James Edward Franco (born on April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, USA) is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He also played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man live-action movie series (2002–2012) (alongside Tobey Maguire). He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Interview (2014). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), Franklin was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.
|Full name at birth||
James Edward Franco
|Claim to fame||
his roles as Daniel Desario in the NBC comedy-drama series Freaks and Geeks, James Dean in the 2001 TNT TV biographical film James Dean, Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider Man trilogy and Aron Ralston in the 2010 biographical survival drama film 127 Hours
|Date of birth||
19 April 1978
|Place of birth||
Palo Alto, California, USA
Actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, film editor, teacher, academic, author, musician, painter, writer
5' 10" (178 cm)
168 lbs (76 kg)
Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, California, USA (1996)
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