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James Edward Franco (born April 19, 1978) is an American actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, and artist. He began acting during the late 1990s, appearing on the series Freaks and Geeks and starring in several teen films. He won a Golden Globe Award for playing the title role in the made-for-television film James Dean, and has become known among audiences for his role as Harry Osborn in the Spider-Man films. In 2006, Franco had a starring role in three Hollywood films, Tristan & Isolde, Annapolis and Flyboys.

James Franco will be Harvey Milk

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch and James Franco are in final negotiations to join Sean Penn in a movie about Harvey Milk, the country’s first openly gay elected official.

“Milk,” from director Gus Van Sant, stars Penn in the title role as a San Francisco city supervisor who was assassinated in 1978 by a political rival.

Brolin will play the rival, Dan White, who shot both Milk and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone to death at City Hall. Hirsch has been cast as Milk’s political ally Cleve Jones, a gay-rights activist who went on to found the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. Franco will play Scott Smith, Milk’s lover and campaign manager.

Principal photography is set to begin in January in San Francisco. Focus Features will distribute worldwide.

Brolin is in theaters with both “No Country For Old Men” and “American Gangster” and Hirsch with the Penn-directed “Into the Wild.” Franco co-starred in “Spider-Man 3” and “In the Valley of Elah.”

James Franco we love you even if you are bizarre

James Franco is a great actor, and over the past few years he’s been in so many films that I feel like I’ve spent more time talking with him than my own mother. Which made it all the more strange when I caught up with him on the set of the Justin Lin film “Finishing the Game,” for my most bizarre interview of 2007. Speaking in the basement of an abandoned L.A. warehouse, I asked questions about Lin’s indie/comedy reinvention, Franco’s upcoming flicks “Flyboys” and “Spider-Man 3,” and requested a standard on-camera introduction. Maybe I was having a bad day; maybe he was.Either way, click below to hear me attempting to keep Franco talking, his sighs of frustration, and more awkward pauses than Season One of “The Office.” And, is it just me, or does James flip me the bird at one point?

If this clip gets you laughing, you’ll definitely want to check out our Top 10 Bizarre Movie Star Interviews. Because, if me and James Franco didn’t make the cut, you can only imagine what did.