James Franco
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The many faces, and places, of James Franco

James Franco, author of “The Danger of Four Boys.”  (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)
James Franco in a rare moment of repose at the L.A. Times Photo & Video studio during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where he screened his documentary “Kink.” (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)
James Franco attends the “Spring Breakers” premiere at the Hollywood ArcLight in March. He plays a rapper-drug dealer in the Harmony Korine film. (Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
James Franco greets fans during the 63rd Berlinale International Film Festival in February in Berlin. (Target Presse Agentur Gmbh / FilmMagic)
Producer/actor James Franco speaks to the media during “The Director” world premiere at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival on April 21 in New York City.  (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)
James Franco accepts an Ally Award at the 15th Annual Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival at Gusman Center for the Performing Arts on April 27 in Miami.  (Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
Actor/director James Franco poses during the photo call for “As I Lay Dying” at the 66th annual Cannes Film Festival in May.  (Sebastien Nogier / EPA)
Curators of the exhibition “Cinematic Visions” James Franco, left, and Isaac Julien in front of artworks donated by Franco at Victoria Miro Gallery on June 7 in London.  (Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
James Franco attends the “Interior. Leather Bar.” cast party during the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in April in Miami.  (Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
James Franco attends “Gucci Made to Measure Launch” on June 24 in Milan, Italy.  (Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)
James Franco in “Spring Breakers.” (Michael Muller/A24)
“Oz the Great and Powerful”  (Disney Enterprises)
James Franco, left, and Sean Penn star as real-life gay-rights activists Scott Smith and Harvey Milk, respectively, in director Gus Van Sant’s movie “Milk.” (Phil Bray/Focus Features)
Dale Denton (Seth Rogen, left) and Saul Silver (James Franco) in “Pineapple Express.” (Dale Robinette/Columbia Pictures)
James Franco as Harry Osborn (New Goblin) in “Spider-Man 3.”  (Columbia Pictures)
James Franco on “General Hospital,” where he makes a return appearance as the performance artist Franco, in 2011.  (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)