When he's not off being a Hollywood movie star, the ever humble James Franco is sitting in a college class, trying to add to his already impressive skill set. No matter how famous he might be, James is still susceptible to a bad grade. As a matter of hilarious fact, in the same year he earned an Oscar nod for 127 Hours, he received a D in acting class.
James also got some poor marks for a student film he made at NYU. In the movie, James wanted to include a close up of a guy taking a crap. The guy he had lined up to drop brown on camera understandably got stage fright, however, so James had to go from director to actor and take the dump himself, but he couldn't either. The next day the original crapper called James, assuring him he was ready for his back door close up. And though he did deliver, the "guy shit like rabbit pellets, but I was just happy to get anything."
The film debuted during a student film festival that James couldn't attend but, from what he hears, it did not go over well with the crowd. (We wonder what negative adjective they might have used.)
James is also known for taking challenging roles. In 2008, he took on the part of Harvey Milk's boyfriend in the movie Milk, which meant he would have to make out with Sean Penn: "After about 30 seconds, I couldn't deny what I was doing anymore. I was kissing Spicoli!"
That kiss lasted over a minute long and included full tongue. James told Howard it was weird kissing a guy, and that he definitely didn't get wood.
HIS SEX TAPE
He may not have boned up during Spring Breakers or Milk, but there is a movie out there that James is definitely hard in – his own sex tape. According to James, he and actress Marla Sokoloff recorded themselves while they were still dating. But since they made the tape for themselves, they're most definitely keeping it to themselves.