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James Franco is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer, Editor and Cinematography American born on 19 april 1978 at Palo Alto (USA)

James Franco

James Franco
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Birth name James Edward Franco
Nationality USA
Birth 19 april 1978 (41 years) at Palo Alto (USA)
Awards Indiana Film Journalists Association Award for Best Actor

James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Interview (2014). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.

Franco volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and has taught a class at New York University in feature filmmaking and production. In 2013, he began teaching a course in short film production at the University of Southern California and a course in screenwriting at his alma mater, University of California, Los Angeles. In September 2015, Franco began teaching a film class to high school students at Palo Alto High School.

Biography

Franco has described himself as Jewish; regarding his secular upbringing, he told The Guardian that he feels as if he has "missed out on the Jewish experience", but has been told not to worry about that by his Jewish friends and said in the same interview that he likes "the idea of religion as a source of community". When asked if he was a "believer," he responded "In God? I don't know. Yes. To a certain extent. It's a complicated question". In 2015, Franco had an official Bar Mitzvah ceremony, presided over by a rabbi.

Due to his support for the LGBT community, and his portrayal of gay characters in his projects, Franco's sexuality has been a subject of discussion in media sources, relentlessly questioning if he himself is gay. In response to questions regarding his sexuality, he insists he finds plenty more dimensions to the characters than their bedroom proclivities. "Or, you know what," he quipped, "maybe I’m just gay". In a March 2015 interview with Four Two Nine magazine, Franco again opened up about his sexuality, commenting that it is not who you have sex with that defines your sexuality, but instead how you act. "In the twenties and thirties, they used to define homosexuality by how you acted and not by whom you slept with. Sailors would fuck guys all the time, but as long as they behaved in masculine ways, they weren’t considered gay". Franco added, "Well, I like to think that I’m gay in my art and straight in my life".

The rumors concerning his sexuality led to a Gawker article linking him to a New York Post Page Six blind item about a closeted gay actor, nicknamed "the Gay Rapist". Despite the victim of the alleged attack denying that it was Franco, two magazines then contacted Franco's lawyer to alert them that they might run stories suggesting his involvement, but were unable to, as at least part of their stories were fabricated. However, Gawker refused to take their article down as they were simply reporting what another outlet published and instead offered him a chance to make a comment about the speculation on its website. He declined, hoping it would die down. The actor later called the episode very offensive because he has friends who have been raped. In July 2015, a former Gawker employee admitted on his Twitter account — in now deleted posts — that he was pressured to write a series of articles about "the Gay Rapist", and lead readers into believing the man was Franco.

After meeting on the set of Whatever It Takes, Franco dated co-star Marla Sokoloff for five years. He was later in a relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly, until 2011. He confirmed their separation in an interview for Playboy magazine's August 2011 issue, saying that his interest in education got between them. He received unwelcome attention in April 2014 for trying to set a date with a 17-year-old girl from Scotland in New York (age of consent in New York is 17) via social media. The woman filmed the conversation they had and released it to the public. Franco acknowledged flirting with her.

Best films

Spider-Man 3 (2007)
(Actor)
Spider-Man (2002)
(Actor)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
(Actor)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
(Actor)
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)
(Actor)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
(Actor)

Usually with

Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen
(12 films)
Evan Goldberg
Evan Goldberg
(10 films)
Scott Haze
Scott Haze
(10 films)
Danny McBride
Danny McBride
(11 films)
Jim Parrack
Jim Parrack
(7 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of James Franco (91 films)

