the time, and was canceled after its first year. Now, it has become a cult-hit. Prior to joining "Freaks and Geeks" (1999), Franco starred in the TV miniseries _"To Serve and Protect" (1999) (mini). After that he had a starring role in Whatever It Takes (2000), which is where he met his future girlfriend, Marla Sokoloff.

Although he'd been working steadily, it wasn't until the TNT made-for-television movie, James Dean (2001) (TV) that James rose to fan-magazine fame and got to show off his talent. Since then he has been working non-stop. After losing the lead role to Tobey Maguire, James settled for the part of Harry Osborne, Spider-Man's best friend in the summer 2002 major hit Spider-Man (2002).

Next was Deuces Wild (2002) and City by the Sea (2002), in which Robert De Niro personally had him cast, after viewing his performance in James Dean (2001) (TV). Definitely growing out of his shyness James Franco is turning into a legend of his own.


TRIVIA:
  • Is of Portuguese and Swedish heritage on his father's side, and of Russian Jewish heritage on his mother's side.
  • James appeared in two movies that premiered on the same day, _Deuces Wild (2002)_ (qv) and _Spider-Man (2002)_ (qv), both opening on May 3rd. The success of the two films was highly varied as Spider-Man film has to date amassed a box office gross some 67 times greater than that of Deuces.
  • Went by the name of Ted in high school and was voted "Best Smile" at Palo Alto High School
  • Has his own production company - Rabbit Bandini Productions.
  • Although he always hated it, he started smoking for his lead role in "James Dean".
  • Worked with stunt coordinator 'Nick Powell (I)' (qv) in two movies both premiering in 2006: _Tristan + Isolde (2006)_ (qv) and _Annapolis (2006)_ (qv).
  • (2000-2004) In a relationship with 'Marla Sokoloff' (qv). They met on the set of _Whatever It Takes (2000)_ (qv).
  • He has two brothers, Tom and 'Dave Franco' (qv).


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