Friday, May 24, 2024

James Franco Reveals All: Our Exclusive Video Interview


James Franco got great reviews today for his work in “Howl.” It’s just the beginning of his assault on the American public. Next comes Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours,” which will catapult him into the new Oscar face. For “Howl,” Franco will get Indie Spirit recognition, which means he’s going to be doing a lot of interviews soon. Here’s an exclusive I did with him the other night. Franco talks about his “D” in acting class at NYU. his “Saturday Night Live” documentary, and a summer job he had to Lockheed Aircraft. A nice, smart, self-effacing, articulate guy from a more or less normal home. Tom Hanks, your successor is here.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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