James Franco net worth and salary: James Franco is an American actor, director, screenwriter, film producer, artist, and poet who has a net worth of $20 million. James Franco was born in Palo Alto, California on April, 19, 1978. Franco's career started when he landed a role in the 1990s television sitcom, "Freaks and Geeks." In 2001, he won a Golden Globe award for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or TV Film for his portrayal of James Dean in the biopic, "James Dean." He received another Golden Globe nomination in 2008, for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his performance in the movie "Pineapple Express." James Franco is considered one of the best young actors in Hollywood and he continues to be extremely active in movies and is considering several new film projects at this time. James Franco is also a producer, painter, and occasional model. Franco was nominated for an Academy Award for his work in the film, "127 Hours". He has appeared in a number of films and television shows including "This is The End", "Oz the Great and Powerful", "Lovelace", the "Spider-Man" franchise, "The Green Hornet", "Milk", "Rise of the Planet of the Apes", and "Eat, Pray, Love".