Many Hats: James Franco Wears Them!

James Franco considers sleep an admission of failure and is unacquainted with the concept of relaxing. He is like a SHARK! If he does not keep making art at all times, he will die.

This is a True Fact.

That's why James Franco is simultaneously a movie star, a television actor, a soap star, a Gucci model, a writer, a director, a producer, a singer, a student, a professor, a Twitterer, an Oscar host, an Oscar nominee, a curator, and still doesn't have enough to do.

So, no doy, of course he collaborated with Gus Van Sant on an exhibition for the Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills.
"Unfinished," which runs Feb. 26 to April 9, features two films, "Endless Idaho" and "My Own Private River," created by Franco using dailies and other footage that Van Sant shot for his 1991 movie "My Own Private Idaho." The gallery said that "Endless Idaho" runs a Warholian 12 hours and features edited outtakes, deleted scenes, alternate takes and behind-the-scenes footage from the movie. The score is by Luke Paquin and Tim O'Keefe.

"My Own Private River" focuses on the late actor River Phoenix, who plays a narcoleptic drifter in the original movie. The film features edited footage of Phoenix to create a portrait of the young actor at work. Music for the movie is by Michael Stipe of R.E.M.

The movies will be accompanied by eight works on paper by Van Sant, including watercolors.

Gagosian said that the idea for the exhibition was born when Van Sant worked with Franco on the 2008 movie "Milk." The director showed Franco unused footage from "Idaho" and the actor was inspired to turn it into works of art.

Here is another True Fact: If you ever see James Franco resting on his laurels, it's only because the leading scientists of laurelology at UCLA secured his participation in their cutting-edge laurel research.

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