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Birth information

19 April 1978 Palo Alto, California, USA

Given Name

James Edward Franco

Nickname

Ted
Teddy

How tall is James Franco?

1.8 m

Life Story of James Franco

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent.

Growing up with his two younger brothers, Dave Franco, also an actor, and Tom Franco, James graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996 and went on to attend UCLA, majoring in English. To overcome his shyness, he got into acting while studying there, which, much to his parents' dismay, he left after only one year. After fifteen months of intensive study at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West, James began actively pursuing his dream of finding work as an actor in Hollywood. In that short time, he landed himself a starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999). The show, however, was not a hit to its viewers at the time, and was canceled after its first year. Now, it has become a cult-hit. Prior to joining Freaks and Geeks (1999), Franco starred in the TV miniseries To Serve and Protect (1999). After that, he had a starring role in Whatever It Takes...

Significant features of James Franco

One sided smile
Tends to play characters with a troubled past or life
Often plays real life characters

How much money has James Franco earned?

The Company (2003) $2,000,000
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) $7,000,000
The Interview (2014) $6,500,000

What movies did James Franco play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Untitled '90s Project , Blood Theatre , Camp , James Franco 'Art Projects' , The Long Home (2019) , Horror Time (2018) , The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer (2018) , The Deuce (2018) , Future World (2018) , Mississippi Requiem (2018) , Dark Hours: Roxana (2017) , Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2017) , Palace (2017) , Rio (2017) , The Art of Elysium Stories (2017) , Obey Giant (2017) , The Mad Whale (2017) , The Disaster Artist (2017) , Don't Come Back from the Moon...

Birth information

19 April 1978 Palo Alto, California, USA

Given Name

James Edward Franco

Nickname

Ted
Teddy

How tall is James Franco?

1.8 m

Life Story of James Franco

Known for his breakthrough starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999), James Franco was born April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, to Betsy Franco, a writer, artist, and actress, and Douglas Eugene "Doug" Franco, who ran a Silicon Valley business. His mother is Jewish and his father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent.

Growing up with his two younger brothers, Dave Franco, also an actor, and Tom Franco, James graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1996 and went on to attend UCLA, majoring in English. To overcome his shyness, he got into acting while studying there, which, much to his parents' dismay, he left after only one year. After fifteen months of intensive study at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West, James began actively pursuing his dream of finding work as an actor in Hollywood. In that short time, he landed himself a starring role on Freaks and Geeks (1999). The show, however, was not a hit to its viewers at the time, and was canceled after its first year. Now, it has become a cult-hit. Prior to joining Freaks and Geeks (1999), Franco starred in the TV miniseries To Serve and Protect (1999). After that, he had a starring role in Whatever It Takes...

Significant features of James Franco

One sided smile
Tends to play characters with a troubled past or life
Often plays real life characters

How much money has James Franco earned?

The Company (2003) $2,000,000
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) $7,000,000
The Interview (2014) $6,500,000

What movies did James Franco play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Untitled '90s Project , Blood Theatre , Camp , James Franco 'Art Projects' , The Long Home (2019) , Horror Time (2018) , The Adventures of Thomasina Sawyer (2018) , The Deuce (2018) , Future World (2018) , Mississippi Requiem (2018) , Dark Hours: Roxana (2017) , Metamorphosis: Junior Year (2017) , Palace (2017) , Rio (2017) , The Art of Elysium Stories (2017) , Obey Giant (2017) , The Mad Whale (2017) , The Disaster Artist (2017) , Don't Come Back from the Moon...

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Tobey Maguire and James Franco in Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Auditioned for the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man (2002), but was given the part of Harry Osborn.

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James Franco in Spider-Man 3 (2007)

James appeared in two movies that premiered on the same day, Deuces Wild (2002) and Spider-Man (2002), both opening on May 3rd. The success of the two films was highly varied as Spider-Man film has to date amassed a box office gross some 67 times greater than that of Deuces.

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James Franco in Cultureshock: Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary (2018)

He has two younger brothers, Tom Franco and Dave Franco.

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James Franco, Kenan Thompson, etc.

His parents, Betsy Franco & Doug Franco, met at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.

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James Franco in Saturday Night Live: Cut For Time (2013)

In his spare time he likes to paint.

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James Franco and Timothy Simons in The Interview (2014)

Was named one of People Magazine's 50 Hottest Bachelors [2004]

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Rob Lowe, James Franco, and Seth Rogen in The Interview (2014)

Has his own production company - Rabbit Bandini Productions.

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Eminem and James Franco in The Interview (2014)

Went by the name of Ted in high school and was voted "Best Smile" at Palo Alto High School.

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James Franco and Zoey Deutch in Why Him? (2016)

Was named one of Salon.com's "10 men who might just inspire the rebirth of Jewish male cool."

