James Franco, Renaissance Man

1403 Words Jun 5th, 2011 6 Pages
By definition, a "Renaissance man" is one who has acquired profound knowledge or proficiency in more than one field. Normally one from the renaissance time period(1905-1910). A modern day Renaissance man is a term used for those who have accomplished such achievements but lives in another period-the present. James Franco is a man that epitomizes such a title.. Franco is a man of many vices, actor, Broadway actor, director, author, screenwriter, producer, painter, model, host, musician, volunteer, humanitarian, director, and a college student attending multiple prestigious colleges are only some of his accomplishments. This star of such work as Spider Man, Milk, and Pineapple express is currently a graduate student in both Yale University …show more content…
In addition, some of his short stories that he originally wrote for other classes appeared in Esquire and McSweeney's. In summer 2010, the fictional Franco from General Hospital held an exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, while the real Franco held an exhibit at the museum based on his experiences on the soap opera. One of his short movies, The Clerk's Tale, was screened in competition at the Hamptons Film Festival at the end of 2010. This Renaissance man, is planning on getting his feet wet in dance-theater by directing, “Collage” at New York's Stella Adler studios. Here is will narrate all performances that subsist of "mixed-media pieces", otherwise known as dance, theater, music, and poetry. As stated, Franco is a humanitarian and avid volunteer. He is a regular at the Art of Elysium, where he helps kids with serious medical conditions. In fact, In January 2011, at the Art of Elysium Heaven Gala in Los Angeles, Franco was honored for his work at the hospital, receiving the Spirit of Elysium accolade. On June 14, he will be honored by AMFAR, the foundation for AIDS research, at the Museum of Modern Art. Franco will receive the Piaget Award of Inspiration for his humanitarian work and contributions to men’s style. In the fall of 2006 he enrolled at UCLA as English major and a concentration in creative writing. Uncommonly known he received permission to take as many as 62 course credits per quarter (normal limit being 19) while he continued to
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