James Franco is many things. Oscar-nominated actor. Ivy League scholar. Humanitarian. Awards show host. High Times' "Stoner of the Year." One-time NYU film teacher. Noted rapper impersonator. The list goes on.
Indeed, if you've been following the former Freaks and Geeks star's career closely, you'd also know that he's something of a wordsmith, having earned an MFA in writing from Columbia University and a prestigious National Entertainment Journalism Award nomination thanks to his popular blog at the Huffington Post. It was revealed Monday that Yahoo News asked Franco to pen a poem dedicated to President Obama's second inauguration. In the video below, the poet showcases his five-minute #humblebrag art, titled "Obama in Asheville," by reading sentences into a webcam. Here's an excerpt:
Assuming that you're ravenous for more, here are more actual sentences penned by James Franco:
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James Franco on politics and Todd Akin:
James Franco channeling his inner Jack Kerouac:
James Franco on Girls:
James Franco on death:
(From a poem titled "My name is Paterson" published in James Franco's debut poetry collection. Order it on Amazon now.)
James Franco on reading:
James Franco on Twilight and teen pregnancy:
James Franco on death (again):
(From a poem titled "Nocturnal" published in James Franco's debut poetry collection. Order it on Amazon now.)
Special thanks to TheWeek.com intern Monica Nickelsburg for her help.
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