James Franco is one of Hollywood’s most intriguing stars. Some people may know him as Seth Rogen’s BFF and a hilarious actor who has taken on such classic roles in the films Pineapple Express and This is the End. He also has come through with a Golden Globe Award for the TV biographical film James Dean and was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for the film 127 Hours. Whether it is playing a pot smoking drug dealer who gets involved in hilarious acts or digging his acting feet into dramatic roles, one thing is for certain, James Franco is definitely a highly versatile actor.
Beyond acting, Franco has been cited as being a very intelligent individual. In 2013, Franco was teaching a class in short film production at the University of Southern California (USC). He also was teaching a film class at his alma mater, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Franco, nicknamed “The Professor” by some of his friends, also has taught at New York University (NYU) for feature filmmaking and production and in 2015 returned to his old high school to teach a film class at Palo Alto High School. The highly talented Franco likes to give back and enjoys instructing others on the art of writing and filmmaking.
Aside from being “The Professor,” Franco has also had a propensity to be a tad silly. He and his group of friends have been known to make fun of his sexuality as well as push the envelope with their own brand of humor. One thing is for certain: James Franco is a very original creative soul.
These are 10 Weird Things James Franco Has Proudly Done.
10 The Sex Tape And Kissing
9 3rd Person James
8 Franco the Transvestite
7 Hosts The Academy Awards
6 Brotherly Interview
One day, Dave Franco, James Franco’s little brother, opted to spend the day with him and follow his big brother around with a camera. The younger Franco captured quite a bit of footage from the all-day “interview.” Entitled “James Franco: Five More Ways,” Dave hangs out with his big brother all day and captures some hilarious one on ones with him. First off, James makes fun of Dave for sleeping too much. It is a keen insight into James Franco who says, “Don’t you feel like you have stuff to do? Don’t you feel like there’s always stuff to do?” James Franco doesn’t like to go to bed because he believes it is “admitting failure,” according to Dave. What also is funny about the interview is that James turns the tables on Dave and constantly peppers him with questions like which Zach do you like more: Efron or Braff (from their days working on Scrubs)? Also, an interesting part of the interview is how James fashions himself as the ugly duckling growing up who was on the outside as opposed to his brother Dave, who was homecoming king and most popular in school.
5 Strange Short Story
4 Spoof Video
3 Invisible Art
2 Franco The Artist
1 Three’s Company
In January, nearly everyone in the movie business converge on the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. There are dramatic features that aspire to make a big splash in the business. Generally, this is a time for multi-million dollar budgeted “independent” features to get noticed and nab distribution deals. Franco, a huge fan of the silly television series, Three’s Company, decided to make a new met-art piece called Three’s Company: A Drama. Yes, you heard right, Three’s Company, A Drama. Franco’s film was to view the 1970s sitcom from “a slightly oblique perspective.” To bring the new vision to life, Franco re-created the first three episodes of the hit show and took away the laugh track. His film was projected up onto the four screens in the theater so his vision surrounded the audience. Franco placed the audience in between the action and brought them right into the show’s living room. Strange indeed.
Sources: huffingtonpost.com; jezebel.com; http://celebs.answers.com
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