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James Franco (born 19.04.1978) James Franco is an American actor who rose to fame with his role on the cult TV show 'Freaks and Geeks' 1999 but is best known for starring in 2001 biopic 'James Dean' and playing Harry Osborn in the 'Spider-Man' film trilogy that began in 2002.

Childhood: James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California. His parents are Betsy Lou, a poet and author, and Doug who was the owner of a shipping container security firm before he passed away in 2011. James was talented at mathematics and became an intern at the technology company Lockheed Martin. He attended Palo Alto High School and was arrested several times as a youngster for petty crimes. He attended the University of California in LA majoring in English but soon dropped out, preferring to chase his acting career. He took acting lessons whilst working an evening shift at McDonalds to fund it. In 2006, he enrolled at the university again and graduated in 2008.

Acting Career: James Franco made his first big break in 1999 with the comedy 'Freaks and Geeks'. In that year, he made an appearance in his first movie, 'Never Been Kissed'. In 2000, he took on a bigger role in 'Whatever it Takes'. James received true recognition when he was selected for the eponymous role in 'James Dean' in 2001. To get into character, he started smoking, riding a motorcycle and learned guitar. His efforts were duly awarded with a Golden Globe. In 2002, James became internationally famous when he played the role of Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's 'Spider Man' trilogy. In the same year, he was in the poorly reviewed crime drama 'Sonny' and played a drug addled tramp in 'City by the Sea'. James has been in several independent movies throughout his career including the 2003 ballet flick 'The Company' and fantasy drama 'Camille' in 2007. In 2008, he portrayed Harvey Milk, the first gay politician elected into public office, in the biopic 'Milk' and also became a stoner in the comedy 'Pineapple Express'. James received an Academy Award nomination for his leading role in '127 Hours' in 2010 and later landed a role in 'Planet of the Apes' remake 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' in 2011. He is set to star as the titular character in 'The Wizard of Oz' sequel 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' in 2013 and currently has a recurring role in ABC show 'General Hospital'. James Franco: Other Career Ventures James plans to direct movie versions of Stephen Elliott's 'The Adderall Diaries' and Philip Carlo's 'The Night Stalker' among others. He is currently adapting the film 'Child of God' from the book by Cormac McCarthy. He has directed projects before and even created several multimedia expeditions. He has written a gritty book about his teenage antics called 'Palo Alto: Stories' which was published in 2010.

Personal Life: James Franco has been in relationships with Marla Sokoloff and Ahna O'Reilly; the latter relationship ended in 2011 due to a clash of interests. There has been a lot of media speculation surrounding his sexuality because he has portrayed a number of gay characters in movies but he appears to deny these suggestions.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Seth Rogen Feared He Was Going To Die Over The Interview


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Hacker group Guardians of Peace infiltrated the databases of Sony Pictures Entertainment and leaked confidential material in an effort to get Seth's political comedy, which features two American journalists hired to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, pulled from release in 2014.

The premiere and wide cinema release were eventually cancelled after the group threatened to attack them, and Seth was given security out of fears he would be targeted over the controversy. But the 34-year-old admits he remained scared when the guards were let go after the uproar died down.

“It was a horrible experience," he told U.K. TV host Graham Norton. "It was bizarre to have personal security. And on the day my bodyguard disappeared, I thought, ‘This is it, this is when I die,’ but actually it turned out that the studio just didn’t want to pay for it anymore! It was a very weird experience.”

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James Franco Celebrates Birthday Dressed As Bowie


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The 127 Hours star turned 38 on Tuesday (19Apr16), and he gathered his pals to mark the occasion at the Happiest Place on Earth.

Franco decided to pay a little tribute to the late rock icon on his birthday by dressing up in a bright red wig, matching sunglasses, a blue blazer, and make-up in the style of Bowie's alter ego Ziggy Stardust - and all his friends joined in the costume fun, too.

"He was there with a group of about eight people all dressed like David Bowie," a source tells Entertainment Tonight. "They seemed to be having a great time."

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James Franco's Gay Porn Flick A Hit At Tribeca


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King Cobra debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on Saturday (16Apr16) to much acclaim for the innovative approach to very challenging subject matter.

The crime drama's plot, which was inspired by a true story, centres around the brutal murder of Slater's gay porn producer character Stephen and the 46 year old star believes the cast pulled off the out-of-the-box script by their commitment to portraying their personas with deep authenticity.

“I’ve never played a homosexual before and I just didn’t want to, I guess, bring any stereotypical nonsense to it, or do any kind of caricature-y type things that I’ve seen in other films," Slater tells Variety. "I just wanted to be a human being who happens to like young men."

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The Adderall Diaires Premiere Screening

James Franco , Pamela Romanowsky - The Adderall Diaries Premiere held at the ArcLight Hollywood Theatre - Arrivals at ArcLight Theaters Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th April 2016

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The Adderall Diaires Premiere

Amber Heard, James Franco, Pamela Romanowsky , Wilmer Valderrama - The Adderall Diaries Premiere held at the ArcLight Hollywood Theatre - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th April 2016

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Adderall Diaries Premiere

James Franco - The Adderall Diaries Premiere held at the ArcLight Hollywood Theatre - Arrivals at ArcLight Hollywood Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th April 2016

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The Adderall Diaries Trailer


Stephen Elliot is a writer who's lost his way. He's previously had books fictional works published but his current case of writers block is causing disruption to his output. Another increasing problem with his creativity is a growing dependency of Adderall, an ADHD medication.

