First off hold your judgment! "Blayr you don't actually know this man...your marriage to him is a figment of your imagination and possibly suggests your mental health is less than stable..." Blah blah blah! Regardless of the aforementioned items, James and I are not currently on speaking terms because I am disappointed in him. His list of impressive attributes is rapidly shrinking in comparison to his list of What the F#@! were you thinking attributes.
Why James Franco is AMAZING list
The James Dean story...acting rivals Brando and it's when we first fell in love. Emmy, Golden Glode, and a SAG.
Spiderman, Pineapple Express, Freaks and Geeks, Milk - he has range as an actor and can perform amazingly well in blockbuster smash hits whether its Action/Adventure, Comedy, or Drama.
127 Hours - An Oscar nomination is nothing to turn your nose up at!
Even though he dropped out of school to pursue (obviously not a bad idea) acting he returned to get his bachelor's from UCLA, a MFA from Columbia, and Yale for a Phd.
Although I haven't seen it yet I am positive he portrayed Alan Ginsberg amazingly in Howl.
Writes and directs independent films, paints and creates multi-media art, writes poetry...I mean come on. It's just plain sexy the diversity of his talent.
He's just gorgeous...the Josh Hartnett squinty eyes, the Tom Cruise crushing smile...Armani and Gucci don't pick uggos or their Ad campaigns.
Why James Franco might be insane, and needs help list
He has played a stoner or a gay man at least 3 times each with overwhelming conviction.
There is a fine line between squinting and falling asleep.
Why do you make millions of dollars on major films and then do a stint on General Hospital where your character is a troubled artist named 'Franco'? I would love to know who approached who with this proposition.
Umm movies that should never have seen the light of day: Annapolis, The Wicker man, Nights in Rodanthe, Tristan and Isolde, Flyboys, Your Highness (ha ha we get it) & Camille. I would rather get 4 cavities filled without Novocaine than watch any of those again. And a pre-quel to the Wizard of Oz?! Whyyyyyyyy...stop smoking joints and then reading scripts.
Hosted The Oscars high?....That was the ACADEMY AWARDS JAMES! Billy Crystal, Alec Baldwin, Steven Martin, Jon Stewart - it's a freaking honor if they ask you to host! You barely showed up. It was as if you were playing one of your stoner characters! High in a movie - funny, high while driving in Hollywood and hitting someone - illegal but funny, high on national live tv - dumb.
Teaching a class on editing films and using only his films to work on. Yes there was a course at Columbia University entitled Master Class: Editing James Franco…with James Franco. Seriously?
I forgive you, but your brother has been making moves lately and I'm just saying Marilyn Monroe might have had some good ideas about keeping it in the family.
I am in love with this show and thank God for Tevo so I can catch up on missed episodes. My night life aka binge drinking and tv watching has been severely effected by my pesky stand up comedy career. So I miss it once in a while, but when I get to see it again it's like finding a long lost friend on Facebook that got fat and looks REALLY old and now you are better than them because you are happy and thin and young looking without a gaggle of kids following you around sucking out your life force and draining all your monetary gains.
I can't say I have a favorite character on the show, because the writing is so sharp, quick witted, and smart for the entire cast it makes you fall in love with them all. I do admire Tina Fey for poking fun at herself with a character that I am sure is more than loosely based on her real persona. She's also able to do it with an objective critique for herself and of all the egos in the entertainment industry. The feel of the show does have a frenetic rhythm which I imagine is true to the environment of writing for a late night sketch show with that quick of a turnaround. The flashbacks and cut aways are not abused like they are on shows like 'Family Guy'
After watching 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee', Jerry Seinfeld's show on Crackle, I saw Alec Baldwin's episode. It renewed my respect for his profound intelligence, acting ability both humorous and dramatic, and impressive humility.
Now a list of some of my favorite quote from Tracy Morgan's character on the show, Tracy Jordan
"I believe vampires are excellent golfers, but no one will ever know."
"I'm doing God's work here in Africa, just yesterday I kicked two naked people out of a garden"
"I love this cornbread so much, I wanna take it behind a middle school and get it pregnant."
"What is this, Horseville? Because I’m surrounded by naysayers. Wordplay!"
"Why don’t Catholics eat meat on Fridays? I’ll tell you why: It’s because the Pope owns Long John Silver’s."
"I want to hold a mirror up to society and then win world record for biggest mirror."