James Franco May Do Everything, But Is He Good at Everything?

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The modern-day, pseudo-intellectual, multiple-degree-holding Renaissance man that is James Franco tries to do everything. Franco acts in many movies a year, but also finds the time to be active on Broadway, write books of poetry and short stories, put together visual art projects, and direct as well as teach several classes at the university level. Unfortunately, some of these artistic ventures are more successful than others, and many of his projects are slammed with the critique that they only get attention due to the famous face behind them. Here’s a look at the various artistic arenas in which Franco has dabbled, and whether he’s been successful at those pursuits.