Dave Franco

Dave Franco Biography

David John Franco was born in Palo Alto, California, a writer, Betsy Franco, and Douglas Eugene “Doug” Franco, who had done business in Silicon Valley. He has two older brothers, actor James Franco and Tom Franco. His father was of Portuguese and Swedish origin and his mother was Jewish. Dave made his first television appearance at the age of 21 in 2006, in an episode of 1996’s Paradise (1996).

MOVIES HE HAD DONE

After the high-profile TV work, the funeral took place in a few successful hits, including Charlie St. Claude (2010) and Fright Night (2011), and in the hit version of the film, he portrayed Eric Möllson as the cult TV series 21 Jump Street (2012).
He later co-starred in Zombie Romance Warm Bodies (2013) and Thriller Now You See Me (2013) and played the role of a voice for The Lego Movie (2014). His upcoming films include Neighbors (2014), 22 Jump Street (2014), and Unfinished Business (2015).

Dave Franco Quotes


I burned down my dorm room freshman year. I was that kid. When you live in small quarters with two guys, the smell in the room starts to take over a little bit. So we decided we wanted our room to smell like fresh baked cookies. So we order a cookie-dough-scented candle off eBay, and then we accidentally burn our room down with that candle.

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I was just so nervous every time I was onstage. It took me many, many years to get to the point where I realized, ‘All right if I’m going to keep doing this, I’ve gotta remember that it’s supposed to be fun. I’ve gotta stop putting so much pressure on myself, because otherwise, it’s not worth it.’ And I still am too critical of myself.

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For example, for me, my brother helped me get a manager, which I don’t take for granted. It’s tough getting a manager, let alone one that actually cares about you and is smart. But from there, no one’s going to cast me just because I’m James Franco’s little brother.

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At this point, I feel like I can allow myself to be goofy and take more risks, and even if I do fall on my face, I know it’s not the end of the world and at least I tried to do something different.

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My brand of humor is trying to play the situation as real as possible because I’m not the type of guy who is a joke a minute.

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I can’t stress it enough that we genuinely love ‘The Room.’ Like I said, I’ve seen it more than any other movie that’s ever been made, and it gets to a point where if a movie is that watchable, when can we just call it a good movie?

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You can’t make a good movie with a bad script, no matter who’s involved.

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I don’t know if I was born weird. I think it’s just that I was exposed to very strange things from a very early age by my brothers.

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I’m not one of those people who are, like, always joking in person.

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When I think of myself, I’m definitely… I’m not like a comedian.

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As much as I love and respect my brother, I’m doing my best to distance myself from him and kind of show people that, even though we do look similar and have similar mannerisms, we are completely different.

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I think my first big purchase was actually for my mom. She had one of those ’90s TVs in her living room that’s like a 10×10 brick, so I purchased her a flatscreen for her living room.

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I can’t say I was like a die-hard zombie fan, but I’ve definitely seen a few different zombie movies and TV shows.


I just know that it’s smart for my career to carve my own path and do my own thing.

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My first job ever, I was 14 years old – I was working at this mom-and-pop video store, and they basically paid me by allowing me to take home as many movies as I wanted, and that’s how I started watching all the classics and really getting into it.

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You’re in high school, and you’re telling your friends that you’re skipping lunch to go write poetry, and they were all questioning my sexuality.


I’ve always loved to write. I’ve been writing a lot longer than I’ve been acting, and I hope to continue to do that and maybe do it a little bit more in terms of, like, writing movies that I could potentially act in.

Some More Quotes From Dave Franco


I went to USC where there’s a huge Greek system. The school is in a pretty seedy area, so the only social life is at these fraternities. I never joined one myself, but I had a lot of friends who were in frats and I would go to those parties. I had a healthy dose of being around frat life while I was in school.

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I’ve been lucky enough to, for the most part, surround myself with a lot of people who are more talented than me and who I can learn from, and it makes me up my game.


My secret is just surrounding myself with people who are a lot funnier than me.


When you look at other good-bad movies like ‘Sharknado’ and ‘Birdemic,’ those movies know that they’re B movies, know that they’re silly and over the top, as opposed to ‘The Room,’ where Tommy Wiseau, the guy at the centre of it all, he attempted to make a very earnest drama.


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I think 99 percent of actors have gone through severe rejection before they ever landed a single role. I probably auditioned for 100 projects before I was cast in even the smallest role.


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I love working with family and friends because, as an actor, it makes my job easy. I feel comfortable with all of these people, and I feel more willing to take risks.


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No one ever sets out to make a bad movie. There’s almost always incredible amount of passion and work put behind any given project. You just have to give it everything you got, and sometimes it works out, and a lot of the times it doesn’t.


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It’s the most incredible feeling in the world when you finally land a job.


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As a young actor, you hear ‘no’ every single day for years on end.


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I’ve personally been involved in movies where people on set were talking about awards for the movie, and I bought into the hype. And then the movie would come out, and not only was it not good, it was horrible.


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I guess I’ve kind of recognized what my worth is and what my specific brand of humor is. And that’s not necessarily being the guy who’s super witty and saying a joke every second. I’m the guy who you throw in a bizarre scenario, and I’ll play it as real as possible.


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I can’t remember the last time I was out at a bar or club. I’ll still drink, but I just can’t remember the last time I blacked out. Which I think means I’m growing up.


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I think – in general, I don’t think I’ve been involved in a single movie that turned out the way I anticipated it to turn out. Just because, as an actor, there’s only so much that I can bring to a project.


I swear to God, that movie comes up more in my life than any other movie. Someone says ‘Bowfinger’ once every month or two to me. And how many years ago did that come out?


Films are a director’s medium. We’re all stemming from the director.

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Dave Franco Age

Dave franco was born on June 21, 1985

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