James Franco

Highest Rated: 100% Memoria (2016)
Lowest Rated: 0% Future World (2018)
Birthday: Apr 19, 1978
Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, USA
Well known for his works as teen heartthrob on the NBC series Freaks and Geeks and films like Never Been Kissed (1999) starring Drew Barrymore, James Franco has the dark, refined looks of a classic movie star. Indeed, he was cast in the TNT film James Dean playing the screen legend himself, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for his performance in 2002.Born on April 19, 1978, Franco has lived in California throughout his life. After high school, he studied acting intensely under Robert Carnegie, Jeff Goldblum, and Tony Savant. He also spent time training at the Playhouse West in North Hollywood. Soon after landing the role as dark and pessimistic Daniel on Freaks and Geeks, where the teenage crowd found his performance accessible and realistic, Franco would earn a series of roles in teen-oriented motion pictures. Along with Never Been Kissed, he appeared in Whatever It Takes, on the set of which he met girlfriend Marla Sokoloff, a fellow actor. In a film about a group of "bad" students called Mean People Suck (2000), Franco appeared in the role of Casey, and then starred in Blind Spot in 2001.After retaining heartthrob status with his award-winning performance as James Dean, he would appear in Deuces Wild (2002), a '50s-style gang drama. That same year, he played the part of Harry Osborn in the live-action rendition of Stan Lee's superhero comic Spider Man, also starring Tobey Maguire, Willem Defoe, and Kirsten Dunst. The following year would find an emerging Franco in his most dramatically challenging role to date, as a murder suspect who happens to be the son of an NYPD police detective (Robert DeNiro) in City by the Sea. Impressed by Franco's turn as flm legend James Dean, DeNiro personally lobbied to have Franco cast in the film. Franco would continue to work with talented collaborators, landing a role in Robert Altman's ballet movie The Company in 2003. He returned to the role of Harry Osbourn in Spider-Man 2 a year after that. 2005 was a busy year for the young actor who directed an adaptation of his own play, The Ape, and starred in a couple of historical dramas. Neither The Great Raid nor Tristan & Isolde made much of an impression with audiences, but the films showed an actor willing to try new things. He was back in theaters early in 2006 with the Naval Academy/boxing movie Annapolis. That fall he again appeared in theaters in the World War 1 drama Flyboys, directed by Tony Bill. He also agreed to reprise the role of Harry Osborn one more time in Spider-Man 3.Having long nurtured an aptitude for painting, Franco had his first public exhibition of his work in 2006, with a show at a Los Angeles gallery. He also began writing and directing his own short films, like 2007's Good Time Max and 2009's The Feast of Stephen. Around this time, Franco made the unexpected decision to enroll at UCLA as an English major. After receiving special permission to take on a heavier than normal course-load, he received his degree in 2008, and promptly began working on his MFA at Columbia University in New York, which he completed in 2010. He next enrolled as a Ph.D. student in English at Yale University. All the while that he was completing his higher education, Franco was living up to the description often given by his co-stars and collaborators as having a superhuman ability to complete numerous projects at once. In 2008, Franco found an awesome vehicle for his comedic chops with the action-stoner-comedy Pineapple Express, pairing him with Seth Rogen as an adorably friendly weed dealer. That same year, he earned accolades for his performance as Scott Smith in the Award Winning biopic Milk, opposite Sean Penn. Even stranger, in 2009 - at the height of success - Franco decided curiously to join the cast of the daytime soap opera General Hospital, as a performance artist, not unlike himself, named Franco. He would later refer to the role as "performance art," but the tongue-in-cheek nature of a heart-throb Hollywood star joining the ran


Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet Arctic Dogs Actor 2019
No Score Yet Zeroville Director Actor 2019
93% Don't Come Back from the Moon Roman Smalley 2019
91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Actor 2018
32% Kin Taylor Balik 2018
0% Future World Director 2018
No Score Yet The Pretenders Director 2018
91% The Disaster Artist Producer Tommy Wiseau Director 2017
No Score Yet The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad 2017
26% The Vault Actor $4.8K 2017
No Score Yet F For Franco Actor 2017
17% Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan 2017
0% The Institute Dr. Cairn Director Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel Director Actor 2017
30% In Dubious Battle Director Mac 2017
64% I Am Michael Michael Glatze 2017
No Score Yet High School Lover Rick Winters Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet Obey Giant Executive Producer 2017
39% Why Him? Laird Mayhew $60.4M 2016
60% Burn Country Lindsay 2016
47% King Cobra Producer Joe $71.1K 2016
79% Goat Mitch Producer $23.5K 2016
83% Sausage Party Druggie $97.7M 2016
93% The Little Prince The Fox 2016
62% Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Executive Producer Actor Producer 2016
19% The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott Producer $11.8K 2016
100% Memoria Mr. Wyckoff $2.7K 2016
77% Yosemite Executive Producer Producer Phil $13.1K 2016
67% The Night Before Himself $31.4M 2015
17% Wild Horses Ben Briggs 2015
45% True Story Christian Longo $3.5M 2015
No Score Yet Richard Peter Johnson Himself 2015
No Score Yet Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha Pasamonte 2015
51% The Interview Dave Skylark Executive Producer $4.6M 2014
5% The Color of Time C.K. Williams, age 40 Producer 2014
No Score Yet National Theatre Live: Of Mice And Men George 2014
10% Good People Tom Reed 2014
22% The Sound And The Fury Benjy Compson Director 2014
88% Kink Producer Executive Producer 2014
41% Child Of God Screenwriter Director Jerry 2014
26% Third Person Rick $0.7M 2014
69% Palo Alto Mr. B $0.5M 2014
6% Maladies James 2014
79% Veronica Mars Himself $2.7M 2014
53% Interior. Leather Bar. Producer Director James $26.7K 2014
No Score Yet Masculinity/Femininity Actor 2014
42% Homefront Gator $12.7M 2013
50% Sal Milton Katsolas Director 2013
40% As I Lay Dying Director Screenwriter Darl $15.5K 2013
47% Mademoiselle C Actor 2013
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Actor 2013
54% Lovelace Hugh Hefner $0.4M 2013
83% This Is the End James Franco $96.3M 2013
67% The Iceman Marty Freeman $2M 2013
66% Spring Breakers Alien $14M 2013
58% Oz the Great and Powerful Oz $235M 2013
No Score Yet The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts Producer 2013
14% About Cherry Frances $3.3K 2012
96% Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present Actor $40.8K 2012
20% Broken Tower Screenwriter Director Producer Hart Crane 2012
No Score Yet The Stare Actor 2012
No Score Yet The Letter Tyrone 2012
No Score Yet Francophrenia (Or Don't Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is) Actor Director 2012
88% Eames: The Architect And The Painter Narrator $0.2M 2011
82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman $175.4M 2011
27% Your Highness Fabious $21.7M 2011
No Score Yet Saturday Night Actor Director 2010
93% 127 Hours Aron Ralston $18.4M 2010
No Score Yet Love & Distrust Travis 2010
62% Howl Allen Ginsberg $0.7M 2010
36% Eat Pray Love David Piccolo $80.6M 2010
66% Date Night Taste $98.8M 2010
No Score Yet Shadows & Lies William Vincent 2010
No Score Yet In Praise of Shadows Actor 2010
No Score Yet The Clerk's Tale Director 2010
No Score Yet With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story Actor 2010
No Score Yet Camille Silias 2009
93% Milk Scott Smith $31.8M 2008
30% Nights in Rodanthe Mark Flanner $41.9M 2008
68% Pineapple Express Saul Silver $87.4M 2008
73% In the Valley of Elah Sgt. Dan Carnelli $6.6M 2007
36% An American Crime Andy 2007
90% Knocked Up Himself $148.8M 2007
63% Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn/New Goblin $336.6M 2007
No Score Yet Good Time Max Director Max Screenwriter 2007
35% Finishing the Game Rob Force 2007
No Score Yet Grasshopper Actor 2007
75% The Dead Girl Derek 2006
33% Flyboys Blaine Rawlings $13.1M 2006
15% The Wicker Man Bar Guy No. 1 $23.7M 2006
10% Annapolis Jake Huard $16.9M 2006
31% Tristan & Isolde Tristan $14.6M 2006
37% The Great Raid Capt. Prince $10.1M 2005
No Score Yet The Ape Screenwriter Actor Director 2005
No Score Yet Fool's Gold Actor Director 2005
No Score Yet Making the Amazing (Making the Amazing: Spider-Man 2) Actor 2004
93% Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn $373.4M 2004
No Score Yet Spider-Man 2.1 (Extended Cut) Actor 2004
72% The Company John 2003
23% Sonny Sonny Phillips 2002
47% City by the Sea Joseph `Joey' Nova $22.4M 2002
No Score Yet Mother Ghost Skateboarder Guy 2002
90% Spider-Man Harry Osborn $403.8M 2002
3% Deuces Wild Tino $6.1M 2002
No Score Yet James Dean James Dean 2001
16% Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell 2000
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 2000
No Score Yet At Any Cost Mike 2000
56% Never Been Kissed Jason 1999
No Score Yet To Serve and Protect Matt 1999
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 1995


No Score Yet Close Up With the Hollywood Reporter
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No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
  • 2018
96% The Deuce
Executive Producer Director Vincent Martino/Frankie Martino
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No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
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No Score Yet Charlie Rose
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No Score Yet Sunday Morning
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No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
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No Score Yet Today
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
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No Score Yet The View
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No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
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No Score Yet Conan
  • 2017
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No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
Host Host
  • 2017
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80% 11.22.63
Producer Executive Producer Director Jake Epping
  • 2016
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
  • 2015
No Score Yet Greatest Party Story Ever
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
  • 2015
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86% The Mindy Project
Dr. Paul Leotard
  • 2013
No Score Yet Colbert Report
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No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
  • 2013
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No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
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No Score Yet Iconoclasts
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No Score Yet American Masters
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No Score Yet The Academy Awards
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No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
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No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
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81% 30 Rock
  • 2010
74% The X-Files
Second Officer
  • 2001
100% Freaks and Geeks
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No Score Yet Profiler
  • 1999
No Score Yet General Hospital