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James Franco’s portrayal of screen legend James Dean in Mark Rydell’s telefilm of the same name brought him rave reviews, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards, and Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
Mr. Franco is well-known to movie audiences worldwide for his starring role as Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi’s blockbuster Spider-Man trilogy alongside Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, and Willem Dafoe.
His other features include David Gordon Green’s Pineapple Express, opposite Seth Rogen; Paul Haggis’ In the Valley of Elah; Tommy O’Haver’s An American Crime; Karen Moncrieff’s The Dead Girl; Tony Bill’s Flyboys; Justin Lin’s Annapolis; Kevin Reynolds’ Tristan + Isolde; Robert Altman’s The Company; John Dahl’s The Great Raid; Nicolas Cage’s Sonny; Scott Kalvert’s Deuces Wild; Michael Caton-Jones’ City by the Sea; and, most recently, George C. Wolfe’s Nights in Rodanthe, opposite Richard Gere.
On television, Mr. Franco starred in the critically acclaimed Emmy Award-winning series Freaks and Geeks.
He has written, directed and starred in several short plays. With co-writer Merriwether Williams, he adapted two of them, Fool’s Gold and The Ape, into same-named independently produced feature films that he directed and starred in. Mr. Franco most recently directed and starred in Good Time Max, from his and Mr. Williams’ original screenplay.