Creativity James in the blood. He - the son of the writer, poet and editor. The impressive appearance of the actor - the result of the mixing of the Swedish, Portuguese and Jewish blood.
The best smile
Franco grew up with two brothers in California. In 1996 he graduated from high school in Palo Alto. It was there, on a common decision classmates, James was named the schoolboy with the best smile. After high school, the future actor entered the University of California and studied in "English". However, future profession Franco did not appeal, and after the first course he preferred acting. The young man began to take lessons with Robert Carnegie mastery of Western Theater. Fifteen months after the start of lessons in the art of the actor's work Franco auditioning in Los Angeles. First starring role arrived, by 1999. James starred in the television series "Freaks and Geeks." However, serial film did not last long. But the work of the young actor critics have appreciated and have only positive reviews.
Do not make them wait long, and the main role in the movie. In 2000, James Franco got the job in the teen comedy "at any cost." It is noteworthy that the actor played in the film with his ex-girlfriend Marla Sokoloff. Following James got the main role telebayopike Mark Rydell "James Dean." The magazine Entertainment Weekly Ken Tucker wrote that "Franco could say mechanically text of his role, just create a mediocre image of the protagonist. However, the actor has penetrated into the most that neither is the essence of insecure man who lost the support of friends and relatives. " Jobs turned so brilliant that for the role of James Franco received the "Golden Globe", moreover, he was nominated for the award "Screen Actors Guild" and "Emmy".
Initially, James Franco claimed the role of Peter Parker in the infamous film "Spider-Man." But in the end approved, Harry Osborn, son of Norman Osborn Green Goblin. The film was so successful, and the acting is impressive, James starred in two successive tapes trilogy. In 2002, Franco was lit in the drama "City by the Sea." Then, together with Neve Campbell was featured in "The Troupe" by Robert Altman. And two years later he appeared before the audience in the form of Robert Prince in the film "The Great Raid."
In 2006, Franco worked on the painting "The Duel." Then he played legendary hero Tristan in the movie legend of "Tristan and Isolde". This time partner actor in the film was the Englishwoman Sophia Myles. And that impressive play in the film "Lafayette" Squadron James Franco stunt team "Blue Angels" and received training was the real pilot's license. The picture was published in 2006 and at the same time with the presentation of the actor began working on a cameo role in the film "The Wicker Man." The main role in it won Nicolas Cage. Following Franco played a cameo in "Knocked Up."
Nominated drug dealer
In 2008, James got the role of a drug dealer in the comedy Sola film "Pineapple Express." Partner on the set was the co-writer of the film and a long-standing friend of the actor Seth Rogen. Producers' rights took the Judd Apatow. Both men worked with Franco in the movie "Freaks and Geeks." The role was awarded nomination for "Golden Globe" for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy. In September 2008, Franco was entrusted to lead Saturday Night Live.
Biopic "Milk" director Gus Van Sant came in 2008. In it, James starred Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch and Sean Penn. Franco embodied the image of the front of the camera lover of Harvey Milk Scott Smith. For the work of Franco Awards "Independent Spirit" as Best Supporting Actor. But already in 2009, James Franco he became a director and directed short film "The Feast of Stephen." The work noted at the 60th Berlin Film Festival award Teddy. In late 2010, James Franco learned that next year he will be leading the prestigious award "Oscar". The producers of the festival argued their choice as follows: "Anne Hathaway and James Franco are a new generation of Hollywood kinosimvolov. They are energetic, full of energy and talented versatile. We hope that the award ceremony will showcase their incredible abilities. "
Franco solidly joined the list of roles played in 2011. She once appeared in five films. This is "Your Highness", "Rise of the Apes," "Mental illness", "Ice" and "Ruined tower." Do not pass by James and film career in 2012. Actor involved in the film "Lovelace", there is talk that he will play in the "Night Stalker".
In 2008 he graduated from the University of California and received a bachelor's degree in English. Final work actor wrote under the direction of writer named Mona Simpson. After graduation, James moved to New York and began to study for the Master's program literature at Columbia University. A parallel to attended classes at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. There he learned the science of filmmaking. By the way, during this period of his life Franco started painting, which was engaged in high school. By the way, the audience can see James Franco with a brush in the hands of one of the fragments of the third part of the movie "Spider-Man." In 2006, James twisted romance with actress Anna O 'Reilly. In 2011, the lovers parted. In 2008, the actor became the face of perfume line Gucci.
Two films with the participation of James Franco's "Spider-Man" and "Wild devils" was presented on the same day, namely, May 2, 2002.
The actor shared with reporters childish "adventures." In high school, James was arrested for petty theft. Schoolboy with friends in the store stealing cologne and selling them at school. Ironically, in 2008, he became the face of the actor's cologne. Mummery James Franco studied with Ivana Chabbak, the list of students which includes Charlize Theron, Elisabeth Shue, Halle Berry, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jon Voight.
After 15 months of training, he began auditioning in Los Angeles. His first paid role was a television commercial for Pizza Hut, featuring a dancing Elvis Presley (who died 20 years prior. ). He found guest roles on television shows but his first break came in 1999, after he was cast in a leading role on the short-lived but well-reviewed NBC television series Freaks and Geeks, which ran for 18 episodes and was canceled due to low viewership. Later, the show became a cult hit among audiences. He has since described the series as "one of the most fun" work experiences that he has had. In another interview, Franco said: "When we were doing Freaks and Geeks, I didn’t quite understand how movies and TV worked, and I would improvise even if the camera wasn’t on me . . . So I was improvising a little bit back then, but not in a productive way. " After his film debut Never Been Kissed, he played a popular jock Chris in Whatever It Takes (2000), a modern-day remake of the 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac.