Couldn't he have just written a poem or something?
We suppose the connection is that both Dean and Renfro were actors who died at a very young age?
Given Franco's history with unorthodox/bizarre art, we guess we shouldn't be TOO surprised that he'd do something like this, although the idea that he'd perform self-mutilation for art is a BIT troubling.
Good luck with the new art project James, but be careful!
We hope whatever carving tool you used was sterilized first…
What do U think about James Franco's tribute to Brad Renfro? Art? Insanity? A bit of both?
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