I used to care about how I looked. Now I don’t care as much. Maybe it’s because I’m so handsome.— James Franco
The most thrilling James Franco quotes that are simple and will have a huge impact on you
Sometimes I get a little sad, and I feel like being alone.
Then I talk to my cat about it, and he reminds me I’m James Franco. Then we dance.
All I know is that when I needed McDonald’s, McDonald’s was there for me.
The selfie is the new way to look someone right in the eye and say, 'Hello, this is me.'
You are successful if you are able to work on the kind of material that you want to - if your life conforms to your dreams, regardless of outside acceptance or acclaim.
I am very grateful for my life. I think one of the keys to not being depressed is to find gratitude and to be grateful for what you have. So I am grateful for what I have.
Quite Franc-ly, I think I am an asset to this world we live in.
I know that if I didn’t exist, there would be some truly upset people just waiting for me. A life without Franco is like a kitten without fur. That’s what my reflection told me.
Sometimes I think to myself, what should James Franco say next? And then it comes to me. Boobs.
It's hard when you're doing a film based on a true story to really figure out what all those relationships were.
They say living well is the best revenge but sometimes writing well is even better.
For April Fools Day, someone played a really cruel joke on me.
They stole ALL my mirrors and I had to go hours without seeing myself. I mean, I couldn’t even do my daily affirmations. What kind of world is this? I tell you, it’s artists like myself that really suffer.
Everyone pretends to be normal and be your best friend, but underneath, everyone is living some other life you don't know about, and if only we had a camera on us at all times, we could go and watch each other's tapes and find out what each of us was really like.
I don't consider weed to be any worse than having a beer.
Dreams and expectations also have the very dark flipside of disappointment, broken dreams.
When I was a child, I wanted to be an actor, but I had really bad buckteeth.
I didn't want to get braces, but my mom said I couldn't be an actor if I didn't get the braces. So, I got the braces.
My name is James Edward Franco. Ted is a nickname for Edward. That's what my parents called me. I also got 'Teddy Ruxpin' a lot. It just got to a point where I got sick of it, so when a teacher called out 'James Franco' my junior year of high school, I didn't correct her.
For whatever reason, I have an emotional life that wants to come out.
If the work is good, what does it matter? I'm doing it because I love it.
Why not do as many things I love as I can? As long as the work is good.
The new critique you're gonna start hearing about James Franco, is 'He's spreading himself too thin.'
Did you ever see Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke? That's what happens if you really smoke weed and make a movie. You get two guys and no plot and it's basically like, 'Yeah! Let's drive a van made of weed!' And that's pretty much the movie.
A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers - not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It's almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick.
Almost all the movies I've directed are adaptations.
And I think what I found when I went to film school, where they try to push you to find your voice or your thing, is that I got a lot of things out of adaptations.
I don't have many hobbies. If I think of hobbies, maybe ping pong. But I don't have a desire to get a ping pong medal.
I drank from the bottle again and it was a scary plunge because I always wanted to take too much. It hurt, but it was also impressive, like being in the hands of a bigger force. And because of that, a relief.
Sometimes rabbits, like, turn me on. I don't know why.
I guess it's ironic. I just did the Gucci cologne ad, and I was the cologne thief in junior high.
When I was a young actor, I just didn’t understand how to function in this business as an artist. It is a business, it’s called the film business for a reason, there’s money involved ... But on the flip side, now I do not let the business side of it rule either. It’s a balance.
Most of the books that I've adapted I'm doing because I love the book and I feel like it's a great work of art in itself, and when it's a great book I feel as a director or a writer that I have a responsibility to rise to the level of the original. It makes me try to reach higher.
I went to NYU graduate film school and met Pam [Romanowsky], and after doing a few things with her I thought she had the right sensibility and that she could figure it [The Adderall Diaries] out.
I love that the idea of examining memory, and the way memory is edited was made more interesting because it was being filtered through a writer.
He was so. So dirty, and just moving in front of me, and cute. I was in love with him, especially because he was talking to me.
I am actually turned off when I look at an account and don’t see any selfies, because I want to know whom I’m dealing with. In our age of social networking, the selfie is the new way to look someone right in the eye and say, 'Hello, this is me.'
Boys and girls were both created with given attributes, and given the freedom to act and react. But Adam was allowed to name all the animals, and Eve was made from Adam's rib, as a companion for him. No wonder she ate the apple, she was rebelling against a world where everything was stacked against her. She was just a prop to make Adam happy.
When we were doing 'Freaks and Geeks', I didn't quite understand how movies and TV worked, and I would improvise even if the camera wasn't on me. I thought I was helping the other actors by keeping them on their toes, but nobody appreciated it when I would trip them up. So I was improvising a little bit back then, but not in a productive way.
I actually don't smoke weed, but I've played a lot of stoners - especially with Seth Rogen.
The first piece of art that I ever bought-when I could afford it-was a Warhol sketch from the period when he was just getting out of doing commercial work and more into art. It's a sketch of a young guy's face. I guess the gallery that I bought it from thought I would like it because the young guy kind of looked like James Dean.
I got arrested for graffiti. I got arrested - a lot of, like, underage drinking, drunk in public, shoplifting, you know, your various, like, suburban arrests, I guess.
...it can be so boring being you sometimes, and if you were the most special thing like that, it could be really great, but maybe some people say the same thing about you, and you want to tell those people: 'No, you're stupid, it's no fun being me.
I worked the drive-through at McDonald's and tried out different accents - Italian, Russian, Irish.
I hate being an actor, they dress you and put on your makeup and you just feel like a little baby.
I was supposed to go out with this girl, but the plans mixed up because I was working late. So I went to her apartment with a flower. She was asleep, but I really wanted to see her. I figured I'd be like Romeo, and climbed up to her balcony and gave her a rose. She was very shocked. After that, it was over.
I love collaboration of all kinds, and I love the way that collaboration pulls me into directions I wouldn't go in if I was working on my own.
I wanted to do serious movies. I had a certain idea of what good acting was. That's since changed, and I love doing comedies now. I don't like a lot of those movies now, but I thought those were movies that I could do real, serious performances in.
If this is the only life, then why I’m not just doing everything I want to do.
If liking Katy Perry and drinking margaritas is gay, then who wants to be straight?!
I've come to a point where I just want to do movies that I just believe in.
I have come to an understanding of filmmaking, a new understanding where I believe it's a director's medium. That means working with people that I believe in.
I've been acting for many years now, and I find there's nothing I enjoy more than making films with my friends and people I like, who also are the funniest people around.
I was a black center in the middle of all the nature. I was nothing, but I could do anything.
Teens today rule the world. The whole culture - movies, music - is pointed at young people. They have so 'much' power.
I'm starting to teach now: I teach in the graduate film program at NYU and next year I'm going to be teaching at Los Angeles at the film program and English program at UCLA.