James Franco

James Franco

Highest Rated: 100% Memoria (2016)

Lowest Rated: Not Available

Birthday: Apr 19, 1978

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, USA

During the late 1990s, actor James Franco broke out as one of the era's go-to guys by playing sports heroes, disaffected pretty boys and rebellious burnouts with equal appeal. His career began in the brilliant-but-canceled television comedy series "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000), and while Franco's portrayal of a moody dreamboat on the series won him a legion of love-struck teenage fans, it was his impressive portrayal of legendary Hollywood bad boy James Dean in the made-for-cable biopic "James Dean" (TNT, 2001) that cemented Franco's status as a serious actor. Keeping one foot in commercial waters, Franco landed a high-profile supporting role as the son of the villainous Green Goblin in director Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man" film series (2002, 2004, 2007), as Peter Parker's best friend and romantic rival, Harry Osborne. Franco's Independent Spirit Award-nominated turn as a gay civil rights activist in the biopic "Milk" (2008) and his popularity in the stoner buddy comedy "Pineapple Express" (2008) confirmed his versatility, as well as his appeal with both mainstream and art house audiences. Although his trip to Port Charles as a recurring villain on the soap "General Hospital" (ABC, 1963- ) was a head-scratcher, it just solidified Franco's reputation as a guy up for anything. His career really took off with his Oscar-nominated performance as trapped mountain climber Aron Ralston in the gut-wrenching "127 Hours" (2010), though his co-hosting duties with Anne Hathaway during those same Academy Awards were critically derided. The critically praised "The Disaster Artist" (2017), which Franco directed and produced as well as starred in, was another success for him. Based on the true story of the production of Tommy Wiseau's infamous cult classic "The Room" (2003), the film garnered widespread critical and audience praise, and was widely recognized during the 2017-2018 awards season. Unafraid to veer between high-profile popcorn flicks like "Oz the Great and Powerful" (2013) and quirky arthouse fare, much of which he wrote and/or directed himself, Franco remained one of Hollywood's more enigmatic, yet appealing, young actors.

Highest rated movies

Memoria
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present
127 Hours
Milk Spider-Man 2
James Dean
The Disaster Artist Spider-Man

