James Franco Doesn't Look At People

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Hollywood hottie James Franco looks down a lot when talking to reporters, according to a friend of mine in the biz.

The star of the new Rise of the Planet of the Apes and upcoming biopics about gay icons Hart Crane and Sal Mineo, Franco gets a little shy when answering questions and doesn't always make eye contact (though his answers are generally elaborate and articulate).

My friend feels that this is because James has become a bit shell-shocked from everyone in the world staring him down to memorize his face while undressing him with their eyes.

The actor has apparently been affected by all the gay men (and straight women) who routinely burrow into him with their pupils, desperately hoping he'll want to invade their private regions -- or at least look them in the face!

It makes you self-conscious!

So James has built up a wall of privacy while continuing to be a very good public figure.

But I know exactly how to get around this situation.

Next time James gives a press conference, I'm going to lie on the floor right in front of him.

When he looks down, I'll be waving and staring right back up, totally naked.



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14 comments
Scruff712
Scruff712

I don't understand why people are so lady gaga over this guy. I don't know who or what he was channeling in the trainwreck known as Howl, but it sure wasn't Allen Ginsberg.

alexgeana
alexgeana

can i please take a picture of this. :-)

guest
guest

He stares pretty intensely himself though. It's unnerving to be at the other end of it, trust me

T. Grandin
T. Grandin

Maybe he's on the Autistic Spectrum--an Aspie? (Asperger's). Actors can be.

Bellestarrr1946
Bellestarrr1946

Your giving this whimpy actor too much credit..he's no Clark Gable or Tyrone Power, Randolph Scott or Cary Grant...he'd have never made it in a Mae West film..she'd have eaten him up alive.

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Success, alas!

You're loved, desired, and you work and study like a freakazoid, play gender games with fans and press -- pausing only to publicize all that you're doing -- and then you turn shy, eyes downcast, like a blushing maiden.

Gimme a break!

Movielover
Movielover

I'd love to look you in the eyes, maybe show you my weenie, but I just washed my hair.

Ick
Ick

This is actually a nice twist on the usually celeb rule: "No one can make eye contact with me!" In this case, you can look all you want, it's the star that won't look back.

Arte
Arte

I would yell "Look at me, bitch! Show some respect to someone who respects you A LOT!"

Semper
Semper

I would give anything to be at that press conference and witness that.

Movielover
Movielover

He may be no Cary or Tyrone, but hotter than the other 2!  Mae mostly used men for props and as a target of her eye rolling!

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