James Franco's literary films: A (seemingly unending) list
James Franco contains multitudes. He has been nominated for an Oscar, stars in goofy movies like the upcoming celebrities-face-the-apocalypse comedy "This is the End," has twice played a gay poet in a period biopic, gone to graduate school, gotten a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, published a poetry chapbook, directed a film that will play at Cannes and much, much more. With this week's news that he's planning to adapt, direct and star in yet another film made from a book, it was time to try to tally up exactly how many movie-and-book projects he's tackled.
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2. James Franco in 'Oz, the Great and Powerful'
James Franco played Oz in this year's box office hit "Oz the Great and Powerful," based on the children's books by L. Frank Baum.