Man Candy Monday: James Franco

Man Candy Monday: James Franco (source:

Who is James Franco? The Vital Stats:

  • Name: James Edward Franco
  • Nicknames: Ted, Teddy (according to
  • Height: 5’10″
  • Age: 33
  • Born: April 19, 1978 in Palo Alto, California
  • Profession: Actor, director, screenwriter, producer, musician, painter, pilot, professor, model
  • Status: Unknown at time of publication. Recently broke up with actress Ahna O’Reilly whom he’s been with since 2006.
  • Filmography (year, title, role):

1997: Pacific Blue (Brian) – television series
1998: 1973 (Greg) – made for TV movie
1999: Profiler (Stevie) – television series
1999: To Serve and Protect (Matt Carr) – made for TV movie
1999: Never Been Kissed (Jason Way) – feature film
1999-2000: Freaks and Geeks (Daniel Desario) – television series
2000: At Any Cost (Mike) – feature film
2000: If Tomorrow Never Comes (Devin) – feature film
2000: Whatever It Takes (Chris) – feature film
2001: The X-Files (Officer # 2) – television series
2001: Mean People Suck (Casey) – feature film
2001: Some Body (Apartment Guy 3) – feature film
2001: James Dean (James Dean) – made for TV movie
2002: Blind Spot (Danny) – feature film
2002: Mother Ghost (Skateboarder guy) – feature film
2002: Sonny (Sonny Phillips) – feature film, limited release
2002: City By the Sea (Joey) – feature film
2002: Spider-Man (Harry Osborn) – feature film
2002: Deuces Wild (Tino) – feature film
2003: The Company (Josh) – feature film
2004: Spider-Man 2 (Harry Osborn) – feature film
2005: The Ape (Harry Walker) – direct to DVD film
2005: The Great Raid (Captain Prince) – feature film
2005: Fool’s Gold (Brent) – feature film, also credited as writer and director
2006: Grasshopper (Travis) – short film
2006: Tristan & Isolde (Tristan) – feature film
2006: Annapolis (Jake Huard) – feature film
2006: The Wicker Man (Bar Guy # 1) – feature film, cameo
2006: Flyboys (Blaine Rawlings) – feature film
2006: The Dead Girl (Derek) – feature film
2006: The Holiday (himself) – feature film, uncredited
2007: Spider-Man 3 (Harry Osborne/The New Goblin) – feature film
2007: Knocked Up (himself) – feature film, uncredited
2007: In the Valley of Elah (Sergeant Dan Carnelli) – feature film
2007: Finishing the Game (Dean Silo/Rob Force) – feature film
2007: An American Crime (Andy) – feature film
2007: Interview (Boyfriend) – feature film, voice only
2007: Camille (Silas Parker) – feature film
2007: Good Time Max (Max Verbinski) – feature film, also credited as writer and director
2008: Pineapple Express (Saul Silver) – feature film
2008: Nights in Rodanthe (Dr. Mark Flanner) – feature film, uncredited
2008: Milk (Scott Smith) – feature film
2009-2011 (continuing): General Hospital (Franco) – television series
2010: 30 Rock (himself) – television series
2010: Shadows & Lies (William Vincent) – feature film
2010: Date Night (Thomas Tripplehorn/Felton) – feature film
2010: Eat, Pray, Love (David) – feature film
2010: Howl (Allen Ginsberg) – feature film
2010: 127 Hours (Aron Ralston) – feature film
2011: The Green Hornet (Danny “Crystal” Clear) – feature film, uncredited cameo
2011: Your Highness (Fabious) – feature film
2011: The Broken Tower (Hart Crane) – feature film, also writer, director, editor and producer
2011: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Will Rodman) – feature film
2011: Rebel – short film
2011: Sal (Milton Katselas) – feature film, also writer and director
2011 (post-production): Maladies (James) – feature film
2011 (pre-production): The Iceman (Mr. Softee)
2012 (post-production): The Stare (Tyrone) – feature film
2012 (post-production): Cherry – feature film
2012 (pre-production): Lovelace (Chuck Traynor) – feature film, *still unconfirmed*
2012 (announced): The Night Stalker – feature film
2013 (filming) – The Great and Powerful Oz (Oz) – feature film


