James Franco

19 Apr 1978

Actor, Director, Producer, Writer

James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, author, painter, and performance artist. 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 been acclaimed for both dramatic and comedic work in projects and 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.

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.

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Filmography (78 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···The Disaster Artist
Genre: Drama, Comedy, History
Role: Actor, Director, Producer
(movie, 2017)
···The Vault
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Ed Mass)
(movie, 2017)
···Alien: Covenant
Genre: Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Jacob Branson (uncredited))
(movie, 2016)
···Why Him?
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2016)
···Burn Country
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Lindsay)
(movie, 2016)
···King Cobra
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2016)
···In Dubious Battle
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Producer
(movie, 2016)
···Goat
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2016)
···Sausage Party
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Druggie (voice))
(movie, 2016)
···The Adderall Diaries
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2016)
···11.22.63
Genre: History, Thriller, Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Producer
(movie, 2015)
···Queen of the Desert
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Henry Cadogan)
(movie, 2015)
···The Night Before
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as James)
(movie, 2015)
···The Little Prince
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as The Fox (voice))
(movie, 2015)
···Wild Horses
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Ben Briggs)
(movie, 2015)
···True Story
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Christian Longo)
(movie, 2015)
···Every Thing Will Be Fine
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Tomas Eldan)
(movie, 2015)
···I Am Michael
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Michael)
(movie, 2014)
···The Interview
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor, Producer
(movie, 2014)
···Good People
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Action
Role: Actor (as Tom Reed)
(movie, 2014)
···The Sound and the Fury
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2014)
···Veronica Mars
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Himself (uncredited))
(movie, 2013)
···Homefront
Genre: Action, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Gator)
(movie, 2013)
···Third Person
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rick)
(movie, 2013)
···Palo Alto
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Writer
(movie, 2013)
···Lovelace
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Hugh Hefner)
(movie, 2013)
···Child of God
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 2013)
···La Passione
Role: Director
(movie, 2013)
···This Is the End
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as James Franco)
(movie, 2013)
···Oz: The Great and Powerful
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Role: Actor (as Oz)
(movie, 2013)
···Spring Breakers
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Alien)
(movie, 2013)
···As I Lay Dying
Genre: Drama
Role: Director
(movie, 2012)
···Cherry
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Francis)
(movie, 2012)
···The Iceman
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Marty Freeman)
(movie, 2012)
···Maladies
Genre: Drama
By: Carter
Role: Actor (as James)
Genre: Thriller, Action, Drama, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Will Rodman)
(movie, 2011)
···Your Highness
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Fabious)
(movie, 2011)
···The Green Hornet
Genre: Action, Crime, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Danny Crystal Cleer)
(movie, 2011)
···Sal
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2011)
···The Broken Tower
Genre: Drama, Biography, History
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2010)
···127 Hours
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Aron Ralston)
(movie, 2010)
···Love and Distrust
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Travis)
(movie, 2010)
···Howl
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Allen Ginsberg)
(movie, 2010)
···Eat Pray Love
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as David)
(movie, 2010)
···Date Night
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Taste)
(movie, 2008)
···Milk
Genre: Drama, History
Role: Actor (as Scott Smith)
(movie, 2008)
···Pineapple Express
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Saul Silver)
(movie, 2008)
···Camille
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Silias)
(movie, 2007)
7.6An American Crime
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Andy)
(movie, 2007)
···In the Valley of Elah
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sergeant Carnelli)
(movie, 2007)
···Knocked Up
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Role: Actor (as Himself (uncredited))
(movie, 2007)
···Spider-Man 3
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Harry Osborn · New Goblin)
(movie, 2007)
···Good Time Max
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor, Director, Writer
(movie, 2006)
···The Holiday
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Himself)
(movie, 2006)
···The Dead Girl
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Derek)
(movie, 2006)
···Flyboys
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Blaine Rawlings)
(movie, 2006)
···The Wicker Man
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Bar Guy #1)
(movie, 2006)
···Tristan & Isolde
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Tristan)
(movie, 2006)
···Annapolis
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Jake Huard)
(movie, 2006)
···Tristan + Isolde
Genre: Action, Drama, Adventure
Role: Actor (as Tristan)
(movie, 2005)
···The Great Raid
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Role: Actor (as Captain Prince)
(movie, 2005)
···The Ape
Genre: Drama, Horror, Comedy, Thriller, Foreign
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2005)
···Fool's Gold
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor, Director
(movie, 2004)
···Spider-Man 2
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Harry Osborn)
(movie, 2003)
···The Company
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Josh)
(movie, 2002)
···Sonny
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Sonny)
(movie, 2002)
···City By The Sea
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Joey)
(movie, 2002)
···Spider-Man
Genre: Fantasy, Action
Role: Actor (as Harry Osborn)
(movie, 2002)
···Blind Spot
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Danny)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor
(movie, 2001)
···James Dean
Genre: Biography, Drama
Role: Actor (as James Dean)
(movie, 2000)
···Whatever It Takes
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance, Family
Role: Actor (as Chris Campbell)
(movie, 2000)
···At Any Cost
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Mike)
(movie, 1999)
···Never Been Kissed
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Jason)