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James Franco, an American actor whose rakish charm and chiseled good looks augmented an ability to bring sincerity and gravitas to characters ranging from addled drug dealers to comic book villains. He was born on April 19, 1978, in Palo Alto, California, in his school, he preferred to be called Ted. James was voted ‘Best Smile’ in his high school in Palo Alto.




Name James Franco
Profession Actor* Filmmaker* Director, Producer* Screenwriter* Film Editor* Teacher* Author* Musician
Net Worth $30 Million USD
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Website jamesfranco.com


Personal Info


Real Name James Edward Franco
Nick Name Ted, Teddy
Date of Birth 19 April 1978 (40 Years)
Place of Birth Palo Alto, California
Religion Atheist (He do believe in god but at a certain level)
Nationality American
Ethnicity Portuguese, Swedish, Jewish
Height 5’10”
Weight 76kg
Body Measurements Chest- 42′

Waist- 31′


Hair Colour Dark Brown
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Zodiac Aries
Smoke Yes (he hate to smoke, even if he had to do it for a role)
Drink Yes


James Franco Family


Father Douglas Eugene Franco
Mother Betsy Lou
Brother Tom Franco

Dave Franco


James Franco Family
James Franco Family (Image Source)


The eldest son in the family of five, James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California to Douglas Franco and Betsy Levine. He has two brothers, Tom who is an artist and part-time actor and Dave who is an actor.


You do know that James is the oldest and Dave Franco is the youngest what about the middle one. Tom Franco everybody, Don’t leave him out.


James Franco Net Worth


The estimated net worth of James Franco is $30M. James Franco is considered as one of the best young actors in Hollywood. He was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6863 Hollywood Blvd in 2013. Viewed as a sex symbol, James Franco was named the sexiest man living in 2009 by Salon.com.


James Franco Brand Endorsing


James Franco is the face of the Gucci by Gucci fragrance campaign for men. He is also the new face of Coach cologne. The actor was picked to front the brand because of his “rebellious spirit”, with the brand noting his portrayal of Hollywood rebel James Dean in 2001.


James Franco Gucci
James Franco Gucci (Image Source)


Victor Demarchelier photographed the sex god, James Franco for the newest issue of ES magazine. Stylist Jenny Kennedy outfits Franco for the photoshoot at the Moxy Times Square Hotel. James Franco, who is the face of Coach wears pieces from the brand. He also sports labels such as Stella McCartney and Burberry.


James Franco Photgraphed by Victor Demarchelier
James Franco Photographed by Victor Demarchelier (Image Source)


Clothing Style of James Franco


When it comes to his clothing and fashion, James wears a lot of different style of clothes yet he always looks good and on point. His simple idea of looking on point is to get a perfect pair of jeans and tee. Buy a variety of washes and colors. He is a big fan of vintage T-shirts.

James says that keeping a supply on hand lets you easily vary your look. His look is low maintenance meaning simple and subtle. He says to limit yourself to four-five essential grooming products especially hair.


James Franco Casual Wear
James Franco Casual Wear (Image Source)


His style has two sides to its fashionable personality, while he is clearly a fan of formal wear he does like to venture into territory reminiscent of the bad boy biker style. When it comes to Franco styling up suits for his red carpet looks reflects his gentlemanly style and charm. His suits are perfectly tailored with minimum color that reflects elegance and style.


James Franco Formal Wear
Formal Wear (Image Source)


James Franco Sexual Harassment Conduct


James Franco, after winning his Golden Globe is now facing allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse. The actor won Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for his performance in The Disaster Artist at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards was accused of past wrongdoings of his own.

Ally Sheedy, known for his role in The Breakfast Club, sent a series of tweets during the award show accusing Franco of harassing and abusing her he directed her in a play. She also pointed at the 2014 incident where a 17-year-old girl posted the screenshots of her and James Insta DM where James asked her whether he should rent a room.

Another actress, Violet Paley, who is an ex-girlfriend of James Franco accused him of sexually assaulting her, while they were in a relationship. She also said that he propositioned a 17-year-old friend of hers.

Later, in an interview with Stephen Colbert, he denied the accusations and said that he supports the voices of the women who were quiet for a long time now.



James Franco’s co-star is against the Accusations


Sharon Stone defends James Franco against sexual misconduct. Sharon who appeared in a small role in Franco’s The Disaster Artist said she doesn’t believe all of the sexual misconduct claims against the actor. She, referring to Violet Paley, one of the accusers of Franco said, I’m appalled with what’s happening with [Franco],”

Where the girlfriend can say that she’s offended that he asked [her to perform oral sex], while they’re dating and now all of a sudden, he’s a bad guy.” She continued with “I got to say I worked with him, I know him, he’s the loveliest, kindest, sweetest, most elegant, nicest man,” Stone continued. “The kindest friend, lovely professional. I’m absolutely appalled by this.”


Sharon Stone and James Franco
Sharon Stone and James Franco (Image Source)


James Franco Writer


Franco enrolled himself again at UCLA as a creative writing major in 2006, taking an accelerated course load while continuing to act. He completed his degree two years later and granted with a GPA of 3.5/4.

James is an artist and so he attended New York University ‘s Tisch School of the Arts for Filmmaking, took courses in fiction writing at Brooklyn College and studied poetry at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. He was accepted at Yale University, pursuing a Ph.D. in English. The same year (2010) he earned his MFA from Columbia.


James Franco 2010 Yearbook
James Franco 2010 Yearbook (Image Source)


James Franco is not only an actor and an artist but he is a writer too. He has written books like Palo Alto, My Ideal Bookshelf, Actors Anonymous, The Dangerous book four boys, Strongest of the Little, Hollywood Dreaming: Stories, Straight James/ Gay James, A California childhood, and Directing Herbert White: Poems.


