Franco was recently seen as famous poet Allen Ginsberg in Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Howl. He also recently starred in Ryan Murphy's Eat Pray Love, alongside Julia Roberts, and was a part of an all-star ensemble cast in Shawn Levy's comedy Date Night. He can currently be seen starring in Danny Boyle's critically acclaimed drama 127 Hours. This year, he will star in Rise of the Apes, the newest take on the Planet of the Apes franchise.
Franco's additional credits include George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe; Paul Haggis' In the Valley of Elah; Karen Moncrieff's ensemble drama The Dead Girl; Tommy O'Haver's drama An American Crime; John Dahl's The Great Raid; Robert Altman's The Company; City by the Sea, opposite Robert De Niro; and the Martin Scorsese-produced Deuces Wild. On television, he starred in the critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks.
Franco wrote, directed and starred in the features Good Time Max and The Ape. In 2010, Herbert White, a short film in which he wrote and directed and starred Michael Shannon, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. The Feast of Stephen, also written and directed by Franco, premiered and won a Teddy Award at the Berlin International Film Festival. Additionally, Franco directed Saturday Night, a documentary about the weeklong production of a Saturday Night Live episode, which premiered at SXSW in 2010 and opened in theaters in February 2011. His latest film he has written and directed, The Clerk's Tale, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2010. Franco plans to direct two feature films next year—an adaptation of Charles Bukowski's Ham on Rye and a biography on poet Hart Crane called The Broken Tower.
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James Franco Facts
|James Edward Franco
|April 19, 1978 (45)
|Palo Alto, California, USA
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|2002 Golden Globe Awards: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a TV Film (for James Dean)
|Queen of the Desert
|The Running Man
|Richard Peter Johnson