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James Franco

James Franco
James Franco is a member of the Judd Apatow gang, getting his start in "Freaks and Geeks," doing a cameo in "Knocked Up" and co-starring in "Pineapple Express." In between, Franco has made his mark as son of the Green Goblin in the "Spider-Man" films. In addition to action and comedy, Franco has also tackled dramatic roles, most notably James Dean in a TV biopic, which earned him a Golden Globe. He's also starred as Sean Penn's lover in "Milk," as a Naval Academy plebe in "Annapolis" and a romantic hero in "Tristan + Isolde." Franco also exercises his comedy chops on Funnyordie.com.
James Franco is a member of the Judd Apatow gang, getting his start in "Freaks and Geeks," doing a cameo in "Knocked Up" and co-starring in "Pineapple Express." In between, Franco has made his mark as son of the Green Goblin in the "Spider-Man" films. In addition to action and comedy, Franco has also tackled dramatic roles, most notably James Dean in a TV biopic, which earned him a Golden Globe. He's also starred as Sean Penn's lover in "Milk," as a Naval Academy plebe in "Annapolis" and a romantic hero in "Tristan + Isolde." Franco also exercises his comedy chops on Funnyordie.com. « Show less

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  • Outfest L.A. signals societal shift in attitudes toward gays

    Outfest L.A. signals societal shift in attitudes toward gays
    History took a giant step forward in June with the Supreme Court's watershed rulings on marriage equality, and naturally it will take artists, even those notoriously quick-off-the-mark filmmakers, a bit of time to transform such momentous news into...
  • Spike Lee asks Kickstarter users to do the right thing

    Spike Lee asks Kickstarter users to do the right thing
    Spike Lee was a pioneer in several ways when he started making movies in the 1980s. Now with a new Kickstarter campaign, he’s become the latest director to jump on the go-to vehicle for 21st century pioneers (and the occasional celebrity)....
  • MOCA and director Jeffrey Deitch as an oil-and-water mix

     MOCA and director Jeffrey Deitch as an oil-and-water mix
    The imminent departure of Jeffrey Deitch from the directorship of the Museum of Contemporary Art after three short years was never really a question of "if" but only "when." The arrangement was bound to fail. Rumors about the impending exit have swirled...
  • Jeffrey Deitch's imminent MOCA exit comes amid rocky tenure

    Jeffrey Deitch's imminent MOCA exit comes amid rocky tenure
    When New York gallery owner Jeffrey Deitch was introduced as the new director of Los Angeles' Museum of Contemporary Art in 2010, he talked about what he hoped to accomplish by his third anniversary on the job. He cited superb exhibitions, a steady...
  • 'The Wolverine': Hugh Jackman still sharp, reviews say

    'The Wolverine': Hugh Jackman still sharp, reviews say
    "The Wolverine" marks Hugh Jackman's sixth movie appearance as the clawed antihero of the same name, and film critics agree the 44-year-old actor has maintained his edge. But while many reviewers are commending Jackman for bringing depth to the character,...
  • Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'

    Saturday's TV Highlights and Weekend Talk Shows: 'Cedar Cove'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 28 - August 3, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Zero Hour Injured after a car...
  • TV This Week: October 6 - 12: 'Arrow' on KTLA

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 6 - 12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY A high school bully learns the value...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'MasterChef: Junior Edition' on Fox

     Friday's TV Highlights: 'MasterChef: Junior Edition' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 6 - 12, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------    Arsenio Hall The Ellen DeGeneres Show The...
  • James Franco's 'Actors Anonymous' says a lot about James Franco

    James Franco's 'Actors Anonymous' says a lot about James Franco
    When will James Franco slow down? The prince of perpetual motion continues his blur of activity, starring in movies, writing screenplays, attending classes, unveiling solo art exhibits, posing for Gucci ads and engaging in attention-seeking Instagram...
  • Four female Chinese directors to watch

    Four female Chinese directors to watch
    BEIJING — Eva Jin isn't the only female director making waves in China. This year alone, Zhao Wei's "So Young" made nearly $115 million and Xue Xiaolu's "Finding Mr. Right" took in $85 million. Shaoyi Sun, a professor of film and TV at Shanghai...
  • FX adds WW II miniseries from Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy

    FX adds WW II miniseries from Danny Boyle and Simon Beaufoy
    Why should HBO have all the World War II miniseries? FX is getting in business with Oscar-winning director-writer-producer team Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy and Christian Colson for a 10-part WW II miniseries. The based-on-a-true-story miniseries...