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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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Jimmy Fallon Gets Surprise Birthday Visit From Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Stevie Wonder On Tonight Show (VIDEO)

Sep 19 2014 11:04pm CDT | Source: Gossip Cop

  (NBC) Jimmy Fallon celebrated his 40th birthday on “The Tonight Show” on Friday, and got a very special surprise Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Stevie Wonder. The talk show host knew he was in for a surprise, but had no idea what it was. Then Fallon began to laugh hysterically when a giant cake was brought on stage, and out of it popped out a shirtless (perhaps even nude) Rogen. That was not all. Then a shirtless (and perhaps even nude) Franco  ...
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#ICanRoll: Waka Flocka Hires Hollyweird Funnyman Seth Rogen As His Professional $50K Blunt-Roller

Sep 19 2014 11:45am CDT | Source: Bossip.com

In kush chronicles news… Waka Flocka Hires Seth Rogen To His Blunt Roller Via Toronto Sun reports: Funnyman Seth Rogen has been hired as rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s joint roller after applying for the job online. The Knocked Up star spotted the hitmaker’s ad for a “blunt roller” earlier this week and took to Twitter.com to offer his services. He wrote, “@WakaFlockabsm #icanroll Hit me up”, prompting the rapper to respond Rogen had been “hired” for the po ...
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No Hair, Don't Care! James Franco And Other Stars Who Shaved Their Heads For Roles!

Sep 19 2014 8:30am CDT | Source: Perez Hilton

James Franco isn't the only one. The Interview star recently shaved his head completely bald for the upcoming film Zeroville, but he's in some pretty good company. Shaving your head may be a BIG commitment for a movie, but there are a lot of stars who've gone the distance. Who else went bald and beautiful on the big screen? CLICK HERE to see the gallery "Celebs Who've Shaved Their Heads For Roles!" CLIC ...
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WATCH: James Franco Brings ‘Dirty Dancing’ And ‘Reservoir Dogs’ Together In ‘Dirty Dancing Dogs’

Sep 19 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: A Socialite's Life

Oh, he did something weird and funny again. Just like always, James Franco doesn’t give a shit if he spends his time doing completely random stuff. Hence, the reason why we freaking love the dude. I mean, no one even knows if he is straight, gay, bisexual, or an extraterrestrial who also happens ...
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Gael García Bernal: ‘Monogamy is an inheritance of a medieval time’

Sep 19 2014 6:10am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

I’ve always been sort of depressed that Gael Garcia Bernal hasn’t had a bigger career in English-language films. I think he’s hot and interesting and he’s got a great on-screen “presence.” Jon Stewart casted him against type as a Iranian-Canadian journalist in Rosewater, a true story about the detention and torture of Maziar Bahari. Gael sat down with Elle for a profile, and he’s just… interesting. He’s an inte ...
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Hollywood Hunks Featured in Esquire Magazine’s October 2014 Mentoring Issue

Sep 18 2014 12:17pm CDT | Source: GossipCenter

While the ladies always tend to get in on the magazine fun, Esquire decided to give a few fellas a shot at glory with their Mentoring Issue for October 2014. “Palo Alto” star James Franco explained that he admires Andy Warhol. “I look at Andy Warhol, who did film, he painted, he did photography, he produced music—to me that is a model where I can just say, ‘Yeah, why not?’” Meanwhile, 78-year-old living legend Robert Redford told of his “erratic, rough childhood” and credited his mom for ...
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Lana Del Rey cancels European tour dates but keeps her social life intact

Sep 17 2014 6:15am CDT | Source: Celebitchy.com

Here’s a photo of Lana Del Rey in the front row at NYFW’s Carmen Marc Valvo show on Sunday. She’s been very visible over the past several days. On Friday, Lana was papped in NYC making out with her boyfriend (Francesco Carrozzini) at a patio restaurant table. On Saturday, James Franco also Instagrammed a photo of himself with Lana at Coney Island. It must be a new picture because of the shaved Franco head. Lana h ...
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Bill Hader Talks Gay Kisses, Trans Sketch and What Paul Rudd Tastes Like

Sep 16 2014 9:56am CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

Saturday night is a lot less spicy without Stefon, the fabulous "Weekend Update" club correspondent that turned actor Bill Hader into a comic star. But fear not. While Stefon has retired from "Saturday Night Live" to a "haunted diaper" in Chelsea, as Hader tells me in our recent chat, the funny-man flexes his impressive dramatic chops in "The Skeleton Twins," playing Kristen Wiig's twin, Milo, a struggling actor.A ...
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James Franco And Lana Del Rey Post ANOTHER Instagram Photo Together! Check Out The Coney Babies HERE!

Sep 14 2014 4:41pm CDT | Source: PerezHilton

These two are really close!  And this latest photo proves it! Lana Del Rey and James Franco were recently spotted in a photo together, in assumably Coney Island, New York, and the two were looking too cool for school in the picture perfect portrait! We're not sure if these two are just really good friends or if there's something more going on, but it's clear these two LOVE spending time with each other.  Here's what Ja ...
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James Franco Bringing Chuck Palahniuk's 'Rant' To The Big Screen

Sep 11 2014 5:04pm CDT | Source: Oh No They Didn't!

To date, only two of Chuck Palahniuk's novels have made the feature film leap—"Fight Club" and "Choke." One is considered one of the most important films of the millennium and the other...isn't. Meanwhile, James Franco's literary adaptations to date ("The Sound And The Fury," "Child Of God," "As I Lay Dying") have been a mixed bag at best. So, what will happen with the two combine?Well, we'll soon see, as Litreac ...
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