March 15, 2014 |
I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career. And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing. It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If anything, the problem is how good his self-referential work has become in the years since his 2011 Oscar nomination for playing someone else in "127 Hours. " That performance as a stranded solo hiker, the fear rising, the bravado breaking down, put him on the hot list of the young and the talented.
May 8, 2012 |
James Franco seems way too preoccupied in his experimental art projects (and day job as an actor) to care about something as superficial as appearance, but that doesn't mean we don't have to look at him. When images of the Oscar nominee surfaced from "Spring Breakers," his latest project from director Harmony Korine, the looking-at-him task got a bit difficult thanks to his rapper character's loud tattoos and Kevin Federline-esque cornrows....
February 12, 2013 |
BERLIN - With three films and a solo art exhibition, James Franco is present in Berlin this week in multiple ways, but that didn't include the news conference for the premiere of “Maladies.” The film, the first feature-length effort from artist Carter, has ties to a previous collaboration, 2008's "Erasing James Franco," a 63-minute art film that plays with performance and identity by having Franco re-act scenes from his own movies and others....
August 2, 2013 |
Seth Rogen has just been announced as the roast master for the upcoming Comedy Central roast of James Franco. Which guarantees two things: The proceedings will get very raunchy, and there will be a lot of jokes about weed. Rogen and Franco first teamed up in 1999 on the TV series "Freaks and Geeks" and have since joined forces on "Pineapple Express," "This Is the End" and the forthcoming "The Interview. " PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times The roast will tape at Culver Studios on Aug. 18 and air on Labor Day, Sept.
June 7, 2012 |
James Franco has Kristen Stewart fever, y'all. Franco sang the praises of the actress Thursday, saying her talent -- and not "Twilight" -- is responsible for her meteoric rise. In one of his frequent blog posts for the Huffington Post, Franco reviews Stewart's "Snow White and the Huntsman," telling readers that she's deserving of attention for her performance (and all those prior) rather than the voracious interest in her off-screen life. "Stewart has braved more scrutiny of her private life than most presidents,” Franco writes . “She has taken big career risks by doing films like'Welcome to the Rileys,"The Runaways' and'On the Road' (nudity, I hear)
March 15, 2013 |
The Internet is already a-chatter over James Franco's new movie, “Spring Breakers,” thanks in no small part to the presence of Disney girls gone wild Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. But let's not forget, this is also the film that required everyone's favorite scruffily handsome movie star/perpetual grad student to transform into a dead ringer for Kevin Federline . Ever the multi-tasker, Franco paid a visit to “The Tonight Show” Thursday to plug “Spring Breakers” less than a week after the release of his other current project, “Oz the Great and Powerful.” Jay Leno asked the actor about the tone of the movie, which he described (somewhat oddly)