The Boys of Summer

Get the skinny on Ewan McGregor, Matt Damon and 10 others who are heating up movie screens this season. By Emily Fromm and Caryn Midler

JAMES FRANCO, 27

Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
Current gig: Portraying real-life hero Capt. Robert Prince in the World War II drama The Great Raid
Relationship status: Single
Renaissance man: Franco, who won a Golden Globe in 2001 for his portrayal of James Dean in a TNT biopic, paints abstract acrylics for fun. "It's nice, an art form that doesn't require 100 to 200 other people," he says.