|Birthname||James Edward Franco|
|born on||19 April 1978 at 19:04 (= 7:04 PM )|
|Place||Stanford, California, 37n25, 122w10|
|Timezone||PST h8w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||29°41' 21°21 Asc. 03°54'|
American actor and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Franco is known for his roles in live-action films such as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007), Milk (2008), Pineapple Express (2008), Eat, Pray, Love (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Disaster Artist (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. He is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having appeared in eight films and one television series with him.
Franco is also known for his work on television; his first prominent acting role was the character Daniel Desario on the short-lived ensemble comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), which developed a cult following. He also portrayed the title character in the television biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Franco had a recurring role on the soap opera General Hospital (2009–2012) and starred in the limited series 11.22.63 (2016). He also stars in the David Simon created HBO drama The Deuce (2017–present).
Franco volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity, and has also taught film classes at New York University, the University of Southern California, UCLA, and Palo Alto High School.
After meeting on the set of Whatever It Takes in 1999, Franco dated co-star Marla Sokoloff for five years. He was later in a relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly until 2011. He confirmed their separation in an interview for Playboy magazine's August 2011 issue, saying that his interest in education got between them. He received attention in April 2014 for trying to set a date with a 17-year-old girl from Scotland in New York (age of consent in New York is 17) via social media. The woman filmed the conversation they had and released it to the public. Franco acknowledged flirting with her. A former girlfriend, Violet Paley, also alleged that Franco once forced her to give him oral sex in a car while they were dating. On January 9, 2018, The New York Times canceled a planned event with James Franco, citing the allegations. On January 10, Franco said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that the accusations were "not accurate." On January 11, the Los Angeles Times reported that five additional women were accusing James Franco of inappropriate or sexually exploitative behavior. Franco's attorney, Michael Plonsker, disputed these women's allegations.
- friend relationship with Abramović, Marina (born 30 November 1946)
- sibling relationship with Franco, Dave (born 12 June 1985)
- sibling relationship with Franco, Tom (born 14 April 1980)
- role played of/by Crane, Hart (born 21 July 1899). Notes: Franco played Hart in 2011 film "The Broken Tower"
- role played of/by Dean, James (born 8 February 1931). Notes: Franco played Dean in 2001 tele-film "James Dean"
- role played of/by Ginsberg, Allen (born 3 June 1926). Notes: Franco played Ginsberg in 2010 film "Howl"
- role played of/by Hefner, Hugh (born 9 April 1926). Notes: Franco played Hefner in 2013 film "Lovelace"
- role played of/by Ralston, Aron (born 27 October 1975). Notes: Franco played Ralston in 2010 film "127 Hours"
- role played of/by Williams, C. K. (born 4 November 1936). Notes: Franco played Williams in 2012 film "The Color of Time (a.k.a. Tar)"
- Social : Great Publicity 27 February 2011 (Co-hosted the 83rd Academy Awards)
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- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (UCLA, Yale graduate)
- Family : Childhood : Order of birth (eldest of three boys)
- Family : Childhood : Sibling circumstances (brothers Tom and Dave)
- Vocation : Education : Teacher
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star
- Vocation : Entertainment : Voice-Over
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Director
- Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer
- Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
- Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Golden Globe)