Entertainment James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked  

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We’re ranking James Franco’s all-time best characters. Born in Palo Alto, Californa, he landed his first breakthrough role in Judd Apatow’s short-lived comedy series Freaks and Geeks, where he played Daniel Desario, the smooth-talking hipster who was (literally) too cool for school. Though the show only lasted for 18 episodes, it quickly became a cult hit and helped launch Franco’s career - along with Seth Rogen and Jason Segel.

Much more than just a comedic actor, Franco’s written, directed, and produced a number of his own films. From Harry Osborne to Harry Walker, James Franco has played almost every character type under the sun. In Tristan & Isolde, he played the charming Prince Tristan, and in The Great Raid he played stone-faced Robert Prince. Which of his characters do you think was the most memorable?

Vote up the best James Franco characters to see which performance was his most popular.

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Daniel Desario is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Freaks and Geeks
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Chris Campbell is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Chris Campbell Whatever It Takes
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Jason is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Jason Never Been Kissed
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Angelo LaMarca is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Tony LaMarca City by the Sea
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Devin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Devin If Tomorrow Comes
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William Vincent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
William Vincent Shadows and Lies
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Cpt. Robert Prince is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Cpt. Robert Prince The Great Raid
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Harry Osborn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Spider-Man 1, 2, 3
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Tino is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Tino Deuces Wild
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Josh Williams is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Josh Williams The Company
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Jake Huard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Jake Huard Annapolis
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Derek is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Derek The Dead Girl
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Sonny is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Sonny Sonny
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Max is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Max Good Time Max
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Harry Walker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Harry Walker The Ape
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Will Rodman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Will Rodman Rise of the Planet of the Apes
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Saul Silver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Pineapple Express
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Tom
Tom "Taste" Felton Date Night
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Ed Maas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Ed Maas The Vault
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Tommy Wiseau is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Tommy Wiseau The Disaster Artist
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Joseph
Joseph "Joe" Kerekes King Cobra
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Roman Smalley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Roman Smalley Don't Come Back from the Moon
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Ben Briggs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Ben Briggs Wild Horses
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Phil is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list James Franco's Best Characters, Ranked
Phil Yosemite
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Morgan
Morgan "Gator" Bodine Homefront