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James Franco Knows He Isn't "Perfect"

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Though we actually think James Franco may have achieved something close to perfection, we hear the critics loud and clear.

And so does he. In a recent interview with Bullet magazine, the Oz the Great and Powerful actor admitted:

"Criticism can sting but not for long. At this point I've heard it all, good and bad. I can take anything… If anyone wants to say that my doing these things makes me a jerk, that's not about me—that's about people reacting to me. I don't need to be liked for anything I do. 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."

He also told the magazine:

"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."

So he's whoring himself out for the sake of his art. Whatever. We'll take what we can get!

Meanwhile, his gorgeous Oz costar, Mila Kunis told the magazine of the actor's humble AND humbling personality:

"I think people would be surprised by what a calm and decent person he is. I don't want to get too personal but he's very humble. People know that he's well-educated and that he's well-read, but they might not know that he's also a really good guy."

If it's coming from Mila, we believe it! But we really just want to know what newly single Ashley Benson thinks…

P.S. CLICK HERE to see more photos from James' Bullett magazine shoot.

[Image via Bullett.]

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6 comments to “James Franco Knows He Isn't "Perfect"”

  1. HB says – reply to this


    People should lead by example and while he may be a 'good person' deep inside, his outward example is tarnished by the roles he chooses and the elitist attitude he confers upon himself.

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    Re: HB – Roles he chooses? You mean the good ones, or the great ones?

  3. Stop it says – reply to this


    Every time I hear Franco speak to s/one who is actually intelligent I get embarrassed for him. I appreciate he is trying to educate himself, most in Hollywood just stay uninformed. It seems it was proven (sorry) he missed the majority of his classes.He was allowed "outside" work. He was filming a soap and a movie at the time.I am sure he is wonderful and I appreciate his tenacity. The people saying he is intelligent, wow, you need to meet more people. Mila your beautiful..it is ok you wouldn't know the difference and I guess Ashton is no brain trust.

  4. Atasi says – reply to this


    "Franco" tries to be his best yet at another medium he could do better in the projects he chooses to be involved with I think he sends mixed signals to the audience but he's still pretty purrrfect for me!!!

  5. Mom says – reply to this


    He should have never cared in the first place. Anyone with a brain knows that critics are nothing but assholes seeking hype with their ignorant and biased comments.

  6. sigh says – reply to this



    literally all he's doing is what he loves - acting, writing, painting, poetry. he's not saying that he's the best at those things?? he's doing them because he loves to do them??? leave him alone????????????????????