James Franco, the talented American actor of Spiderman and 127 hours fame has a net worth of million dollars. The actor who has nearly 11 professions listed against his name has recently won the Golden Globe award 2018 for Best Actor in a musical or comedy picture category. A multi-talented artist, known for his ravishing good looks, James Franco is a serious actor who also keeps himself busy in various philanthropic activities.
Biography & Wiki
James Edward Franco was born on 19th April 1978 in the heart of Silicon Valley-Palo Alto, California. His father Douglas Eugene was a Silicon Valley businessman and his mother Betsy Lou is a writer and an actor.
Though James has Portuguese and Jewish ancestry, he was raised in a liberal and secular environment. He has two brothers Tom Franco and Dave Franco, both of whom are also actors.
James Franco was always a good student securing high grades in his school-Palo Alto High School. To further his education, he joined the No. 1 US public university for academics-UCLA (the University of California, Los Angeles). But he dropped just after a year to pursue an acting career.
James Franco has been involved in serious relationships with several famous women, the prominent ones being Marla Sokoloff and Ahna O Reilley.
James Franco is not only an accomplished actor but a director, producer, writer, poet, painter, model, musician, host, voice artist and an academician. An actor who is known to take even minor roles very seriously, James can be found reading books and listening to lectures during his spare time on the sets.
After dropping out from UCLA, James took acting classes and auditioned for acting roles. His first major break came in the form of the TV series Freaks and Geeks. After that he did a couple of movies before landing the lead role in the movie James Dean.
After his award winning performance in James Dean, James entered mainstream cinema. He did some famous movies like the Spiderman trilogy, Pineapple express and 127 hours. During this time he also starred in the longest running soap opera of America-General Hospital.
James Franco has also produced and directed some movies and documentaries, notable ones being The Disaster Artist and Saturday Night.
Outside of Hollywood, James Franco has been quite busy in other professions too. He presented an exhibition of his drawings and sculptures in New York City. He has also released a collection of his short stories by the title Palo Alto.
Along with his band Daddy, James has released an album titled Let me get what I want. He has also served in UCLA as a lecturer.
Awards & Achievements
James Franco is known to immerse himself in the role so much that the fine line between the character and actor blurs.
Though a non-smoker, he once became a heavy smoker to prepare for a role. There is another instance of him deserting his comfortable life to start living on the streets in order to better understand the character of a drug addict.
And, he has been duly awarded for all his efforts. Till date he has received 112 nominations and has won 33 awards. Some notable ones include the Golden Globe award for best actor for the movies James Dean and The Disaster Artist.
James has also received recognition and awards for his charitable works.
Net Worth of James Franco
James Franco has been immensely successful commercially through his mainstream movies and has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
His Spiderman 1, 2 and 3 movies earned $822, $783 and $891 million, respectively.
His latest movie The Disaster Artist has made $22 million till date against its budget of 10 million. It ranked at number 4 at the box office in its second week.
James Franco is not your regular mainstream actor though he occasionally does star in blockbuster movies. He is the kind of actor who puts his heart and soul into a role without really caring about its size. With an auspicious beginning to the New Year through a Golden Globe award win, here’s hoping to see more of this amazing actor’s performances throughout this year and many more years to come.