James Edward Franco was born on April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California. åÊHe attended UCLA, majoring in English, but dropped out after less than a year to pursue his acting dream. åÊFranco has more than made up for it by becoming a one of the most academically successful actors alive. åÊHe returned to UCLA to finish his undergraduate degree in creative writing.
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Now Franco not only has his BFA from UCLA but also 2 MFA degrees in creative writing from Columbia and Brooklyn College and third MFA in film from New York University. åÊHe is also pursuing a PhD degree from Yale and a Masters degree in digital media from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design. åÊFranco can be seen on the other side of the lectern as a professor at NY University in the Film and Television department. åÊHe has a 3.8 rating on RateMyProfessor.com. åÊFranco has written several articles for the Huffington Post and a somewhat renowned article for the Wall Street Journal in which he described his reoccurring character onåÊGeneral Hospital.åÊa painter, as performance art. åÊFranco himself has enjoyed painting as a hobby longer than he has been an actor.
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Franco spent 15 intense months studying at Robert Carnegie’s Playhouse West before moving to Hollywood to pursue acting work. åÊHe was almost immediately cast as the starring role onåÊFreaks and Geeks in 1999. åÊThe show was not a success but it has since become a cult hit. åÊSinceåÊFreak and Geeks Franco was steadily employed as an actor, but it was the made for TV movieåÊJames Dean that catapulted Franco to stardom. åÊA year later he auditioned for the part of Peter Parker in the big budget production ofåÊSpider-Man.åÊ He did not get cast in the lead role, but did get a major role in the franchise as the Green Goblin’s son. åÊRobert De Niro personally requested him for his role inåÊCity by the Sea after watching his James Dean performance. åÊTo prepare for his role as a drug addict in the film Franco slept on the streets.Franco’s net worth is estimated at $22 million. åÊHowever, Franco’s spending habits are not that well documented. åÊIt is known that he bought a modest 2 unit home in the centrally located Silver Lake neighborhood in Los Angeles, but neighbors have complained that Franco is not so much living in the home as he is using the house as the headquarters for his mad scientist-like projects with the same into-the-night zeal that had the actor taking 62 credits at UCLA in one quarter. åÊOne neighbor complained racks of costumes come and go, make-up sessions are held in the driveway, and large delivery trucks are a constant presence on the parking spot scarce streets. åÊFranco seems to be funding a full fledged movie studio right out of his home. åÊ To be sure, Franco does own his own production company called Rabbit Bandini Productions.The home, described as a fixer upper, was purchased from Mad Men costume desginer Janie Bryant for $775,000 meaning the actor is living well within his means at least as far as housing expenses are concerned. åÊFranco was paid $2 million for his work inåÊThe CompanyåÊ and foråÊOz the Great and Powerful the actor received a $7 million paycheck. åÊWhile some prefer luxurious cars or exotic mansions, Franco seems to invest heavily in expensive private tuition and other more intellectual pursuits.
How much is James Franco’s Net Worth? $22 Million!
http://youtu.be/G_u1ACFkS3kVideo Transcript:James Franco is an actor who was born in Palo Alto, California, on April 19, 1978. Despite dating several famous actresses, James Franco has never been married. He also does not currently have any children. James Franco’s brother Dave is also an actor. James Franco decided he wanted to become an actor in 1997, and he trained for over a year before he went on his first audition. James Franco landed his first prominent role when he was cast in the television show “Freaks and Geeks” in 1999. Despite great reviews, “Freaks and Geeks” was cancelled after only 18 episodes. James Franco also made his film debut in 1999 when he appeared in “Never Been Kissed.” James Franco became a household name after he appeared in the film “Spider-Man” in 2002. He went on to appeared in two sequels for “Spider-Man.” James Franco shifted to comedy in 2008 when he starred in “Pineapple Express” in 2008. Franco’s work on “Pineapple Express” won him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy. Franco got critical praise again in 2010 when he got a nomination for Best Actor at the Academy Awards for his work on “127 Hours.” James Franco went back to comedy when he starred in the controversial film “The Interview” in 2014. James Franco has a net worth of approximately $20 million, which was mostly earned through his work on film and television. While James Franco worked on several films in 2013 and 2014, his exact salary for those years in not currently known to the public. Video Credit: AlphaLife.me on YouTube