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Franco is also known for his work on television; his first prominent acting role was the character Daniel Desario on the short-lived ensemble comedy-drama Freaks and Geeks (1999–2000), which developed a cult following.He portrayed the title character in the television biographical film James Dean (2001), for which he won a Golden Globe Award.While filming James Dean, the actor, to get into character, cut off communication with his family and friends, as well as his then-girlfriend. Set in 1980s New Orleans, Sonny follows the titular character (Franco) returning home after just being discharged from the Army.To prepare for his role, he met with sex workers or people who had previously been prostitutes.

It's an unshowy, generous performance and it greatly humanizes a movie that, as it shifts genre gears and cranks up the noise, becomes disappointingly sober and self-serious".

Of Franco's character, Apatow said, "You tell him, 'Okay, you're going to play a pot dealer', and he comes back with a three-dimensional character you totally believe exists.

He takes it very seriously, even when it's comedy".

In May 2010, he was cast to star in Rupert Wyatt's million budgeted Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a reboot of the Planet of the Apes series which was released on August 5.

Franco starred alongside Winona Ryder in The Letter, originally entitled The Stare, directed by Jay Anania.

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