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The Best Actors Who Played Harry Osborn  

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We're ranking the best Harry Osborn actors of all time. As Peter Parker’s best friend, Harry Osborn knows a thing or two about leading a double life. Just ask his dad, Norman. As the son of a successful business mogul, Harry likes to flaunt his wealth - often at the expense of those around him. But while Harry might seem cold and calculating at first glance, dig a little deeper and you'll see just how generous and caring he really is. A charming and often unpredictable character, Harry eventually follows in his father’s footsteps and becomes the Green Goblin.

While Dane Dehaan and James Franco made Harry Osborn famous in their live-action portrayals, there have been numerous animated iterations. From Gary Imhoff’s long-standing role in Spider-Man: The Animated Series to Ian Ziering’s blonder, bulkier take in Spider-Man: The New Animated Series, each Harry Osborn actor has brought something unique to the table. In The Spectacular Spider-Man, voice actor James Arnold Taylor played a much younger and Harry Osborn, while Matt Latner's take in Ultimate Spider-Man gave Harry a more updated and sophisticated look.

Which Harry Osborn actor is your favorite? Vote up the best Harry Osborn characters, and vote down the ones you didn’t like.

Max Mittelman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Actors Who Played Harry Osborn
Photo: Disney–ABC Domestic Television

Marvel's Spider-Man (2017-present)

Age: 28

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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James Franco is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Actors Who Played Harry Osborn
Photo: Sony Pictures Releasing

Spider-Man (2002)

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Age: 40

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, United States of America

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James Arnold Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Actors Who Played Harry Osborn
Photo: Sony Pictures Television

The Spectacular Spider-Man (2008-09)

Age: 49

Birthplace: Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

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Dane DeHaan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Actors Who Played Harry Osborn
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

Age: 33

Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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