James Franco young
April 19, 1978
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
76 kg | 167.5 pounds
42 in | 107 cm
10 US | 43 EU
31 in | 79 cm
James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, United States on April 19, 1978, is an American actor. Young James Franco began his acting career in commercial for Pizza Hut and on television series. Franco's breakthrough performance came as Daniel Desario in period teen comedy series Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000). He made his big screen debut in romantic comedy film Never Been Kissed (1999) in role as Jason.
He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as Aron Ralston in biographical survival film 127 Hours (2010) directed by Danny Boyle.
He won a Golden Globe Award for his roles as James Dean in TV biographical movie James Dean (2001) and as Tommy Wiseau in biographical comedy drama film The Disaster Artist (2017).
He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Scott Smith in biographical film Milk (2008).
He portrayed Harry Osborn in superhero films: Spider-Man (2002), Spider-Man 2 (2004) and Spider-Man 3 (2007) opposite Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst.
Pineapple Express (2008) action comedy opposite Seth Rogen, Danny McBride and Amber Heard
Eat Pray Love (2010) biographical romantic comedy drama with Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem
The Iceman (2012) biographical crime thriller opposite Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and Winona Ryder
Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) fantasy adventure opposite Mila Kunis, Michelle Williams and Rachel Weisz
Homefront (2013) action thriller with Jason Statham, Winona Ryder and Kate Bosworth
The Interview (2014) comedy with Seth Rogen and Lizzy Caplan
Queen of the Desert (2015) epic biographical drama opposite Nicole Kidman and Robert Pattinson
Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) drama with Rachel McAdams
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) science fiction in role as Dr. William "Will" Rodman
This Is the End (2013) disaster horror comedy with Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill and Emma Watson
Spring Breakers (2012) crime drama with Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens
In the Valley of Elah (2007) crime drama mystery opposite Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin and Charlize Theron
Date Night (2010) comedy opposite Steve Carell, Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis
Future World (2018) science fiction action opposite Suki Waterhouse and Milla Jovovich
Zeroville (2018) comedy drama opposite Megan Fox, Will Ferrell and Seth Rogen
He portrayed Vincent Martino and Frankie Martino, twin brothers from Brooklyn in drama television series The Deuce (TV Series 2017–2018).
He played Franco in soap opera General Hospital (2009–2012).
He hosted 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway on February 27, 2011.
Friends with Tobey Maguire and Mila Kunis.
His favorite film is My Own Private Idaho (1991) directed by Gus Van Sant.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013, at the age of 34.
He has two brothers, Tom and Dave.
He dated actresses Marla Sokoloff (1999-2004), Ahna O’Reilly (2006-2011), Agyness Deyn (2011) and Ashley Benson (2012-2013).
He started dating actress Isabel Pakzad in 2017.
I don't even like to sleep - I feel as if there's too much to do.
I'm going to try to not let anyone put me in a box, and that certainly applies to the things I do outside of acting.
I love to bring humour into my work. Because comedy is not a huge part of the art world. And big-business film takes itself very seriously.
It's hard when you're doing a film based on a true story to really figure out what all those relationships were.
I was kind of scared of failing at acting.
I don't need a vacation in the traditional sense, like I would if I had a job I hated.
I used to read a lot about myself and the projects I was doing. When I was only acting, I wouldn't read any reviews because I didn't find them to be very helpful.
Because acting was my only professional outlet, I put a ton of pressure on the roles that I did. I overstepped my bounds, I tried to control things that were out of my purview as an actor and in some cases even tried to direct my scenes because I felt I knew how they should run rather than trust the director.