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JAMES FRANCO's (David Piccolo) metamorphosis into the title role of the TNT biopic "James Dean” earned him career-making reviews, as well as a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture made for Television. He also received nominations for an Emmy and Screen Actors Guild Award for this memorable performance. He is also known for his starring role as Harry Osbourne in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy.

Franco was last seen starring opposite Sean Penn in Gus Van Sant's Milk in which his performance earned an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor. He was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in David Gordon Green's comedy Pineapple Express where he starred opposite Seth Rogen. He has also recently been seen in George C. Wolfe's Nights in Rodanthe, starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane and in Paul Haggis' In The Valley of Elah, starring Tommy Lee Jones. 

Franco recently completed production on Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's Howl and is next set to star alongside Danny McBride in David Gordon Green's Your Highness. He was also part of an all-star ensemble cast in Shawn Levy's comedy Date Night. He is currently in production on Danny Boyle's drama 127 Hours. 

Franco's additional credits include Karen Moncrieff‘s ensemble drama The Dead Girl; Tommy O'Haver's drama An American Crime, starring Catherine Keener and Ellen Page; the classic romance Tristan and Isolde; John Dahl's The Great Raid; Robert Altman's The Company; Nicolas Cage's directorial debut Sonny; as well as City By The Sea opposite Robert DeNiro and the Martin Scorsese produced Deuces Wild. On television, he starred in the critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks.

He has written, directed and starred in several short plays. Two of the plays were adapted into feature length films, Fool's Gold and The Ape, which he produced, directed and starred in. He also wrote, directed and starred in the drama, Good Time Max. Herbert White, a short film he wrote and directed, starring Michael Shannon, debuted at the Sundance Film festival in 2010. The Feast of Stephen, also written and directed by Franco, premiered and won a TEDDY award at the Berlin Film Festival. Additionally, Franco directed Saturday Night, a documentary on the week-long production of a "Saturday Night Live” episode, which premiered this year at SXSW. Franco's latest film he has written and directed, The Clerks Tale, premiered at Cannes in May. Later this year, Franco also plans to direct two feature films— an adaptation of Charles Bukowski's Ham on Rye and a biography on poet, Hart Crane called The Broken Tower.

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