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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."

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.

Comments
vvflores
vvflores
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
sorry, i don't get the big deal with this guy
willowdiamond
willowdiamond
oooh, in my book too! :D
californiagirlx7
:love: James :drool:
eastcoastgirl
eastcoastgirl
Tristan and Isolde-I love his style he is hot!
opisnowpro
opisnowpro
Oh I Love you James!!! he is cute, smart, hot, laid back...totally my type of guy!
Dianna
Dianna
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
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
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
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
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
Intelligent and hot... such a combination! :love:
hinemoasaunt
hinemoasaunt
Gay, 100%.....not that there's anything wrong with that...
jessesgirl
jessesgirl
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
That bone structure in his face is just unreal.
shafiii
shafiii
ohh james franco i love you.
momma-tikita
momma-tikita
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
SOOO HOT!!! Holy crap! I need to see MILK, but it's not playing anywhere near me!
reesiecup
reesiecup
mmmm....james franco
allthingspop
allthingspop
HE COULD GET IT! ; )
aka-Daria
aka-Daria
cross joint!!!!!! hell yes!!! :D
SpeakLike-aChild
anyone has seen the movie he wrote and directed? the plot sounds kinda like a cliche but maybe it's good, so I'm not sure about watching it
acyl
acyl
If I could smoke with him and Seth Rogan, I would be in HEAVEN!!!
mareisa
mareisa
James Franco is gorgeous! And smart. And creative. I am jealous that kayedizzle got to see him in real life. Maybe one day...
kythera
kythera
He is so damn :drool: worthy! He is an icon in the making. He is such a cute guy, I'd have his babies...lol.... ;P
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