About this star

  • Category: Motion pictures
  • Unveiled: 07 Mar 2013
  • Address:
    6892 Hollywood Blvd
  • HWOF Popularity:
    Today: 28th
    Monthly Average: 70th
  • Notes: Selected for 2013, the 2,492nd Star

James Franco

Next star: Pearl White
Previous star: Chuck Connors


Franco at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in March 2013

James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an 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. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007). He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Milk (2008), 127 Hours (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Oz the Great and Powerful (2013), Spring Breakers (2013), This Is the End (2013), and The Interview (2014). He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital and the lead role as Jake Epping/James Amberson in Hulu miniseries 11.22.63. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. In 2014, he made his Broadway debut in Of Mice and Men.

Fact file

  • Born: James Edward Franco April 19, 1978 (age 38) Palo Alto, California, U.S.
  • Alma mater: University of California, Los Angeles (B.A.) Columbia University (M.F.A.) New York University (M.F.A.) Brooklyn College (M.F.A.) Warren Wilson College (M.F.A.) Yale University (Ph.D. student) Rhode Island School of Design (attended)
  • Occupation: Actor, filmmaker
  • Years active: 1997–present
  • Family: Dave Franco (brother) Tom Franco (brother)

Read more about James Franco at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

In the news

Variety, 2020-03-02 20:08:43
James Franco has asked a court to throw out a class-action suit brought by his former students, saying they are exploiting the #MeToo movement and have “ensnared an innocent man.” Franco’s attorneys filed a demurrer on Friday, charging that the lawsuit was salacious and false, and that it was filed ...

Macaulay Culkin will talk about Michael Jackson. Just not with James Franco
LA Times Entertainme, 2020-02-11 23:56:37
Macaulay Culkin still has a lot to say about Michael Jackson, who befriended him amid his "Home Alone" fame. It's not, however, what you might expect.

Variety, 2019-12-10 20:33:18
“Zola,” a buzzy title among next year’s Sundance lineup, comes from unprecedented source material: a 148-tweet Twitter thread from October 2015. The movie had an arduous journey to the screen due to ongoing allegations around James Franco, whose company Rabbit Bandini bought the rights to the story, while Franco was ...

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