If there is one thing that I learned from Tom Franco, it's to be true to yourself. No matter how stuck you may feel creatively, be confident in who you are, and you will eventually find what you are looking for.
During my senior year I had the honor of interviewing celebrities on camera for the film festival, and my first guest was going to be James Franco. Years of toiling in the student newspaper, radio, and TV station had paid off: I was finally a real-ish entertainment journalist!
LaBeouf's recent activities have been typified by uncertainty over whether they are performances or indicative of a real-life implosion. The same questions could be asked of Franco's behavior over the last few months.
Revelers and roasters hit the Red Carpet for The Comedy Central Roast of James Franco with spunk and fervor recently and their target was clear: To poke fun at the eclectic Oscar nominee/filmmaker/artist/Yale student/teacher/esoteric, creative beast.