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James Franco use to sneakily read Playboy magazine when he was younger. The 34-year-old actor plays the publication's founder Hugh Hefner in upcoming biopic 'Lovelace' - which stars Amanda Seyfried as the titular porn star character - and he admits he has always been a 'fan' of the entrepreneur's racy work. When asked by ShortList magazine whether he has ever met Hugh, James replied: 'No, although I've always been a fan of his work since I was a kid. Seriously, if I could get my hands on his magazines I would - my friend's father had a stash we used to look at when he wasn't home. 'I play him during his 70s persona - a much younger, more »

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