James Franco Biography

Birthday: 1978-04-19
Place of Birth: Palo Alto, California USA
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
Wiki 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). After that, he had a starring role in Whatever It Takes (2000). 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). He returned to the Osborne role for the next two films in the trilogy. 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). He was recently seen in David Gordon Green's Pineapple Express (2008) opposite Seth Rogen, in George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe (2008), starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane and in Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah (2007), starring Tommy Lee Jones. Also starring opposite Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant's Milk (2008/I) in which his performance earned him an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor. Definitely growing out of his shyness, James Franco is turning into a legend of his own.

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TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Howl Allen Ginsberg Action
Spider-Man Harry Osborn 1994 - 1998 Action
To Serve and Protect 1999 Thriller
Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario 1999 - 2000 Comedy
Karadayı Oz 2012 Action
Sea City Joey 2013
Specials (UK) Himself 2013 Crime
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
Blind Spot Danny 1958
Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell 2000 Comedy, Drama, Romance
James Dean James Dean 2001 Drama
Spider Man Harry Osborn 2002
Deuces Wild Tino 2002 Biography, 0, Comedy
City By The Sea Joey 2002 0, Game Show
Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002 0
Mother Ghost Skateboarder guy 2002 Comedy, Drama
Sonny Sonny 2003 Crime, Drama
Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn 2004 0
The Company Josh 2004 Drama, Music, Romance
The Great Raid Captain Prince 2005 0, 0, Romance
Annapolis Jake Huard 2006 0
Flyboys Blaine Rawlings 2006 Action, Adventure, Drama
In the Valley of Elah Sgt. Dan Carnelli 2007 0, Game Show, Comedy
Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn 2007
The Dead Girl 2007 Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Good Time Max Max 2007 Drama
Pineapple Express Saul Silver 2008 0
The Pineapple Express Saul Silver 2008 Action, Comedy, Crime
Milk Scott Smith 2009 Drama, History
Erased James Franco Himself 2009
Camille Silias 2009 Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Saturday Night 2010
Eat Pray Love David Piccolo 2010 0
Date Night Taste 2010 Comedy, Crime, Romance
Shadows & Lies William Vincent 2010 Crime, Drama
Your Highness Fabious 2011
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011 Sport, Game Show, 0, 0
127 Hours Aron Ralston 2011 Adventure, Biography, Drama
The Broken Tower Hart Crane 2011 Biography, Drama, History
The Iceman Marty Freeman 2012 Game Show, Comedy
Rebel Dabble Babble Jim Stark / James Dean 2012
About Cherry Frances 2012 Drama
Third Person Rick 2013 Drama, Romance
Spring Breakers Alien 2013 0
Lovelace Hugh Hefner 2013
Maladies James 2013
Interior. Leather Bar. James 2013 Drama
Oz the Great and Powerful Oz 2013 Adventure, Family, Fantasy
This Is the End James Franco 2013 Comedy, Fantasy
The Letter Tyrone 2013 Drama, Thriller
Palo Alto Mr. B 2013 Drama
Child of God Jerry 2013 Drama
Sal Milton Katselas 2013 Drama
As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren 2013 Drama
Homefront Gator 2013 Action, Thriller
Tar C.K. Williams 2013 Drama, Romance
Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas 2014 Drama
Veronica Mars James Franco 2014 0, 0, Comedy
Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2015 Biography, Drama
Black Dog, Red Dog Leo 2015 Drama
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2015 Comedy, Drama
Howl Allen Ginsberg 2015 Reality Tv
The Sound and the Fury Benjy Compson 2015
Na Nai'a: Legend of the Dolphins Narrator 2015 Fantasy
Yosemite Phil 2016 0
The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott 2016 Game Show, 0
Prism Tony Castenada 2017
The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau 2017 0
True Story Christian Longo 2019