James Edward Franco is an actor, filmmaker, and writer from the United States. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 127 Hours.

Franco is most known for his parts in 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).

James Franco Movies And TV Shows

Year Title Role Notes Ref(s)
1999 Never Been Kissed Jason Way
2000 Whatever It Takes Chris Campbell
If Tomorrow Comes Devin
2001 Mean People Suck Casey Mitchell Short film
2002 Spider-Man Harry Osborn
Deuces Wild Tino Verona
Mother Ghost Skateboarder Guy
Sonny Sonny Phillips
City by the Sea Joey LaMarca
2003 The Company Josh Williams
2004 Spider-Man 2 Harry Osborn
2005 The Ape Harry Walker
The Great Raid Cpt. Robert Prince
Fool’s Gold Brent
2006 Tristan & Isolde Prince Tristan
Annapolis Jake Huard
The Wicker Man Bar Guy #1
Flyboys Blaine Rawlings
The Dead Girl Derek
The Holiday Himself Uncredited cameo
2007 An American Crime Andy Gordon
Interview Voice on Phone
Finishing the Game Rob Force
Knocked Up Himself Uncredited cameo
Spider-Man 3 Harry Osborn / New Goblin
Good Time Max Max
In the Valley of Elah Sergeant Dan Carnelli
2008 Camille Silas Parker
Pineapple Express Saul Silver
Nights in Rodanthe Dr. Mark Flanner Uncredited
Milk Scott Smith
2010 Howl Allen Ginsberg
Date Night Tom “Taste” Felton
Shadows and Lies William Vincent
Eat Pray Love David Piccolo
127 Hours Aron Ralston
Love & Distrust Travis Segment: “Grasshopper”
2011 The Green Hornet Danny “Crystal” Clear Uncredited cameo
Your Highness Prince Fabeous
The Broken Tower Hart Crane
Rise of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman
Sal Milton Katselas
2012 My Own Private River
About Cherry Francis
Maladies James
The Iceman Marty Freeman
Spring Breakers Alien
The Letter Tyrone
The Color of Time (aka Tar) C. K. Williams
2013 Interior. Leather Bar. Himself
Lovelace Hugh Hefner
Oz the Great and Powerful Oscar Diggs
As I Lay Dying Darl Bundren
This Is the End Himself
Palo Alto Mr. B Based on his own book
Child of God Jerry
Third Person Richard “Rick” Weiss
Homefront Morgan “Gator” Bodine
2014 Veronica Mars Himself Uncredited cameo
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Will Rodman
Good People Tom Wright
The Sound and the Fury Benjy Compson
The Interview Dave Skylark
2015 Don Quixote:
The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha
True Story Christian Longo
Yosemite Phil
I Am Michael Michael Glatze
Queen of the Desert Henry Cadogan
Every Thing Will Be Fine Tomas Eldan
Wild Horses Ben Briggs
The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards Conrad
The Adderall Diaries Stephen Elliott
The Little Prince The Fox (voice)
Memoria Mr. Wyckoff
The Night Before Himself
2016 Goat Mitch
Sausage Party The Druggie (voice)
King Cobra Joseph “Joe” Kerekes
Burn Country Lindsay
The Caged Pillows David Del Rosario (voice) Short film
In Dubious Battle Mac McLeod
Why Him? Laird Mayhew
2017 The Labyrinth Narrator (voice)
The Institute Dr. Cairn
Actors Anonymous Jake Lamont
The Show Male Host
The Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau
Alien: Covenant – Prologue: Last Supper Jacob Branson Short film
Alien: Covenant Uncredited cameo
Don’t Come Back from the Moon Roman Smalley
The Vault Ed Maas
The Mad Whale Edward Fry
2018 Future World The Warlord
Kin Taylor Balik
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Cowboy Segment: “Near Algodones”
The Pretenders Maxwell
2019 Zeroville Ike “Vikar” Jerome
Arctic Dogs Lemmy (voice)
TBA The Long Home Not yet released Dallas Hardin Post-production
Kill the Czar Not yet released


Jame Franco’s TV Shows

1997 Pacific Blue Brian Episode: “Matters of the Heart”
1998 To Serve and Protect Kristin Carter Television film
1999 Profiler Stevie Episode: “Three Carat Crisis”
1999–2000 Freaks and Geeks Daniel Desario 18 episodes
2000 At Any Cost Mike Roberts Television film
2001 James Dean James Dean
The X-Files Officer No. 2 Episode: “Surekill”
2007–2008 General Hospital: Night Shift Franco 13 episodes
2009–2012 General Hospital 20 episodes
2008, 2009,
2014, 2017
Saturday Night Live Himself / Host Episode: “James Franco/Kings of Leon”
Episode: “James Franco/Muse”
Episode: “James Franco/Nicki Minaj”
Episode: “James Franco/SZA
2009 81st Academy Awards Saul Silver Television special
2010 30 Rock Himself Episode: “Klaus and Greta”
2011 83rd Academy Awards Himself / Co–host Television special
2012 FCU: Fact Checkers Unit James Episode: “James Franco Is Preggers”
Hollywood Heights Osborne “Oz” Silver Recurring role
2013 The Mindy Project Dr. Paul Leotard 2 episodes
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco Roastee Television special
2014 Naked and Afraid Himself Television special
2015 Deadbeat Johnny Penis Episode: “The Polaroid Flasher”
2016 Angie Tribeca Sgt. Eddie Pepper 6 episodes
11.22.63 Jake Epping 8 episodes; also producer and directed episode: “The Truth”
Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? Play Director Television film; also writer
2017 High School Lover Rick Winters Television film; also executive producer
2017–2019 The Deuce Vincent Martino / Frankie Martino 25 episodes; also executive producer and directed 4 episodes