One of James Franco's earliest roles and one that would make him famous was as the title character in 2001's biographical film James Dean. James took his role very seriously and literally became James Dean on and off-screen! He dyed his hair blonde, learned to ride a motorcycle, and even started to smoke two packs of cigarettes a day to really get into character!
James Franco always dreamed of becoming an actor and was prepared to work hard to follow his dreams. While taking acting classes, he also worked at McDonalds to support himself and practiced his new learned skills on his customers. His hard work paid off, and he is now a legend in Hollywood! Here are some of his best movies so far!