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.