American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, teacher and author James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, U.S. on April 19, 1978 to Betsy Lou a writer and actress and Douglas Eugene “Doug” Franco, a Silicon Valley business owner. His first appearance in TV came as he did the advertisement for Pizza Hut and soon after, he landed his first break as he played the lead role on the TV series Freaks and Geek which lasted for 18 episodes but canceled because of low ratings. In 1999, Franco had his very film debut as one of the characters in the movie Never Been Kissed. He also earned Golden Globe for best actor in 2002 for his performance in 2001’s TNT cable biopic James Dean.
In doing his movies, Franco sees to it that he gets all the preparation he needs to get a better sense of his character just like the one in Annapolis wherein he had to do boxing. “Boxing involves completely different muscles and a lot more endurance than sword fighting, which I quickly realized!”. the actor shares. To achieve the physique the character asks of him, Franco had to include series of strength training exercises like push ups, sit ups, jump rope, heavy bag and speed bag.
Body Measurement (2014– Age 36):
Height: 180 cm | 5 feet, 11 Inch
Weight: 75 kg | 165lbs
Chest: 122cm | 48 in
Bicep: 46cm| 18in
Waist: 86.36cm | 34 in