James Franco is a very successful American actor who has several talents. If you are interested in taking a closer look into James Franco’s life, as well as what is his net worth, then we suggest that you keep on reading.
James Edward Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, which is located in the United States of America. He was born on April 19, 1978, and his zodiac sign is Aries. His parents, mother Betsy Lou and father Douglas Eugene were always very liberal and secular, and they have an excellent academic background. Betsy Lou is an editor as well as a writer, and Douglas Eugene has a Silicon Valley business. Both his mother and his father finished Stanford University.
James wanted to be a lot of things. First, he had a desire to become a marine zoologist, but his passion has always been acting. He was a very good mathematician, and James Franco was even an intern at Lockheed Martin. Franco did enter at UCLA, but he decided to leave the school to focus on his passion for acting, so he took acting classes under the tutorage of Robert Carnegie. That was at Playhouse West. His parents weren’t happy with James’ decision to leave school, and they didn’t want to support him financially, so James found a job at McDonald. During his time at McDonald’s, he practiced acting a little bit, and he did various accents while talking to the customers.
Robert Carnegie thought James Franco for 15 months, and after those lessons finished, Franco got his first role in 1999. Freaks and Geeks was the first show Franco appeared in as an actor, but only when he played James Dean in 2001, the world started to pay attention to what he has to offer as an actor.
Spider-Man was released one year later, and Franco became worldwide known due to the fact that he appeared in the movie. He was also a part of the two sequels of Spider-Man that were released in 2004 and 2007, and that franchise brought Franco a lot of money, fame, and popularity. Other successful movies that Franco portrayed various characters that are worthy of mentioning are Tristan & Isolde, The Great Raid, and Annapolis. For the movie Flyboys James Franco had to learn how to fly a plane in real life, so he got his Private Pilot License.
His first major achievement was in 2010 when he got nominated for an Oscar for his performance in the film 127 Hours.
Besides his acting career and abilities, James Franco has been trying himself in directing, as well as being an author. He wrote some short stories and published a short stories collection called Palo Alto, in which he described his life in the place he was born. He explained his younger years and revealed all the details that brought him to his first audition and later, his acting career.
Franco has an additional job, as a teacher in the School of Theater, Film, and Television. The school is located in the University of California, Los Angeles, and he even got a film class at Palo Alto High School at the beginning of a new 2015 school year.
There is more going on in Franco’s life. In addition to all things, he is currently involved, like teaching, acting, and directing, he is also during numerous multimedia projects. He partnered-up with Skillshare, which is an online learning center, and there he made online screenwriting lesson, and he issued some novels and poetry.
The successful Hollywood actor owned a Sunset Strip home, which is located in Los Angeles, California. He later sold it, however, for around $3 million, and he bought something smaller in Silver Lake, also in Lops Angeles, California, and he spent $775,000 on the property. He drives some nice vehicles, like the Audi Q3 and Audi R8. You can say he got his both feet on the ground, and he is trying not to lead a lavish lifestyle as some Hollywood actor do.
James Franco Net Worth 2023
Who would have thought that after Freaks and Geeks got canceled that many years ago, that James Franco would be so rich and successful today? As of 2023, with all his endeavors and projects he is involved in, the actor’s net worth is around $30 million.