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James Franco and Zoey Deutch in Why Him? (2016)

Although he always hated it, he started smoking for his lead role in James Dean (2001).

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James Franco and Avan Jogia in I Am Michael (2015)

James's father was of half Portuguese and half Swedish descent, with his Portuguese roots being in the Madeira islands. James's mother is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Russia, Germany, Poland, and Lithuania).

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James Franco and Avan Jogia in I Am Michael (2015)

Worked with stunt coordinator Nick Powell in two movies both premiering in 2006: Tristan + Isolde (2006) and Annapolis (2006).

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James Franco and Avan Jogia in I Am Michael (2015)

Close friends with Tobey Maguire. He also used to "babysit" Tobey's daughter on the set of Spider-Man 3 (2007).

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James Franco and Avan Jogia in I Am Michael (2015)

His grandmother, Mitzie Verne, is an artist.

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James Franco and Avan Jogia in I Am Michael (2015)

Is friends with Busy Philipps, who he met on the set of Freaks and Geeks (1999).

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James Franco and Avan Jogia in I Am Michael (2015)

Franco told interviewer Terry Gross that when he was in junior high school, he was arrested for shoplifting cologne from a department store and reselling it with his friends at the school. He noted to Gross the irony that, in 2008, he shot an advertising campaign in which he became the face of Gucci cologne.

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Taylor is that one guy who feels totally at ease in a terrifying situation. When everybody

In 2009, he reunited with his Deuces Wild (2002) co-star, Ronnie Marmo, on General Hospital (1963).

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James Franco plays Taylor, the charismatic, mullet-sporting, vibrant sweater wearing, etc.

Franco's creative writing professors have included such major figures as Amy Hempel, Mona Simpson, Jonathan Lethem, Gary Shteyngart and Michael Cunningham.

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James Franco and Avan Jogia in I Am Michael (2015)

Mother Betsy Franco also played his character's mother on General Hospital (1963).

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James Franco and Avan Jogia in I Am Michael (2015)

He completed his private pilot's license to prepare for his role in 2006's Flyboys (2006).

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James Franco and Avan Jogia in I Am Michael (2015)

Is a talented mathematician. He interned at Lockheed Martin, the American global aerospace, defense, security, and advanced technology company.

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James Franco in Kin (2018)

Has directed short films for two R.E.M. songs, "Blue" and "That Someone Is You" from their 2011 album, "Collapse Into Now".

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James Franco and Dave Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017)

He did eight months of boxing training for Annapolis (2006).

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James Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017)

His production company is Rabbit Bandini Productions, which he runs with friend and producer Vince Jolivette.

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James Franco in 127 Hours (2010)

In 2009, Salon.com named Franco the "Sexiest Man Living.".

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James Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017)

His favorite film is My Own Private Idaho (1991).

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James Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017)

His debut book of poetry is due to be released in April 2014 [December 17, 2012].

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James Franco and Dave Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017)

Admitted to his younger brother, Dave Franco, that he hadn't seen a single episode of Dave's episodes in the TV series, Scrubs (2001).

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James Franco and Dave Franco in The Disaster Artist (2017)

Was presented the 2,492nd Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame accompanied by his mother Betsy Franco, brother Dave Franco, Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) director Sam Raimi and This Is the End (2013) co-star Seth Rogen (March 7, 2013).

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James Franco in James Dean - Ein Leben auf der Überholspur (2001)

Filming the action comedy Pineapple Express (2008). [March 2007]

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James Franco in James Dean - Ein Leben auf der Überholspur (2001)

Enrolled in NYU's MFA program for creative writing in Tisch school of the arts [2008]

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Holly Earl and James Franco in Königin der Wüste (2015)

Friends with Mila Kunis. They have acted in 4 films together: Dritte Person (2013), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Date Night (2010), and The Color of Time (2012).

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Nicole Kidman and James Franco in Königin der Wüste (2015)

In 2015, James Franco will star in both Queen of the Desert (2015) and Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015), which are directed by Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders, who were both key figures in the New German Cinema film movement in the 1970s.

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Nicole Kidman and James Franco in Königin der Wüste (2015)

His favorite film of 2015 was Mustang (2015). [Indiewiere, Nov.19 2015].

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Conan O'Brien and James Franco in Conan (2010)

Originally, James was set to play the role of "Arthur" in Inception (2010); however, due to scheduling conflicts, he was forced to drop out of the film and director Christopher Nolan gave the role to Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

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James Franco in Conan (2010)

Though they often collaborate with the same actors, producers, and directors, the first time James and brother Dave appeared in a film together was in 2017, in The Disaster Artist (2017), directed by James, and also including a cameo by third brother Tom Franco.

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