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Actor

Zeroville
Zeroville (2019)
, 1h36
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jacki Weaver, Megan Fox, Will Ferrell, Danny McBride
Roles Vikar
Rating46% 2.313532.313532.313532.313532.31353
About a young seminarian who worships film and arrives in Hollywood in 1969, during a transitional time in the Industry.
The Long Home, 1h36
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Josh Hutcherson, Tim Blake Nelson, Courtney Love, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito, James Franco
Roles Dallas Hardin
Rating51% 2.555162.555162.555162.555162.55516
Set in rural 1940s Tennessee, a young man, Nathan Winer (Hutcherson), lands a job building a "honky-tonk" bar for a charismatic, scheming bootlegger, unaware that the man had murdered his father ten years earlier.
Future World, 1h30
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors James Franco, Milla Jovovich, Lucy Liu, Jeffrey Wahlberg, Suki Waterhouse, Snoop Dogg
Roles Warlord
Rating32% 1.615861.615861.615861.615861.61586
Dans un futur post-apocalyptique, un jeune garçon s'allie à une jeune femme androïde pour trouver un remède pour sauver sa mère mourante. Mais ils devront affronter une bande de motards et de gangsters sans pitié prêt à tout pour les retrouver.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, 2h12
Directed by Frères Coen
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Anthology film, Western
Actors Tim Blake Nelson, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan, James Franco, Tom Waits
Roles Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones")
Rating72% 3.648873.648873.648873.648873.64887
Le livre The Ballad of Buster Scruggs and Other Tales of the American Frontier, illustré, s'ouvre pour raconter plusieurs histoires.
Kin
Kin (2018)
, 1h44
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action
Actors Jack Reynor, Zoë Naelle Kravitz, Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Carrie Coon, Romano Orzari
Roles Taylor Balik
Rating58% 2.905492.905492.905492.905492.90549
Jimmy vient de sortir de prison où il a passé six ans. Il retrouve son père Hal et son petit frère adoptif Elijah (dit Eli). Durant son incarcération, sa mère est morte, et aucun des trois ne parvient à surmonter cette perte. Jimmy envisage au début de trouver un travail honnête, mais son passé le rattrape, sous la forme de Taylor et son frère, deux gangsters auxquels il doit une forte somme (60 000 dollars). Durant ce temps, Eli, qui explore des bâtiments abandonnés à la recherche de vieux métaux pour les revendre, tombe dans une usine en ruine sur plusieurs cadavres en armures futuristes, et des armes inconnues. Il prend la fuite, en ramenant chez lui une de ces armes. Après un cambriolage qui tourne mal, Hal est tué sous les yeux de Jimmy, qui parvient à s'échapper et prend la fuite avec Eli et le butin. Ils sont traqués sans relâche par Taylor, assoiffé de vengeance car Jimmy a tué son frère. Jimmy et Eli ont également à leurs trousses des agents fédéraux et des soldats venus d'un autre monde. Ils ont cependant un atout dans leur jeu : l'arme futuriste ayant appartenu à ces mystérieux soldats.
The Pretenders, 1h30
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors James Franco, Jane Levy, Juno Temple, Brian Cox, Shameik Moore, Dennis Quaid
Roles Maxwell
Rating50% 2.5378452.5378452.5378452.5378452.537845
1979. Terry est étudiant en cinéma. Lors d'une projection de Une femme est une femme, il tombe amoureux de Catherine, qui disparait aussitôt. Il fait connaissance de Phil, photographe, dont il devient ami et assistant. A une autre projection, il retrouve enfin Catherine et lui propose de participer à son court-métrage; elle est actrice. Il la déclare son amour, Phil le déclare son désir. Ils vont vivre à trois une histoire compliquée, hommage à Godard et Truffaut.
In Dubious Battle, 1h50
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Nat Wolff, Vincent D'Onofrio, Josh Hutcherson, Selena Gomez, Analeigh Tipton, Bryan Cranston
Roles Mac McLeod
Rating60% 3.0483253.0483253.0483253.0483253.048325
Jim Nolan (Natt Wolff), an activist for "the Party" organizes a major strike for apple pickers in California in the 1930s.
Alien: Covenant, 2h2
Directed by Ridley Scott
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Space adventure films, Monde imaginaire, Dans l'espace, Sur une planète fictive, Films set in the future, Children's films, Films about extraterrestrial life, Robot films
Actors Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, Billy Crudup, Guy Pearce
Roles Jacob Branson (uncredited)
Rating63% 3.1943453.1943453.1943453.1943453.194345
