James Franco is a workaholic freak genius. Over the last year he’s appeared in Hollywood blockbusters, taken a role on General Hospital for lulz, published a book of short stories, enrolled in college and modelled for Gucci. To make things worse, he’s pretty damn good at all
the above. He’s won Golden Globes, been nominated for Academy Awards, holds a 3.5 grade point average, falls asleep in class, has a PhD, dressed in drag for Candy magazine, and calls his mother at least once a week.
Basically, he makes the rest of us look like bums.
Freaks and Geeks
Everyone watched this on DVD boxset. Unfortunately they didn’t watch it on TV, which is why it was cancelled halfway into its first (and only) season.
Playing James Deans and not sucking takes both talent and gumption. Franco landed the title role two years after his first acting gig and won a Golden Globe for his effort.
James Franco appearing on General Hospital is like, dunno, Katy Perry showing up at Melbourne basement club and dancing with girls who girls. It’s totally random and makes you like them a whole lot more. Also, trashy as hell.
Seth Rogen: “We actually might have to come up with entirely new identities and shit because there’s a really good chance we might go to prison for mass murder. We killed like 30 guys, we could, like, go to jail for this. We need to get our story straight.”
James Franco: “I’m not cutting my hair.”
You gotta make the big budget action movies so you can make the little indie films. But you can compensate for that by doing stuff like this.
Whatever it Takes
Like we weren’t going to include this scene...
James Franco and Sean Penn making out? Sure, why not. We’re all professionals here.
A guest spot on 30 Rock is almost a given with James Franco.
James Franco and Mila Kunis? Um, wow.
Hanging with his bro
James Franco has a sense of humour.
New York Times short film
James Franco kissing himself. Enough said.
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