: Announced he will soon play the role of George in a Broadway revival of the classic John Steinbeck tragedy "Of Mice and Men".
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James Edward Franco
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on using the videos trapped hiker Aron Ralston
had made, in order to portray him in 127 Hours
(2010)] He's not an actor giving a Shakespeare death soliloquy. He didn't want to lose himself because that would make it harder for his mother to watch. I knew that if I captured that, somehow, it would feel very authentic and powerful.
Franco told interviewer Terry Gross
that when he was in junior high school, he was arrested for shoplifting cologne from a department store and reselling it with his friends at the school. He noted to Gross the irony that, in 2008, he shot an advertising campaign in which he became the face of Gucci cologne.
Tends to play characters with a troubled past or life