As Elliott learns of a fascinating murder case, he becomes more and more drawn to the story and the convicted murderer behind the crime. Whilst investigating the case, Elliott also finds himself going through a number of personal changes. His father, who pretty much abandoned his son as a young teenager, once again appears in his life and he's also introduced to a journalist called Lana Edmond which leads to a positive relationship for a man who mainly associates females with negative experiences.

Whilst trying to piece his new novel together,  Elliott finds himself on a journey of self-discovery and must take his past to pieces to reveal exactly what's true and what's been fabricated in his mind.

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Engaged Alison Brie Never Wanted To Marry


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The How to Be Single star admits she was never the kind of girl to dream about her wedding day as a child, and after deciding to pursue a "crazy" career in Hollywood, she wrote off her chances of ever settling down.

"I never wanted to get married," she told the New York Post. "I was just like, 'Well, that's not my path in life, because I'm choosing this crazy lifestyle.'"

However, that all changed once she met James Franco's younger brother, who made the 33-year-old realise there was more to life than work.

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Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer


Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all his closest buds, Brenda is a hot dog bun who is also bagged up with the other ladies in the Glamour Buns pack. Since being stored on the supermarket shelf, Frank and Brenda have known that they're meant to be, now all that has to happen is their new owner picks both packets to take them home for their happily ever after. 

As luck would have it, a lady picks them both up and it seems like their dream is coming true, little do the food items actually know what happens to them when they get to their new home; they're pealed, boiled, grated and roasted to death before being eaten. Now Frank is on a mission to bring the truth to the other consumables in a bit to make the horror stop. 

Sausage Party is an R rated CG animation.

Hulu Original '11.22.63' Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals

James Franco , Bridget Carpenter - Hulu Original '11.22.63' premiere at the Regency Bruin Theatre - Red Carpet Arrivals at The Bruin Theater - Westwood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th February 2016

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Hulu Original '11.22.63' Premiere

James Franco - Hulu Original '11.22.63' premiere at the Regency Bruin Theatre - Red Carpet Arrivals at The Bruin Theater - Westwood, California - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 11th February 2016

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Kristen Stewart & Helena Bonham Carter In Talks For Transgender Drama


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Franco has already signed on for writer/director Justin Kelly's JT Leroy biopic about Savannah Kroop, who pretended to be a man to win favour in Hollywood.

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James Franco To Direct Movie Based On 'Zola' Stripper's Viral Road Trip Saga


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James Franco is helping to develop and direct a movie based on the colourful tale of Aziah “Zola” Wells’ road trip to Florida last year that went viral on social media.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Franco has teamed up with Andrew Neel and Killer Films to produce the potentially highly controversial movie. The script for the project based on David Kushner’s story for Rolling Stone last November, entitled ‘Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted.’

That article was billed as a behind-the-scenes, exclusive account of what really went on behind Wells’ 148-tweet series about her October 2015 trip to Florida with her friend Jessica, Jessica’s boyfriend Jarrett, and Jessica’s violent pimp called ‘Z’.

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James Franco To Direct Wild Stripper Movie


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David Kushner wrote the piece Zola Tells All: The Real Story Behind the Greatest Stripper Saga Ever Tweeted after studying Aziah 'Zola' Wells' viral tale of prostitution and murder.

Franco will also produce the movie from a script written by Andrew Neel and Mike Roberts, who worked with the 127 Hours actor on his recent project Goat.

The Rolling Stone article came out in November (15).

Sarah Gadon Groans About Girdle


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The 28-year-old actress has just wrapped 11.22.63, about a high school teacher who travels back in time to try to stop the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. It's based on the book by Stephen King, with Sarah playing the lead's love interest Sadie, and while it was fun to work on, the costumes took more than a little getting used to.

"Because Sadie was a working woman, we kept the hair and make-up realistic, so quite pared down and natural," she told Allure.com. "I did have to wear a girdle, though, which is not the greatest experience - I don't think women were drinking two litres of water like we do today because going to the bathroom was a lot of work."

It wasn't all bad news though, as the restrictive item actually improved Sarah's posture in the long term. The first scene she shot saw her in a complicated dance routine with her co-star James Franco, complete with girdle holding her in place, and looking back she can't believe she nailed it.

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James Franco

Date of birth

19th April, 1978

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Actor

Sex

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James Franco Movies

The Adderall Diaries Trailer

The Adderall Diaries Trailer

Stephen Elliot is a writer who's lost his way. He's previously had books fictional works...

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Sausage Party - Teaser Trailer

Frank is a hot dog Wiener who's packed into a vacuum seal bag with all...

The Night Before Movie Review

The Night Before Movie Review

This blending of the stoner bromance with the Christmas comedy works surprisingly well, layering gross-out...

The Little Prince Trailer

The Little Prince Trailer

A Little Girl's Mother has high expectations of her daughter, given her own career success,...

True Story - Featurette Trailer

True Story - Featurette Trailer

The cast and crew of upcoming drama 'True Story', including Jonah Hill, James Franco, Felicity...

The Interview Movie Review

The Interview Movie Review

There's half of a great satire here, as Seth Rogen, James Franco and Evan Goldberg...

True Story Trailer

True Story Trailer

In 2001, Michael Finkel (Jonah Hill) was fired from his job at the New York...

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The Interview - Trailer & Featurettes Trailer

The Interview - Trailer & Featurettes Trailer

David Skylark (James Franco) is a worldwide celebrity. His talk show is watched everyone, including...

Third Person Movie Review

Third Person Movie Review

There are moments when this three-strand drama almost ascends to the emotional resonance of writer-director...

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