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James Franco

James Franco young

Birth Date

April 19, 1978


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color

Dark Brown


5 ft 10 in | 178 cm

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76 kg | 167.5 pounds


42 in | 107 cm

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU


31 in | 79 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

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).

New Movies

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

Best Movies

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 (2002)

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

TV Shows

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.


I don't even like to sleep - I feel as if there's too much to do.

I'm going to try to not let anyone put me in a box, and that certainly applies to the things I do outside of acting.

I love to bring humour into my work. Because comedy is not a huge part of the art world. And big-business film takes itself very seriously.

It's hard when you're doing a film based on a true story to really figure out what all those relationships were.

I was kind of scared of failing at acting.

I don't need a vacation in the traditional sense, like I would if I had a job I hated.

I used to read a lot about myself and the projects I was doing. When I was only acting, I wouldn't read any reviews because I didn't find them to be very helpful.

Because acting was my only professional outlet, I put a ton of pressure on the roles that I did. I overstepped my bounds, I tried to control things that were out of my purview as an actor and in some cases even tried to direct my scenes because I felt I knew how they should run rather than trust the director.