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James Franco Net Worth

Updated January 2, 2020
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How much is James Franco worth? $30 Million

How did James Franco earn his money and wealth?

James Franco was born on April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California to father Douglas Eugene “Doug” Franco and mother Betsy Lou. James Franco derives Portuguese as well as Swedish ancestry from his fraternal side along with a Jewish descent from his mother’s side. He is an American actor, director, film producer, artist, screen writer and poet.

In the year 1999, Franco began dating Marla Sokoloff after the two met on the sets of ‘Whatever It Takes’. The two were together for five years. He later dated actress Ahna O’Reilly till the year 2011.

Franco began his acting career when he got his first television show ‘Freaks and Geeks’ in the 1990s. Later, he got various opportunities to work in several other television shows and movies.  In the year 2001, Franco received a Golden Globe award in the Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or TV Film category for the biopic “James Dean” in which he portrayed the role of James Dean. Franco landed up getting another Golden Globe nomination in the year 2008 in the category Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his good performance in the film “Pineapple Express.” Today, he is considered as one of the best young actors that the Hollywood industry has.

Franco landed up getting nominated for an Academy Award for his notable performance in the film ‘127 Hours’. Besides this, he has also worked in a number of other movies and television sitcoms which includes ‘This is The End’, ‘Lovelace’, ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’, the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise, ‘Milk’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes, ‘The Green Hornet’ and ‘Eat, Pray, Love.’ His character Harry Osborn in the Spiderman Franchise that consisted of three installments alongside actor Toby McGuire recieved much appreciation and love from fans around the world.

Besides, he was also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6883 Hollywood Blvd in the year 2013. Franco is also known for his collaborations along with Seth Rogen where the two have appeared in several movies together. In the year 2016, Rogen announced about getting the copyrights to a book ‘The Disaster Artist’ based on the cult movie, The Room. Franco directed, co-produced and acted the movie which was given the same title as the book. The movie was released on December 1, 2017. However, it did not do well at the box office and is considered to be one of the worst movies ever made. But his performance in the film was appreciated for which he received a Golden Globe award for the category Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. Franco began starring in HBO’s ‘The Deuce’ from the year 2017. He has made appearances on all major talk shows that are part of television.

What are the highest grossing movies of James Franco?

1-Spider-Man 3 (2007): $894,860,230

2-Spider-Man (2002): $821,706,375

3- Spider-Man 2 (2004): $795,110,670

4-Oz the Great and Powerful (2013): $490,359,051

5-Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011): $482,860,185

Read More: Best Movies of James Franco

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