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BORN: April 19, 1978
BIRTHPLACE: Palo Alto, California
HEIGHT: 5'10"
ON WHOSAY SINCE: Jan 24, 2012
HOMETOWN: Palo Alto, California
CURRENT LOCATION: California
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BIOGRAPHY

James Franco is an actor, director, writer, and producer who is best known for his roles in “127 Hours” and Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful.”

After graduating from Palo Alto High School in 1996, James enrolled in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) as an English major. Shortly thereafter, James left UCLA to pursue a career in acting (he returned in 2006 to obtain his degree in English with a concentration in creative writing). His first major role was on the teen comedy-drama “Freaks and Geeks,” in which he played the rebellious yet charismatic “freak” Daniel Desario. James Franco rose to worldwide fame for his role as Harry Osborn, son of the Green Goblin, in the hit “Spider-Man” film trilogy starring Tobey Maguire. He has since starred in many blockbusters, including “Knocked Up,” “Pineapple Express,” “127 Hours,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” and “Spring Breakers.”

Spring Breakers

An infamous local thug, Alien (James Franco), takes four sexy college girls under his wing and leads them on the wildest Spring Break trip in history.

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127 Hours

127 HOURS is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston's (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah.

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