Appeared as himself in student film 'Erased'
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James Edward Franco
5' 11" (1.8 m)
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[on using the videos trapped hiker Aron Ralston
had made, in order to portray him in 127 Hours
(2010)] He's not an actor giving a Shakespeare death soliloquy. He didn't want to lose himself because that would make it harder for his mother to watch. I knew that if I captured that, somehow, it would feel very authentic and powerful.
While a guest on her NPR program "Fresh Air", Franco told interviewer Terry Gross
that when he went back to UCLA to finish his undergraduate degree in creative writing, he was worried that his classmates and professors might think of him as "sliding by" because of his acting career, so he took a lot of extra courses to make sure they knew he was serious. He told Gross that the cap on the number ...
Often plays real life characters