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Photos and Quotes of James Franco in BlackBook Magazine

James Franco Is Super Hot in Our Book

There's been lots of love for James with all the critical acclaim surrounding Milk, and he recently opened up a little more about the experience of working with Sean Penn. He's also looking sexy on the cover of December's BlackBook, chatting with the magazine about going back to school — he's working on master's degrees at both NYU and Columbia — as well as his career and his past. Here's more:

  • On the unexpected success of Pineapple Express: "I find it ironic that I did a lot of serious movies that I worked hard on, and now I’m getting the most response to the movie where I roll a cross joint. The m.o. on that set was to have fun."
  • On his looks: "When I was in sixth or seventh grade I remember thinking that I wanted to be really buff, and work out a ton. That seemed really attractive to me. And now, I f*cking hate to work out. I hate spending time on anything physical like that. . . In the morning, I throw some kind of gunk in my hair."
  • On being a bad boy in high school: "I had to stop hanging out with a certain group of people, because I got in so much trouble with them. For some reason, I was like a magnet for the police. I would get caught for the stupidest things. . . wandering around drunk, stuff like that. They weren’t the worst people in the world, it was just that I was really dumb when I was around them."

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To see more photos of James and what he has to say about school and learning to lighten up

  • On going back to school: "Going back to school has been life-changing and life-saving. I wasn’t on the point of suicide, but I wasn’t satisfied."
  • On getting personally involved in his work: "Movies have their own rewards for an actor. You can feel satisfaction for doing a movie that you believe in, or with critical praise, or good box office. As an actor, you can tell yourself that your self-worth isn’t measured by how your last movie did at the box office. But I found when acting was all I had, inevitably I would be emotionally affected by how well a movie did."
  • On lightening up: "I think I’m hopefully a much easier guy to be around with on set now,” he says, “just because a) I think I’m more communicative and b) It doesn’t always have to be doom, gloom and pain every second of the shoot."

James seems to be a little more introspective than the average actor, but it's great to see he's learning to enjoy some of the perks of his increasing fame.

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vvflores vvflores 7 years
he's actually a really nice guy in person- not someone you'd want to get into a drunken intellectual argument with though, unless you had the pudding to back yourself up. :P
blondie829 blondie829 7 years
sorry, i don't get the big deal with this guy
willowdiamond willowdiamond 7 years
oooh, in my book too! :D
willowdiamond willowdiamond 7 years
oooh, in my book too! :D
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
:love: James :drool:
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
:love: James :drool:
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 7 years
Tristan and Isolde-I love his style he is hot!
opisnowpro opisnowpro 7 years
Oh I Love you James!!! he is cute, smart, hot, laid back...totally my type of guy!
Dianna Dianna 7 years
LOVE that 2nd shot of him pulling on that dark shirt! And I agree about that bone structure of his! He could model for the rest of his life with his looks! But he's much deeper than that obviously. (Those "100% gay" remarks are sooooo untrue! Don't you all read what he says about that & the fact that he stays with one girl for so long?! I may hate his politics & some of his movie roles but not HIM!)
januaryj januaryj 7 years
I love him. I think he is truly smart and deep and gorgeous. It would also not shock me to know he is gay but so what.
jessie jessie 7 years
good looking man...seems to want to find something to fall back on when his acting is over or do both. good for him
Mesayme Mesayme 7 years
I've only seen him in Spiderman and Tristan and Isolde. He's very handsome. Hot in the way that John Mayer used to be :P
nguidjol nguidjol 7 years
Gay, 100%.....not that there's anything wrong with that..., what the hell, hinemoasaunt? Why are you talking about his sexuality, and what do that have to do with anything?
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
Intelligent and hot... such a combination! :love:
hinemoasaunt hinemoasaunt 7 years
Gay, 100%.....not that there's anything wrong with that...
jessesgirl jessesgirl 7 years
i love this guy. i always hoped to run into him on campus (ucla) but i never saw him once *sigh*
c-a-t-h c-a-t-h 7 years
That bone structure in his face is just unreal.
shafiii shafiii 7 years
ohh james franco i love you.
shafiii shafiii 7 years
ohh james franco i love you.
momma-tikita momma-tikita 7 years
I think he's a great actor! I loved him in pinapple express...such a great character..reminded me of some old buddies!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 7 years
SOOO HOT!!! Holy crap! I need to see MILK, but it's not playing anywhere near me!
fashion4ward fashion4ward 7 years
SOOO HOT!!! Holy crap!I need to see MILK, but it's not playing anywhere near me!
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
mmmm....james franco
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
mmmm....james franco
allthingspop allthingspop 7 years
HE COULD GET IT! ; )
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