It was difficult to digest when James Franco shared how he sold stolen cologne bottles to his classmates in high school. He even got busted for it. Here is the entire story for you.
James Franco, known for his role in “The Interview”, made an astonishing revelation when he spoke about his growing up days as a bad boy at Palo Alto in California.
He was recalling his growing up years in an animated short film, which is a joint collaboration between California Sunday Magazine and Google Play.
When he was big enough to go to high school, Franco did not have anything and thus, ended up into real soup. He was in his 8th grade when he started to steal cologne. He was visibly amused as he remembered those days.
Each of his batch mates, including him had about 30 bottles of cologne with them. They stored their stolen possessions in their lockers and sold them at dances but his illicit activity was finally reported to the cops and that was it.
Franco got into trouble once more for an offense related to graffiti. That was what made him appreciate that he needed to change himself. This was how Franco started pursuing his interests in movies. He soon dropped out of UCLA and one of his early influences had been the late “River Phoenix”. He was studying English at UCLA at that time.
His decision did not please his parents and they did not agree to provide him with financial support. So even though he had stopped studying, Franco worked in the kitchen of UCLA to support himself.
He got his first big break after he auditioned for Judd Apatow and Paul Feig for “Freaks and Geeks”. Franco managed to bag a role, along with a couple of other newcomers like Jason Seqel and Seth Rogen.
When the show was cancelled, Franco pursued acting but was not very pleased with the way his career was shaping up.
And it was after six years that he again got connected with Apatow, who convinced him to drift away from drama and get into a comedy role in “Pineapple Express” and then, things changed for him thereafter.
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