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James Franco is BlackBook Bold

James Franco is BlackBook Bold

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James Franco looks hot hot hot in the new December/January issue of BlackBook Magazine.

The 30-year-old actor, who plays the lover of Harvey Milk (Sean Penn) in Gus van Sant’s highly biopic Milk, speaks candidly about his career and his studies at Columbia and NYU. Franco, who wrote directed and starred in 2005’ Ape, a film about a closeted gay writer, discussed playing another gay character in Milk:

On working with Sean Penn: “After we wrapped up Milk, Sean Penn said to me, ‘I’m going to have to break up with you now.”

On his fave NYC hang-outs: “Bungalow 8, Smith and Mills and Chanterelle.”

On his outlook on gay relationships: “As soon as I got out of high school, I was like, I don’t care if anybody’s gay. It doesn’t matter. Doing Milk, I don’t know if it broadened my mind at all. I like to think that I was as open as I could be at that point.”

Read the full article and more pics, visit BlackBookMag.com

Milk opens in theaters everywhere TOMORROW. JJ recommended!

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  • Janelle

    James Franco is so smart and sexy!

  • British Latin American

    James certainly has it going on.

  • PardyHardy

    Swoon.

  • kim

    Ah, I want this for Christmas. James is so smart and talented.

  • veronica

    HOT!!!

  • Janie

    This movie was beyond good! James and Sean have to get Oscar nominations! James more than Sean, he was flat out brilliant! :)

  • athena

    Yeah for James Franco. I hope because he’s portraying a gay character doesn’t mean he’s Hollywood worthy…He’s already worthy…I can’t wait to see the movie. Love him…these pics are great! Thanks JJ.

  • h.

    He was great in Freaks and Geeks. I’m looking forward to this movie. It looks like I’ll need a hanky though. =P

  • bella

    Hot :)

  • cutie

    Very nice, Jared!

    I like James and I’ve heard great things about Milk!

  • Atanaska

    Hot, hot hooooooot! Fab pictures :) … he never disappoints

  • Kristinaa

    HE’S SO HOT!! GOSH….

  • Diana

    I heart James!

  • Rita

    I LOVE HIS BIG SMILE, when his eyes disappear… swoon.

    Too bad he’s not smiling in any of these pics, but hot nonetheless.

  • bella

    LOL comment #4 . . .ME TOO :)

  • rjp

    hmm.so he is gay then

  • manda

    HOTTTTTTT OUCHHHHHH !

  • M

    Damn he is so hot!. This is the guy jared is suppose keep posting on.

  • Mr. d

    Much better looking than Leo DiCrapio.

  • Shannon

    Hottie and he can actually act make u apperciate his hotness even more!

  • sELMA

    waow, i have been keeping my pervy eye on him since freaks & geeks, and he’s getting hotter and hotter.

  • http://heyfranco.blogspot.com Dianna Trent

    Uh…Just a little FYI – Franco didn’t play a closeted homosexual character in The Ape. Who read THAT into the film?? I also don’t know WHY people assume he’s not straight after his MILK role. No one seemed to think that about Penn or Ledger or Glynenhall or other straight actors who took on such roles.I may be disappointed in James’ film choices to play these characters but I’m still smitten with the guy. He’s unbelievably stunning! His smile could light up a room!

  • Honey

    Jmes Franco is nice,smart, sexy & hot…
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIYf0l_0u1k

  • Marieme

    He’s so pretty.

    And smart and funny!

  • Huh?

    Too bad he’s gay.

    Oh well, another one bites the dust. He’s pretty hot though.

  • wish

    Very talented guy and smart too. Also don’t forget he’s cute .

  • ANDREA

    my favorite actor of ALL TIME. HANDS DOWN.

  • Paulina

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !

    James is a total babe.. anddd he is smart + talented andd he is going to school in NYC. LOVES !

  • ali

    i love james franco!!! hes so hot

  • isaac

    He’s great!!

  • christina

    DAMN BOIIII !!!!!

  • brie2009

    WOW!!!! He is soo smart and soo HOT!!!!!!!!

  • Ivana

    Love this guy !!!!

  • lala

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGG HEZZZ MY BIGGEST OBSESSIONNNNNNNNN
    SOO HOTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT<33333333

  • kim

    None of these pics do him justice. We need one of his lovely lopsided smile. I loved him in Fly boys ! Not the greatest movie ever, but his character was dreamy ! !

  • BK

    His character in The Ape isn’t gay (closeted or otherwise). Also, that movie is SHOCKINGLY bad. The title character is played by a man in a dime-store ape mask (no moving mouth, muffled dialogue) — in profile shots you can actually see through the mask’s eyeholes to the other side. A good movie to watch in a group and ridicule.

  • BK

    His character in The Ape isn’t gay (closeted or otherwise). Also, that movie is SHOCKINGLY bad. The title character is played by a man in a dime-store ape mask (no moving mouth, muffled dialogue) — in profile shots you can actually see through the mask’s eyeholes to the other side. A good movie to watch in a group and ridicule.

  • BK

    His character in The Ape isn’t gay (closeted or otherwise). Also, that movie is SHOCKINGLY bad. The title character is played by a man in a dime-store ape mask (no moving mouth, muffled dialogue) — in profile shots you can actually see through the mask’s eyeholes to the other side. A good movie to watch in a group and ridicule.

  • laura

    AGREED, BK. I think I remember there being a scene where the camera was behind a bookshelf or something and you could barely see what was happening in the scene. Though i do applaud the movie for the priceless line in the start – “Oh Judy, your seahorse!” But beyond that first five minutes, its pretty much unbearable.

  • megan

    James marry me please!!!!

  • Valerie

    james franco is so freakin hot!!! i wish i could have him all to myself!

  • Lindsey

    james is the perfect man.. i melt just looking at him! he”s so HOT!

  • http://none jimbuc

    I like james franco very much. I agree he is smart and wonder if is saying he is gay in a way that doesn’t necessarily say he’s gay?

  • http://none jimbuc

    james franco is gay. I know I know why doesn’t he just say it ? career ?
    he says things that mask the truth, I think, he is smart , and having a good time I think & maybe he intends to write screenplays, direct fims, etc. and one day come out or in the inevitable future interview introduce his boyfriend. ??? just a thought

  • Lolaye

    Oh james! Why do you gotta be ALL that all the time? WHY?

    People like to think extremely attractive talented men are gay, just cause they’re almost sheer perfection. It’s only obvious that it’s about envy.

  • Lolaye

    No, seriously..this man drives me CRAZY!

  • sargent

    LOVELY!

  • sargent

    btw he is incredible in Milk and Pineapple Express and has got the most wonderful smile ( :

  • Ivana

    He is so handsomeeeeeee.
    Typical Aries…

  • http://www.leosfanforum.de Johanne

    He isn`t gay… only in “Milk”!

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