17 Cool Facts About The ’21 Jump Street’ Star Dave Franco

We are going to spill some cool facts about him!

17 Cool Facts About The ’21 Jump Street’ Star Dave Franco
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It's not easy to carve your path if your elder brother is in the same industry, but Dave Franco here is quietly carving his own niche on the silver screen. Baring a striking resemblance to older brother James Franco, we already know that he is hot like his brother, but we think Dave is hotter.

Dave has already proved his mettle playing different characters in movies 'Warm Bodies' '21 Jump Street', 'Neighbors', 'Unfinished Business', 'Now You See Me' and yes he was the one who played the role of a spoilt rich doctor on the TV series 'Scrubs'.

Funny, talented and good-looking, Dave has a lot of acting credits including his hilarious shorts online 'Funny or Die' that are sometimes pretty shocking, but Dave believes these videos show who he really is. Dave tries to not to be known as James Franco's younger brother and consciously distances himself from his brother workwise.

Here's your chance to get to know the younger Franco brother a little better!

#1 Dave Franco is a poet (sort of).

#1 Dave Franco is a poet (sort of).

Dave's childhood hero was the British writer and poet Roald Dahl, and Franco dabbled in the literary medium where he would write a poem in the simplest terms and then find elite replacements for them in the thesaurus. His mother Betsy Franco and brother James Franco were very fond of his writings, but Dave believes it was really pretentious.

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#2 Dave made his acting debut at age 11.

#2 Dave made his acting debut at age 11.
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When Dave Franco was 11 years old, he appeared in an episode of 'Seventh Heaven'. Dave rose to fame for his role as Dr. Cole Aaronson in the season nine of 'Scrubs'.

#3 Can you visualise Dave as Edward Cullen?

#3 Can you visualise Dave as Edward Cullen?
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Dave Franco auditioned for the role of Edward Cullen in the 'Twilight' series and also read with the director Catherine Hardwicke. Could you see him as Edward instead of Robert Pattinson?

#4 The Franco family love their cats.

#4 The Franco family love their cats.
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Dave Franco admits being a weird cat guy as people always ask him how his cats (brothers Harry and Arturo) are doing. In an interview to People, Dave revealed how the Franco home had become a cat haven. "Over the holidays, I brought my two cats home and my mom has two cats and James brought his two cats Sammy and Zelda home, so we had six cats in one house, which we found out is actually illegal. So if the Franco family wasn't weird enough, add six cats on top of that."

#5 Dave Franco is frequently cast as a jerk.

#5 Dave Franco is frequently cast as a jerk.
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Franco realises the fact that he mostly seems to play the guy the audiences love to hate. In 'Scrubs' he played a snooty, rich medical student while in '21 Jump Street' he played a popular high schooler Eric who used to sell drugs on the side. While Dave was complaining about this fact to someone, they said it's because he has an asshole face.

#6 Dave Franco got married to long-time girlfriend Alison Brie.

#6 Dave Franco got married to long-time girlfriend Alison Brie.
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The 'Mad Men' actress Alison Brie and our man Dave Franco have been dating since 2012 and were tight-lipped about it until they got engaged in 2015 and recently became man and wife. They tied the knot in a private ceremony, and no details were revealed about when or where the wedding was held. It was Franco's publicist who confirmed the big news.

#7 Dave is a college dropout.

#7 Dave is a college dropout.
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Unlike older brother James Franco who holds an undergraduate degree from ULCA as well as an MFA from Columbia University, Dave left the University of Southern California just a few credits short of graduating.

#8 Dave's home is filled with his prized possessions.

#8 Dave’s home is filled with his prized possessions.
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His brother's creations are Dave Franco's most prized possessions. "My apartment is littered with both of my brothers' artwork," he told 944 Magazine. "They are the most meaningful objects that I own."

#9 Franco can cut a banana in half with a playing card.

#9 Franco can cut a banana in half with a playing card.
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Dave Franco studied sleight of hand for his role as a pickpocket in 'Now You See Me' with the movie's magic consultant, David Kwong. Dave can throw a playing card and cut a banana in half.

#10 Acting runs in the Franco family.

#10 Acting runs in the Franco family.
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Besides Dave and older brother James now its mommy Franco who also became an actor! Betsy Franco got into acting after both her sons did. She started taking acting lessons and has appeared in a few short films and on 'General Hospital'.

#11 Dave and Alison have appeared together in the internet videos and television shows.

Brie and Franco are private people and have always kept their relationship private but they're not afraid of being together and poking fun at each other that too in public. The cute couple played themselves in a 2013 'Funny or Die' sketch called 'Dream Girl'. The sketch was about Alison Brie discovering what Dave Franco wants in a dream woman. It became a smash hit garnering millions of hit on the 'Funny or Die' website as well as on YouTube.

#12 Dave burned down his room with a cookie dough scented candle.

#12 Dave burned down his room with a cookie dough scented candle.
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Franco caused a fire in his dorm room. "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 burned our room down with that candle. I had to sleep on  my buddy's bed on top of his dirty laundry for the next two weeks while they fixed our room," Dave Franco told about the incident in an interview with Elle.

#13 Dave was mistaken as Zac Efron.

#13 Dave was mistaken as Zac Efron.
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At the after-party of the movie premiere 'Charlie St. Cloud' a 4-year girl and her mom came up to Dave Franco and asked for an autograph. The mother asked Franco if they could take a picture and he happily obliged. Right before taking the picture the mom said, 'Yeah we are both the biggest fans of the first High School Musical'.

#14 Dave Franco comes from a Portuguese, Swedish and Jewish lineage.

#14 Dave Franco comes from a Portuguese, Swedish and Jewish lineage.
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Dave's father Doug Franco is half Portuguese and half Swedish while his mother Betsy is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family.

#15 The Franco family is highly talented.

#15 The Franco family is highly talented.
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Dave's father ran a Silicon Valley business while his mother was a poet, author, editor and now an actor. His oldest brother James as we all know is an Academy Award nominated actor while his other brother Tom Franco is a sculptor. Franco's paternal grandmother is a published author of young adult books.

#16 Dave has always been a sweetheart.

#16 Dave has always been a sweetheart.
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"When I was in high school, I was dating this girl and wanted to make her birthday really special. I showed up early to school and went around to every single one of her classes and left a rose with her teachers. Each rose had a note with a little inside joke." Who wouldn't want a boyfriend like him, alas he's taken!

#17 Dave made the first big purchase for his mum.

#17 Dave made the first big purchase for his mum.
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Dave Franco spent his first Hollywood paycheck by gifting her mum a flat screen television for her living room as she had one of those old 90's TV. Didn't we tell you this guy is adorable!

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