James Franco

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James Franco

James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, comedian, film producer, television producer, academic, painter and writer. For his role in 127 Hours (2010), he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Franco is known for his roles in live-action films, such as Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy (2002–2007); Milk (2008); Pineapple Express (2008); Eat, Pray, Love (2010); Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011); Spring Breakers (2012); Oz the Great and Powerful (2013); This Is the End (2013); and The Disaster Artist (2017), for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of James Franco has received more than 20,721,831 page views. His biography is available in 62 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,119th most popular actor.

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  • 62

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.13

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.34

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, James Franco ranks 1,110 out of 8,832Before him are Brenda Blethyn, Libertad Lamarque, Diane Kruger, Teri Hatcher, Néstor Almendros, and Renato Salvatori. After him are Laura Gemser, Mary McDonnell, Greer Garson, Stephen Fry, Emilio Estevez, and Pietro Germi.

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Among people born in 1978, James Franco ranks 11Before him are Didier Drogba, Rachel McAdams, Frank Lampard, Michelle Rodriguez, Ashton Kutcher, and Ian Somerhalder. After him are Gennaro Gattuso, Claudio Pizarro, Zoe Saldana, Omar Sy, Kobe Bryant, and Daniel Brühl.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Franco ranks 2,037 out of 12,171Before him are Teri Hatcher (1964), Steven Chu (1948), Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882), James Newton Howard (1951), Walker Evans (1903), and Ub Iwerks (1901). After him are Raymond E. Feist (1945), Mary McDonnell (1952), Elias Howe (1819), Gia Carangi (1960), Christopher Latham Sholes (1819), and Emilio Estevez (1962).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Franco ranks 538Before him are Michael Rooker (1955), Wes Studi (1947), Kelly Lynch (1959), Stephen Lang (1952), Jennifer Lawrence (1990), and Teri Hatcher (1964). After him are Mary McDonnell (1952), Emilio Estevez (1962), Joan Allen (1956), Jessica Alba (1981), Matthew Broderick (1962), and Victor French (null).