As part of YouTube’s “Comedy Week,” Zach Galifianakis held a very special edition of his Funny or Die web series Between Two Ferns which starts out like a regular James Franco interview but then gets weird real quick. Lonely Island and Edward Norton co-star, which is great, because we haven’t seen those guys in forever.
7 For All Mankind teams up with James Franco on The Beautiful Odyssey campaign
Denim label 7 For All Mankind has enlisted Golden Globe-winning and multi-talented actor James Franco to help create and direct its Spring Summer 2013 multimedia campaign.
Entitled A Beautiful Odyssey, the campaign sees a couple’s California beach wedding played out. In a new step for the fashion brand, viewers will be able to determine the story’s outcome via Facebook.
Asked about the campaign, James Franco revealed: “Love is a beautiful thing. A powerful thing. But there are different textures to it. There’s a range of emotion that goes beyond happiness alone. People like to pretend that part’s not there, but that’s the way passion is. We didn’t shy away from that. We went for it.”
A poetry reading by James Franco for President Obama’s inauguration.
In case you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the music video for REM’s Blue that James directed.
Remember the days when being a triple-threat was the pinnacle of stardom in Hollywood? Well, acting, singing and dancing do not really even begin to scratch the surface of James Franco’s multifaceted career. He is an Oscar-nominated actor, as well as a former host of the award show. He is also a director, writer, model, artist, author, and poet, and come spring, he will be able to add Trojan to his lengthy resume because Franco is going to be a University of Southern California professor next semester.
USC recently released a statement that Franco will be teaching a film course in the School of Cinematic Arts in the spring of 2013. He will be co-teaching the course with his business partner Vince Jolivette, and the class will include a project where students will have to direct a short film and the final collection of eight films, referred to in the course description as “The Labyrinth.” The films are going be pieced together into a single movie intended to explore “the unknown, the unexplained, and the unimaginable.” Franco should know his way around collegiate students by now; he has studied at UCLA, Yale, Columbia, New York University, and Rhode Island School of Design, and previously taught classes at NYU.
James Franco, already an Oscar nominee in the lead category for “127 Hours,” is throwing his hat in this year’s race. I’m told Annapurna Pictures will give Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” a qualifying run in December so that Franco is eligible. His character, Alien, is a runaway hit, and a surprising centerpiece of Korine’s as-usual saga of sex among teens–this time on spring break in Florida.
Check out James’ ad for the New Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1.
Screencaptures from the ad have also been added to the gallery.
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James Franco needs little introduction.
Movie star, fiction writer, director, documentarian, college instructor and smoldering sex symbol of the highest order, Franco is the Hollywood jack-of-all-trades who seems to have the uncanny ability to be everywhere doing everything all at the same time.
But just in case fans needed a reminder of Franco’s prolificacy, the 34-year-old actor-writer-director extraordinaire is showing off his multitude of skills and accolades in a promotional video for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.
James Franco has taken on plenty of odd projects in his day, but now it appears as though the actor/director/writer/eternal student is making a movie about Lindsay Lohan — or a “Lindsay Lohan type.”
According to a casting notice on Actor’s Access, Franco is listed as the director for a new feature film, or “video/art project,” which will tell the story of “two Hollywood celebrities.”
The casting breakdown is seeking “James Franco types” and “Lindsay Lohan types” at the ages of 13, 21, 30, 45 and 60, and unfortunately, it doesn’t state whether or not Franco or Lohan will appear in the film as themselves.
Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette are listed as producers on the project. In 2003 they teamed up with Franco to form Rabbit Bandini Productions, and have a number of anticipated films waiting to be released, including the upcoming Linda Lovelace biopic staring Amanda Seyfried “Lovelace,” Harmonie Korine’s “Spring Breakers” and “Francophrenia (Or Don’t Kill Me, I Know Where the Baby Is),” a mini-thriller comprised of TV footage of Franco’s guest-starring appearances on the soap opera, “General Hospital.”
James Franco’s mission for his latest Seven For All Mankind campaign was to meld old Hollywood and new. “The whole aesthetic approach of the campaign is based on the eternal hipness of the clothes,” Franco says. “We can do a meditation on old and new Hollywood at the same time because of the way the clothes fit into all eras.”
Old Hollywood is well represented by classic landmarks, including Hollywood Cemetary, Sunset Boulevard, and Mark Mahoney’s famous Shamrock tattoo parlor. New is represented by the diverse cast, including Lily Donaldson, Lou Doillon, Cody Horn, and Henry Hopper (a very direct connector of old Hollywood and new: he’s the son of the late Dennis Hopper). The roster is international (Doillon is French, Donaldson English) but Europeans have always found a happy home in Hollywood—just as the campaign’s inspiration, Rudolph Valentino, did. “He was the great sex symbol of the silent film era, so much so that some journalists wrote pieces about the general decline of masculinity and blamed Valentino’s suave effeminacy as the main cause,” Franco tells Style.com. “But now, almost a hundred years later, we can champion the ambiguity of Valentino.” The campaign debuts exclusively on Style.com, as do a few behind-the-scenes shots. Look out for the accompanying Web video series shot by Franco on the brand’s YouTube channel July 26.
US actor-director James Franco has assured female film fans in Munich that despite his many film projects as a director, he will remain an actor to be seen on screen.
After a red-carpet reception at the Munich Film Festival on Monday, the 34-year-old who has been dubbed the “sexiest man living” assured a female filmgoer: “I won’t stop acting. My acting career gives me the opportunity to work with people that I look up to.”
The question came during the Filmfest’s Q&A session with the general public where Franco was discussing his three films as director being screened in their European premieres: Idaho, My Own Private River, and Francophrenia.