Palo Alto James Franco
Palo Alto James Franco (Image Source)


Lana Del Rey and James Franco


James Franco has written down an ode to his friend and singer, Lana Del Rey. The actor who is a really close friend with Lana has co-written a book for her with one of the writers from Penguin Book House. The book is titled “Flip -Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations with Lana Del Rey”.


Flip -Side James Franco
Flip -Side James Franco (Image Source)


Lana Del Rey is young, beautiful artists, why does she write songs about death?


James Franco Early Career


James Franco dropped out of the University of California, Los Angeles, after his first year to focus on acting. While he took classes at Playhouse West in LA, he bagged a series of roles in unremarkable television movies and forgettable teen fare.

His casting as a cocky-high school slacker Freaks and Geeks brought him the attention he needed. After Franco did [James Dean], he established himself as a star. The performance was appreciated by everyone that he bagged a Golden Globe for his role.

Later he starred as Peter Parker’s friend Harry Osborn in Spiderman Series where  Franco proved himself adept at shaping his talents to the broad sensibilities of the genre. He is known for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having appeared in 8 movies and one television series.


Tobey Maguire and James Franco
Tobey Maguire and James Franco (Image Source)


James’s Sister-In-Law Alison Brie, know about her career, and the guys she was involved with before she married Dave Franco?


James Franco Movies


Title Role Year
Spider-Man Harry Osborn 2002
The Great Raid Cpt. Robert Prince 2005
The Holiday Himself 2006
Eat Pray Love David Piccolo 2010
127 Hours Aron Ralston 2010
The rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman 2011
Spring Breakers Alien 2012
Oz the Great and Powerful Oscar Diggs 2013
The Interview Dave Skylark 2014


Spring Breakers


Spring Breakers is an American crime movie which stars James Franco, Ashley Benson, Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, and Rachel Korine. The movie follows the four college going girls on their trip to Florida during spring break.

In Florida, they meet an eccentric local drug dealer Alien played by James Franco who helps them in the time of their desperation. Which results in them getting descent into the world of drugs, crime, and violence. Critics called this movie a “cult classic”, commenting on its reflection of modern-day superficiality and the younger generation’s obsession with highly stylised, disposable pop culture.

The movie was selected to compete for the Golden Lion at 69th Venice International Film Festival.


James Franco Spine Breakers
James Franco Spine Breakers (Image Source)


127 Hours


127 Hours is a biographical survival psychological movie which stars James Franco as Aron Ralston. In the movie, Aron is a cannoneer who gets trapped by a boulder in an isolated slot canyon in Blue John Canyon. The movie is based on Ralston’s memoir “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”.

Aron’s survival and finding an escape is the main plot of the movie. The movie was very much appreciated by the critics and was nominated for six Academy Awards.  James Franco was appreciated by critics as well as the audience for his ground-breaking performance in the movie that shook the entire world.


127 Hours James Franco
127 Hours James Franco (Image Source)


James Franco Tv Shows


Title Role Year
Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario 1999-2000
James Dean James Dean 2001
The Mindy Project Dr. Paul Leotard 2013 (2 episodes)
High School Lover Rick Winters 2017


Freaks & Geeks


Freaks and Geeks is an American teen-comedy drama tv series which followed the life of a gifted high school kid Lindsay Weir. Lindsay’s circle was known as “freaks” and her brother, Sam’s circle were the “geeks”. The young girl’s relationship with her new friends, the friction they caused with her parents and with her own self-image is the central plot line.

On the parallel, Sam’s storyline with his geeks as they navigate a different part of the social universe and tries to fit in goes along.


Freaks and Greeks Cast James Franco
Freaks and Greeks Cast (Image Source)


James Dean


The series ‘James Dean’ is a biographical television film based on the life of the American actor name [James Dean]. He plays James Dean onscreen. The movie records the rise of the actor from a struggle to the A-listed celebrity in Hollywood during 1950s. James Franco closely researched the actor’s life which he portrayed on screen. It was shown on TNT in the US and received positive comments by the critics and public.


James Franco Dean
James Franco as  Dean (Image Source)



James made his Broadway debut in 2014 in Of Mice and Men


James Franco Achievements


Golden Globes Best Actor- Miniseries or Television Series- James Dean 2002
Golden Globe Best Actor- Motion Picture Musical or Comedy- The Disaster Artist 2018
Critics Awards Actor of the Year-

127 Hours,

Date Night,

Eat, Pray, Love,


Critics Awards Best Actor- 127 Hours 2011


James Franco The Artists


James Franco has been making art for decades now. His family is basically a family of the artist. He harnesses his personas from the various worlds and situations he’s involved in as a material to create a masterpiece with layered, multi-faceted work.


Art by James Franco
Art by James Franco (Image Source)


James Franco Charity


James Franco is also known for his charity work, he volunteered for the Art of Elysium Charity, which helps the children with serious medical conditions. He once said that his experience helped saved his life. Franco was honored for his work at the hospital in 2011.  

In April 2013, James received the Ally Award at the 15th annual Miami Gay & Lesbain Film festival. The award was given to him in recognition of his unwavering support to the LGBTQ Community


James Franco Social Media


In 2014, a 17-year-old fan named Lucy Corde posted the screenshots of hers and James’s Insta DM. Asking about the incident, Franco said that “I’m embarrassed, and I guess I’m just a model of how social media is tricky.” In a nutshell, the sex god is still of social media after the 17-year-old posted their texts in which he was asking her whether he should “rent a room” to which she denied.


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