In addition to his acting ability, Rogen's writing and producing skills were obvious in Superbad, a 2007 film that he developed from a script he had actually co-written with his friend Evan Goldberg at the age of 13. He and Goldberg went on to co-write the action-comedy Pineapple Express, through which Rogen, playing a crime witness, teamed up with fellow Freaks and Geeks alumnus James Franco as his drug dealership (2008). Rogen's continuous presence on movie displays continued with his work in Kevin Smith's Zach and Miri Make a Porno in 2008, the criminal offense spoof Observe and Report in 2009, and the charming funny Take This Waltz in 2011. He starred as the titular superhero of the comic-book-based motion picture The Green Hornet (2011) and was the sidekick to a young cancer cells patient played by Joseph Gordon Levitt in 2011's 50/50. Rogen has actually also provided his deep, scratchy voice to numerous animated features, including Dr.