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: