Person Details

Birthday: 1978-04-19 09:28:40

Aliases: James Edward Franco , Джеймс Франко , เจมส์ แฟรนโก , 詹姆斯·法蘭科 , ジェームズ・フランコ , 제임스 프랭코 , جيمس فرانكو , Джеймс Едвард Франко , Franco , franco

Gender: Male

Place of birth: Palo Alto, California, USA

Homepage:

Movie Involvements: 190

TV Involvements: 9


Most Famous Work

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.

Most Famous Work

The X-Files
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8

The X-Files

(1993) Officer #2
Spider-Man
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7

Spider-Man

(2002) Harry Osborn
Spider-Man 3
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6

Spider-Man 3

(2007) New Goblin / Harry Osborn
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
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7

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

(2014) Will Rodman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Alien: Covenant
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6

Alien: Covenant

(2017) Jacob Branson (uncredited)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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7

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

(2011) Will Rodman
Homefront
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7

Homefront

(2013) Morgan 'Gator' Bodine
Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home
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7

Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home

(2022) Self (archive footage)

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Self (archive footage)
2019 Lemmy (voice)
Maxwell
Vikar
Roman Smalley
2018 Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones")
Taylor Balik
Himself
Warlord
N/A
2017 Male Host
Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino
Ed Mass
Farmer Simon
N/A
Jacob Branson (uncredited)
Tommy Wiseau
Jake Lamont
Dr. Cairn
Capt. Jacob Branson
Mac McLeod
Rick Winters
Narrator (voice)
2016 Laird Mayhew
Metalhead Troy
Joe Kerekes
Mitch
Druggie (voice)
Director
David D-R+
Lindsay
Stephen Elliott
Mr. Wyckoff
Self
Jake Epping
Sgt. Eddie Pepper
Phil
2015 James Franco
Himself
Conrad
Benjy Compson
Henry Cadogan
Himself
Self
The Fox (voice)
Leo
Ben Briggs
Mr. Hurston
Christian Longo
Conrad
Self
Tomas Eldan
Michael Glatze
Pasamonte
2014 Dave Skylark
The Searcher
George
David Skylark
Tom Reed
Will Rodman (archive footage) (uncredited)
Felix Mitchum
Himself
Jerry
Johnny
Himself (uncredited)
Self
2013 Mr. B
Morgan 'Gator' Bodine
The Art Dealer
Milton Katselas
Darl Bundren
Self
Man on Phone
Self
Rick
Self
Self
Self - Reader (segment "Copy Boy")
Hugh Hefner
Self
James Franco
Oz
Alien
2012 C.K. Williams (age 40)
Paul Leotard
Tyrone
Marty Freeman
James
Hart Crane
Himself
Francis
Self
2011 Narrator
Will Rodman
Himself
Fabious
Danny Crystal Cleer (uncredited)
2010 Himself
Aron Ralston
Self
Allen Ginsberg
Travis (Segment 3: Grasshopper)
David
Himself
N/A
Self
William Vincent
Taste
2009 N/A
Himself
2008 Scott Smith
Max
Mark Flanner (uncredited)
Saul Silver
Silias
Self
2007 Sergeant Carnelli
Andy
Boyfriend on Phone (voice)
Himself (uncredited)
New Goblin / Harry Osborn
The Unsuspecting Husband
Dean Silo
Justin Bobby
2006 Himself (uncredited)
Derek
N/A
Travis
Blaine Rawlings
Bar Guy #1
Tristan
Jake Huard
2005 N/A
Captain Prince
Harry Walker
2004 N/A
Harry Osborn
2003 Josh
Danny
Himself
N/A
2002 Sonny
Joey
Skateboarder guy
N/A
N/A
Tino
New Goblin / Harry Osborn
Harry Osborn
Himself
Himself
2001 James Dean
Apartment Guy #3
Casey
2000 Mike
Chris Campbell
Devin
1999 Self
Daniel Desario
Jason
Matt Carr
1996 N/A
Self
Brian
1993 Officer #2
1992 N/A
1988 N/A
1975 Self - Host / Various
Self - Host / Christopher Walken / Various
Self
Self (uncredited)
Self - Host
Ed Gein
Harry Osborn
N/A
Finn (voice)
Self
Dallas Hardin
Year Character Movie/Tv

Production

Year Role Movie/Tv
2020 Executive Producer
2019 Producer
2018 Producer
Executive Producer
2017 Executive Producer
Producer
Executive Producer
Producer
Executive Producer
Executive Producer
2016 Executive Producer
Executive Producer
Producer
Producer
Executive Producer
Producer
Producer
Executive Producer
2015 Executive Producer
Executive Producer
Producer
Executive Producer
2014 Executive Producer
Executive Producer
2013 Producer
Producer
Producer
2012 Producer
Producer
Executive Producer
2005 Executive Producer
Year Role Movie/Tv

Directing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2020 Director
2019 Director
Director
2018 Director
2017 Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
2016 Director
2015 Director
Director
2014 Director
Director
2013 Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
2012 Director
Director
Director
2011 Director
2010 Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
Director
2009 Director
2008 Director
2005 Director
Director
Year Role Movie/Tv

Writing

Crew

Year Role Movie/Tv
2013 Cinematography
Year Role Movie/Tv

Editing

Year Role Movie/Tv
2012 Editor
2011 Editor
Year Role Movie/Tv

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