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James Franco Enrolls at Columbia University

James Franco Enrolls at Columbia University

Spider-Man star James Franco has enrolled in Columbia University‘s Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Writing Program for Fall 2008, according to the school’s unofficial blog BWOG.

The 29-year-old former Freaks & Geeks actor will also reportedly take classes at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University (NYU).

Franco can later this year be seen playing Scott Smith, Harvey Milk’s (Sean Penn) lover and campaign manager in the upcoming film, Milk, out November 2008.

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  • Sarah

    My best friend saw him studying on the campus of UCLA awhile back. She totally didn’t know who he was and even asked him if she could take his table after he left or something like that…..she realized it was him afterwards haha…..but yeah I heard he attended or attends UCLA, too.

  • gia

    jeez! how many schools does he attend.

    well, good for him.

  • Amy

    James Franco likes to pick up college girls for one night stands. That’s why he comes to the Savannah Film Festival every year.

  • ☆☆☆ 7gfb ☆☆☆

    damn hot guy!!! would jump on the walls for him, his smile :)

  • shenanyginz

    man this is another reason i’m upset i didn’t get into NYU or Barnard… :(

  • Bre

    :D Good for him! Celebs going back to college! Gives me the motivation to stay XD

  • Rae

    Good for him. I’m glad young celebs are interested in college.

  • b

    He definitely attended UCLA as of last quarter! One of my friends had him in her class, and I have seen him picking up younger girls at one of the coffee houses on campus!

  • Anon

    He’s written, produced and directed some short films and at least one feature length indie film that was shown at Tribeca FF last year. He is very interested in what happens behind the camera. Good to know he is taking classes. He sounds a lot more interested in being a creative artist then just some HollywoodActorGuy. Plus he is hot.

  • Ms. m

    Not fair. I graduate from Columbia in May!

  • marimar

    Yep. He was definitely at UCLA last quarter so if this news is true, well, I guess no more James Franco sightings on campus… although he has been looking kind of skeezy with the ‘stache and everything. Ha ha.

  • Katherine

    yea, i saw him in the Canterbury Tales class at UCLA. I guess he’s into literature. Good for him – lots of good stuff in Lit. courses.

  • kaka

    I love him :)

  • marimar

    I just saw him in my American Lit class today so he’s definitely still at UCLA as of right now.

  • Dianna Trent

    Picking up young girls?!?!?? What?!?? If anything, they’re probably trying to pick up HIM!! He’s still got Ahna for a GF, doesn’t he?!?? Honestly, I don’t know get it!! What’s wrong with OLDER ‘girls’?!?

  • friend

    he hasn’t officially sent in his acceptance to any grad program yet. tisch hasn’t even sent out the actual acceptance letters.

  • anon

    He’s in my friends class this quarter. So he’s still around at UCLA.

  • Melissa

    Good for him
    Trying to be more than just another actor

  • Kelly Sheets

    why would you say he goes to SCAD to have one night stands with girls there?

  • greggo

    I think he’s still jealous of his friend Peter and hopes to be bit there by one of the genetically modified super-spiders. Will he have trouble studying? Will he try to top his father’s achievements? Will he look to Pete to help him with his homework? This is all real, right? OK perhaps I’m confused but it’s a little odd, of all the universities he could have attended!

  • Jd

    Thats hott loves it