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer Executive Producer - 2020
12% 60% Arctic Dogs Lemmy (Voice) $5.8M 2019
23% 38% Zeroville Vikar (Character),
Director
$8.0K 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Pretenders Maxwell (Character),
Director
- 2018
89% 77% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Cowboy (Segment "Near Algodones") (Character) - 2018
35% 53% Kin Taylor Balik (Character) $5.7M 2018
0% 12% Future World Warlord (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2018
20% 33% The Pretenders Director - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Mad Whale Unknown (Character),
Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet 93% Obey Giant Executive Producer - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Voices Beyond the Wall Executive Producer - 2017
88% 70% Don't Come Back From the Moon Roman Smalley (Character),
Producer
- 2017
91% 85% The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau (Character),
Director,
Producer
$21.1M 2017
No Score Yet 32% The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad (Character),
Producer
- 2017
27% 26% The Vault Ed Maas (Character) $5.0K 2017
0% 13% The Institute Dr. Cairn (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet 31% High School Lover Rick Winters (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Alien: Covenant -- Prologue: Last Supper Branson (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Labyrinth Narrator - 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Tenn Director - 2017
30% 38% In Dubious Battle Mac (Character),
Director,
Producer
- 2016
39% 51% Why Him? Laird Mayhew (Character) $60.2M 2016
60% 40% Burn Country Lindsay (Character) - 2016
49% 32% King Cobra Joe (Character),
Producer
$28.5K 2016
79% 45% Goat Mitch (Character),
Producer
$23.0K 2016
64% 21% Mother, May I Sleep With Danger? Director (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2016
82% 50% Sausage Party Druggie (Voice) $97.7M 2016
100% 48% Memoria Mr. Wyckoff (Character),
Executive Producer
$2.2K 2016
No Score Yet 40% Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha Pasamonte (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2015
No Score Yet 0% F for Franco Self - 2015
18% 35% Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan (Character) - 2015
62% 37% I Am Michael Michael Glatze (Character),
Producer
- 2015
93% 84% The Little Prince The Fox (Voice) $1.3M 2015
23% 27% The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott (Character),
Producer
$11.3K 2015
77% No Score Yet Yosemite Phil (Character),
Executive Producer
$12.6K 2015
28% 24% Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas Eldan (Character) - 2015
69% 61% The Night Before Self $43.0M 2015
17% 16% Wild Horses Ben Briggs (Character) - 2015
45% 38% True Story Christian Longo (Character) $4.7M 2015
22% 32% The Sound & the Fury Benjy Compson (Character),
Director
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel James (Character),
Director
- 2014
51% 48% The Interview Dave Skylark (Character),
Executive Producer
$6.1M 2014
12% 22% Good People Tom (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet 85% National Theatre Live: Of Mice And Men Unknown (Character) - 2014
88% 52% Kink Executive Producer,
Producer
- 2013
No Score Yet 21% The Director: An Evolution in Three Acts Producer - 2013
42% 26% Child of God Jerry (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$37.9K 2013
25% 34% Third Person Rick (Character) $1.0M 2013
69% 49% Palo Alto Unknown (Character) $750.1K 2013
58% 28% Interior. Leather Bar. James (Character),
Director,
Producer,
Cinematographer
$40.9K 2013
47% 36% Mademoiselle C Self - 2013
42% 61% Homefront Gator (Character) $20.1M 2013
38% 36% As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter
$15.0K 2013
53% 36% Lovelace Hugh Hefner (Character) $354.8K 2013
83% 71% This Is the End Self $101.5M 2013
57% 56% Oz the Great and Powerful Oscar Diggs/Oz (Character) $234.9M 2013
5% 19% The Color of Time C.K. Williams (Character),
Producer
- 2012
5% 35% Maladies James (Character) - 2012
66% 62% The Iceman Marty (Character) $1.9M 2012
67% 38% Spring Breakers Alien (Character) $14.1M 2012
96% 88% Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present Unknown (Character) $83.8K 2012
No Score Yet 10% The Letter Tyrone (Character) - 2012
14% 16% Cherry Francis (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 27% Francophrenia Director - 2012
50% 32% Sal Milton Katselas (Character),
Director
- 2011
20% 18% The Broken Tower Hart Crane (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Film Editor
- 2011
88% 81% Eames: The Architect & the Painter Narrator $147.6K 2011
82% 77% Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman (Character) $176.7M 2011
27% 34% Your Highness Fabious (Character) $21.6M 2011
No Score Yet 82% Saturday Night Unknown (Character),
Director
- 2010
0% 20% Shadows and Lies William (Character) - 2010
93% 85% 127 Hours Aron Ralston (Character) $18.3M 2010
No Score Yet 11% Love & Distrust Travis (Character) - 2010
63% 58% Howl Allen Ginsberg (Character) $617.3K 2010
36% 42% Eat Pray Love David Piccolo (Character) $80.6M 2010
66% 55% Date Night Taste (Character) $98.7M 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet In Praise of Shadows Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Clerk's Tale Director,
Screenwriter
- 2010
No Score Yet 47% Camille Silias (Character) - 2008
93% 89% Milk Scott Smith (Character) $31.8M 2008
30% 52% Nights in Rodanthe Mark (Character) $41.8M 2008
68% 73% Pineapple Express Saul Silver (Character) $87.3M 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Erased James Franco Unknown (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 49% Good Time Max Max (Character),
Director,
Writer
- 2007
38% 74% An American Crime Andy (Character) - 2007
34% 47% Finishing the Game Rob Force (Character) $52.9K 2007
74% 77% In the Valley of Elah Sgt. Carnelli (Character) $6.8M 2007
63% 51% Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn/New Goblin (Character) $336.5M 2007
76% 65% The Dead Girl Derek (Character) $17.3K 2006
33% 67% Flyboys Blaine Rawlings (Character) $13.1M 2006
10% 60% Annapolis Jake Huard (Character) $17.1M 2006
31% 71% Tristan & Isolde Tristan (Character) $14.7M 2006
38% 70% The Great Raid Captain Prince (Character) $10.2M 2005
No Score Yet 27% The Ape Harry Walker (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
- 2005
93% 82% Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn (Character) $373.4M 2004
72% 49% The Company Josh (Character) $2.3M 2003
No Score Yet 50% Mother Ghost Skateboarder guy (Character) - 2002
23% 42% Sonny Sonny (Character) $17.6K 2002
48% 40% City by the Sea Joey LaMarca (Character) $22.4M 2002
90% 67% Spider-Man Harry Osborn (Character) $403.7M 2002
3% 51% Deuces Wild Tino (Character) $6.0M 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Car Kid Unknown (Character) - 2001
93% 76% James Dean James Dean/Narrator (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 60% Blind Spot Danny (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet If Tomorrow Comes Devin (Character) - 2000
16% 45% Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell (Character) $8.7M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet At Any Cost Mike (Character) - 2000

TV

Credit
93% 83% The Deuce Frankie/Vincent Martino (Character),
Director,
Executive Producer
2017-2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018
No Score Yet 39% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018
No Score Yet 43% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2016 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS News Sunday Morning Guest 2010 2017
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2011 2013 2016-2017
No Score Yet 33% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2017
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
2008-2009 2014 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet q Guest 2017
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2014 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2011 2013 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live with Kelly and Ryan Guest 2017
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2008 2010-2011 2013 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet etalk Guest 2014 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrity Page Guest 2017
No Score Yet 8% The View Guest 2014 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Charlie Rose Guest 2011 2013 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today's Take Guest 2016-2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Making a Scene with James Franco Unknown (Character) 2014-2015 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainment Tonight Guest 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2010-2011 2013-2014 2016
96% 72% Angie Tribeca Sgt. Pepper (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Vice Guide to Film Unknown (Character),
Guest
2016
83% 88% 11.22.63 Jake Epping (Character) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live! With Kelly and Michael Guest 2013-2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2011 2013-2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Young Hollywood's Greatest Unknown (Character) 2014
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013
86% 83% The Mindy Project Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Comedy Central Roast Unknown (Character) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet On Story Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Between Two Ferns Guest 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet ES.TV Guest 2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Entertainers: With Byron Allen Guest 2010-2011 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Made in Hollywood Guest 2010 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Iconoclasts Guest 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hollywood Heights Osborne "Oz" Silver (Guest Star) 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet General Hospital Unknown (Guest Star) 2010-2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2011
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live With Regis and Kelly Guest 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Kickin' It: With Byron Allen Guest 2010
78% 93% 30 Rock James Franco (Guest Star) 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Early Show Guest 2008
74% 86% The X-Files Officer 2 (Guest Star) 2001
100% 96% Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario (Character) 1999-2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Profiler Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet To Serve and Protect Unknown (Character) 1999