James Franco Has Made Bad Movies, Kissed Sean Penn

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In a new interview with GQ, Pineapple Express star James Franco opens up about his past of bad movies - and his future of making out with Sean Penn.

On making a few bad films: “I wanted to be the best actor that I could be. It’s just sad for me, because I know I worked so hard, and I just feel like in some way I kind of blew it. It’s just hard to get away from what I see as the stain of these bad movies.”

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On kissing costar Sean Penn in the movie Milk: “The first kiss of the movie was out on Haight Street, with, like, 200 people watching, outside. I’m sure in the end it will be a really cool shot, but it starts close and then it takes maybe a minute. That’s a long time on film with everybody watching, and, like, a fake moustache getting in your mouth. It was long enough that you couldn’t help but thinking, ‘Oh, my God, I’m kissing Spicoli.’”

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James Franco has enjoyed an eclectic career.

This Golden Globe winner truly made a name for himself via the Spider-Man franchise. He also played Tristan in Tristan and Isolde, and showed a comedic touch, appearing in Judd Apatow's Pineapple Express. He was also the lead in The Rise of The Planet of The Apes, and will be playing Oz in Oz: The Great and Powerful.

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