James Franco

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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, filmmaker, comedian, 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); Sausage Party (2016); 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 22,244,354 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 62 in 2019). James Franco is the 1,282nd most popular actor (down from 1,105th in 2019), the 2,335th most popular biography from United States (down from 2,037th in 2019) and the 636th most popular American Actor.

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  • 22M

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  • 66.02

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  • 65

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.57

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.73

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, James Franco ranks 1,282 out of 10,030. Before him are Jessica Biel, Jeff Daniels, Edwige Fenech, Volodymyr Zelensky, Lea Thompson, and Jacques Feyder. After him are Martha Scott, Dita Parlo, Akiko Wakabayashi, James Whitmore, Kiti Mánver, and Eric McCormack.

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Among people born in 1978, James Franco ranks 14Before him are Frank Lampard, Ashton Kutcher, Rachel McAdams, Ian Somerhalder, Omar Sy, and Volodymyr Zelensky. After him are Juan Román Riquelme, Katherine Heigl, Zoe Saldana, Claudio Pizarro, Katie Holmes, and Manny Pacquiao.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, James Franco ranks 2,335 out of 15,968. Before him are William Joyce (1906), Jessica Biel (1982), Jeff Daniels (1955), Dorothea Tanning (1910), John Connally (1917), and Lea Thompson (1961). After him are Martha Scott (1912), Howard Martin Temin (1934), Dee Dee Ramone (1951), Dave Bautista (1969), Malcolm Glazer (1928), and Marshall Sahlins (1930).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, James Franco ranks 636Before him are Karen Black (1939), Patricia Clarkson (1959), Teri Hatcher (1964), Jessica Biel (1982), Jeff Daniels (1955), and Lea Thompson (1961). After him are Martha Scott (1912), James Whitmore (1921), Anne Ramsey (1929), Jane Darwell (1879), Jessica Chastain (1977), and Beverly D'Angelo (1951).

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