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James Franco is an actor, director, writer, and artist. In 2011 he received an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his role in 127 Hours.
Actors Anonymous, billed as Franco's debut novel, is actually a collection of short stories, monologues, fragments and sketches.
James Franco by James Franco (Sorry Michael Martone)
Palo Alto by James Franco
While there are several main characters, the real lead here is Franco, threading through several of the narratives.
Sean Connery. No, not really. James Franco.
The setting moves us around downtown Los Angeles and the Valley, as well as NYU's campus and New York. We'd want to live here, but we wouldn't want to live the vacant and insecure lives of these characters.
You need to be able to take on all roles and laugh at all roles. To be able to mock the role you're playing while you're playing it.
Read the rest of Chris Rosales' review here.