James Franco has been acting for quite some time, but first became well-known for his role as Harry in the Spider-Man trilogy, although some may remember him from his role as Daniel on Freaks and Geeks, prior to Spider-Man. After a string of bombs like Annapolis and Flyboys, he redeemed himself with his role in the very successful Pineapple Express, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Why He’s More Than Just Eye Candy: Franco recently graduated with a degree in English from UCLA, which he earned while still maintaining an acting career. He has since moved onto Columbia University to earn his MFA in Creative Writing. He’s also started writing and directing his own films, Fool’s Gold, The Ape, and Good Time Max. In his acting career, he’s proven that he can do drama and comedy equally as well.