James Franco is indeed an actor, filmmaker, as well as writer from the United States. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in 127 Hours (2010). Franco is most known for his appearances in the Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007) directed by Sam Raimi, Milk, Eat, Pray, Love (2010), Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011), Spring Breakers (2012), as well as Oz the Great and Powerful (2012). He is known primarily for his collaborations with fellow actor Seth Rogen, having starred alongside him in eight films and one television series, including Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013), Sausage Party, and The Disaster Artist (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
Franco’s first notable acting job was as Daniel Desario on the short-lived ensemble comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks, which garnered a cult following.
He earned a Golden Globe Award and then was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award and just a Primetime Emmy Award for his role as James Dean in the television biographical film James Dean. Franco featured within short series 11.22.63 and has a recurrent role upon that daytime serial opera General Hospital. He featured inside the HBO drama The Deuce, which was produced by David Simon.
Franco has taught cinema seminars at New York University, the University of Southern California, UCLA, Studio 4, Palo Alto High School, as well as Playhouse West, as well as volunteering for the Art of Elysium charity.
Franco produced and directed the documentary Saturday Night, which followed a week in the making of an episode of Saturday Night Live. The film began as a short for an NYU class, but it evolved owing to his two episodes as a presenter, and short tales he created for other classes were published in Esquire and McSweeney’s.