Get to Know a Hot Young Star, James Franco

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If you're into famous people whose only redeeming qualities are partying and keeping celebrity gossip sites busy, then the great Brody Jenner is for you.

But if you fancy the sexy, intense, creative types, James Franco is your guy. The 29-year-old actor first became known in the '90s when he starred in the TV cult hit, Freaks and Geeks.

James Franco in a Dress

James Franco won a Golden Globe award and a Screen Actors Guild nomination in 2002 for his role as James Dean in a TNT movie based on the troubled actor's life story, but his big break came later that year.

That was when James auditioned for the role of Peter Parker in Spider-Man, but was eventually cast as Peter's best friend, Harry Osborn.

Instead of disappointment, James says he enjoys playing a conflicted character - especially one that doesn't draw as much attention as costars Tobey Maguire or Kirsten Dunst.

"[My life] hasn't changed much," the star says. "The first time I was confronted with more than one person coming up to me was in D.C. and there was some junior high field trips and I was in the cafeteria and it kind of spread, but other than that, my life hasn't been much different except a few kids on the street [ask me to] sign stuff."

As far as romance is concerned, Franco is a bit tight-lipped.

After dating actress Marla Sokoloff for several years, the actor was rumored to be the cause of Jude Law and Sienna Miller's break-up back in 2006 when he and Sienna started filming a movie together in Canada.

For now, this hot young actor seems content with his current girlfriend, actress Ahna O'Reilly (pictured above). We're looking forward to seeing more of him in this spring's Spider-Man 3 and many other films in the future.

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i love your movies :)
you're gorgeous too xD :D

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hey james franco im the biggest fan of u i have pics all over my room and i really thinnk ur sooo hot. but i know u have a gf but still i think ur absolutely adorable and i love all of ur movies!

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Hi James!!!!! YOU ARE SUCH A GOOD ACTOR AS HARRY OSBORN AND YOU ARE A GOOD LOOKING BOY!!!!! ♥ Adriana ~:•James~:•