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31. James Franco

Mr. Franco got Hollywood's attention this year with his critically acclaimed performance in 127 Hours, his eccentric personality, and seemingly never-ending series of new projects. He hosted this year's Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway, and though the media critiqued his less-than-enthusiastic effort, he still stood behind his hosting duties. James moved forward in the Spring promoting Your Highness before accepting his MFA in filmmaking from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in May. James also released his first book, Palo Alto, and a multimedia project based on Three's Company, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. James made a brief foray into Twitter, but quit after a few of his tweets raised controversy at Yale, where he is getting yet another degree. This Summer we'll see more of his handsome good looks starring in one of the most anticipated sci-fi flicks of the year, Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

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