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James Franco (James Edward Franco)

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Biography

Palo Alto, California, USA
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 up with his two younger brothers, Dave Franco, also an actor, and Tom, James graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996 and went on to attend UCLA, majoring in English. Read more...

Actor

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Character: Benjy Compson

The Sound and the Fury 2014

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Character: Henry Cadogan

Queen of the Desert 2015

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Character: Tomas Eldan

Every Thing Will Be Fine 2015

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Character: Morgan 'Gator' Bodine

Homefront 2013

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Character: Darl Bundren

As I Lay Dying 2013

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Character: Himself - Roastee

Comedy Central Roast of James Franco 2013

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Character: Himself

MSN Exclusives 2012

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Character: Fabious

Your Highness 2011

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Character: Soap Actor

The Sitter 2011

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Character: Danny Crystal Cleer

The Green Hornet 2011

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Character: Hart Crane

The Broken Tower 2011

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Character: Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2011

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Character: Himself

On Story 2011

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Character: Himself

Erased James Franco 2009

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Character: Himself - Nominee

New Now Next Awards 2009

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Character: Saul Silver

Pineapple Express 2008

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Character: Mark Flanner

Nights in Rodanthe 2008

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Character: Silias

Camille 2008

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Character: New Goblin / Harry Osborn

Spider-Man 3 2007

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Character: Sgt. Dan Carnelli

In the Valley of Elah 2007

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Character: Himself

The Holiday 2006

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Character: Bar Guy #1

The Wicker Man 2006

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Character: Blaine Rawlings

Flyboys 2006

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Character: Jake Huard

Annapolis 2006

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Character: Himself

Cartaz Cultural 2003

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Character: Sonny

Sonny 2002

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Character: Skateboarder guy

Mother Ghost 2002

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Character: Himself

Reel Comedy 2002

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Character: David Piccolo

Eat Pray Love 2010

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Character: Taste

Date Night 2010

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Character: William Vincent

William Vincent 2010

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Character: Boyfriend on Phone

Interview 2007

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Character: Himself

Reel Junkie 2007

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Character: Greg

1973 1998

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Character: Apartment Guy 3

Some Body 2001

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Character: Stephen Elliott

The Adderall Diaries 2015

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Character: Mr. Hurston

Killing Animals 2015

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Character: Himself

14 Actors Acting 2010

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Character: Himself

Jimmy and the Cop 2010

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Character: Michael Glatze

I Am Michael 2015

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Character: Ben Briggs

Wild Horses 2015

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Character: Himself - Host / Various

James Franco/Kings of Leon 2008

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Character: Himself

Gerard Butler/Shakira 2009

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Character: Himself - Host / Various / James Dean

James Franco/Muse 2009

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Character: Himself / Jim

Seth Rogen/Ed Sheeran 2014

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Character: Himself - Host / Christopher Walken / Luke Skywalker / Riff Raff / Tad Rankin / Captain Jack Swallow / Various

James Franco/Nicki Minaj 2014

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Character: Officer #2

Surekill 2001

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Character: Himself - Guest

James Franco/Andy Cohen/Jake Bugg 2014

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Character: Himself - Guest

James Spader/Stevie Wonder 2014

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Character: Himself

Young Hollywood 2013

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Character: Himself - Guest

James Franco & Justin Kelly 2015

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Character: Himself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film

The 81st Annual Academy Awards 2009

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Character: Himself - Host & Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 2011

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Character: Himself

City of Angels 2013

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Character: Himself

Fantástico 1973

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Character: Himself

Saturday Night 2010

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Character: Tommy Wiseau

The Disaster Artist 2016

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Character: Mac McLeod

In Dubious Battle 2016

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Character: Vincent Martino

The Deuce 2016

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Character: Jake Lamont

Actors Anonymous 2016

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Character: Batman

BatJuice 0

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Character: Wayne / Garth

Wayne's Titanic 0

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Character: Forest Gump / Marty McFly

Back to the Future 0

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Character: James

Catfather 0

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Character: Zack Morris / Daniel Desario

Saved by the Freaks 0

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Character: Rachel / Joey

Friendtervention 0

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Character: Eric Forman, Michael Kelso

That 70s 70s Show 0

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Character: Himself

The Interview 0

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Character: Himself - Guest

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

Stylish Siblings 0

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James Franco 0

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James Franco 0

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James Franco 0

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Character: Himself - Guest / Frank Jameso

James Franco 0

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James Franco 0

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

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Character: Himself

'I Am Michael' 0

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Character: Laird Mayhew

Why Him? 2016

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Directing

Character: Benjy Compson

The Sound and the Fury 2014

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Character: Darl Bundren

As I Lay Dying 2013

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Character: Hart Crane

The Broken Tower 2011

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Character: Himself

Saturday Night 2010

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Character: Tommy Wiseau

The Disaster Artist 2016

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Character: Mac McLeod

In Dubious Battle 2016

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Writing

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Character: Darl Bundren

As I Lay Dying 2013

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Character: Hart Crane

The Broken Tower 2011

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Character: Mr. Hurston

Killing Animals 2015

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Character: Jake Lamont

Actors Anonymous 2016

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