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James Franco Covers 'Details' March 2013

James Franco Covers 'Details' March 2013

James Franco is sultry serious on the cover of Details magazine’s March 2013 issue, on newsstands February 19.

Here’s what the 34-year-old Oz the Great and Powerful actor had to share with the mag:

On homosexuality rumors: “One of my professors at Yale… had been a 19th-century- literature scholar. But as soon as he brought his queer life into that world, it gave him this energy and a realization: It wasn’t about being gay but about being different. And that gave me a feeling of enormous permission.”

On negative criticism: “All you have is what you work on and how hard you work on it. As far as the results or the reception, it’s out of your hands. That’s something I really had to come to understand.”

On his character Alien in Spring Breakers: “Alien is what happens if we get all our wishes: unrestrained consumerism, ego, id, sex…”

On taking on different careers: “…I’d become incredibly frustrated staying in the lines of my job description as an actor. I was making it hard, not only on everyone else, but on myself as well.”

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Credit: Mark Seliger/Details
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    dead @ his jj tag being ‘ jaems franco’

  • Frame

    Did he say yes to gay rumours or what?

  • Yas

    He’s alright when he’s not being an absolute idjit.

  • the_boyfriend

    i wouldn’t say No.


    OMG, so freaking HOT, must buy the magazine.

  • Macy

    Please don’t open your mouth….You sound like a pretentious A*S.

  • Atasi

    Just ahhhmazing the “Jamesi” deserves it he’s so mega talented!!!

  • lala

    so…is he gay or…?

  • boom

    Damn. He is for sure one FINE piece of a man. <3 ….. Ugh. Gays are usually very pretty boys, I don't get it why they turn homosexuals… Isn't there any woman beautiful enough for them? I am not against gays but… UGH It's a bit frustrating to see all them good-looking boys not be available at all.

  • Luke

    Boom, you don’t chose to be gay, you are born that way.

    Anyway. He’s so gay. I don’t care what he says. He. Is. Gay.

  • Anne

    @boom: You don’t choose who turns you on dear. It’s biology too… almost all if not all animal species have “gay” behavior.

  • Toni

    @boom: You’re making it sound like they’re choosing their sexuality. :/ I hope you know better.

    Anyways, his answer seems vague, but it doesnt matter, be whoever you are James!

  • everleighlove

    What bugs me.. Is that people “aren’t allowed” to have opinions that being Gay isn’t a choice… Why can’t I choose to think that It is a choice and that be okay? Everyone is allowed their own opinion… And shouldn’t be judged for that. YOU may believe that they are born that way, I may believe that they aren’t and that’s it’s a choice.. That should be okay! Shouldn’t be called wrong or that you are ignorant because you believe a certain way. I don’t think people who think people who practice homosexuality are wrong, I just have a different opinion. And I think that needs to be more accepted.

  • aerialla

    I lost all respect for this guy when he had a professor fired for giving him a bad grade. He’s a pretentious d**k. If only his acting is as good as he thinks it is he might be able to put one toe in John Malkovich’s shoe.

  • mmmmmmmm

    @aerialla: It’s your choice regarding not liking him but you don’t actually technically know that he got ANYONE fired, it’s just the professor’s word and he could just be going after Franco because he’s rich and trying his luck.

    Franco has also helped lots of students achieve their dream. I like confidence in a man and Franco has plenty and very hot with it.

  • Marie

    James is hot hot hot! Details did a great job with the photos. No photo shop here.


    am lost…did he just say he’s gay….either way it’s his personal life..

  • lala

    oh yeah just a friendly reminder that he deepthroats a pistol in spring breakers. this isnt gonna go down well with the parents lol

  • ummmmm

    what? he didn’t even go to class he’d send someone else for him – and he did get the professor fired. jesus fangirls are sick — always allowing your favorite celebrity get away with everything, it’s the f.g way ~ and he’s the one talking about his sexuality, so stop saying “it’s private”.. if it’s so private than keep it to yourself!

  • Angelina

    His Boyfriend is so hot. STOP YOUR MAN FROM CHEATING with Love Toys at AthenaToysdotcom

  • emmaa

    If you read the article in its entirety it is stated that James is not gay. If you read it properly you will understand the context of that quote.

  • Chanel

    He’s a good actor and pretty hot. But from the article, he sounds totally unbearable in real life. Art for art’s sake…

  • Czarina

    I love this man so much that I forgave him for doing ‘Your Highness’ and I will forgive him for doing ‘Spring Breakers’!!! Stick to projects like Milk, 127 Hours and James Dean. Can’t wait for Lovelace to come out too!!

  • KissThis

    Some would say he’s artistic, but I find him pretentious. No doubt he’s talented, but I’m kind of over him.

  • British Latin American

    @boom: I do agree with you about gay men, and men who are bi/vague being so much more attractive than straight men unfortunately. I do have to say that even though there is some doubt that people are born gay, that there is no evidence to suggest that people choose to be gay.

    @lala: his father is dead.

  • Montana

    Oh he’s gay! Otherwise u’d just say no. Either way, I’m a fan! Poor Ashley though. :/

  • Montana

    @Czarina: I LOVED your highness and Pineapple Express. Milk is what makes me think he’s gay… :).

  • Clarence Abernathy


    So how do all the child molesters come to be attracted to babies or little boys and girls? Biology?