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I wanted to write about what I knew, Hollywood and acting and performance are all things I’ve been involved with for over two decades.

James Franco’s characters on film and TV are as iconic as the ones he plays in real life. We remember him as insecure burnout Daniel Desario in Freaks and Geeks, pot-dealer-with-a-heart Saul in Pineapple Express, Scott Smith in Milk and small-time gangster Alien in Spring Breakers just as much for his work as a filmmaker, artist, and writer.

Here James Franco sits down for a moment with us in 2013 to promote the release of his novel Actors Anonymous, discussing his inspiration, process, and the autobiographical nature of the book.

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