James Franco is a busy and bizarre man

I just read a crazy article about James Franco, the actor, artist, student, etc.

Here is the “busy” part, I couldn’t believe his ridiculous academic ambitions while still working on both tv and movies:

As soon as Franco finished at UCLA (graduating in just 2 years), he moved to New York and enrolled in four of graduate schools: NYU for filmmaking, Columbia for fiction writing, Brooklyn College for fiction writing, and—just for good measure—a low-residency poetry program at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina. This fall, at 32, before he’s even done with all of these, he’ll be starting at Yale, for a Ph.D. in English, and also at the Rhode Island School of Design. …

Franco says all of his pursuits are possible, at least in part, because he’s cut down on his acting, but he’s still doing plenty of that. In the next year or so, he’ll be appearing in the films Eat, Pray, Love (as Julia Roberts’ boyfriend), Howl (as Allen Ginsberg), 127 Hours (as the one-armed hiker), Your Highness (a medieval comedy), William Vincent (an indie film by one of his NYU professors), Maladies (put out by his own production company), and Rise of the Apes (a prequel to Planet of the Apes). And of course there’s his epically weird stint on General Hospital—the crown jewel in the current science project of his career.

Stranger yet, is the “bizarre” part, some of his art (and behavior) described in this article is really out there.

Read the full New York Magazine article

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