Career Q&A with James Franco, Actor/Director THE DISASTER ARTIST. Moderated by Jenelle Riley, Variety.
James Franco landed his breakthrough role in the NBC series Freaks and Geeks in 1999. He made his film debut in 1999’s Never Been Kissed, followed by the 2000 romantic comedy Whatever It Takes. His performance in 2001's TNT cable biopic James Dean earned Franco a 2002 Golden Globe Award for best actor. His many other credits include the SpiderMan franchise, Flyboys, Tristan + Isolde, Nights in Rodanthe, Milk, Eat Pray Love, Your Highness, Date Night, Spring Breakers, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and 127 Hours, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination for best actor.
With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic truestory of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau — an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable — into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s bestselling tellall about the making of Tommy’s cultclassic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend — and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.