James Franco
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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor. He left college in order to pursue acting and started off his career by making guest appearances on television series in the 1990s. Franco landed a lead part on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks and later achieved recognition for playing the titular character in the TV biopic James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

Franco has appeared in an eclectic range of projects since the 2000s. Ranging from period to contemporary pieces, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicized indie films, as well as fantasy movies to biopics and soap operas. Other notable films include Pineapple Express, a stoner comedy that earned him his second Golden Globes nomination, the Harvey Milk-biopic Milk (both 2008) as well as Danny Boyle's 2010 movie 127 Hours, about real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston's struggle to free his hand from a boulder. His performance in 127 Hours earned him nominations for many high-profile awards, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globe and SAG Awards (None of which he won)

Franco has hosted the skit comedy Saturday Night Live twice as well as the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. He volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity and is in a relationship with actress Ahna O'Reilly.

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Saturday Night Live
Cast member
Saturday Night Live
Self - Host
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
An American Crime
The Mindy Project
Paul Leotard
Spider-Man 3
Harry Osborn / New Goblin
Freaks and Geeks
Daniel Desario
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Cowboy (segment "Near Algodones")
30 Rock
Cast member
Oz the Great and Powerful
The Deuce
Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Cast member
Jake Epping
Production Credits:
The Deuce
Executive Producer
The Deuce

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