TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

James Franco

James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, author, comedian, artist, producer, screenwriter, editor, poet, musician, and occasional director. His first prominent role was a lead part on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks; he later achieved recognition for playing the titular character in the TV biographical film 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 won or been nominated for a number of awards. He has done both dramatic and comedic work in projects and has appeared in an eclectic range of films since the 2000s, ranging from period to contemporary pieces, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicized indie films, as well as fantasy films to biopics and soap operas. Other notable films include Pineapple Express, a 2008 stoner comedy that earned him his second Golden Globes nomination; the 2008 Harvey Milk-biopic Milk; and Danny Boyle's 2010 drama film 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

LATEST STORIES
  
James Franco & Seth Rogen -- Mock Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's 'Bound 2' Music Video ... Topless Bike Riding

James Franco & Seth Rogen
Mock Kanye and Kim's Music Video Topless Bike Riding

I know, you're tired ... of seeing Kim Kardashian in Kanye West's new video for "Bound 2" ... so James Franco and Seth Rogen made their own version ... and it's AMAZING!Franco and Rogen dropped… READ MORE >

Riff Raff -- FURIOUS Over 'Spring Breakers' ... I'm Suing for $10 MILLION!!!

Riff Raff
I'm Suing for $10 Mil Still Furious About 'Spring Breakers'

Riff Raff -- the rapper and former MTV reality star -- says he's suing the people responsible for the movie "Spring Breakers" for $8 to $10 MILLION ... because he believes he was the basis for one… READ MORE >

- 433 days ago
James Franco's Neighbors Pissed -- He's a Trashy Nuisance

James Franco
Neighbors PISSED -- He's a Trashy Nuisance

James Franco is a terrible neighbor ... so say the people living next to the actor's L.A. home, who claim he leaves trash everywhere, takes up valuable parking spaces, and makes a lot of noise.TMZ… READ MORE >

- 547 days ago
James Franco -- NYU Professor Can't Sue Me For Saying He Sucks

James Franco
NYU Prof Can't Sue Me For Saying He Sucks

James Franco refuses to back down from the ex-NYU professor who sued the actor for calling him a "bad teacher" -- insisting the guy not only sucks at teaching, but he also screwed up his own… READ MORE >

- 570 days ago
James Franco and the Tight-Fisted Porn Star

James Franco
And the Tight-Fisted Porn Star!

James Franco is working on a top secret project with an up-and-coming female porn director, TMZ has learned ... and it turns out she has quite the reputation for being handy with her fist. The… READ MORE >

- 636 days ago
James Franco Is Shirtless Riff Raff

James Franco
Is Shirtless Riff Raff

That ain't KFed ... it's shirtless James Franco rockin' braids, what looks like platinum grills and tats on the Florida set of that "Spring Breakers" flick yesterday.Franco's look is allegedly… READ MORE >

- 908 days ago
Ex-NYU Professor: James Franco Was Lucky He Passed

Ex-NYU Professor
James Franco Was Lucky He Passed

James Franco wasn't just lucky to get a "D" in his NYU acting class ... he was lucky to graduate -- this according to the professor who says the University fired him for sticking the actor with a… READ MORE >

- 1008 days ago
James Franco Triggers Lawsuit: NYU Professor Claims He Got Fired for Giving Actor a 'D'

NYU Professor
I Got Fired for Giving James Franco a 'D'

A former NYU professor claims he got the chop because he dared give James Franco a "D" -- this according to a new lawsuit.José Angel Santana -- who taught Franco in his "Directing the Actor"… READ MORE >

- 1008 days ago
James Franco -- I'm Really Making a Porn Documentary

James Franco
Yes, I'm Really Making A PORN Documentary

If you thought James Franco was kidding this month when he said on "Conan" he was directing a porn documentary ... think again -- because TMZ spies caught a glimpse of Franco earlier this summer… READ MORE >

- 1128 days ago
Real-Life Warlock -- Boycott Natalie Portman's Movie

Real-Life Warlock
Boycott Natalie Portman's Movie

Charlie Sheen just caught a break -- because TMZ has learned, the real-life warlock he pissed off last month has focused his wrath on a fresh target ... the new Natalie Portman comedy "Your… READ MORE >

- 1259 days ago

Around The Web