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'Polymath': James Franco

Postby i am the smud on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:42 pm

I came across this nauseating bit of information today: http://variety.com/2013/tv/news/james-f ... 200583232/

How navel gazing. Ugh.

I will admit that Franco is a decent actor and I was genuinely impressed with his performance in Spring Breakers. On the other hand the character he was playing was a delusional moron, so the role probably wasn't much of a stretch for him.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby Mason on Wed Aug 21, 2013 3:50 pm

I've liked him beginning with Freaks and Geeks but he's also becoming the new Johnny Depp in terms of fake "artiste"-ness.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby Intense Singer on Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:08 pm

http://www.esquire.com/fiction/james-fr ... ction-0410

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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby Adam Sr on Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:13 pm

He's a good actor, but he seems a bit of a bellend. The inverse of Keanu Reeves, then.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby andyman on Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:27 pm

The dude who chewed the scenery in the Spiderman films?

He seemed to become famous overnight at some point. I'm guessing someone in hollywood screwed someone else and whatever.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:49 pm

He's really good looking, so he can do whatever he wants.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby The MayorofRockNRoll on Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:50 pm

I mean, not that you guys aren't.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby Zorg on Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:29 pm

Too squinty. You can group him all those dudes who we need to take seriously now,like that guy from 3rd rock from the sun and Shia LaBoof. I don't understand his appeal.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby thelonelymastodronus on Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:41 pm

He seems decent enough: pretty good actor, writes poetry and stories (although, I really cannot be fucked to check this stuff out unless someone tells me it's really good, because it may very well turn out to be some self-indulgent, pretentious Wild Animus-grade horseshit that any second-rate writer could cook up while getting blown by a clown). I seem to get the impression that he takes himself too seriously, but the guy has quite big ambitions and seems to work very hard, which I kind of admire.

I just hope he doesn't fuck up the Faulkner and McCarthy movie adaptations.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby seanurban on Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:04 pm

He was really good in 148 hours. He can do whatever he wants now.
I haven't watched his indie stuff.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby punch_the_lion on Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:27 pm

If this dude wants to disappear into academia and give up movies, I think it would be a service. Blank faced and dull as dish water. The weakest link of the Apatow guys (Hill, Rogan, Cera etc.) and I could leave all of them. Total Crap.

And I really don't want to see a Franco vanity project adapting Faulkner. Take your mitts off that one, guy.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby SorenKierkegaardsMom on Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:37 pm

He was pretty good as Allen Ginsberg in "Howl". The movie was so awful though, it didn't matter. Waste of a solid performance.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby Heliotropic on Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:17 am

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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby Miel on Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:57 am

seanurban wrote:He was really good in 148 hours. He can do whatever he wants now.
I haven't watched his indie stuff.


+1

But don't you mean 127 Hours?
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby Angus Jung on Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:34 pm

Steve V. wrote:...the guy consistently gets shots to take the world by the balls so he does.

What does his by-the-balls-world-taking consist of, exactly?
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby Sock OR Muffin? on Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:05 pm

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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby seanurban on Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:44 pm

Miel wrote:
seanurban wrote:He was really good in 148 hours. He can do whatever he wants now.
I haven't watched his indie stuff.


+1

But don't you mean 127 Hours?

all i know is i'm not drinking my own piss until hour 405 at least.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby JeffP on Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:01 am

Crap forever because of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby dabrasha on Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:20 pm

TNR wrote:
The 10 Most James Franco Lines in James Franco’s New Novel

Billed as "an intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity," James Franco’s novel Actors Anonymous—which comes out next month—is an intense, wild ride into the ego of James Franco. The book’s format ranges from essays to poetry to Wikipedia entries, and jumps between the perspectives of several actors in a fictional support group called "Actors Anonymous." Somehow Franco managed to wrangle blurbs from Gary Shteyngart, Amy Hempel, and David Shields, adding to the sense of the book as performance art. The novel is part meditation on the nature of fame, part self-back-pat—which is to say, exactly what you’d expect. For example:

1) Sometimes it is painful to be oneself; at other times it seems impossible to escape oneself.

2) I am an actor, so I can play everything. Everyone is in me, and I am a part of everyone.

3) I am Jack Nicholson and Marlon Brando and Jimmy Stewart and Jean-Paul Belmondo and Steve McQueen. I am Meryl Streep and Natalie Wood and Cate Blanchett and Marilyn Monroe.

4) I’m here to entertain you, but I don’t really care about entertaining you, know what I mean?

5) I thought about the kiss a lot, and I could feel her soul on my lips.

6) Seeking your place, that is reality. Seek your purpose and how to best fulfill it. And if your place is not amongst the people of your time, then do your work for other times, for the times to come, or do your talking with your heroes of the past.

7) Why not be your own Scorsese?

8 ) "Oh," I said, and looked at her white cheek. It made me aware of how we have skin over bones and there are different shapes underneath that are arbitrary.

9) The picture of me sleeping with my mouth open next to a bunch of attentive students says a thousand words. But it says the wrong words, or it says the words that TMZ wants it to say. It doesn’t say: This photo was taken at 10 p.m. during an optional guest lecture by William Kentridge, hosted by the graduate art school. James wasn’t even in the Columbia art department but went to their visiting artist lectures anyway, even though he was in four other graduate programs at the time and working on the film Howl and hosting Saturday Night Live, and a bunch of other things.

10) Peace,
James Franco

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Re: 'Polymath': James Franco

Postby thelonelymastodronus on Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:12 am

^ That's a fucking riot. Ok, he's a goofball writer. Still quite a good actor. Saw This is the End a few nights ago and he was fucking hilarious in it.
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