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James Franco

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April 19, 1978. His mother, Betsy Franco, is Jewish, and his father, Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, was of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and ran a Silicon Valley business. James's mother, a writer, has occasionally acted. Growing ...

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Apr 19, 1978 In Palo Alto, California, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie The Pretenders
Latest Project:
Movie Arctic Justice 2018-01-26

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 32 wins & 90 nominations.

Known For
Poster of This Is the End
Poster of 127 Hours
Poster of Spider-Man 2
Poster of Spider-Man
Movie Blood Ride Unknown 2018
Movie The Feast of Stephen Unknown 2018
Movie Mississippi Requiem Unknown 2018
Movie Guests Unknown 2018
Movie The Grapes of Wrath: We Shall Overcome Unknown 2018
Movie Million Dollar Kill Unknown 2018
Movie Camp Unknown 2018
Movie Jesse Heiman: World's Greatest Extra Himself 2018
Movie The Game Unknown 2018
Movie If Tomorrow Comes Devin 2018
Movie The Pretenders Maxwell 2018
Movie Arctic Justice Lemmy 2018-01-26
Movie Chipped Unknown 2018
Movie Gen RX Unknown 2018
Movie Blood Heist Farmer Simon 2018
Movie The Real World: This Is the End Edition Unknown 2018
Movie For Ed Ricketts Unknown 2018
Movie Dark Hours: Roxana Unknown 2017
Movie Tenn Unknown 2017
Movie The Long Home Dallas Hardin 2017
Movie Kill the Czar Unknown 2017
Movie Untitled James Franco Documentary Unknown 2017
Movie Blood Theatre Unknown 2017
Movie James Franco 'Art Projects' Unknown 2017
Movie The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2017-08-11
Movie Black Dog, Red Dog Leo 2017-08-03
Movie With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Unknown 2017-07-29
Movie Age of the Moon Unknown 2017-07-20
Movie Kin None 2017-08-12
Series Revealed Unknown 2017-08-16
Movie The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau 2017-12-08
Series The Deuce Frankie Martino / ... 2017-09-10
Movie Zeroville Vikar 2017-08-18
Movie Metamorphosis: Junior Year Unknown 2017
Movie Rio Unknown 2017-07-15
Movie The Institute Dr. Cairn 2017-03-03
Movie In Dubious Battle Mac 2017-02-17
Movie High School Lover Rick Winters 2017-02-04
Movie Don Quixote Pasamonte 2017-01-26
Movie The Mad Whale None 2017-07-14
Movie Actors Anonymous Jake Lamont 2017-03-05
Movie The Labyrinth Narrator 2017-07-07
Movie Future World None 2017-05-14
Movie Don't Come Back from the Moon Roman Smalley 2017-06-20
Movie Alien: Covenant Branson 2017-05-19
Movie LA Woman Rising None 2016
Movie Mandroid Unknown 2016
Series F*ck Unknown 2016
Series 11.22.63 Jake Epping 2016-02-15
Movie Goat Mitch 2016-09-23
Movie Whatever It Takes: Making-Of Featurette Himself / Chris 2016-10-13
Movie Dark Hours: Typee Unknown 2016-09-19
Movie F for Franco Himself 2016-09-01
Movie The Little Prince The Fox 2016-08-05
Movie Sausage Party Druggie 2016-08-12
Movie King Cobra Joe 2016-10-21
Movie Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2016-12-04
Movie Why Him? Laird Mayhew 2016-12-23
Movie The Vault Ed Maas 2016-12-25
Series L.A. Series Unknown 2016-12-12
Series Richard Roeper & the Movies Unknown 2016-12-11
Movie Burn Country Lindsay 2016-12-09
Movie Studio 4 Unknown 2016-07-07
Movie Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Director 2016-06-18
Series The IMDb Studio Unknown 2016-01-22
Movie Anesthesia Unknown 2016-01-08
Movie Yosemite Phil 2016-01-01
Movie The 4%: Film's Gender Problem Himself 2016-03-08
Series Angie Tribeca Unknown 2016-01-17
Movie The Caged Pillows David Del Rosario 2016-05-31
Movie Memoria Mr. Wyckoff 2016-04-08
Movie The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2016-03-10
Movie Aborshits Unknown 2015
Movie Miss Famous Unknown 2015
Movie Respectability Unknown 2015
Series The Ultimate Evil Unknown 2015
