James Franco is a well-known actor, a film director and a college instructor. He shot to Hollywood fame two decades ago, and he is best known for his roles in the original Spider-Man trilogy, 127 hours, Rise of the Planet of Apes, Spring Breakers, Pineapples Express, Oz The Great and Powerful, The Interview and many other films.
With such a profile one might get curious on James Franco net worth figures in 2018 and we do have the answers below. We shall also uncover a few secrets, facts and things you probably don’t know about James Franco.
James Edward Franco is the son of Douglas Eugene and Betsy Lou. He was born in 1978 in the state of California. He was brought up in a secular, academic and liberal family in the state of California together with his two siblings. For his studies, Franco went to Palo Alto High School and then joined the University of California, but he didn’t complete the course as he dropped out to pursue his career in acting. Upon dropping out, he joined Playhouse West where he took his acting lessons.
Franco supports LGBT community, and people aren’t sure whether he is gay, bisexual or straight. However, Franco has dated Marla Sokoloff, Ahna O’Reilly, and a 17-year-old from Scotland. Recently Franco has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women where he has been accused of taking the genital guards off actresses during an orgy scene a claim he strongly denies.
Before his acting career kicked off, he used to work at McDonald’s on a night shift to support himself. In 1997 he did a television commercial for Pizza Hut and two years down the line secured his breakthrough role in NBC television series Freaks and Geeks. His film debut was with the film Never Been Kissed, followed by. Whatever it Takes 2000, and James Dean 2001. James Dean film earned him his first Golden Globe Award and got Screen Actors Guild Award and Emmy Award nominations.
Between 2002 and 2007 Franco gained international recognition through his superhero role in Spider-Man 2002. The film was a commercial success as it earned $822 million worldwide. Its sequel in 2004 Spider-Man 2 grossed around $783 million and Spider-Man 3 (2007) worldwide gross was $891 million. Other blockbuster films that Franco appeared on during this time are The Company 2003, The Ape 2005, Annapolis 2006, The Holiday 2006, Knocked Up 2007 among several others.
To date, James Franco has appeared in dozens of films which were commercially successful and a number of television shows. Some of the most commercially successful films he has appeared on are 127 hours in 2010, The Green Hornet 2011, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, 2011, Spring Breakers 2012, The Iceman 2012, Oz the Great and Powerful 2013, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014, Every Thing Will Be Fine 2015, In Dubious Battle 2016, Alien: Covenant 2017, and in 2018 we expect to Kill the Czar 2018, Arctic Justice Thunder Squad 2018, Pretenders 2018. His recent television shows where he has made an appearance, or he is an executive producer include High School lover 2017, The Deuce 2017-present, Saturday Night Live 2017 as a host and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs in 2018.
On awards and achievements: James Franco has been awarded 33 awards and received 112 nominations. Some of the awards he has won are 2 Golden Globe Awards, 21 Critics’ Awards, 6 Festival Awards, among others.
Net Worth, Salary & Income
James Franco net worth stands at $24 million. The source of James Franco net worth is his film and television earnings which he has earned in his three-decade career especially on his work on projects such as Spider-Man trilogy, 127 Hours, Milk, Oz The Great and Powerful, Pineapple Express, Rise of the Planet of the Apes in addition to many others. Another great source of James Franco net worth fortune is his earnings from endorsement deals with companies such as Gucci’s, his short stories publications, hosting gigs such as Academy awards, and his lecturer earnings in his time at NYU and the University of Southern California.
5 Facts You Need To Know About James Franco
James Franco is among the actors one would categorize in the list of most successful Hollywood stars in the world. Although recently the good biography he has built over three decades is on high tides considering he has become one of the victims in the sex scandal sweeping Hollywood today as he has been accused of sexual misconduct by five women. Here are a few things you probably don’t know about James Franco.
1. When he was young, he wanted to be an actor. The mom one day told him he has to get braces if he wanted to be an actor since he has refused to, but he got them.
2. Before being the son of a villain in the Spider-Man film, he had first been auditioned for Peter Parker spot.
3. Did you know that he is a licensed pilot?
4. Did you also know that Franco can paint as he even attended a private painting school?
5. In preparation to his role in “City by the Sea”, he lived on the streets for several days like any homeless person out there.
James Franco net worth fortune is under great threat considering he has been dragged into the sex scandals which is a wave sweeping across Hollywood today and turns out it ends with the financial loss.