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Biography #2 (for Spider-Man 3)

After playing Harry Osborn in Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2, James Franco returns to the role in Spider-Man 3.

Franco's metamorphosis into the title role of James Dean in TNT's biopic earned rave reviews and industry-wide attention. For his portrayal of the screen legend, he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture made for Television, and was nominated for an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award.

Franco, who recently starred in Karen Moncrieff's The Dead Girl, next stars opposite Seth Rogen in David Gordon Green's comedy Pineapple Express, produced by Judd Apatow. He also stars in First Look's An American Crime, starring Catherine Keener; In the Valley of Elah, written and directed by Paul Haggis; and the dark comedy Camille starring opposite Sienna Miller.

His credits include the World War I drama Flyboys; the naval academy drama Annapolis; the romantic drama Tristan & Isolde; John Dahl's The Great Raid; Robert Altman's The Company; Nicolas Cage's directorial debut Sonny; City by the Sea opposite Robert DeNiro; and the Martin Scorsese-produced Deuces Wild.

On television, Franco starred in NBC's critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks.

Franco has also written, directed and starred in several short plays, including Fool's Gold and The Ape, which have been adapted to film. He is currently in post-production on Good Time Max, which he wrote, directed, and stars in.

He resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment for "Spider-Man 3" (29-Apr-2007)


Biography #3 (for Spider-Man 2)

James Franco received a Golden Globe Award for his critically acclaimed performance in the title role of the TNT film James Dean directed by Mark Rydell. His portrayal also earned him an Emmy nomination as well as a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.With Spider-Man 2, Franco reprises his role as Harry Osborn. Franco was recently seen in Robert Altman's The Company opposite Neve Campbell, Nicolas Cage's directorial debut Sonny and City by the Sea opposite Robert De Niro. Other film credits include the Martin Scorsese-produced Deuces Wild, Whatever It Takes and Never Been Kissed. Upcoming is Kevin Reynolds' Tristan & Isolde and John Dahl's The Great Raid with Benjamin Bratt.On television, Franco starred in NBC's critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks.Franco currently resides in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Columbia Pictures for "Spider-Man 2" (26-Jun-2004)


Biography #4

James Franco landed a co-starring role in 20th Century Fox's hit Never Been Kissed with Drew Barrymore after a 15-month intensive study at Robert Carnegie's Playhouse West. He presently stars in the critically acclaimed NBC series Freaks and Geeks.

A native of Boise, Idaho, Aaron Paul (Floyd) moved to Hollywood in 1998. After studying with an ensemble of acting coaches in Los Angeles, he landed a series of national commercials with Kellogg's Corn Pops, Pepsi and Pizza Hut, among others.

A casting director for NBC saw the talented Paul and cast him on Costello. Prior to his appearance on the half-hour sitcom, he guest-starred on the popular television series Suddenly Susan, 3rd Rock From The Sun, Melrose Place and Beverly Hills 90210.

An active theater performer, Paul has starred in Hoodwinked at the Coronet Theater, The Wedding Party and Love, Death & The Prom.

When he is not acting, Paul enjoys snowboarding, bungee jumping and writing. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Bio courtesy Showcase Entertainment (01-Jan-2000)


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