Movie Burden of Proof Unknown 2015
Series No Actor Parking Unknown 2015
Movie Mother Unknown 2015
Movie Seth Rogen's Awful Bar-Mitzvah Unknown 2015
Movie Black Mantis Unknown 2015
Movie Suburban Memoir Unknown 2015-06-24
Movie Good People Tom Wright 2015-08-21
Movie The Strength of God Unknown 2015
Movie Wild Horses Ben Briggs 2015-06-05
Movie David Letterman: A Life on Television Himself 2015-05-04
Movie The Sweet Taste of Redemption Unknown 2015-10-18
Movie The Sound and the Fury Benjy Compson 2015-10-23
Movie Winesburg: Death Unknown 2015-12-21
Movie Richard Peter Johnson Unknown 2015-12-01
Movie The Night Before James Franco 2015-11-20
Movie True Story Christian Longo 2015-04-17
Movie 2015 MTV Movie Awards Unknown 2015-04-12
Movie A Walk in Winter Unknown 2015
Movie I Am Michael Unknown 2015
Series Reel Junkie Unknown 2015
Movie Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special Unknown 2015-02-15
Movie Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas 2015-04-02
Movie City Bus Unknown 2015-04-01
Movie Killing Animals Unknown 2015
Movie Dave Skylark's Very Special VMA Special Unknown 2014
Movie Grow a Guy Unknown 2014
Movie I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel Unknown 2014
Movie Of Mice and Men George Milton 2014-11-06
Movie Child of God Jerry 2014-08-20
Series Making a Scene with James Franco James / ... 2014-09-17
Series Advice Unknown 2014-08-02
Movie What Is Cinema? Himself 2014-06-06
Movie Obituaries Felix Mitchum 2014-06-01
Movie Saturday Night Himself 2014-09-26
Movie Third Person Rick 2014-11-14
Movie How to Make a Man Himself 2014-12-20
Movie The Interview Dave Skylark 2014-12-24
Movie Lennon or McCartney Unknown 2014-12-12
Movie The Color of Time C.K. Williams 2014-12-09
Movie Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Journey to Dawn Will Rodman 2014-12-02
Movie Palo Alto Mr. B 2014-05-09
Movie By the Fans: The Making of the Veronica Mars Movie Unknown 2014-05-06
Movie Almost Not Beautiful Unknown 2014
Series The Drunken Peasants Unknown 2014-01-03
Movie Liberatum Inspiring Creativity Unknown 2014
Movie Lily Unknown 2014
Series The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2014-02-17
Series Unscripted Unknown 2014-01-31
Movie 2014 MTV Movie Awards Unknown 2014-04-13
Movie Veronica Mars Unknown 2014-03-13
Series Deadbeat Unknown 2014-04-09
Movie Gucci Sunglasses Himself 2014-04-04
Movie Acting Class Unknown 2013
Movie XR91 BioRebellion 2.0 Unknown 2013
Movie The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts Unknown 2013
Movie Roast of James Franco: Red Carpet Pre-Show Himself 2013-09-02
Movie Kink Unknown 2013-01-19
Movie E! Special: Oz - The Great and Powerful Himself 2013-03-07
Movie Through the Mind's Eye of Colleen Atwood Himself 2013-01-12
Series Naked and Afraid Unknown 2013-06-23
Movie The Letter Tyrone 2013-06-27
Movie Oz the Great and Powerful Oz 2013-03-08
Movie Spring Breakers Alien 2013-03-22
Movie The Iceman Marty Freeman 2013-05-02
Movie The Sound of Change Live Himself 2013-06-01
Movie This Is the End James Franco 2013-06-12
Movie Bukowski Unknown 2013-06-19
Movie A Fuller Life Himself - Reader 2013-08-01
Movie Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013-08-08
Movie Sal Milton Katselas 2013-11-01
Movie As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren 2013-10-22
Movie Playtime The Art Dealer 2013-11-07
Movie Mademoiselle C Unknown 2013
Movie Homefront Morgan 'Gator' Bodine 2013-11-27
Movie 30 Seconds to Mars: City of Angels Himself 2013-10-12
Movie Interior. Leather Bar. James 2013-10-03
Series The Frame Unknown 2013-04-09
Movie Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Himself - Roastee 2013-09-02
Movie Venice 70: Future Reloaded Unknown 2013-08-31
Series Playhouse Unknown 2012
Movie Child of God: Behind the Scenes Unknown 2012
Series Undergrads: South Unknown 2012
Series Hollywood Heights Unknown 2012-06-01
Movie Maladies James 2012-06-29
