James Franco Dating: James Franco is an actor primarily known for his work in Hollywood movies.
He was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in 127 hours.
He is popularly known for his roles in films like Milk, Spider-Man trilogy, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Eat Pray Love & Oz the Great, and Powerful.
Franco is known for his collaboration with fellow actor Seth Rogen; they have appeared in eight films and one television series.
James is known for his work in television; his first big role was in the comedy-drama Freaks & Geeks, which has its cult following.
He played James Dean in the biographical film and won Golden Globe for his performance.
He even had a recurring role in the soap opera General Hospital.
Franco has taught film classes at New York University, UCLA, and Studio 4.
James Franco was born in California on April 19, 1978, to Douglas Eugene Franco & Betsy Lou.
His mother is of Russian Jewish descent, and his father is of Portuguese & Swedish ancestry.
He has two siblings, Tom & Dave. He finished his schooling at Palo Alto High school in 1996.
During his high school years, James was arrested for graffiti, underage drinking and being in a group that stole designer fragrances from the departmental store and later sold them to their classmates.
His arrests led Franco to become a ward of the state briefly. James secretly wanted to be an actor.
Franco was enrolled at UCLA as an English major but dropped out after the first year to pursue his career as an actor.
He took acting lessons from Robert Carnegie. He took up a night job at Mcdonald’s to support himself; while working there, he practiced various accents on customers.
James first paid role was for a commercial for Pizza Hut. He did some guest roles in television; he got his first break in 1999 as a lead role in the series freaks & Geeks, which lasted 18 episodes.
His first film debut was in Never Been Kissed. In 2001 he played the title role in the Tv biographical film James Dean.
He started smoking two packs of cigarettes to prepare for the role, learned how to ride a motorcycle, play guitar with seven bongos, and colored his hair blonde.
He immersed himself in the James Dean world, watching his movies if he was not on sets, and cut off communication with his family, friends, and then-girlfriend.
James received international recognition in the superhero film Spider-Man.
He appeared in a few films before reprising his role in the 2004 sequel Spider-Man 2.
Franco did a cameo in the 2006 romantic comedy film The Holiday.
He played the Harry Osborn again for the third time in Spider-Man 3.
The third installment of the franchise was met with mixed reviews from critics.
He starred in Pineapple Express with Seth Rogen in 2008. James played Scott Smith in the film Milk, with Sean Penn and Josh Brolin.
For his next film, 127 hours, directed by Danny Boyle, he played a real-life climber Aron Ralston.
The film was about a climber trying to free his hand, trapped under a boulder in the canyons of Utah. 127 hours was commercially successful.
Franco’s performance earned him praise from everyone. In 2014, he starred in the comedy thriller The Interview; the film played a central role in the real-world diplomatic relations between US & North Korea.
In 2016 he directed, co-produced & starred in The Disaster Artist.
The film was released to positive reviews, while Franco’s character portrayal received global appreciation & praise.
PERSONAL / DATING LIFE
James Franco’s portrayal of gay characters in his films and his sexuality have been discussed in the media.
But, Franco has dated his co-star in Whatever It Takes in 1999, Marla Sokoloff for five years and Later he was with actress Ahna O’Reilly till 2011.
RELATIONSHIP STATUS:WHO IS JAMES FRANCO DATING
Franco has been dating Isabel Pakzad for four years; they are going steady & strong.
He has a reputation for being a playboy, but he is making and putting more effort into his relationship with Isabel.
Franco has a net worth of $30 million.
FAQ’s ABOUT JAMES FRANCO DATING
Q: Is James Franco good at math?
A: James Franco was in the spotlight as a math genius; he interned at Lockheed Martin.
Q: For what movie is James Franco most known?
A: Franco’s most memorable role was in 127 hours as Aron Ralston, For which he was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actor. He is known for portraying Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man trilogy, Eat, Pray, Love, Milk.
Q: What degrees does James Franco has?
A: Franco holds a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Columbia University and is a Ph.D. student studying English at Yale University.
Q: Did James Franco ever date Lana Del Rey?
A: James penned a poem as a homage to Lana Del Rey, although he later explained that the two of them are only friends.