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.

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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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