Teacher, poet, actor, artist, writer..to name a few.
One role Franco doesn't fill very often is that of "boyfriend." Despite what his oversharing Instagram may convey, James Franco is single because he's bashful. He prefers to connect with someone the same way as the rest of us mortals.
But then he came to work, and he had both of his characters surrounded.
He would do math problems that would take years to figure out.
And he'd do these weird science experiments in our backyard."On how his old acting method caused friction on set: "I was taught that you have to fight for your performance.
Due to his extensive (and complicated) resume, he's in a constant state of juggling projects, and he hardly takes breaks; in fact, he hates them.
He apparently even spends his free nights (he's currently living in a hotel) painting portraits of hummingbirds.'s latest cover story, the multifaceted creative talks about his endless passions, work ethic, his sexuality and being motivated by his late father.
That's what an artist should do."On relationships and his ex, Ahna O'Reilly: "I realized that, at least right now, it's hard for me to be in a relationship.
I can't devote the time it deserves–especially with someone like her.He's almost embarrassed by what you assume he's like. I think that's why audiences like him, because he's weird and he does all this stuff that's so fascinating and bizarre, but onscreen he seems like your silly friend you hang out with, who'd pull his pants down to make you laugh. "Director John Hamburg, on how Franco spends down time: "On comedies, usually everybody's f*cking around between takes, but that's not James' process. The other day he was in hair and makeup, typing on a laptop. "We'd been living together in LA and then came to New York to go school for two years," Franco said. I think that was it for her." Us noted Franco has been pursuing multiple degrees at Yale, Columbia and New York universities while juggling his busy acting career.AKA James Edward Franco Born: 19-Apr-1978Birthplace: Palo Alto, CAGender: Male Race or Ethnicity: White Sexual orientation: Straight Occupation: Actor Nationality: United States Executive summary: Freaks and Geeks Father: Doug Franco (d. 12-Jun-1985)Girlfriend: Marla Sokoloff (actress, together 2000-04)Girlfriend: Ashley Hartman (together 2004)Girlfriend: Ahna O'Reilly (actress, together since 2005) High School: Palo Alto High School, Palo Alto, CA (1996) University: BA English, University of California at Los Angeles (2008) University: Columbia University University: Brooklyn College University: MA Film, New York University (2011) Mc Donald's Drive-Thru Jewish Ancestry Maternal The Interview (11-Dec-2014) Good People (12-Aug-2014) Veronica Mars (8-Mar-2014) Homefront (27-Nov-2013) Third Person (9-Sep-2013) Child of God (31-Aug-2013) Palo Alto (29-Aug-2013) This Is the End (3-Jun-2013) As I Lay Dying (20-May-2013) Oz the Great and Powerful (14-Feb-2013) Maladies (10-Feb-2013) Lovelace (22-Jan-2013) Interior. (19-Jan-2013) The Color of Time (16-Nov-2012) Spring Breakers (5-Sep-2012) The Iceman (30-Aug-2012) About Cherry (Feb-2012) Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (20-Jan-2012) · Himself Sal (3-Sep-2011) Rise of the Planet of the Apes (5-Aug-2011) · Will Rodman The Broken Tower (20-Jun-2011) Your Highness (8-Apr-2011) · Fabious 127 Hours (4-Sep-2010) · Aron Ralston Love & Distrust (16-Aug-2010) Eat Pray Love (13-Aug-2010) · David Piccolo With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (24-Jul-2010) · Himself Date Night (6-Apr-2010) · Taste Howl (21-Jan-2010) · Allen Ginsberg Milk (28-Nov-2008) Pineapple Express (6-Aug-2008) In the Valley of Elah (1-Sep-2007) · Sgt. "It's over," the New York Daily News quoted Franco as telling Playboy for its upcoming August issue.