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James Franco talks dating, says he's 'shy' around women

James Franco talks dating, says he's 'shy' around women

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) --James Franco opened up about his love life and why he gets "shy" when talking women in the latest issue of Loaded magazine.
Veronica Linares
Seth Rogen, James Franco star in red-band 'Interview' trailer

Seth Rogen, James Franco star in red-band 'Interview' trailer

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) --Seth Rogen and James Franco star in a new, red-band trailer for "The Interview" replete with dirty jokes and a cameo by Rob Lowe.
Annie Martin
James Franco to adapt Chuck Palahniuk novel 'Rant'

James Franco to adapt Chuck Palahniuk novel 'Rant'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12 (UPI) --James Franco has acquired the rights to adapt Chuck Palahniuk novel "Rant" for film.
Annie Martin
Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men' to screen in theaters this fall

Broadway's 'Of Mice and Men' to screen in theaters this fall

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) --A filmed version of the Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" will be shown in theaters this fall.
Karen Butler
Seth Rogen's 'The Interview' will be cut to please North Korea

Seth Rogen's 'The Interview' will be cut to please North Korea

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Sony Pictures is planning to cut "The Interview" following months of complaints by the North Korean government over the film's plot to assassinate Kim Jong Un.
Veronica Linares
James Franco bleached his hair for role as gay man turned Christian pastor

James Franco bleached his hair for role as gay man turned Christian pastor

NEW YORK, Aug. 12 (UPI) --James Franco's new bleach-blond hair is part of the actor's transformation for his upcoming role as a gay activist turned straight, Christian pastor.
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James Franco debuts bleach-blond look

James Franco debuts bleach-blond look

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) --James Franco took to Instagram Monday to share a photo of his new "late 90s bleached look."
Veronica Linares
James Franco wrote a poem about Heath Ledger

James Franco wrote a poem about Heath Ledger

LOS ANGELES, July 8 (UPI) --James Franco has recently released a book of poetry called "Directing Herbert White."
Kate Stanton
'The Notebook': Rachel McAdams' audition tape circulates on film's 10th anniversary

'The Notebook': Rachel McAdams' audition tape circulates on film's 10th anniversary

LOS ANGELES, June 25 (UPI) --Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling trade lines in the actress' emotional audition tape for "The Notebook."
Annie Martin
North Korean government: James Franco and Seth Rogen movie is an "act of war"

North Korean government: James Franco and Seth Rogen movie is an "act of war"

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 25 (UPI) --A North Korean foreign ministry spokesman told state media Wednesday that the release of "The Interview," would be considered an "act of war."
Aileen Graef
James Franco and Seth Rogen condemned by Kim Jong Un over new film

James Franco and Seth Rogen condemned by Kim Jong Un over new film

PYONGYANG, North Korea, June 23 (UPI) --Kim Jong Un condemned Hollywood stars James Franco and Seth Rogen for their involvement in a film about the assassination of North Korea's leader.
Veronica Linares
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller to star in 'Chef'

Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller to star in 'Chef'

LOS ANGELES, June 19 (UPI) --"American Sniper" co-stars Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller will reunite in new movie "Chef."
Annie Martin
'The Interview' trailer: Seth Rogen, James Franco try to assassinate Kim Jong Un

'The Interview' trailer: Seth Rogen, James Franco try to assassinate Kim Jong Un

LOS ANGELES, June 12 (UPI) --James Franco and Seth Rogen join forces for "The Interview," a high-stakes buddy comedy about an attempt to kill North Korea's "Dear Leader."
Kate Stanton
Mila Kunis discusses her dramatic new role in 'Third Person'

Mila Kunis discusses her dramatic new role in 'Third Person'

LOS ANGELES, June 10 (UPI) --Mila Kunis stars alongside James Franco as a woman accused of attempting to kill her son in new drama "Third Person."
Annie Martin
James Franco pens short story about Lindsay Lohan

James Franco pens short story about Lindsay Lohan

NEW YORK, June 10 (UPI) --James Franco called Lindsay Lohan "damaged" in a short story he wrote for Vice about the time he was living at a hotel in West Hollywood.
Veronica Linares
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James Franco arrives at the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on January 30, 2011. UPI/Phil McCarten
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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, film director, producer, screenwriter, author, painter, performance artist and professor at New York University. 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 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 is critically acclaimed as an actor. He has done both dramatic and comedic work in projects and 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.

Franco has hosted Saturday Night Live twice as well as the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. He volunteers for the Art of Elysium charity.

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