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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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James Franco Does His Best Walter White in the 'Making a Scene' Season 2 Trailer

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Rachel Horner on Aug 24th 2015, 11:00AM

Aug 24th 2015, 11:00AM

See Stephen King, James Franco in First '11/22/63' Set Photo

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jul 31st 2015, 9:15AM

Jul 31st 2015, 9:15AM

Can Hulu Catch Up to Netflix and Amazon Prime?

Posted by
Gary Susman on May 1st 2015, 9:00AM

May 1st 2015, 9:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Jimmy Fallon's Mitt Romney Impression and James Franco's Thoughts on 'The Interview' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Mehera Bonner on Mar 26th 2015, 3:15AM

Mar 26th 2015, 3:15AM

James Franco to Star in Hulu's Stephen King Series '11/22/63'

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Feb 12th 2015, 11:15AM

Feb 12th 2015, 11:15AM

'The Interview' Is Coming to Netflix Streaming on January 24

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Jan 20th 2015, 11:36AM

Jan 20th 2015, 11:36AM

New Red Band Trailer Celebrates 'The Interview''s Success (VIDEO)

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Katie Roberts on Dec 30th 2014, 11:00AM

Dec 30th 2014, 11:00AM

'The Interview' Scores Massive $15 Million Online Debut

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 29th 2014, 9:00AM

Dec 29th 2014, 9:00AM

'The Interview' Unscripted: Seth Rogen and James Franco (VIDEO)

Posted by
Moviefone Staff on Dec 24th 2014, 7:30AM

Dec 24th 2014, 7:30AM

Seth Rogen, James Franco Celebrate 'The Interview' Release: 'Freedom Has Prevailed!' (UPDATED)

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 23rd 2014, 8:56AM

Dec 23rd 2014, 8:56AM

North Korea Was Definitely Behind the Sony Hack, Says the U.S. Government

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Dec 18th 2014, 8:45AM

Dec 18th 2014, 8:45AM

Listen: James Franco and Seth Rogen Talk the Sony Hack on 'Howard Stern'

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 15th 2014, 9:57AM

Dec 15th 2014, 9:57AM

'The Interview' Review: 10 Things You Should Know About the Controversial Comedy

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Dec 12th 2014, 1:04PM

Dec 12th 2014, 1:04PM

This Trailer for 'The Little Prince' Doesn't Disappoint

Posted by
Jenni Miller on Dec 10th 2014, 6:50AM

Dec 10th 2014, 6:50AM

'The Interview' Trailer: James Franco and Seth Rogen Invade North Korea

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Nov 25th 2014, 5:00AM

Nov 25th 2014, 5:00AM

Best of Late Night TV: Jennifer Aniston and Lisa Kudrow's 'Celebrity Curse Off,' Tim Allen's Turkey Scooter Race (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Nov 25th 2014, 2:15AM

Nov 25th 2014, 2:15AM

James Franco, Amy Adams, Martin Freeman to Host 'SNL' in December

Posted by
Katie Roberts on Nov 20th 2014, 8:45AM

Nov 20th 2014, 8:45AM

Watch the Eye-Popping First Preview for James Franco and Seth Rogen's Episode of 'Naked and Afraid' (VIDEO)

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Nov 13th 2014, 10:25AM

Nov 13th 2014, 10:25AM

Best of Late Night TV: Anne Hathaway Ranks Embarrassing Moments, Martin Short Sings Tribute to Plastic Surgery (VIDEO)

Posted by
Gina Carbone on Nov 4th 2014, 2:40AM

Nov 4th 2014, 2:40AM

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

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