James Franco

James Franco

  • Born: 1978-4-19
  • Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, U.S.
  • Height: 5' 11" (1.8 m)
  • Profession: Actor, director, screenwriter, producer
  • Nationality: America
  • Representative Works: Spider-Man, 127 Hours, Oz The Great and Powerful, The Disaster Artist, James Byron Dean, Ballet Life
  • James Franco (James Franco), born on April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California, is an American actor, director, screenwriter, and producer.
    In 1996, he participated in his first TV series "Pacific Blue". In 1999, starred in the TV series " Freaks and Geeks ". In 2000, by virtue of the romantic comedy film " Whatever It Takes " nominated for the 2nd Youth Choice Award for Best Film Mixed Ball Award. In 2001, with the biographical film " James Byron Dean ", he won the 59th Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a TV Series/TV Movie [6]  . In 2002, he played Harry Osborn in the sci-fi action movie " Spider-Man ". In 2004, starred in the movie " Spider-Man2 " [7]  . In 2007, the movie " Spider-Man 3 " starred by him was released. In 2008, he starred in the comedy film " Pineapple Express ", with which he was nominated for the 66th American Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Film-Musical Comedy Category.
    In 2010, with the adventure film " 127 Hours ", he was nominated for the 68th American Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in the Movie Category-Drama and the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Actor [8]  . In 2013, the starring adventure fantasy movie " Oz The Great and Powerful " was released, and he was nominated for the 15th Youth Choice Awards for Best Actor in Science Fiction/Fantasy Movie. In 2017, the self-directed and self-acted comedy film " The Disaster Artist " won the Best Picture Award at the 65th San Sebastian International Film Festival [2]  and the Best Actor Award at the 27th Gotham Independent Film Awards [3 ]  . In 2019, he starred in the suspenseful comedy film " Jerome " [17]  . In 2020, starring in the sci-fi action movie "The Clone".

    Early Experience

    On April 19, 1978, James Franco was born into an ordinary family with academic background. He grew up in Palo Alto, California. His parents met there, when they were both students at Stanford University.
    The young James is a math master, he also got an internship from Lockheed Martin . But at the same time, he was also a rebellious teenager, drinking, sloppy, and graffiti. In the end, he fell under the feet of art. After starring in several middle school plays, he fell in love with acting. After the freshman year, he dropped out of the University of California, Los Angeles against the wishes of his parents. He wanted to take acting as a career and studied acting under Robert Carnegie   .

