James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978, Palo Alto, CA, USA) – American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, artist. He began acting in the late 1990s, playing a role in the TV series “Freaks and Geeks”, as well as starring in several youth films.
In 2001 he played the title role in the TV biographical film Mark Rydell “James Dean” by becoming the winner of the “Golden Globe Awards” in the category “Best Actor mini-series or TV movie.”
In the early 2000s, he became known for his role as Harry Osborn in the trilogy, “Spider-Man.” In 2005 he starred in the movie “The Great Raid“, playing the role of Robert Prince, a Rangers battalion commander who saved the prisoners of war from camp to Kabanatuane during World War II. The following year he starred in three films: “Tristan and Isolde“, “The Wicker Man” and “Flyboys”. In 2008, he starred in the comedy “Pineapple Express”, played a cameo role in the movie “Nights in Rodanthe” and one of the leads in the biopic “Milk.”