James Franco

Seth Rogen Invites You To James Franco’s Bar Mitzvah

Alzheimer’s awareness is inspiring the two actors to sing “hava negillah.”

07/22/2015 - 20:00
Editorial Intern

At 37, James Franco is about to become a man. 

James Franco and Seth Rogen at a premiere for their film "The Interview." Getty Images

“Neighbors,” Soulmates And Israel

Seth Rogen discusses new film, solves Mideast conflict.

05/12/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

Seth Rogen is known as a regular guy, but he hasn’t had a regular career. The 32-year-old actor, writer and director from Vancouver has starred in such films as “Knocked Up,” “Superbad,” and “Pineapple Express.” He joined pals Jonah Hill and James Franco in “This Is the End.” In his new film, “Neighbors,” he plays a married man who has to deal with the antics of a fraternity that moved in next door. In a phone interview, Rogen spoke about his bar-mitzvah attire, his one experience with anti-Semitism, and a circumstance in which he might actually save Justin Bieber’s life.

Seth Rogen gets down in “Neighbors.” Glen Wilson/Universal Pictures

Jewish Talent Shines at 2011 Academy Awards

02/27/2011 - 19:00

LOS ANGELES (JTA) -- A minyan of Jewish talent garnered coveted Oscar statuettes during the 2011 Academy Award ceremony.

In the opening montage of the Academy Award ceremony Sunday night, hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway played with a dreidel, which proved to be an omen that a good night awaited Jewish talent.

Israel-born Natalie Portman, beaming and proudly pregnant, walked off with the best actress trophy for her portrayal of a tortured ballerina in “Black Swan.”

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