    Performing Experience

    In 1996, he participated in his first TV series "Pacific Blue". In 1999, he co-starred in the TV series " Freaks and Geeks " with Linda Cardellini and John Francis Daly . In 2000, the romantic comedy film " Whatever It Takes " co-starred with Shane West and Marla Sokoloff was released. With this film, he was nominated for the 2nd Youth Choice Award for Best Film Mixed Ball.
    In 2001, co-starring with Michael Moriarty in the biographical film " James Byron Dean "   , he was nominated for the 54th Emmy Awards for Best Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie and won the 59th Golden Globe Awards in a limited TV series/ Best actor in a TV movie   .
    In May 2002, the action crime movie " Deuces Wild " in which he participated was released; in September, he co-starred in the crime movie " City by the Sea " with Robert De Niro and Frances McDormand , and played Robert DeLonishen in the film The son of drug addiction; in the same year, he co-starred in the sci-fi action movie " Spider-Man " with Tobey Maguire and William James Dafoe .
    In 2003, he participated in the romantic movie " The Company " directed by Robert Altman . In 2004, starred in the movie " Spider-Man2 " . In 2005, he co-starred with Benjamin Bratt in the action war movie " The Great Raid ", in which he played Captain Prince; in the same year, the comedy movie " The Ape " starred by him was released. 
    In 2006, he co-starred with Tyrese Gibson in the drama film " Annapolis ", in which he played Jack Seward, a passionate young man who has a good vision for the future and tries to serve his motherland; on January 13, the love movie starring with Soph "Tristan + Isolde " was released. In the film, he played Tristan , who bears hatred but played in Ireland in order to repay his benefactor Mark. In August, the thriller film " The Wicker Man " with Nicolas Kim Coppola and Leelee Sobieski was released; In the same year, at the age of 28, Franco decided to return to school. He enrolled in two correspondence courses (Literature and Creative Writing) at the University of California, Los Angeles .
    In 2007, the adventurous war movie " Air Combat Heroes " co-starring Martin Henderson and Jean Reno was released; in the same year, the film " Spider-Man 3 " starred by him was released, and he was nominated for the 34th Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor with this film Award; In September, the suspenseful crime film " In The Valley of Elah " co-starred with Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron was released; in addition, he also participated in the crime film " An American Crime " directed by Tommy O Haver .
    In 2008, he co-starred in the biographical film " Milk " with Sean Justin Penn . In the film , he played Scott Smith , who fell in love with Harvey Milk at first sight. With this film, he was nominated for the 13th Golden Satellite Awards for Best Supporting Actor. Won the 12th Hollywood Film Awards Breakthrough Actor Award and the 24th Independent Spirit Award Best Supporting Actor Award; on August 6, the comedy movie " Pineapple Express " starring with Seth Aaron Rogen was released, and he played in the film Sol , who is not doing his job properly and can only make a living from the marijuana trade , was nominated for the Best Comedy Performance Award at the 18th MTV Film Awards and the 66th American Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in the Film-Musical Comedy category; in the same year; , He received a bachelor's degree in English. He wrote a novel as an honorary essay. When Franco finished his studies at the University of California, he moved to New York and registered for courses in four schools: filmmaking at New York University, fiction writing at Columbia University, fiction writing at Brooklyn College, short-term poetry at Warren Wilson College Course; in the same year, he began to engage in artistic creation .     
    In 2010, he co-starred in the adventure film " 127 Hours " with Elizabeth Anne Caplan and Kate Mara . With this film, he was nominated for the 68th American Golden Globe Awards for the Best Actor in the Film-Drama category and the 83rd Academy Awards. Best Actor Award , won the Best Actor Award at the 26th Independent Spirit Awards; in April, the drama film " Shadows & Lies " co-starring with Julianne Nicholson was released, in which he played William who had just returned to New York from his drifting life ; On August 13, the love movie " Eat " co-starring Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem was released, in which he played the rebel poet and part-time actor; September 24, the biographical film " Eat " co-starring with David Strathairn and Aaron Tveit " Howl " was released, in which he played the American rebellious poet writer Alan Ginsberg ; November; the romantic movie " Love & Distrust " starring with Robert John Downey Jr. was released.  
    In 2011, the movie " Rise of the Planet of the Apes " co-starring with Andy Serkis was released, in which he played the very clever scientist Will ; in the same year, he wrote and directed the character of the modern American poet Hart Crane. The biographical film " The Broken Tower " ; in February, the action film " The Green Hornet " starred by him was released; in April, the adventure fantasy film " Your Highness " co-starring with Danny McBride and Natalie Hershlag was released, and he played in the film The handsome and daring prince Fabios ; in June, the fantasy movie "Nanai: Legend of the Dolphin" starring with Foxy Megan was released.   
    In 2012, the biographical crime film " The Iceman " starred by him was released   ; in April, the drama film " About Cherry " co-starring with Ashley Hinshaw and Heather Joan Graham was released. He played the role of a wealthy lawyer in the film. Francis; In September, the thriller film " Letter " co-starred with Winona Laura Horowitz and Josh Hamilton was released; in the same year, he co-starred with Mila Kunis in the love biographical film " The Color of Time "; in addition, he also starred in the drama film "Dark Night Tracking" By".
    On March 8, 2013, the adventure fantasy film " Oz The Great and Powerful " co-starring with Mila Kunis and Rachel Weisz was released. In the film, he played the little magician Oscar Diggs from the mobile circus of the Midwestern United States . Nominated for the 15th Youth Choice Award for Best Actor in a Sci-Fi/Fantasy Film; On March 22, the crime movie " Spring Breakers " co-starred with Sel and Vanessa Hudgens was released. In the film, he played the gang leader Elion , Nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 79th New York Film Critics Association Awards, and won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 39th Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards; on April 7, the multimedia performance art work "Guo Shi" directed by him was in MoMA PS1 Launched ; In May, the self-written, directed and self-acted drama film " As I Lay Dying " was released. The film tells the story of Benderen, a farmer in the south of the country, who led his family to transport his wife’s body back to his hometown for burial in order to keep his promise to his wife. A journey of suffering" , was shortlisted for the 66th Cannes International Film Festival One Kind of Concern Unit-One Kind of Concern Award; On June 12, the fantasy comedy film " Armageddon " co-starring with Seth Aaron Rogen was released ; on August 9, he participated His biographical film " Lovelace " was released ; on August 31, the drama film " Lovelace " directed by him     "Child of God " premiered at the 70th Venice International Film Festival. The film is adapted from the novel of the same name written by Comac McCarthy. It tells the story of a serial killer in Tennessee in the 1960s   . It was shortlisted for the 70th Venice International Film Festival. Lion Award; September 9th, the romance film " Third Person " co-starring Liam Neeson and Olivia Wilde was released ; in December, the romance film " The Color of Time " co-starring Mila Kunis and Jessica Michelle Chastain was released. In the film, he plays the American poet C·K·Williams with a beautiful wife .  
    In March 2014, the thriller action movie " Homefront " was released in collaboration with Jason Statham . In the film, he played the role of the evil magnate and the violent drug lord Gatet who ruled the town ; on December 25, he co-starred with Seth Aaron Rogen The comedy film " The Interview " was released; in the same year, he starred in the stage play "Between Man and Mouse" ; in addition, he also directed the short drama "The First Season of Short Film with James Franco".  
    In January 2015, the suspenseful crime film " True Story " co-starring with Jonah Hill Feldstein and Felicity Jones was released. With this film, he was nominated for the Best Drama Actor Award at the 17th Youth Choice Awards; in the same year, self-directed and self-acted drama The movie " The Sound and the Fury " was released. This film tells the chaotic and tragic life history of the family of Compson, the unlanded southerner. In the film, he plays Bangui , the third son of Yan Compson ; in January, with Emma Roberts and Zachary John Quinto The co-starring gay biographical film " I Am Michael " was released, in which he played the gay rights activist Michael Gretz ; on February 6, the biographical film " Queen of the Desert " starring with Nicole Mary Kidman was released. In the film, he played the handsome, romantic and suave diplomat Henry Cadogan ; on February 22, the comedy film "Between Men and Rats" starring him was released; on July 3, he co-starred with Kate Hudson . The crime movie " Good People " was released .    
    In 2016, co-starred with Josh Duhamel in the science fiction suspense drama " 11/22/63 ", which was based on the novel of the same name   ; on June 6, the TV series " The Cheapest Partner " starred by him premiered; August 12, dubbed The animated film " Sausage Party " was released   ; in September, the self-directed and self-acted feature film " In Dubious Battle " was released   , which won the Mimo Rotella Foundation Award at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival.
    In 2017, he starred in the TV series " The Deuce Season 1 "; on March 12, the self-directed and self-acted comedy film " The Disaster Artist " was released. With the film shortlisted for Best Actor in the 33rd American Independence Spirit Awards   , he won the 75th Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in Film-Music/Comedy   ; On April 10, he starred in the TV series " Angie Tribeca Season" 2 " was broadcast; in September, the drama film " This Is Your Death " starred by him was released; in the same year, he co-starred in the comedy film " The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards " with Rico Rodriguez and Matthew Modine ; in addition, he also participated in the movie " The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards ". The science fiction horror film " Covenant " directed by Ridley Scott . 
    In 2018, the science fiction film " Future World " co-starred with Milla Anderson Jovovich was released ; in the same year, he starred in the TV series " The Deuce Season 2 "; on August 31, he co-starred with Tim Blake Nelson in the western comedy film " The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" "Released, he played the role of a cowboy riding a horse and a dog to commit crimes like a thief .  
    In 2019, co-starred in the suspenseful comedy film " Jerome " with Foxy Megan and Will Ferrell ; in the same year, the TV series " The Deuce Season 3 " starring him was broadcast; November 1st, an animated film dubbed with Jeremy Lee Renner and others " Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad " is released. In 2020, starring in the sci-fi action movie "The Clone". 

