Franco, James 1978–

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Franco, James 1978–

(James Edward Franco)


Full name, James Edward Franco; born April 19, 1978, in Palo Alto, CA. Education: Studied English at the University of California, Los Angeles, CA; studied acting at Playhouse West. Avocational Interests: Painting, reading.

Addresses: Agent—Endeavor, 9601 Wilshire Blvd., Sixth Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—James/Levy/Jacobson, 3500 West Olive Ave., Suite 1470, Bur-bank, CA 91505. Publicist—PMK/HBH Public Relations, 700 San Vicente Blvd., Suite G910, West Hollywood, CA 90069 (some sources cite 8500 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700, Beverly Hills, CA 90211).

Career: Actor. Rabbit Bandini Productions, founder. Worked in the fast food industry.

Member: Screen Actors Guild.

Awards, Honors: Young Artist Award nomination (with others), best performance in a television series—young ensemble, Young Artist Foundation, 2000, for Freaks and Geeks; Golden Globe Award, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, best actor in a picture made for television, Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a mini-series or movie, and Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries, all 2002, for James Dean; Chlotrudis Award nomination, best supporting actor, 2003, for City by the Sea.


Film Appearances:

(As James Edward Franco) Jason Way, Never Been Kissed, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1999.

Chris Campbell, Whatever It Takes (also known as Got to Be You and It'll Be You), Columbia, 2000.

Devin, If Tomorrow Comes, RGH/Lions Share Pictures, 2000.

Danny Alton, Blind Spot, Sony Pictures Classics, 2002.

Harry Osborn, Spider-Man (also known as Spiderman and Spider-Man: The Motion Picture), Columbia, 2002.

Joey LaMarca, City by the Sea (also known as The Suspect), Warner Bros., 2002.

Skateboarder, Mother Ghost, It's an Us Thing Productions/It's a You and Me Thing Productions, 2002.

Sonny Phillips (title role), Sonny, Samuel Goldwyn, 2002.

(Uncredited) Third apartment man, Some Body, 2001, Lot 47 Films, 2002.

Tino, Deuces Wild (also known as Deuces Wild—Wild in den Strassen), United Artists, 2002.

You Always Stalk the Ones You Love, Freelance Productions/Rebel Image Productions, 2002.

Casey Davidson, Mean People Suck (short film), A Mama's Boy Productions, 2003.

Josh, The Company (also known as The Company—Das Ensemble), Sony Pictures Classics, 2003.

The Car Kid (short film), 2003.

Harry Osborn, Spider-Man 2, Columbia, 2004, IMAX version released as Spider-Man 2: The IMAX Experience.

Brent, Fool's Gold, Rabbit A Productions, 2005.

Captain Prince, The Great Raid, Miramax, 2005.

Harry Walker, The Ape, 2005.

Blaine Rawlings, Flyboys, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2006.

Jake Huard, Annapolis, Buena Vista, 2006.

Max (title role), Good Time Max, Rabbit Bandini Productions, 2006.

Travis, Grasshopper (short film), American Film Institute, 2006.

Tristan, Tristan + Isolde (also known as Tristan and Isolde and Tristan & Isolde), Warner Bros., 2006.

Dennis, An American Crime (also known as The Basement), First Look Studios, 2007.

Harry Osborn, Spider-Man 3, Sony Pictures Releasing, 2007.

Nicky Cicero, Black Water Transit, Capitol Films, 2007.

Silias, Camille, Golconda Films/A-Mark Entertainment, 2007.

The Dead Girl, Lakeshore Entertainment/Pitbull Pictures, 2007.

Film Director:

The Ape, 2005.

Fool's Gold, Rabbit A Productions, 2005.

Good Time Max, Rabbit Bandini Productions, 2006.

Film Executive Producer:

The Ape, 2005.

Fool's Gold, Rabbit A Productions, 2005.

Television Appearances; Series:

Daniel Desario, Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999–2000.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Matt, To Serve and Protect (also known as Family Shield), NBC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Mike, At Any Cost, VH1, 2000.

Title role, James Dean, TNT, 2001.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Himself, Behind the Scenes: Spider-Man the Movie (also known as Behind the Ultimate Spin), 2002.

Himself, The Price of Freedom: Making the Great Raid, FX Channel, 2005.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Brian, "Matters of the Heart," Pacific Blue, USA Network, 1997.

Nick, "Three Carat Crisis," Profiler, NBC, 1998.

Second officer, "Surekill," The X Files, Fox, 2001.

Himself, "Spider-Man," HBO First Look, HBO, 2002.

Himself, The Early Show (also known as The Saturday Early Show), CBS, 2002 (multiple episodes).

Himself, Corazon de …, Television Espanola (TVE, Spain), 2006.

Himself, The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2006.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Daniel Desario, Freaks and Geeks, NBC, 1999.



Making the Amazing (also known as Making the Amazing: The Making of"Spider-Man 2" and Making the Amazing: Spider-Man 2), Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2004.


Screenplays; with Merriweather Williams:

The Ape (based on his and Merriweather Williams's one-act play), 2005.

Fool's Gold (based on his and Williams's one-act play), Rabbit A Productions, 2005.

Good Time Max, Rabbit Bandini Productions, 2006.

Author of the screenplay The Hedonist.

Writings for the Stage:

With Merriweather Williams, wrote the one-act plays The Ape and Fool's Gold.



Interview, August, 2001, p. 42; February, 2003, p. 138.

Movieline, April, 2001, p. 18; September, 2002, pp.64-67.

Parade, June 27, 2004, p. 18.

People Weekly, December 2, 2002, p. 153.

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