James Franco

James Franco

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.

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YearTitleCharacterRelease Date
2020The Meme ChatMatthew2020-06-16
2018Future WorldWarlord2018-05-25
2018Mississippi Requiem2018-05-17
2018Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad(voice)2018-04-27
2018Freaks and Geeks: The DocumentaryHimself2018-04-21
2017The Disaster ArtistTommy Wiseau / "Johnny"2017-12-01
2017Blood RideBilly2017-10-22
2017The VaultEd Mass2017-09-01
2017Don't Come Back from the MoonRoman Smalley2017-06-20
2017Alien: CovenantJacob Branson (uncredited)2017-05-19
2017Black Dog, Red DogLeo2017-04-05
2017The InstituteDr. Cairn2017-03-03
2017Last SupperCapt. Jacob Branson2017-02-22
2017In Dubious BattleMac McLeod2017-02-17
2017High School LoverRick Winters2017-02-04
2016Why Him?Laird Mayhew2016-12-23
2016Sausage PartyDruggie (voice)2016-08-12
2016The Little PrinceThe Fox (voice)2016-08-05
2016The Heyday of the Insensitive BastardsConrad2016-07-16
2016Mother, May I Sleep with Danger?Director2016-06-18
2016ObituariesFelix Mitchum2016-06-13
2016The Caged PillowsDavid D-R+2016-06-03
2016Burn CountryLindsay2016-04-16
2016King CobraJoe Kerekes2016-04-16
2016The Adderall DiariesStephen Elliott2016-04-15
2016MemoriaMr. Wyckoff2016-04-08
2016A Walk in WinterConrad2016-03-19
2016The 4%: Film's Gender ProblemHimself2016-03-08
2016Queen of the DesertHenry Cadogan2016-03-01
2015Every Thing Will Be FineTomas Eldan2015-12-04
2015Richard Peter JohnsonJames Franco2015-12-01
2015The Night BeforeJames2015-11-20
2015The Sound & the FuryBenjy Compson2015-10-23
2015Call Me LuckyHimself2015-08-07
2015Wild HorsesBen Briggs2015-06-05
2015Killing AnimalsMr. Hurston2015-06-01
2015True StoryChristian Longo2015-04-17
2015Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary SpecialHimself2015-02-15
2015I Am MichaelMichael Glatze2015-01-29
2015Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La ManchaPasamonte2015-01-07
2014The InterviewDave Skylark2014-12-25
2014Lennon or McCartneyHimself (archive footage)2014-12-12
2014The Color of TimeC.K. Williams (age 40)2014-12-09
2014Future Relic 02The Searcher2014-11-28
2014National Theatre Live: Of Mice and MenGeorge2014-11-06
2014Good PeopleTom Reed2014-09-26
2014Child of GodJerry2014-08-01
2014Palo AltoMr. B2014-05-09
2014Veronica MarsHimself (uncredited)2014-03-14
2013Third PersonRick2013-12-01
2013PlaytimeThe Art Dealer2013-11-07
2013SalMilton Katselas2013-11-01
2013As I Lay DyingDarl Bundren2013-10-11
2013Comedy Central Roast of James FrancoHimself2013-09-02
2013A Fuller LifeHimself - Reader (segment "Copy Boy")2013-08-28
2013LovelaceHugh Hefner2013-08-09
2013This Is the EndHimself2013-06-12
2013Spring BreakersAlien2013-03-15
2013Oz: The Great and PowerfulOz2013-03-08
2013Interior. Leather Bar.2013-01-18
2012About CherryFrancis2012-09-21
2012The LetterTyrone2012-09-06
2012The IcemanMarty Freeman2012-09-01
2012Marina Abramović: The Artist Is PresentHimself2012-06-13
2012The Broken TowerHart Crane2012-04-27
2011Eames: The Architect & The PainterVoice2011-11-18
2011Rise of the Planet of the ApesWill Rodman2011-08-04
2011Your HighnessFabious2011-04-08
2011The Green HornetDanny Crystal Cleer2011-01-13
2010127 HoursAron Ralston2010-11-05
2010Love and DistrustTravis2010-11-02
2010HowlAllen Ginsberg2010-09-24
2010Eat Pray LoveDavid2010-08-12
2010With Great Power: The Stan Lee StoryHimself2010-07-24
2010Masculinity & Me2010-06-23
2010Saturday NightHimself2010-05-02
2010Shadows & LiesWilliam Vincent2010-04-25
2010Date NightTaste2010-04-08
2009SNL Presents: A Very Gilly Christmas2009-12-17
2009Erased James FrancoHimself2009-04-05
2008MilkScott Smith2008-11-26
2008Good Time MaxMax2008-10-28
2008Nights in RodantheMark Flanner2008-09-26
2008Pineapple ExpressSaul Silver2008-08-06
2007An American CrimeAndy2007-12-07
2007In the Valley of ElahSergeant Carnelli2007-08-31
2007Knocked UpHimself (uncredited)2007-06-01
2007Spider-Man 3Harry Osborn / New Goblin2007-05-03
2007Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce LeeDean Silo2007-01-21
2007InterviewBoyfriend on Phone (voice)2007-01-20
2007The Hills with James Franco and Mila KunisJustin Bobby2007-01-01
2006The HolidayHimself2006-12-08
2006The Dead GirlDerek2006-11-07
2006FlyboysBlaine Rawlings2006-09-22
2006The Wicker ManBar Guy #12006-09-01
2006Tristan & IsoldeTristan2006-05-18
2006AnnapolisJake Huard2006-01-27
2005The Great RaidCaptain Prince2005-08-12
2005The ApeHarry Walker2005-06-18
2004Spider-Man 2Harry Osborn2004-06-30
2003The CompanyJosh2003-09-10
2003Blind SpotDanny2003-06-15
2003To Serve and ProtectMatt Carr2003-04-15
2002City By The SeaJoey2002-09-06
2002Mother GhostSkateboarder guy2002-08-08
2002You Always Stalk the Ones You Love2002-07-07
2002The Car Kid2002-05-11
2002Deuces WildTino2002-05-03
2002Spider-ManHarry Osborn2002-05-03
2001James DeanJames Dean2001-08-04
2001Some BodyApartment Guy #32001-01-19
2001Mean People SuckCasey2001-01-01
2000At Any CostMike2000-08-16
2000Whatever It TakesChris Campbell2000-03-31
1999Never Been KissedJason1999-04-09
1970The Mad Whale
1970The LabyrinthNarrator (voice)
1970Multiple ManJamie Madrox / Multiple Man
1970The Long HomeDallas Hardin
1970Kill the Czar
1970Blood HeistFarmer Simon
1970Actors AnonymousJake Lamont