Donate James Edward Franco is a Jewish American actor, director, screenwriter, film producer and artist. He began acting in the late s and achieved international fame for his portrayal of Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man trilogy. His mother is a Jewish descendant of Russian immigrants. Following his high school gradation in , he enrolled at UCLA as an English major but dropped out after his freshmen year to pursue a professional career as an actor.
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His mother is Jewish and his father was of Portuguese and Swedish descent. To overcome his shyness, he got into acting while studying there, which, much to his parents' dismay, he left after only one year. After fifteen months of intensive study at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West, James began actively pursuing his dream of finding work as an actor in Hollywood. In that short time, he landed himself a starring role on Freaks and Geeks The show, however, was not a hit to its viewers at the time, and was canceled after its first year.
Director and actor James Franco. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall.
K4 April 19, — We used to think that James Franco was just a pretty boy actor, another young wannabe destined to fizzle out sadly, we missed "Freaks and Geeks", or we might have thought otherwise. But then, something happened. First, he was the best part of the somewhat regrettable "Pineapple Express", playing a Jewish stoner. Then, he started to take on meaty roles, such as in "Milk" and " Hours".