So everyone seems to think that James Franco is some sort of renaissance man, which I guess is what you call a pretentious douchebag when he’s still in the room. I don’t really see it, because his movies are goddamn awful and, as I said, pretentious douchebag. Anyway, after one of his teachers deigned to give him a D in “Directing the Actor” after he missed 12 out of his 14 classes, he was subsequently fired while James gave teachers who liked him cushy Hollywood gigs. Yeah, renaissance man. Keep saying it and see if it sticks, asshole. TMZ reports:
When people found out that Santana gave Franco a D, Santana claims he suffered all sorts of public humiliation — at the hands of James Franco … and the University itself, which ultimately fired him … something he claims would never have happened to a white professor. According to Santana, other teachers played favorites with Franco, including fellow professor Jay Anania … who Franco hired to write and direct the film Shadows & Lies. Santana groused, “In my opinion, they’ve turned the NYU graduate film degree into swag for James Franco’s purposes, a possession, something you can buy.” Santana told the Post, “The university has done everything in its power to curry favor with James Franco.”
No, seriously, what do people see in James? Super, he’s a stoner who thought it would be hilarious if he showed his butt on a magazine and walked around with a penis on his face for a short film. Woohoo. That’s not art, that’s just what stoners do after one too many bong hits. Also, he was in Eat Pray Love. If that doesn’t automatically disqualify you as an artist, I don’t know what will.