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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, author, painter, and performance artist. He left college in order to pursue acting and started off his career by making guest appearances on television series in the 1990s. Franco landed a lead part on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks and later achieved recognition for playing the titular character in the TV biopic James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Franco has been acclaimed for both dramatic and comedic work in projects and has appeared in an eclectic range of projects since the 2000s. Ranging from period to contemporary pieces, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicized indie films, as well as fantasy movies to biopics and soap operas

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James Franco

Born 1978-04-19 (40 years ago) in Palo Alto, California, USA.
Height 180 centimeters.

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award 2014 Venice International Film Festival 2014
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor (Spring Breakers) National Society of Film Critics Awards 2013 2013 Spring Breakers
Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead (127 Hours) 26th Independent Spirit Awards 2011 127 timmar
Teddy Award for Best Short Film (The Feast Of Stephen) 2010 The Feast of Stephen
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male (Milk) 24th Independent Spirit Awards 2009 Milk
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble (Milk) 14th Critics' Choice Awards 2008 Milk
BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Actor in a Picture made for the Television (James Dean) 7th Critics' Choice Awards 2001 James Dean
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (James Dean) 59th Golden Globe Awards 2001 James Dean
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance (Pineapple Express) 2009 MTV Movie Awards 2009 Pineapple Express
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male (Milk) 24th Independent Spirit Awards 2009 Milk
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (Pineapple Express) 2009 MTV Movie Awards 2009 Pineapple Express
Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actor (Milk) 14th Critics' Choice Awards 2008 Milk
MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (Spider-Man 3) 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2008 Spider-Man 3
Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture (Milk) 13th Satellite Awards 2008 Milk
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (Pineapple Express) 66th Golden Globe Awards 2008 Pineapple Express
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries or Television Movie (James Dean) 8th Screen Actors Guild Awards 2002 James Dean
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (James Dean) 54th Primetime Emmy Awards 2002 James Dean
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (James Dean) 59th Golden Globe Awards 2001 James Dean
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Ahna O'Reilly(Sambo: 2006–2011) 2006 2011 Sambo
Marla Sokoloff(Sambo) Sambo
Parents

Betsy Lou Franco, Douglas Eugene Franco

Siblings

Dave Franco, Tom Franco

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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, author, painter, and performance artist. He left college in order to pursue acting and started off his career by making guest appearances on television series in the 1990s. Franco landed a lead part on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks and later achieved recognition for playing the titular character in the TV biopic James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

Franco has been acclaimed for both dramatic and comedic work in projects and has appeared in an eclectic range of projects since the 2000s. Ranging from period to contemporary pieces, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicized indie films, as well as fantasy movies to biopics and soap operas. Other notable films include Pineapple Express, a stoner comedy that earned him his second Golden Globes nomination, the Harvey Milk-biopic Milk (both 2008) as well as Danny Boyle's 2010 movie 127 Hours, about real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston's struggle to free his hand from a boulder. His performance in 127 Hours earned him nominations for many high-profile awards, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and SAG Awards.

Franco has hosted the skit comedy Saturday Night Live twice as well as the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. He volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and is in a relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly.

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