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Welcome to Finding Franco, your fansite resource dedicated to James Franco! Since 2004, Finding Franco has been providing fans with all the latest news, photos, videos and more on James. Best known for his breakthrough role as Daniel Desarioon on 'Freaks and Geeks,' he was also nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal as Aron Ralston in '127 Hours.'

The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.

He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic differences between film and literature.

“We’ve been using violence as a storytelling device for decades, but we’ve only just begun to use sex that way instead of as simply something to shock,” he says, responding to a straightforward interview question with a disquisition on sexuality and film. Despite Franco’s charm and disheveled good looks, there is something clinical, earnest, unsexy about him. Hearing him talk about sex is like hearing one of the world’s great chefs talk about fine food and feeling no discernible appetite.

The previous evening, Franco had shown his documentary “Kink,” about a fetish website, to a midnight audience at the Sundance Film Festival. The audience was uncomfortable, in a way that midnight Sundance audiences are seldom uncomfortable. Watching them from the back of the theater, Franco found himself surprised. But as he reflects on it now, he does not primarily see in the audience’s reaction a comment on sexuality. He sees a difference between the novelistic and the cinematic.

“Everybody likes to talk about sex, but when you put it on film it’s somehow different,” he says, professorially. “I was thinking at that moment: All the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ readers? This is what you’re reading about.”

In the last decade, Franco has created a rich set of personalities on-screen — as the Emerald City wizard, as the “Pineapple Express” pot dealer, as “127 Hours'” quixotic hiker, as “Spider-Man’s” Harry Osborn, as Harvey Milk’s boyfriend. He has created them so richly that he has joined the elite ranks of actors who have the chance to create a rich personality off-screen. But for James Franco that is not enough. For James Franco, there always must be a Francian twist.

And so in “This Is the End,” the Seth Rogen-directed apocalypse comedy hit in theaters, he plays, as one character calls him, a “pretentious … nerd,” inclined to windy digressions about art and philosophy. He is named James Franco and looks like James Franco and seems to act like James Franco and lives in a house said to be owned by James Franco, where he hangs his own painterly odes to Rogen and James Franco. But he is not James Franco.

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3 Comments on “For ‘This Is the End’s’ James Franco, it never really seems to be

  1. Beki Kalk
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    I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove

    James Franco!

    I have such uncondional love for him, it’s crazy!

    He can do no wrong in my eyes!

    I even have a “James Franco” in my bedroom on top of my

    shelf, with two piles of his dvds a dundie with the

    nameplate “James Franco for James Dean” and a huge red

    tiger striped pillow that says love on it!

    Also have the book “127 Hours” on it and a light green

    old fashioned vase with fake black and red roses in it!

    Yeah that’s how much I love him also bought a 900 dollar

    autograph of him from “Spiderman 2″ on my wall framed

    of course!

    Love you James you are one sexy fox!

  2. michele
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    I really like James as an artist, he is someone whom I really admire and respect, but some of you fans are a tad bit cooky when it comes to the whole I-<3-james-franco thing. He is amazingly talented and really handsome too, but at the end of the day he's still a person with flaws and problems that some people can relate to.

  3. Kat Stewart
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    I’m with you Beki! My family thinks I’m crazy sometimes. My love for him is also unconditional and I want to see everything and anything he’s involved in. I also have a Franco wall, with his doll, his books and an autographed “OZ” poster.I have all his movies. My dogs name if Franco. He is so intelligent, along with being handsome. Sappy I know,but I love his mind! He is my hero, going for all he can in life.

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