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Dave Franco: I Wrote Pretentious Poetry in High School

Dave Franco: I Wrote Pretentious Poetry in High School

Dave Franco suits up for GQ‘s “Style Bible” issue, which he, Drake, and John Slattery cover.

Here’s what the 26-year-old star of 21 Jump Street had to share:

On his knack for d-baggery: “Oh man, I’ve stopped trying to analyze it, because it makes me upset. Once I was complaining about it to someone, and they said, ‘It’s because you have an a–hole face.’ I was like, ‘Um, thank you. Thank you very much.’”

On his first theater class: [There were] “all these people screaming and crying and hitting each other. I remember thinking ‘F— this,’ but I stuck it out, and in a cheesy way I think it was good for me. It opened me up a bit.”

On dabbling in poetry during high school: “My God, it was really pretentious s—. I would write a poem out in the most simple terms, and then I would go through the thesaurus and find these elite replacements for them.”

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  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    .LMAO `i’m starting to like him now.

  • Hanna

    I think he’s hotter than his brother.

  • dj20

    Hot just like his brother

  • cococabana

    Dave…James…what I would do to them uughh yes <3

  • nellie

    He’s too short and why is he on cover of GQ?

  • zara

    Theres no lie, he very good looking.

  • dd

    Cute but he ain’t no Matt Bomer or Ryan Gossling!

  • Dasha

    I prefer his brother he’s way hotter and a good actor

  • Regina

    The good looking Franco

  • Kiki

    Sooo hot!! <3

  • Gina

    Him & his brother are so yummy!!

  • Sayer

    He’s hotter than his brother.

    Too bad they’re so short.

  • A

    @Sayer: How tall are they?

  • Frozoid

    WAY hotter than his pale, tired looking brother.

  • Carla

    BOTH Franco’s are gorgeous.

  • megan

    hot!! just like his bro