|James Franco by Gus Van Sant|
James Franco is one of the most exciting and ambitious actors working today. I read in an interview that when James was a young boy and when his mother explained mortality to him he broke down in tears. Eventually, through the sobs he said "But I don't want to die! I have so much to do."
Franco is a,director, model, author,poet, artist and graduate student of four universities. He is also incrediby inspiring and a bloody good actor. The roles that prove he excels in his craft are as James Dean in the TV movie of the same name (2001), Sonny in the movie of the same name(2002), Joey in City By The Sea (2002) and as Scott Smith in Milk (2008). Aside from the latter, the films themselves haven't been on par with Franco's superior performances. Things are about to change though with forthcoming releases Howl (2010) and 127 Hours (2010). Trailers below.