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James Franco Covers ESQUIRE September 2010

James Franco Covers ESQUIRE September 2010

James Franco, dressed up Gucci, holds up a mug on the September 2010 cover of Esquire, on stands this week.

On the importance of being a student: “Acting doesn’t do very much for me. I put off school for it, but it’s not like it was a sacrifice or anything. I really didn’t miss school until I went back. Or maybe I missed it and nobody believed that, not even me. The work of it — and I have really great teachers — that’s the stuff that adds up for me in a way that acting doesn’t.”

On his new movie, which was based off of a book: “What can I say about Eat, Pray, Love? Let’s see (pauses for 15 seconds) You know, in Eat, Pray, Love, my character mostly appears in the first 20 pages of the book. (smiles) And I can definitely say I read the first twenty pages.” Ha!

Below is a video James made with his younger brother, Dave Franco, also an actor. Since James has been busy with school and General Hospital, he hasn’t had any time to watch anything James has been in. Haha, oops!



James Franco Five More Ways — By: Dave Franco

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  • DAISY

    Wow. I really used to like this guy but the more and more interviews he gives, the more douche-like he appears. Sad times…

  • Brightside

    @DAISY:
    I agree…acting has made him famous so why knock it! That’s pretty arrogant to knock the profession that has earned him so much money, made him an international name and allowed him the financial freedom to pursue his other interests.

  • Yolanda

    HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BEAN

    what happened to his face? these magazines need to lay off the photoshop

  • jen

    I definitely understand him when it comes to his high appreciation for school, being a student and his professors because I also value education a lot and love being a college student, however, he sounds like he is bashing acting, or just like putting it down in a way. Think he needs to be careful with that. If it wasn’t for acting we wouldn’t be able to hear his high praises for school.

  • wow

    What’s with the mug? Terrible cover. James looks better in person than in pictures or magazines

  • Michelle Depp

    Cute guy & nice pic but the coffee mug…seriously? Looks stupid.

  • xxx

    perfecttttttttttttttttt

  • jensen

    nice to see DAVE Franco in this vid! love him.
    also, that cover…awful! he looks old and as if he has gray hair, whereas in the vid he looks completely different.

  • jamesfan

    james franco you are my hero! esquire i hate you

  • Me

    He’s perfection! I love him more than ever! Great article, great pictures, great videos with Dave. Esquire hit it out of the park.

  • Me

    He’s perfection! I love him more than ever! Great article, great pictures, great videos with Dave. Esquire hit it out of the park.

  • http://twitter.com/inisarah_ Sarah.nl

    haha they are so funny together! and James didn’t even see Dave in Scrubs? Dave was so funny! I wanna see more videos of them together.

  • lisq

    I dont think he is arrogant he is actually incredibly charming and intelligent, what he seems to be saying is that in his youth he thought that acting was the only important things, it was all consuming and now that he is older he finds that there are other things that are more important. Its also ignorant to say that ‘he’s made all this money doing movies he shoulnt knock them’, thats just stupid maybe he doesnt care about them money and he no longer cares about acting in the same way he did.

  • lisq

    I dont think he is arrogant he is actually incredibly charming and intelligent, what he seems to be saying is that in his youth he thought that acting was the only important things, it was all consuming and now that he is older he finds that there are other things that are more important. Its also ignorant to say that ‘he’s made all this money doing movies he shoulnt knock them’, thats just stupid maybe he doesnt care about them money and he no longer cares about acting in the same way he did.

  • Joan

    What a terrible cover! Yuck!

  • Brightside

    I wouldn’t knock the career that I trained for, that keeps food on my table and pays my bills. I might get days when it’s not as enjoyable as others…but I wouldn’t knock it. If he really feels that acting doesn’t do very much for him then maybe he should quit and find a career that does. Something he enjoys a lot more and does something for him. Something he can feel passionate about since he doesn’t seem to have any passion for acting. And I notice that he stated acting, not fame or celebrity, but acting and he’s a very intelligent person so I should imagine that it is definitely the acting he means.

  • SD

    I also set great store by having an education. It opens many doors. Somebody in his financial circumstances may not need a college degree as much as an impecunious individual such as myself, but it’s good that places so much value on it.

    For all us nonacting folk, an education can make the difference between enjoying a nice standard of living, and being necessitous. Which would you rather have?

  • mmm

    hooooooooooooooooooooooot

  • jensenLUVER tanya

    seriously how can any1 NOT LUV THIS GUY??!!!!!!! LUV HIM!! Great actor, smart, cute, normal!! cant ask 4 anythin mor!!! hope we get 2 c him mor in da future!!

  • jensenLUVER tanya

    OOMMGGGG I SWEAR him & his bro r twins!!! SO ADORABLE!!

  • jensenLUVER tanya

    ive learned mor from this interview than da stupid internet. this is how interviews should tak place. as 4 da pic on da covr……disgusted. james has da best smile in da world & his facial expressions r 2 die 4. y did they chose 2 pick da old man lookin pic out of millions?? he looks sick…very disappointed….

  • gah!

    HE’S SO ADORABLE LOL

  • Jonte

    Ah, my favourite stoner (ok, along with JGL)

  • sarah

    Can’t. Breathe. He is so yummy. His smile melts me…

  • alguien

    it’s a role he plays as a way of laughing at himself. check out his funny or die videos. he’s been portraying himself as a vapid douchebag for several years.

  • Emma

    SO MUCH WIN IN A SINGLE VIDEO. This reminds me of Funny or Die videos. Franco Bros are EPIC.

  • lauren

    dang, dave franco is hot

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