Movie Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present Himself 2012-07-05
Movie Hart Crane: An Exegesis Himself / Hart Crane 2012-03-27
Movie My Own Private River Unknown 2012-02-19
Movie Rebel Dabble Babble Unknown 2012
Series MSN Exclusives Unknown 2012
Series CBS This Morning Unknown 2012-01-09
Series Celebrity Style Story Unknown 2012-07-07
Series Larry King Now Unknown 2012-07-17
Movie Jeffrey Unknown 2012
Movie Dream Unknown 2012
Movie Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is) Unknown 2012
Series Vivir de cine Unknown 2012-10-26
Series The Mindy Project Unknown 2012-09-25
Movie About Cherry Frances 2012-08-09
Movie Eames: The Architect & The Painter None 2012-08-03
Movie Rebel None 2011
Movie Nightlife Unknown 2011
Movie The Genius of Andy Serkis Himself 2011-12-13
Movie The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards Himself 2011-02-26
Movie The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Himself - Host & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role 2011-02-27
Movie 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2011-01-29
Movie The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2011-01-16
Movie Mythology of the Apes Unknown 2011
Movie The Green Hornet Unknown 2011-01-14
Movie 127 Hours: An Extraordinary View Himself 2011-03-01
Movie 127 Hours Aron Ralston 2011-01-28
Movie The Sitter Unknown 2011-12-09
Movie Your Highness Fabious 2011-04-08
Movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011-08-05
Series Hamish & Andy's Gap Year Unknown 2011-07-28
Series On Story Unknown 2011-04-16
Movie The Broken Tower Hart Crane 2011-06-20
Movie Na Nai'a: Legend of the Dolphins Narrator 2011-06-15
Series FCU: Fact Checkers Unit Unknown 2010-08-17
Movie Eat Pray Love David Piccolo 2010-08-13
Movie Howl Allen Ginsberg 2010-08-27
Movie Cannes Film Festival 2010 Unknown 2010-05-12
Movie Masculinity & Me Unknown 2010
Movie Shadows & Lies William Vincent 2010-04-25
Movie 14 Actors Acting Himself 2010-12-08
Series Conan Unknown 2010-11-08
Movie Love & Distrust Travis 2010-11-02
Movie 42 One Dream Rush Unknown 2010-09-15
Movie The Clerk's Tale Unknown 2010-05-20
Movie Happy Birthday Sam Raimi from James Franco Unknown 2010
Movie Date Night Taste 2010-04-09
Movie Jimmy and the Cop Unknown 2010
Series Janela Indiscreta Unknown 2010-03-03
Movie Herbert White Unknown 2010-02-13
Movie Milk Scott Smith 2009-01-30
Movie 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2009-01-25
Movie The 81st Annual Academy Awards Unknown 2009-02-22
Movie Erased James Franco Unknown 2009
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Unknown 2009-03-02
Movie New Now Next Awards Himself - Nominee 2009-06-13
Movie Stuntmen Unknown 2009-08-18
Movie Camille Silias 2009-06-04
Movie The 2009 Independent Spirit Awards Unknown 2009-06-02
Movie Acting with James Franco Unknown 2009
Movie Milk: Hollywood Comes to San Francisco Himself 2009-03-10
Series Le grand journal de Canal+ Unknown 2008
Movie Comic-Con '08 Live Himself 2008-07-24
Movie Pineapple Express Saul Silver 2008-08-06
Movie Nights in Rodanthe Unknown 2008-09-26
Movie Speechless Unknown 2008-01-10
Movie 2008 MTV Movie Awards Unknown 2008-06-01
Series Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis Unknown 2008-01-04
Series Up Close with Carrie Keagan Unknown 2007
Series Inside Edition Unknown 2007
Movie The Hills with James Franco and Mila Kunis Unknown 2007
Movie Spider-Man 3: UK Premiere Special Unknown 2007
Movie Spider-Man 3 on Location: New York, from Rooftops to Backstreets Unknown 2007
Movie Spider-Man 3 on Location: Cleveland, the Chase and Euclid Avenue Unknown 2007
Series Chelsea Lately Unknown 2007-07-01
Movie Good Time Max Max 2007-04-30
Movie Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn / New Goblin 2007-05-04
Movie The Dead Girl Derek 2007-04-26
Series Xposé Unknown 2007-04-16
Movie Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee Unknown 2007-01-21