James Franco isn’t your typical Man Candy Monday subject and that’s why I was so thrilled when I checked the results and saw he won last week’s vote. There is nothing about this man I don’t absolutely adore. He isn’t your typical man candy because there’s is nothing typical about him at all and that’s what I find most appealing. Sure he’s gorgeous but that’s kind of beside the point. What I find sexiest about James is his brain. He’s the type of guy I’d love to sit and have a conversation with. I can’t imagine the kind of thoughts that roll around in that head of his and there is nothing sexier than that to me.


If you want to know more about James and his background, you can check out his Wikipedia page or his page on There just isn’t enough room for me to talk about all the amazing things James does in this article. From his scholarly pursuits to his gifts with mathematics, from his artwork to his film projects, there are a million things to talk about with Mr. Franco and I just don’t have the room to do it. Look into it though. The man amazes me.

source: Finding Franco

While I would normally use this space to talk about how James got into acting, his charity work and what I love about him, I instead want to share with you a vision of myfuture – a future that includes Mr. Franco. Stay with me on this one. I’ll keep it short. I have been writing a series of books for the past few years now. I, at one point in time, had a publisher interested but life kind of took a bad turn and I had to focus the attention I had been giving my book on writing online articles like the one you’re reading now to earn money to, you know, survive. One day, I’m going to get those books published because life can’t be bad forever and dreams do some true or so they tell me.

source: Finding Franco

With the books published, James Franco will hear of them somehow (come on, the details are a little fuzzy, but this is a fantasy people), and help me make the series into a movie. Charlie Hunnam will star as my lead. Garrett Hedlund will be in there somewhere. James can play whatever he wants because he’s James freaking Franco and he has that sort of range. The movies will be relatively unseen by the masses  (we’re not talking Twilight material here. My imagination can be a dark place) but will be beloved by the people who matter – the people that appreciate a good story and good film making. I’ll never be rich or famous, but I’ll be happy seeing the characters I created brought to life on the big screen.

source: Finding Franco

I would continue doing Man Candy Monday and the other articles I provide for World of Female should my craziest, most unrealistic dreams come true because I love doing this. It’s a great way to make a living, even if it’s a modest one and hey, who really needs  a lot of extra money? Not me! So I guess what I’m saying is, James, if you ever find your way to this post by some awesome twist of fate, e-mail me. I have a project to discuss with you.

source: Finding Franco

Okay, let’s talk about last week’s poll. It was a pretty slow week with only a handful of votes, all of them for James. For that reason, we mostly have new people on the poll for this week. I’ve carried Chris Hemsworth over from previous weeks because he’s always gotten a decent number of votes and added four new options; Alexander Skarsgård (True Blood and the upcoming Straw Dogs remake), Mark Salling (Puck from Glee), Darren Criss (Blaine from Glee ) and Ryan Gosling (The Notebook, Half Nelson, Crazy Stupid Love, Blue Valentine, Drive etc). You know what to do. Choose your favorite, click the link below and vote for who you want as next week’s man candy as many times as you want. It’s completely free and you don’t have to sign up for anything. Pretty easy stuff.

Vote For Next Week’s Man Candy

Now, just a note about this week’s pictures. While looking for pictures I found an incredible website dedicated to James and decided to take most of the pictures I’ve included in this gallery from that site. I really didn’t need to look any further. It’s a great website filled with lots of pictures and tons of information about James, a must visit site for any Franco fan. All photos are credited to Finding Franco and the photos in this gallery are only a small sampling of what they have to offer. Let’s get to it!

Want more Man Candy? Check out my previous Man Candy Monday profiles:

If you want to see more of James, check him out on the big screen in one of his numerous upcoming films or check out my personal favorite James Franco films 127 Hours, Howl, Milk, Pineapple Express or Tristan & Isolde. I’d also highly recommend Your Highness – funny, bloody and a pretty good time. Finally, make sure you come back next Monday for more Man Candy goodness.