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James Franco: Spirit of Elysium Award Honoree

James Franco: Spirit of Elysium Award Honoree

James Franco suits up in Gucci at The Art of Elysium‘s 4th Annual Black Tie “Heaven” Charity Gala on Saturday (January 15) at the California Science Center in Los Angeles.

The 32-year-old 127 Hours star received the “Spirit of Elysium” Award at the bash for his involvement with the organization.

“I wanted a place where I could give back. I didn’t know what I could give but I wanted to give back,” he said during his acceptance speech, adding that pal Kirsten Dunst introduced him to The Art of Elysium.

“I started volunteering at All Saints Hospital. Art of Elysium really saved my life. There’s nothing better than giving back,” he added.

At the end of his speech, James gave Kirsten, who won the same award last year, a kiss on the cheek.

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# 1

I want to marry him.

# 2

looks stoned

# 3

Why he cry? ? ? ? Remly me

# 5

my lover

# 6
Lilakoi Moon @ 01/16/2011 at 6:46 am

@Laura: I do too. He’s my lover<3

# 7
Clairedelune @ 01/16/2011 at 6:54 am

Too cute for words…I wish I were in my 20s again….talented, hard working, a bit messed up and cute…what more can one ask ask for in a movie star?

# 8
Brightside @ 01/16/2011 at 7:46 am

James Franco…very handsome. Also very intelligent so don’t apply to be his girlfriend unless you have an IQ of 140 or over.
Which counts most of us out :(

# 9

James Franco is looking so handsome! gotta love a guy in a suit. :P

Hot Hot Hot… I love him!

Bleh, he’s too far up his own butt. Don’t mistake that condition for intelligence.

TinyDancer @ 01/16/2011 at 5:49 pm

Handsome…and congrats to him on his charity work, for which he was being honored at this event.

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