Originally, James Franco auditioned for high school plays in order to get back at a girlfriend who kissed another boy on stage. The vengeful ploy serendipitously motivated this modern-day Renaissance man’s multiple-mediums career. After dropping out of UCLA in 1997, he started on the small screen in "
Freaks and Geeks," a gig which introduced him to frequent collaborators Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow. Playing James Dean in the 2001 TV biopic earned him a lead actor Golden Globe as well as Emmy and SAG nods. He picks roles all over the genre map and in just about every budget including Sam Raimi’s "Spider-Man" trilogy, "This Is The End," "Howl," "Milk," "Rise of The Planet Of The Apes," "Eat, Pray, Love," "Pineapple Express" (which got him another Globe nomination) and "Spring Breakers." In 2010, he received his first Best Actor Oscar nomination for "127 Hours." He’s modeled for Gucci, cameoed on "30 Rock," directed ("Bukowski," "The Sound and The Fury"), produces, authored a couple of books, did multiple guest stints on "General Hospital" after he was famous, hosted the 2001 Academy Awards, has Hollywood Walk of Fame star and a private pilot’s license, paints proficiently, teaches acting, volunteers with Art of Elysium, and has earned multiple degrees (bachelor’s from UCLA, two master’s in writing from Columbia and Brooklyn College, master’s in film from NYU).
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E Online: James Franco Interview | Video | WonderwallThe 2011 Academy Awards co-host explains his surprising Sundance performances (and that wig), his big Oscar gig and...Wonderwall
James Franco: I'm Not Dating Ashley Benson | Gallery | WonderwallUs Weekly From costars to couple? Not for James Franco and Ashley Benson ! Franco, 34, put an end to rumors Wednesday...Wonderwall
Did James Franco proposition a teenage girl via Instagram? | Story ...Apr 3, 2014 ... In what we sincerely hope was a viral attempt to promote his forthcoming film " Palo Alto," in which he...Wonderwall
Seth Rogen and James Franco recreate Kimye's titillating video, and ...Nov 25, 2013 ... Who makes a better shirtless, steamy motorcycle-riding couple, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, or...Wonderwall
James Franco and Seth Rogen are 'Naked and Afraid' in the woods ...Oct 5, 2014 ... Apparently if you leave James Franco and Seth Rogen alone in the woods for a few hours … things get...Wonderwall
James Franco interviews Orlando Bloom, and It gets weird | Story ...Nov 6, 2014 ... Even Orlando Bloom is weirded out by James Franco in this interview spoof . Once again proving that...Wonderwall
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