Pineapple Express got smoked by The Dark Knight this past weekend. The Judd Apatow produced stoner comedy got pretty mixed reviews, but most loved James Franco. I'm kind of still trying to wrap my head around the fact that David Gordon Green directed this thing.
I remember Franco's cool boy work on Freaks and Geeks and his whiny boy work in the various Spiderman movies. He also played James Dean in a mini series several years ago. You can tell because he has the Dean eyebrows down to an art in the above video. Maybe Pineapple Express will open the door for some more comedy roles, because he is pretty darn amusing, in an energetic dumb but pretty kind of way.