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American actor, film director, screenwriter, film producer, and painter


James Edward Franco began acting during the late 1990s. He played the title role in Mark Rydell's television biographical film James Dean in 2001, which earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film.

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 Grandmother is coming to the Oscars. The whole family is coming to the Oscars. That's one of the nice things about being the host is you get to invite a bunch of people, so they are all coming, Grandma is coming and she might just be on camera. 
— James Franco saying his whole family will be present at the Oscars as he hosts the show / January 30, 2011
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 She can't wait for it either. Every day she counts the number of hits that she gets on Funny or Die. I think we're up to 400,000. She gives me updates. 
— James Franco says that his grand mother might steal the spotlight at the Oscars 2011 / January 30, 2011
 I think if anybody who has made a home s*x tape knows, what feels best doesn’t always look best. I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, ‘Oh, that looks horrible.’ You have a lot of respect for those actors in pornography, because they are really not just doing it, they’re really selling it. 
— James Franco made a s*x tape when he was 19 / January 24, 2011
 It was a need. After eight years of acting I wasn’t satisfied, I needed something more, and I didn’t want to continue just being an actor. I was very grateful for my career but I think if I’d continued to just do that, I would have quit because that was the only thing that I had. 
— James Franco on his decision to return to school / August 25, 2010
 My work is one thing and my identity is something else, but when acting is all I had, my identity was inevitably tied to my career. So if my career was not doing well, I inevitably felt bad and I did not like that feeling, so having other interests takes the pressure off acting and now it’s a job I can do and work hard at, but because I have this whole other side to my life, I’m not dependent on acting for my self-worth 
— James Franco on his decision to return to school / August 25, 2010

 Acting doesn’t do very much for me. I put off school for it, but it’s not like it was a sacrifice or anything. I didn’t really miss school until I went back. Or maybe I missed it and nobody believed that, not even me. The work of it — and I have really great teachers — that’s the stuff that adds up for me in a way that acting doesn’t. 
— James Franco admitting acting is not his main passion / August 12, 2010
 She is extremely shy when it comes to any kind of romantic scene, so I felt like: ‘Oh, I guess I’m the more experienced one’, 
— James Franco saying Julia Roberts is extremely shy when it comes to love scenes / July 01, 2010
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 But I said, ‘Look, I think the movie would be served by a kiss in the scene’. So I pressed forward and got it. 
— James Franco saying Julia Roberts doesn't even want to have an onscreen smooch in her new movie Eat Pray Love / July 01, 2010