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From Student To Teacher! James Franco To Teach Grad Class AT NYU!

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Tischies, rejoice!

James Franco has announced that he'll be teaching a third-year grad class on "adapting poetry into short films" at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.

Given his background and role as poet Allen Ginsberg in 2010's Howl, this class def sounds like it's right up his alley.

Here's what chair of Tisch's grad film program John Tintori had to say about Franco's class:

“He’s here to teach because he really knows something about directing that he can share with our students. He’s incredibly prolific, and that comes from a real work ethic - and that’s another thing to impart to our students.”

Sounds like a wonderful class! We're sure it will be a great experience for the lucky students who get to take it!

Tisch peeps - sign up fast! He's only taking 12 students!

Would U like to take a class with James Franco?

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17 comments to “From Student To Teacher! James Franco To Teach Grad Class AT NYU!”



  1. 1

    this is such a joke, i find it hard to believe it's real. james franco, the one who falls asleep during classes and whose career highlights include roles where he plays a druggie (which shouldn't even be called acting because that's how he comes off in real life), is going to TEACH a class?? i have no respect for this man or his career, but kudos for him for taking advantage of the fact that today's Hollywood seems to accept ANYONE as a celeb, whether or not they have actual talent. get that easily-earned money, Franco



  2. 2

    Given his background and role as poet Allen Ginsberg, give me a damn break fat ass…….."I'm not a real doctor but I play one on TV". Who the hell are your sources?



  3. 3

    I hope he doesn't show up to teach class as stoned as he was at the Academy Awards. He was an embarrassment. His education at NYU is a joke, and if I were a student there, I wouldn't take his class, but you know it's going to be packed.



  4. 4

    HOTTEST teacher ever!



  5. 5

    where do I enroll? www.theprettydish.com



  6. 6

    Re: futuremrslabeouf – James Franco doesn't care if you respect him, nor does Shia LaBeouf know or care you exist.

    I think it's nice to see him stay grounded and do something he cares about instead of selling out to do multimillion blockbuster action films like a lot of other young actors *cough*Transformers*cough*



  7. 7

    Excellent actor, but boy is he pretentious. Yikes!



  8. 8

    Re: CatsClaw – I'm pretty sure they at least teach reading comprehension at NYU, which you apparently haven't learned. The post clearly says he's only accepting 12 students. Yeah, pack em all in!



  9. 9

    Subject matter should really be - "How to land an epic shitbomb at the Oscars 101" ?

    Wasn't this douche sleeping in class?



  10. 10

    It's absurd to have Franco teach a class-I don't care how small. It hurts the program's credibility. Reminds me of when UCLA was going to have him be the commencement speaker exactly 2 seconds after he had graduated himself and the student body protested and got him booted. That's what the students should do here-it cheapens their degree to have freaking Franco teach a class.

    On another note-yes, he will be the hottest teacher in the history of teaching. Damn he's gorgeous.



  11. 11

    Re: SayWha? – Rofl! Or he could teach a class in 'insulting the audience with complete and utter indifference'…



  12. 12

    No chance anyone is genius enough to get more than one masters in a year, film, present the oscars, start a PhD and teach, while filming and traveling all over the US.

    You used to be mysterious and cool Franco.



  13. 13

    What the hell happened to James's WhoSay page? Its freaking missing?! Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo



  14. 14

    YAY JAMES FRANCO



  15. 15

    Talk about hot for teacher!!!!! Extra credit please…. He is walking sex.
    Everyone sounds so jealous. He works hard and is trying to improve himself and do more with his life. Haters, what have you done lately?



  16. 16

    Re: Shoshanna_ – He took it down and it is now "private" only site. He got into trouble with the companies he represents over some pics he posted last week on the site..



  17. 17

    Mr Franco is very smart man. He is getting his Phd in English at Yale University. Besides teaching in NYC he will also be imparting some classes in a California college. What a HOT professor!!