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    Born on April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California

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127 Hours (2010)

James Franco as "Aron Ralston"

While exploring a remote canyon in Utah, mountaineer and adventurer Aron Ralston (James Franco) becomes trapped when a boulder falls on his arm. Over the next five days, Ralston examines his life and considers his options, leading him to an agonizing choice: to amputate his arm so that he can extricate himself and try to make his way back to civilization or remain pinned to the canyon wall and likely die. Based on Ralston's book, "Between a Rock and a Hard Place."

Academy Award (2010) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2010) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (2010) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2010) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

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Pop Culture's Greatest Homages To 'The Shining'

Posted by
Brian Trinh on Sep 25th 2014, 4:30AM

Sep 25th 2014, 4:30AM

'The Interview' Red Band Trailer Proves Killing Kim Jong-un Is Filthy, Hilarious Work (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 22nd 2014, 12:20PM

Sep 22nd 2014, 12:20PM

Jimmy Fallon Got a Shirtless James Franco and Seth Rogen for His Birthday (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Sep 20th 2014, 10:25AM

Sep 20th 2014, 10:25AM

James Franco's Most Controversial Moments (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

Posted by
Brian Trinh on Sep 17th 2014, 11:47AM

Sep 17th 2014, 11:47AM

James Franco Goes Blonde for Gus Van Sant's New Movie (PHOTO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 12th 2014, 9:30AM

Aug 12th 2014, 9:30AM

Best of Late Night TV: Bachelorette Andi Plays the No-ly Wed Game, James Franco's Selfie Tutorial (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jul 29th 2014, 4:27AM

Jul 29th 2014, 4:27AM

'The Interview' Trailer: James Franco & Seth Rogen Are Horrible Assassins (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jun 12th 2014, 11:00AM

Jun 12th 2014, 11:00AM

'Spring Breakers' Sequel Producers Fire Back at James Franco; Let the Feuding Begin

Posted by
Katie Roberts on May 16th 2014, 5:00AM

May 16th 2014, 5:00AM

James Franco Calls 'Spring Breakers 2' BS, Eats Rice Cake as Alien (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on May 12th 2014, 11:00AM

May 12th 2014, 11:00AM

James Franco, Kate Hudson, and Bad Money Star in the 'Good People' Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on May 10th 2014, 11:00AM

May 10th 2014, 11:00AM

Jimmy Fallon, Seth Rogen, and Zac Efron Get Pretty for 'Ew!' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Jenni Miller on May 7th 2014, 10:30AM

May 7th 2014, 10:30AM

Seth Rogen's 'Sausage Party' Will Star All of His Friends

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jan 29th 2014, 6:30AM

Jan 29th 2014, 6:30AM

James Franco: 21 Reasons Why You Couldn't Avoid Him in 2013

Posted by
Gary Susman on Dec 26th 2013, 10:00AM

Dec 26th 2013, 10:00AM

James Franco: 20 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About The 'Homefront' Star

Posted by
Jonny Black on Nov 29th 2013, 5:00AM

Nov 29th 2013, 5:00AM

'Homefront' Review: James Franco's a Better Match for Jason Statham Than You'd Think

Posted by
Rick Mele on Nov 28th 2013, 12:00PM

Nov 28th 2013, 12:00PM

Jason Statham on 'Homefront,' Facing Off Against James Franco, and 'Fast & Furious 7'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 26th 2013, 4:00AM

Nov 26th 2013, 4:00AM

James Franco & Seth Rogen Remade Kanye West's 'Bound 2,' and It's Epic (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 25th 2013, 8:00AM

Nov 25th 2013, 8:00AM

James Franco Portrays Poet C.K. Williams in New 'Tar' Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 11th 2013, 6:45AM

Nov 11th 2013, 6:45AM

7 Movies You Didn't Know James Franco Directed

Posted by
Matt Patches on Sep 28th 2013, 8:00AM

Sep 28th 2013, 8:00AM

'Homefront' Trailer: James Franco Declares War on Jason Statham (VIDEO)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 12th 2013, 12:30PM

Sep 12th 2013, 12:30PM

'Homefront' Poster Debut: Evil James Franco Eyes a Star-Spangled Jason Statham

Posted by
Tim Hayne on Sep 10th 2013, 8:00AM

Sep 10th 2013, 8:00AM

James Franco Is Totally Cool With the Gay Rumors

Posted by
Laura Larson on Sep 10th 2013, 6:00AM

Sep 10th 2013, 6:00AM

'This Is the End' Heads Back Into Theaters

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 3rd 2013, 10:30AM

Sep 3rd 2013, 10:30AM

James Franco's 'Spring Breakers' Oscar Campaign Goes for the Gold

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Sep 3rd 2013, 10:00AM

Sep 3rd 2013, 10:00AM

James Franco Comedy Central Roast Sneak Peek Clips Feature Plenty of Jabs (VIDEOS)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Sep 2nd 2013, 6:00AM

Sep 2nd 2013, 6:00AM

'Child of God' Trailer Offers Creepy Peek at James Franco's Cormac McCarthy Adaptation (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Sep 1st 2013, 6:00AM

Sep 1st 2013, 6:00AM

'Palo Alto' Trailer: James Franco Stars in Movie Based on His Short Story Collection (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Aug 30th 2013, 9:30AM

Aug 30th 2013, 9:30AM

James Franco Is Making a Reality TV Show About His Life

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Aug 21st 2013, 8:00AM

Aug 21st 2013, 8:00AM

James Franco Gets His Comedy Central Roast Master

Posted by
Laura Larson on Aug 5th 2013, 7:30AM

Aug 5th 2013, 7:30AM

James Franco Announces Next Gig: Getting Roasted on Comedy Central

Posted by
Laura Larson on Jul 10th 2013, 6:40AM

Jul 10th 2013, 6:40AM

New 'Lovelace' Trailer Shows Darker Side of Amanda Seyfried Porn Star Biopic

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 10th 2013, 6:00AM

Jul 10th 2013, 6:00AM

'Veronica Mars' Movie: James Franco to Make Cameo?

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jul 8th 2013, 12:00PM

Jul 8th 2013, 12:00PM

'Lovelace' Trailer: Amanda Seyfried Does 'Deep Throat' as Porn Star Linda Lovelace

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Jul 3rd 2013, 12:15PM

Jul 3rd 2013, 12:15PM

James Franco to Adapt 'The Sound and the Fury' for the Big Screen: Jon Hamm to Star?

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jul 3rd 2013, 10:30AM

Jul 3rd 2013, 10:30AM

'Lovelace' Exclusive New Poster: Amanda Seyfried Bares Some Leg

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Jun 28th 2013, 6:15AM

Jun 28th 2013, 6:15AM

James Franco Goes After $500,000 in Crowdfunding to Turn His Fiction Into Film

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Jun 18th 2013, 6:30AM

Jun 18th 2013, 6:30AM

'This Is the End' Cast Reunites for Hilarious 'Real World' Parody

Posted by
Laura Larson on Jun 15th 2013, 10:00AM

Jun 15th 2013, 10:00AM

'This Is the End': 8 of the Cast's Funniest Moments of All Time (NSFW)

Posted by
Erin Whitney on Jun 14th 2013, 5:10AM

Jun 14th 2013, 5:10AM

'This Is the End' Exclusive Clip: James Franco Won't Share His Milky Way (VIDEO)

Posted by
Dana Taddeo on May 29th 2013, 9:41PM

May 29th 2013, 9:41PM

'Pineapple Express 2': James Franco Wants Stoner Sequel to Happen

Posted by
Katie Roberts on May 14th 2013, 12:05PM

May 14th 2013, 12:05PM


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