James Franco is an American Actor and Producer. He is one of the best young actors in Hollywood. James Franco mostly appears in comedy films. His notable roles include Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 127 Hours and Spider Man Trilogy. He has been nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 127 Hours. James Franco is a method actor.
James Franco was born on April 19, 1978. Franco was born in Palo Alto, California. His mother is a Writer. She is also an occasional actress. His father Douglas Franco was a businessman. He has two younger brothers Tom and Dave. Dave Franco is also an actor. James Franco always wanted to become an actor. He dropped out of UCLA to pursue an acting career. His parents were against this idea. His breakout role came in the TV series Freaks and Geeks. He starred as James Dean in the biographical film James Dean. James Franco received worldwide fame for portraying Harry Osborne in the 2002 Spiderman movie. He reprised his roles in the next two films. Spiderman 3 grossed over $891 million. Its till today James Franco’s highest grossing film. James Franco starred in the stoner comedy Pineapple Express. He and Seth Rogen gave a hell of a performance. He had a cameo in Date Night with Mila Kunis. In 2010 he starred in te biographical film 127 Hours. James Franco received an Oscar nomination for his role. He played Aron Ralston in the film. In 2009, he starred in Spring Break as a gangster. His most recent role came in The Interview. He starred alongside his Pineapple Express co-star Seth Rogen. The film is a controversial one because of its plot. James Franco and Rogen’s character is sent to assassinate the Korean Leader Kim Jong-un. This led to the 2014 Sony Hack Incident.
James Franco describes himself as Jewish. He dated actress Marla Sokoloff for five years. He later dated actress Anna O’Reilly. He reenrolled at UCLA in 2006 as an English major.