James Franco

Franco in 2013 James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor and filmmaker. He has starred in numerous films, including Sam Raimi's ''Spider-Man'' trilogy (2002–2007), ''Milk'' (2008), ''Eat Pray Love'' (2010), ''Rise of the Planet of the Apes'' (2011), ''Spring Breakers'' (2012), and ''Oz the Great and Powerful'' (2013). He has collaborated with fellow actor Seth Rogen on multiple projects, including ''Pineapple Express'' (2008), ''This Is the End'' (2013), ''Sausage Party'' (2016), and ''The Disaster Artist'' (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Franco's performance in ''127 Hours'' (2010) earned a Best Actor nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards.

His first prominent television role was Daniel Desario on the short-lived ensemble comedy-drama ''Freaks and Geeks'' (1999–2000), which developed a cult following. He portrayed the title character in the television biographical film ''James Dean'' (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award, and received nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award and Primetime Emmy Award. Franco had a recurring role on the daytime soap opera ''General Hospital'' (2009–2012) and starred in the limited series ''11.22.63'' (2016). He starred in the David Simon-created HBO drama ''The Deuce'' (2017–2019).

Franco volunteers for The Art of Elysium charity and has taught film classes at numerous schools. His admission to having sex with students during his time as a teacher led to lawsuits and a $2 million sexual misconduct settlement in 2021. Provided by Wikipedia
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