7 Movie Roles James Franco Came Crazy Close to Getting… But Failed

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We’re, like, 99% convinced that James Franco doesn’t sleep. How else would it be possible to do all that he does? The guy’s not even 40 yet, but he’s already got award-winning actor, best-selling author, filmmaker, and college instructor under his belt — with a Master’s degree AND a PhD in progress! We’d be satisfied accomplishing any one of those things, TBH.

And somewhere between making us laugh and tackling everything we just listed, James has time for a love life and charity work. With all that on his plate, it makes sense that the Disaster Artist actor would have to pass on some of the opportunities sent his way. Not only does he not score every role he auditions for, but he doesn’t sign on to everything he gets: