Is James Dean back from the dead? Nope, that's James Franco, who did indeed win a Golden Globe for portraying James Dean, but has since cast aside that image to become a talented actor in his own right. Many first remember him appearing on the Judd Apatow's show 'Freaks and Geeks,' and he has also acted in other Apatow vehicles over the years, such as the stoner flick 'Pineapple Express.' But Franco has shown that he can do drama just as well as comedy - he is known for starring in the 'Spider-Man' trilogy as Spider-Man's frenemy Harry Osborne, and for winning an Academy Award for his heart-wrenching performance in '127 Hours.' The cherry on top of all this? Franco is also a scholar - the smarty-pants is currently a PhD candidate in English at Yale University.
James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, author, comedian, artist, producer, screenwriter, editor, poet, musician, and occasional director. His first prominent role was a lead part on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks; he later achieved recognition for playing the titular character in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he was awarded a Golden Globe Award. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. Franco has won or been nominated for a number of awards. He has done both dramatic and comedic work in projects and has appeared in an eclectic range of films since the 2000s, ranging from period to contemporary pieces, and from major Hollywood productions to less publicized indie films, as well as fantasy films to biopics and soap operas.
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