James Franco Got a D in Acting Class
Must have been one tough NYU prof
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2010 10:41 AM CDT
James Franco, right, speaks with Kate Mara during a news conference for the film "127 Hours" during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010.   (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Darren Calabrese)

(Newser) – James Franco, who may be headed for an Oscar nomination for his role in 127 Hours, took an acting class at NYU … and got a D. “I did the work, I did well in everything else,” he tells Showbiz411, attributing his low grade to lots of absences—he was, after all, shooting a movie—and the fact that the instructer probably felt uncomfortable working with him. For more from Franco, including his take on why he's played so many gay characters, click here.