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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 Got a D in Acting Class at NYU
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.
(Read more James Franco stories.)

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