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James Franco defends Shia LaBeouf

James Franco defends Shia LaBeouf

Feb 20 2014, 9:42am CST | by

James Franco hopes Shia LaBeouf doesn't ruin his career in his quest to show he is an "artist". The 'Spring Breakers' star believes the 27-year-old actor's recent antics - which have included a...

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James Franco defends Shia LaBeouf

Feb 20 2014, 9:42am CST | by

James Franco hopes Shia LaBeouf doesn't ruin his career in his quest to show he is an "artist".

The 'Spring Breakers' star believes the 27-year-old actor's recent antics - which have included a silent art installation called #IAMSORRY, donning a paper bag on his head for the German premiere of 'Nymphomaniac' and repeatedly insisting on twitter that he is no longer famous - are part of a bid for him to "reclaim his public persona".

He wrote in an essay for the New York Times newspaper: "This behavior could be a sign of many things, from a nervous breakdown to mere youthful recklessness.

"For Mr. LaBeouf's sake I hope it is nothing serious. Indeed I hope - and, yes, I know that this idea has pretentious or just plain ridiculous overtones - that his actions are intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession tries to reclaim his public persona...

"I think Mr. LaBeouf's project, if it is a project, is a worthy one. I just hope that he is careful not to use up all the good will he has gained as an actor in order to show us that he is an artist."

Franco - who also compared Shia's actions with those of Marlon Brando and Joaquin Phoenix - said he understood what the 'Transformers' star was trying to do because he himself has done his best to change ideas of what people expect from Hollywood stars.

He wrote: "At times I have felt the need to dissociate myself from my work and public image. In 2009, when I joined the soap opera 'General Hospital' at the same time as I was working on films that would receive Oscar nominations and other critical acclaim, my decision was in part an effort to jar expectations of what a film actor does and to undermine the tacit -- or not so tacit -- hierarchy of entertainment."

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James Franco Allegedly Attacks Paparazzo at Lana Del Rey Concert—See the Pic

Oct 20 2014 1:31pm CDT | Source: E Online

James Franco has come under fire after he reportedly tackled a paparazzo, who apparently wants justice following the alleged altercation.  The 36-year-old attended the Lana Del... ...
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Watch Lana Del Rey Perform "Shades Of Cool" In A Cemetery

Oct 19 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: The Fader: Music

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​James Franco Took Down A Paparazzo For Fun At Lana Del Rey's Concert?!

Oct 19 2014 2:55pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

Since when is hurting people and breaking their stuff fun? James Franco went to go see Lana Del Rey's concert on Friday night at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and he was down for some tricks, but no treats. The actor reportedly knocked down a paparazzo as he was leaving, and he was smiling while it happened! But the photog has since filed a report with the LAPD, stating that he has a minor back injury and br ...
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Is Pharrell The Fashion Game James Franco?

Oct 13 2014 11:02am CDT | Source: The Fader: Music

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Kristen Stewart Calls Hollywood Sexism “F–ked Up,” Marvel Gives a First Look at Daredevil Series + More of Today’s First Dibs

Oct 13 2014 8:00am CDT | Source: Scandalist

Kristen Stewart is the next Hollywood starlet to sound off on feminism, Marvel unveils its new Daredevil series, Katie Holmes takes another stab at playing Jackie O., and more of today’s First Dibs. Kristen Stewart thinks it’s “really ridiculous” to say you’re not a feminist. [E!] At New York Comic-Con, the very first footage of Marvel’s new Netflix series Daredevil premiered. [io9] Katie Holmes will return as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy O ...
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James Franco Stars in Coca-Cola Light Campaign

Oct 9 2014 9:20pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Adding to his duties as Gucci brand ambassador, actor, artist, director, etc. James Franco stars in a campaign for Coca-Cola Light. For the advertising images, Franco was shot by David Fischer in New York City, enjoying a warm summer day overlooking Manhattan’s skyline. sourcecoke or pepsi ...
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James Franco Mashes Up Beetlejuice & Batman! Dun-nun-nun-nun-nun-nun-nun-nun Batjuice!

Oct 9 2014 5:16pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

This is the mashup that Gotham deserves! [ PHOTOS: Celebs Who Have Played The Worst Superheroes Of All Time! ] As part of the AOL web series Making a Scene, James Franco does just that...he makes a scene. An epic, AH-Mazing scene. James makes every Tim Burton fan's dream come true by combining Beetlejuice and Batman. Ch-ch-check out the HIG ...
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National Theatre Live trailer for OF MICE AND MEN (James Franco, Chris O'Dowd, Leighton Meester)

Oct 9 2014 3:15pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Of Mice and Men will screen in international cinemas from 6 November 2014. To find your nearest venue visit http://www.ntlive.com/ofmiceandmen.UK screenings dates will be announced in coming months. To sign up for updates visit http://www.ntlive.com/signupGolden Globe® winner and Academy Award® nominee James Franco (127 Hours, Milk) and Tony Award® nominee Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Girls) star in the hit Broadway production Of Mice And Men, filmed on stage by Nationa ...
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The Hottest Stories Right Now!

Oct 7 2014 12:49pm CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

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James Franco and Seth Rogen Bare All in the Woods + More of What You Missed on Instagram

Oct 6 2014 12:15pm CDT | Source: Scandalist

View Photo Gallery James Franco is known for his interesting Instagram behavior. This weekend he shared a few shots of himself and his pal Seth Rogen gallivanting in the woods… completely naked. James captioned the photos with “Naked and Afraid,” which leads us to wonder if they’re taking a spin on the Discovery Channel reality series of the same name. After their “Bound2″ p ...
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