2011 Best Actor Nominees
Franco began his acting career as a TV star, appearing in the short-lived but critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks. He subsequently earned the title role in the 2001 biopic James Dean, for which he won a Golden Globe and nominations for an Emmy and a Screen Actors Guild Award. He later moved on to the big screen, showcasing his talents in fan-favorites such as Spider-Man and Pineapple Express. In 2008, Franco won an Independent Spirit Award for his supporting role as the boyfriend of politician Harvey Milk in Milk.