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James Franco Alert!

4/16/2009 3:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

James Franco was wide awake Monday night in the Columbia University school library... no boring professors in sight putting him to sleep.


In the category of art imitating life, the book sitting next to Franco is "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man."

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Kami the reaLest    

Im the iLLest...

2016 days ago

Rip It Up    

Gee, he looks like most people put to sleep by the dreadful TMZ TV that would bore anyone to death.

2016 days ago

French Open Fan    

I love James Franco. We both graduated from the English department at UCLA. I love him for his mind and movie choices. He'll always have a special place in my heart.

2016 days ago

A Lawyer    

So, I got the answer right (ya know, being brilliant like all TMZ followers...OK, that and having read the book) but I was sad it didn't show how MANY people got the answer right.

2016 days ago


looks and smarts, the ultimate perfect combination!!!

2016 days ago


the guy has good taste - james joyce...not bad, esp the book he is reading..

2016 days ago


I love James Franco!!!

2016 days ago


the child is totally fugly. how'd he ever get into a movie being so fugly? he must've been a homosexual child whore.

what movie was he in anyway???

2016 days ago


Wow, see ladies this is why we love James Franco even the more! Not only is he a great actor, he is also a got a good head on his shoulders by still going to college even though he probably has made enough money from his several movie roles(ex Spiderman Trilogy,Pineapple Express plus more ) . I admire him even more now that he is in college, I just finished college, before my May 22nd B'day(not bragging just, happy), but you better believe if I could go to Columbia University and get into some of the classes with James I would do it. LOL Plus another thing that makes James even more handsome and appealing is that.......wait for it, he loves to read! And not just school books to pass a class, real books. When I started college everyone thought I was crazy, because I love to read books, where I live college students HATE to read anything other than and barely their college school books! Plus the book James franco is reading seems like an interesting read. May we get more celebrity like James Franco with his smartness, thank God for James Franco!

2016 days ago

Luke Warmwater    

I'm sure he'll make a wonderful President of the World someday...meanwhile, who is taking these pics of him? I suspect he has someone doing it so that we won't forget who he is, and how smart he seems to be, you know, going to college and everything, like you even need a brain anymore to graduate. Sleeping in class and hanging in the libary (that's how it's pronounced in the ivy league schools...) sure makes us think he's really into this. Anyone seen his GPA?

2016 days ago


is everyone missing the point? his book is covered in lines of cocaine..

2016 days ago


He's not in college, he's in grad school.

2016 days ago


#12 you're a moron, shut up....good for him, most take the money and run...he's smart.

2016 days ago


HE IS SO HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SEEING THIS PIC. MAKES ME LOVE HIM EVEN MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #10- CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE TO READ TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE YOU JAMES FRANCO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2016 days ago


What a doll! Love him!!!

2016 days ago
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