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Watch James Franco Funny or Die Video For Jimmy and the Cop 2010-03-30 11:00:25

James Franco: Love Him or Leave Him?

I just can't figure James Franco out. One moment I think he's a big goof by guest starring on General Hospital as a character "whose canvas is murder," but then he writes a high-brow analysis of the move, and I then decide that he takes himself too seriously. Now comes news that he's pursuing his PhD at Yale and writing a book, and I think he's back to being earnest about his work. Right on schedule, then, he makes a Funny or Die skit lampooning himself in a fake rehearsal for Jimmy and the Cop (warning: language is NSFW).

I can't tell — is James Franco just a genius that I don't get? He's definitely easy on the eyes, but his wide variety of intellectual and arty pursuits makes me think he's on an advanced plane of thinking that's inaccessible to me. What do you think of him?

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gd101 gd101 7 years
love him regardless of what his career choices are! i agree with comments 3 & 7! Freaks and Geeks is the best show ever!
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 7 years
Love Franco. I like that he seems to be balanced, having serious pursuits but also keeping a sense of humor about it all. His career choices keeping you guessing and avoid the issue type-casting. And just when you think he is being typecast, he does a Funny or Die video lampooning the issue. So, once again, gotta love him.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Love him!
katiekat95 katiekat95 7 years
LOVE him....plus he looks like an exboyfriend that I had amazing chemistry with ;)
ruunyi ruunyi 7 years
seriously? how can u not love him. hes sexy. SMART. and funny as hell. that's like the TOTAL package. i mean i love the guy * i totally agree with platinum
limelindsey limelindsey 7 years
I'm with Bryseana - I've loved him since "Freaks and Geeks." That show has truly set some awesome careers in motion. I'm particularly fond of Jason Segal, and I love seeing Sam (John Francis Daley) as Dr Sweets on "Bones." So sad that the show only lasted for one season, I would have loved to have seen what happened to the crew after that summer.
nygurl nygurl 7 years
he's cute, he's talented, he's smart. what's not to like?
reesiecup reesiecup 7 years
i love the franco.
bryseana bryseana 7 years
I've liked him since Freaks and Geeks. He has a great dramatic and comedic actor. It's cool that he can laugh at himself.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
like you, buzz, i'm so undecided he's hot and i like that he's educated, but i also find his career choices weird
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
I few years ago i had won tickets to see the premiere of one of the Spider mans... I met James Franco while walking into the theatre, and he was a super nice guy. I can't say if hes full of himself or not, but he definitely is nice.
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