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James Franco -- Mass Rejection at 'Actors Studio'

11/28/2010 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

James Franco just made history on "Inside the Actors Studio" -- sources at the show tell TMZ tickets to see J.F. were in such high demand, the staff literally rejected a record number of people.

We're told hundreds of "industry professionals" tried to score free tix to the show -- way more than the allotted amount -- and in the end, staff had to reject more than 250 people. The purchasable tickets sold out too.

As for the interview, set to air next month, we're told Franco was such an awesome guest that one source told us, "James stayed another hour-and-a-half after the taping and talked to every single student and fan who wanted to talk."

Our source noted, "No one has done that since Paul Newman ... the very first guest that ever appeared on the show."

But no one was more stoked than the girls who wouldn't stop screaming throughout the entire event -- in fact, the lady fans were so loud ... James Lipton stopped the interview, and said, "17 years filming this show and I've never heard a sound like that before."


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"Man, I cannot wait for you pathetic haters to eat your words when the guy get his Oscar nomination in a few weeks... Oh yeah, it's happening, douchebags."

---You sound like his mom, brother or boyfriend, MigtyMad. LOL.

1388 days ago


He is definetely A list! