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James was born under the official name Franco, James Edward on April 19th, 1978. Known to his close friends as Teddy Ted, he has been a credited actor since the 2000 film Whatever It Takes.
James Franco is a bankable leading actor on the silver screen. He has starred in eight films including the 2013 adventure film Oz the Great and Powerful as the character Oz, the 2013 comedy movie This Is the End playing James Franco and the 2012 drama release Maladies cast as James.
James has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in twenty-three films including: the 2015 biography film Queen of the Desert as the character Henry Cadogan, the 2015 drama movie Streetcar playing Tennessee Williams and the 2013 biography release Lovelace cast as Hugh Hefner.
James Franco has earned salaries up to $7,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2002 action film Spider-Man, which brought in $404,000,000 at the box office.
James Franco has directed on numerous occassions including: Fool's Gold (2005), 42 One Dream Rush (2009) and Sal (2011). In 2015 James Franco produced his first movie, the fantasy film The Labyrinth. Since then he went on to produce five movies including: Don Quixote: The Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha (2015) and I am Michael (2015) among others .
James is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least ten magazines, captured in more than two pictorials, interviewed in over four publications and featured in twenty-one magazine articles.
As an actor James Franco has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on one occasion. He was nominated for the Oscar for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Aron Ralston in the 2010 movie 127 Hours.