April 19, 1978
42 years old
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
76 kg | 167.5 pounds
42 in | 107 cm
10 US | 43 EU
31 in | 79 cm
James Edward Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, United States, on April 19, 1978, is an American actor.
Young James Franco first started acting during his years at the Palo Alto High School, California in school theater productions.
He began his professional career in commercial for Pizza Hut.
He got his television debut in crime drama series Pacific Blue (1997) in episode "Matters of the Heart", in role as Brian.
He made his big screen debut in romantic comedy film Never Been Kissed (1999) in role as Jason.
Franco's breakthrough performance came as Daniel Desario in NBC period teen comedy series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000).
The Long Home (2021) drama in role as Dallas Hardin, opposite Giancarlo Esposito and Josh Hartnett
Kill the Czar (2020) thriller, with Ben Youcef, and Coral Amiga
Zeroville (2019) comedy drama in role as Vikar, opposite Megan Fox, Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen
The Long Home (2019) indie drama in role as Dallas Hardin, with Josh Hutcherson, Courtney Love and Timothy Hutton
Arctic Dogs (2019) animated comedy film in voice role as Lemmy
He was nominated for the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Aron Ralston in biographical survival film 127 Hours (2010) directed by Danny Boyle.
He won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Tommy Wiseau in biographical comedy drama film The Disaster Artist (2017).
He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Scott Smith in biographical film Milk (2008).
He portrayed Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007):
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man 3 (2007).
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Saul Silver in action comedy film Pineapple Express (2008).
Eat Pray Love (2010) biographical romantic comedy drama with Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem
The Iceman (2012) biographical crime thriller opposite Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and Winona Ryder
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) fantasy adventure opposite Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz
Homefront (2013) action thriller with Jason Statham, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth
The Interview (2014) comedy with Seth Rogen and Lizzy Caplan
Queen of the Desert (2015) epic biographical drama opposite Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) drama with Rachel McAdams
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) science fiction in role as Dr. William "Will" Rodman
This Is the End (2013) disaster horror comedy with Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Emma Watson
Spring Breakers (2012) crime drama with Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens
In the Valley of Elah (2007) crime drama mystery opposite Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Charlize Theron
Date Night (2010) comedy opposite Steve Carell, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis
Future World (2018) science fiction action opposite Suki Waterhouse and Milla Jovovich
He won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his performance as James Dean in biographical television movie James Dean (2001).
He played Franco in soap opera General Hospital (2009–2012) and General Hospital: Night Shift (2007–2008).
He portrayed Daniel Desario in NBC period teen comedy series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000).
Hollywood Heights (2012) family drama series in role as Osborne "Oz" Silver
The Mindy Project (2013) Fox romantic comedy television series in role as Dr. Paul Leotard
He starred in Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013).
He hosted 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway on February 27, 2011.
He hosted Saturday Night Live (2009, 2014, 2017).
Angie Tribeca (2016) comedy television series in role as Sgt. Eddie Pepper
11.22.63 (2016) Hulu science fiction thriller miniseries in role as Jake Epping
The Deuce (2017– ) HBO drama television series in role as twin brothers, Vincent Martino and Frankie Martino.
Graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996.
Attended CSSSA in 1998.
Attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Studied acting at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West.
Has two brothers, actors Tom and Dave.
Friends with Tobey Maguire and Mila Kunis.
His favorite film is My Own Private Idaho (1991) directed by Gus Van Sant.
He received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013, at the age of 34.
He dated Erin Johnson (2014-2017), Emilia Clarke (2013), Amanda Seyfried (2011-2012), Agyness Deyn (2010-2011), Ahna O'Reilly (2006-2011), Ashley Hartman (2004-2005) and Marla Sokoloff (1999-2002).
He started dating actress Isabel Pakzad in 2017.