Durant la préparation de la mission Prometheus, Peter Weyland ordonne à un androïde de prendre part à la mission. Weyland se présente comme le « créateur » de l'être synthétique et lui explique que cette mission a pour but de connaitre les créateurs des humains. Weyland demande ensuite à l’androïde de se choisir lui-même un prénom. Après avoir contemplé la célébrissime statue de Michel-Ange, il choisit alors « David ».
The Disaster Artist, 1h38
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Historical
Themes Films about films
Actors Dave Franco, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Josh Hutcherson, Zac Efron, Alison Brie
Roles Tommy Wiseau
Rating73% 3.6980953.6980953.6980953.6980953.698095
En 1998, Greg Sestero est un jeune Américain qui rêve de devenir un acteur célèbre. Dans le cadre d'un cours de théâtre, il rencontre Tommy Wiseau, un homme énigmatique et passionné qui semble habité par les mêmes désirs bien qu'il ignore tout de l'industrie du cinéma. Devenant rapidement amis, ils décident de tout faire pour réaliser leurs rêves en s'installant à Los Angeles, où Wiseau possède déjà un appartement. Bénéficiant d'une grande fortune aux origines mystérieuses, Wiseau finit par décider, après une série de refus et de déceptions, de se lancer dans l'écriture et la réalisation de son propre film, dans lequel il compte donner les rôles principaux à Greg et à lui-même.
The Vault
The Vault (2017)
, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Taryn Manning, Francesca Eastwood, James Franco, Scott Haze, Q'orianka Kilcher, Clifton Collins, Jr.
Roles Ed Mass
Rating48% 2.4012152.4012152.4012152.4012152.401215
Pour sauver leur frère, deux sœurs sont obligées de l'aider à braquer une banque. Le hold-up ne se déroule pas comme prévu, il n'y a que 70 000 dollars dans les caisses et la police est postée juste devant suite à un incendie en face. Le directeur adjoint leur révèle alors l’existence d'un vieux coffre-fort au sous-sol de la banque, où personne ne va jamais, qui contiendrait 6 millions de dollars en liquide. Les braqueurs décident d'aller ouvrir la chambre forte sans savoir que celle-ci est habitée par des entités maléfiques....
The Institute, 1h30
Directed by James Franco
Origin USA
Genres Thriller
Actors James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Lori Singer, Pamela Anderson, Josh Duhamel, Topher Grace
Roles Dr. Cairn
Rating41% 2.056752.056752.056752.056752.05675
En 1893 à Baltimore, la jeune Isabel Porter s'introduit dans l'Institut Rosewood, à la suite de la mort subite de ses parents, et subit des expériences extrêmes de lavage de cerveau et de contrôle de l'esprit par l'insidieux Dr Cairn.
Sausage Party
Directed by Conrad Vernon, Greg Tiernan
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Cooking films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Dystopian films, Children's films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Kristen Wiig, Edward Norton, Michael Cera
Roles Druggie (voice)
Rating60% 3.0428953.0428953.0428953.0428953.042895
One sausage’s quest to discover the truth about his existence. After falling out of a shopping cart, our hero sausage and his new friends embark on a perilous journey through the supermarket to get back to their aisles before the Fourth of July sale.
The Adderall Diaries, 1h45
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action
Actors James Franco, Ed Harris, Amber Heard, Christian Slater, Wilmer Valderrama, Cynthia Nixon
Roles Stephen Elliott
Rating52% 2.6036652.6036652.6036652.6036652.603665
Romancier en panne d’inspiration, lors du procès d’un meurtrier, Stephen Elliott doute de la culpabilité du prévenu et va faire sa propre enquête.
Goat
Goat (2016)

Directed by Andrew Neel
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors James Franco, Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Virginia Gardner, Austin Lyon
Roles Mitch
Rating56% 2.8458852.8458852.8458852.8458852.845885
Se remettant d'une terrible agression, un jeune homme de 19 ans s'engage dans la confrérie de son frère afin de prouver sa virilité. Ce qu'il se passe là-bas, au nom de la "fraternité", met à l'épreuve les garçons et leurs relations de manière brutale.
Goat
Goat (2016)
, 1h36
Directed by Andrew Neel
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors James Franco, Ben Schnetzer, Nick Jonas, Austin Lyon, Virginia Gardner
Roles Mitch
Rating56% 2.8458552.8458552.8458552.8458552.845855
Après une terrible agression, Brad Land, un jeune homme de 19 ans, cherche à intégrer la fraternité à laquelle appartenait son frère aîné. Au nom de la fraternité, il devra affronter un bizutage cruel, qui ne sera pas sans conséquences sur lui ou sur ses camarades.