’s performance in 127 Hours was rightly praised, but what of his earlier, less prominent roles? Ti takes a look back…James Franco
has just been nominated for Best Actor for his role as Aron Ralston
in 127 Hours, a film for which he is receiving high praise. Not just that, but he's co-hosting the Academy Awards ceremony (alongside Anne Hathaway
) and is rapidly becoming Hollywood's leading man of choice, thanks to his comedic and dramatic acting chops.
He will soon be seen in Your Highness
("Handle your shit, Fabius, please.") and Rise Of The Apes
, all while finishing a PhD in English Literature at Yale.
Clearly, his star wattage is at its zenith, but it wasn't always so.
Fresh off his success as Harry Osborn in the Spider-man
movies, Franco was cast as the lead in a number of films, many of which failed spectacularly at the box office