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James Franco Went To Poetry Class After Oscar Nomination

James Franco Went To Poetry Class After Oscar Nomination

James Franco signs autographs before going into The Daily Show to tape an appearance on Tuesday (January 25) in New York City.

The 32-year-old actor told Jon Stewart that despite finding out he had been nominated for an Oscar for 127 Hours, he still went to his poetry class at Yale instead of taking the day off to celebrate!

“I wouldn’t want to push it!” James said. “I got the announcement, and then I went on the Today show, then I walked down the street and went into class.”

FYI: James is wearing a Gucci coat.

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  • Clairedelune

    Will study very hard for an A. Cute cute cute

  • hannah

    Ugh he’s so annoying.

  • jb

    his life is so charmed. jealous.

  • me0007

    since when did the act of just going to college make you a cross between Stephen Hawking and Noam Chomsky? geesh… i need to start patting myself on the back more. “poetry class” mind you…

  • isHotr

    WOW… hot, sexy, talented, hipster, AND bohemian. He is SUCH a hottie. Go away @hannah! He’s NOT annoying.

    Anna O’Reilly is so lucky!

  • Kaz simply Amaazzing !!!!!!!!


  • hannah

    @isHotr: it’s called an opinion my dear, last time i checked i’m allowed to have one.

  • Anastacia

    he seems to be such a nice and funny person!
    he and dave have the same laugh :D
    love them both!!

  • delilah

    James is just adorable! I am so glad he is finally sort of “blossoming,” and getting recognized! He strikes me as someone who is very shy in personality, but he is getting more comfortable in himself as he gets older. He is so spontaneous and real.

    Yes, definitely bohemian and everything else, #5. I agree. I’m glad he is making it cool to get education. People should never stop trying to learn something. It makes life way more interesting, and it causes you to look at stuff differently and understand it and appreciate stuff more. Some people think college is only if you want a good job, but taking classes for yourself is just as important.

  • carey

    He goes to Columbia/NYU, not Yale which is not down the street from the filming of the Today Show, in NYC. Regardless though, he’s super hot and smart – what could be better?



  • jensenLUVER tanya

    this is exactly y i LUV THIS MAN!!!!

  • Anna

    I fu-ked him

  • Anna

    Did someone say crack .i ll suck **** for crack ;-0

  • SarahNL

    lol, that he actually went to class! That was really funny. I’m looking forward to the Oscars! xD

  • Frozoid

    He goes to Yale as well, and he was filmed by a crew in New Haven, CT

  • Frozoid

    He goes to Yale as well, and he was filmed by a crew in New Haven, CT

  • British Latin American

    He looks just like a handsome, hip student should.

  • latam

    i dont find his “im studying” thing charming, he’s so pretentious he talks about it all the time and if you watched the oscar roundtable you’d see what a douche he actually said “i went to film school” in such a self important way as if that makes his words more important than the other actors, he’s not humble at all

  • carrie

    he’s tireless:2 days ago,he partied at Sundance movie fest,he’s preparing Oscar host,he’s acting in a movie,he will direct a movie,he ‘s studying Yale……

  • Carter

    @hannah: I so agree with you! Ugh, he’s so far up his own a$$ that he may never find his way out. Very pretentious and icky.

  • carly32


    wrong, he’s getting his phd at yale like he says in the interview. we see him all the time around campus, and i have several friends who have had classes with him. he’s also directing a show here with undergrads.

  • http://deleted Mikayla

    Love James! This man is awesome!

  • dee

    @carey: You’re wrong. The crew of The Today Show went to Yale instead of the other way around. And if u watched the interview he clearly states he went to Yale.

  • aj

    i seriously want to marry hiiiiiiiim

  • Jokergurl

    I wouldn’t mind having this hunk in my class, he’s very versatile and refreshing, he can do anything soaps, war movies, comedies, drama, whatever, he’s entertaining. :)

  • jesse


  • kiki

    I really like him (: nice to see him get some attention now! can’t wait for Oscars.

  • do-rag

    He’s such a douche. What a dork.

  • Team Yellow Peeps


  • Honesty

    This guy has gone to like a dozen colleges already and still no degree except from UCLA. Now he is in a PhD program at Yale that he can namedrop every chance he gets. I’m sure the real students in his class must really hate him for his famewhore behavior. Mr “I went to film school” douchebag. Guess what, a lot of people went to film school and college.

  • http://deleted addie


    Uhh, he doesn’t need to go to school. he already has his degree. he Just likes going to school he says it in every interview. I have seen many of his interviews and he never is the first person to bring what school he has attended up first . Look up his interview with his brother, he isn’t a douche he is a man who is proud that he can go to college. He is highly motivated. he sends a good message to kids that its okay to learn after college. and i don’t think you have ever met him so leave him alone. My god.

  • Gag Me W/ A Spoon

    Please stay in school so you can continue to pretend that you’re an “artist”

  • Linda Kloss

    Ya all go see his latest self indulgence: The Broken Tower, and see how you feel about this guy.