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).
James Franco Search Results
Costume idea?Click here to see this strange photo of James Franco and Megan Fox playing dress up.
Naked & AfraidIn a bizarre move, friends James Franco and Seth Rogen strip down together in the woods...
TransformersFrom packing on pounds to getting pierced, find out which celebs have undergone to the extreme for movie roles.
Sexy And SingleFrom Zac and Jared to Tom, Drake and two Harrys, we're oogling Hollywood's 25 Most Eligible Bachelors ...
MouseketeerCheck out Hilary Duff and her son at Disneyland, plus more stars' personal pics from theme parks.
Toronto Film FestSee what the stars wore to the annual celebration of movies known as TIFF ...
Venice Film FestClick through to check out your favorite stars at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival.
Baldy?Yes, James Franco has shaved his head! Click to see the before and after photos.
Geek ChicWe're counting down Hollywood's 15 hottest geek guys.
Cool GuyJustin Timberlake dumps ice-cold water on his head for charity, plus more celeb news in the Shortlist.
From Crowd Ignite