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" I don't like sleeping in a bed. "
" One of the things I've learned as a filmmaker is to have some aspect of the movie be something that I admire greatly, whether that's an actor I'm working with, the subject matter, or a book. "
" I still don't like going to bed alone. "
" I am not going to be the guy who's not pulling his weight. "
" I needed an outlet in high school and came across painting. I've actually been painting longer than I've been acting. A movie is a collaborative effort, and with painting you just have yourself. "
" It feels really sad, to me, to go to a dark bedroom. It's like surrendering to the night or something. "
" When I research a role it does get a little crazy and maybe even a little stupid. "
" Acting is an art form and you want to take roles that are challenged and it's more of a challenge I think to play dark characters. Not that I want to always play those, but it is a challenge and challenges are rewarding and fun. "
" If the work is good, what does it matter? I'm doing it because I love it. Why not do as many things I love as I can? As long as the work is good. "
" I was kind of scared of failing at acting. "
" I don't even like to sleep - I feel as if there's too much to do. "
" But I don't want to die! I have so much to do! "
" I become kind of obsessive about research. "
" I used to read a lot about myself and the projects I was doing. When I was only acting, I wouldn't read any reviews because I didn't find them to be very helpful. "
" I'm a big cardigan sweater guy. "
" The first piece of art that I ever bought-when I could afford it-was a Warhol sketch from the period when he was just getting out of doing commercial work and more into art. It's a sketch of a young guy's face. I guess the gallery that I bought it from thought I would like it because the young guy kind of looked like James Dean. "
" I'm starting to teach now: I teach in the graduate film program at NYU and next year I'm going to be teaching at Los Angeles at the film program and English program at UCLA. "
" My name is James Edward Franco. Ted is a nickname for Edward. That's what my parents called me. I also got 'Teddy Ruxpin' a lot. It just got to a point where I got sick of it, so when a teacher called out 'James Franco' my junior year of high school, I didn't correct her. "
" The new critique you're gonna start hearing about James Franco, is 'He's spreading himself too thin.' "
" When we were doing 'Freaks and Geeks', I didn't quite understand how movies and TV worked, and I would improvise even if the camera wasn't on me. I thought I was helping the other actors by keeping them on their toes, but nobody appreciated it when I would trip them up. So I was improvising a little bit back then, but not in a productive way. "
" A lot of the people in San Francisco think of themselves as healers - not just as people delivering this base service, but giving their clients spiritual help. It's almost like being an actor, playing a different part for each trick. "
" I might have to stumble a little bit more in public than others, but that's fine, I don't mind, I've developed a thick skin. "
" When I was a child, I wanted to be an actor, but I had really bad buckteeth. I didn't want to get braces, but my mom said I couldn't be an actor if I didn't get the braces. So, I got the braces. "
" I don't need a vacation in the traditional sense, like I would if I had a job I hated. "
" I worked the drive-through at McDonald's and tried out different accents - Italian, Russian, Irish. "