    Personal Life

    family
    James Franco's father is of Portuguese and Swedish descent, and his mother is Jewish. Grandmother Mitzie Verne runs an art gallery and is a member of the Women of the Jewish National Assembly.
    emotion
    In 2000, in the movie " Whatever It Takes " , he harvested his girlfriend Marla Sokoloff . He gave her a painting of Venus as a token of love, and she responded by composing a song for him by playing a love song for him. In 2003, the two broke up   . In 2017, James Franco fell in love with Isabel Pakzad, a female college student.

    Character Evaluation

    James Franco is a very capable   actor who does not follow the trend of a different style   . He was rated as the "most gay heterosexual" . 
    In the movie "127 Hours", the acting of the lead actor James Franco allows the audience to touch the soul of the protagonist and feel the tenacity and greatness of human willpower. Although he supports the whole film alone and has a good grasp of the various emotions of the character, it still makes people feel that his performance is more derived from the character set   . In the movie "Homefront", James Franco's drug lord Gate has a great subversion. Compared with the "Little Green Devils" in the "Spider-Man" series, Franco's acting skills are more sophisticated and evil. With a smile, the evil thoughts revealed by the brilliance flowing in the corner of his eyes were very attractive. Moreover, he has shown to the utmost the brutal appearance that a drug lord should have, and his fierce style of playing with the stick and the stick is quite impressive . 

    Character Dispute

    In 2018, five actresses formally spoke through the Los Angeles Times, claiming that Franco had improper behavior and sexual exploitation of women   .
    In 2019, two actresses Sarah Tither-Kaplan and Toni Gaal took James Franco and his former acting school Studio 4 to court. The two accusations allege that Franco personally and professionally sexually exploited young women in the name of teaching, such as forcing them to perform extremely sexually in front of the camera. Franco also claimed to be able to provide the opportunity to act in his own film, and improperly act on female students   .
    In 2021, James Franco reached a settlement with two women accused of sexual misconduct   .
    Extended Reading
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    • Cayla 2022-04-14 08:01:01

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      2. The heroine claimed that she did not agree with her mother's point of view, but...

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