Because of his starring roles in buzzy films like "Spring Breakers" and "Oz the Great and Powerful," you may think that James Franco is having a moment. But of course the epic multitasker -- straddling Hollywood, the art world and the Ivy League -- is always having a moment.
The actor/professor/artist/pilot/student/blogger/Warholian icon is featured in the latest issue of Bullett Magazine, opening up to Nick Haramis on the method behind his madness. The Franco-on-Franco session produced some truly quotable moments, from insightful to egotistical, as well as some dashing painterly portraits by photographer Frederik Heyman.
Take a look at Franco's best comments about the subject he knows and loves best: himself. Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
"Do you think that I come off as not humble?"
"Truly, I couldn’t give a shit about the people who still question my sexuality. If they want to say that I’m gay, I really don’t care."
"I put out a lot of different kinds of material, and maybe people read that as egotistical. Or maybe, since a lot of it does involve some aspect of me, they find it self-aggrandizing. But there’s a long tradition of artists using themselves. Look, I know I’m not perfect. And, who knows, maybe a part of it has to do with self-obsession. But it’s also about using this weird thing that is a public persona as raw material for creative projects."
"It’s about appropriation. It’s about playing with different personae. It’s about being silly or wearing a stupid mask. It’s about engaging with the world around me. Maybe all of these things are portraits of what we’re into now and my take on it."
"...There are parallels between what Oz did and what I do as a creative person."
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