Movie Film Independent's 2007 Spirit Awards Himself 2007-02-04
Movie Interview Unknown 2007-05-10
Movie Spider-Man 3 New Goblin / Harry Osborn 2007-05-04
Movie Tangled Web: The Love Triangles of Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn 2007-10-30
Movie An American Crime Unknown 2007-12-07
Movie In the Valley of Elah Sgt. Dan Carnelli 2007-09-28
Movie The Villains of 'Spider-Man 3' Himself 2007-10-30
Movie Knocked Up Unknown 2007-06-01
Movie Flyboys Blaine Rawlings 2006-09-22
Series Noche Hache Unknown 2006
Movie Grasshopper Unknown 2006
Series 30 Rock Unknown 2006-10-11
Movie Love Conquers All: The Making of Tristan + Isolde Himself 2006-04-25
Movie Tristan + Isolde Tristan 2006-01-13
Movie The Wicker Man Unknown 2006-09-01
Movie Annapolis Jake Huard 2006-01-27
Series Fuse Celebrity Playlist Unknown 2006-09-21
Series Total Request Live Unknown 2006
Series The Fabulous Picture Show Unknown 2006-11-01
Movie The Holiday Unknown 2006-12-08
Series Corazón de... Unknown 2006
Series Made in Hollywood Unknown 2005-09-30
Movie The Great Raid Captain Prince 2005-08-12
Movie The Ape Harry Walker 2005-06-18
Movie Fool's Gold Brent 2005
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Series Attack of the Show! Unknown 2005-03-28
Series Iconoclasts Himself 2005-11-01
Series Howard Stern on Demand Unknown 2005-11-18
Series At the Movies Unknown 2004-07-01
Series The Insider Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn 2004-06-30
Movie The Company Josh 2004-05-20
Movie Making the Amazing Himself 2004-11-30
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Series Live! with Kelly Unknown 2004
Series The Ellen DeGeneres Show Unknown 2003-09-08
Movie Sonny Sonny 2003-03-21
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Reel Comedy Unknown 2003
Series Shootout Unknown 2003-10-12
Series Cartaz Cultural Unknown 2003
Movie Mother Ghost Skateboarder Guy 2002-08-08
Movie City by the Sea Joey 2002-09-06
Movie Behind the Ultimate Spin Unknown 2002
Series Into the Night with... Unknown 2002-05-10
Movie The 59th Annual Golden Globe Awards Unknown 2002-01-20
Movie You Always Stalk the Ones You Love Unknown 2002
Movie Blind Spot Danny 2002-05-10
Series Last Call with Carson Daly Unknown 2002-01-08
Movie The Car Kid Unknown 2002
Movie Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002-05-03
Movie 8th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Unknown 2002-03-10
Movie Deuces Wild Tino 2002-05-03
Movie James Dean James Dean 2001-08-04
Movie Some Body Unknown 2001
Movie Mean People Suck Casey 2001-04-01
Movie Whatever It Takes Chris 2000-03-24
Movie At Any Cost Mike 2000-08-16
Series To Serve and Protect Matt Carr 1999-02-14
Movie Never Been Kissed Unknown 1999-04-09
Series The Early Show Unknown 1999-11-02
Series Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario 1999-09-25
Movie 1973 Greg 1998-06-20
Series The View Unknown 1997-08-11
Series Pacific Blue Unknown 1996-03-02
Series MSNBC Live Unknown 1996-07-15
Series The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Profiler Unknown 1996-09-21
Series HBO First Look Unknown 1994-03-01
Series Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
Series Extra Unknown 1994-09-05
Series Late Show with David Letterman Unknown 1993-08-30
Series The X-Files Unknown 1993-09-10
Series The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
Series Gomorron Unknown 1992-09-14
Series Charlie Rose Unknown 1991-09-30
Series This Morning Unknown 1988-10-03
Series American Experience Unknown 1988-10-04
Series The Oprah Winfrey Show Unknown 1986-09-08
Series Cinema 3 Unknown 1984
Series Entertainment Tonight Unknown 1981-09-14
Series Kino Kino Himself 1978-01-14
Series Good Morning America Unknown 1975-01-06
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Series Fantastic Unknown 1973-08-05
Series Canada A.M. Unknown 1972-09-11
Series General Hospital Unknown 1963-04-01
Series Today Unknown 1952-01-14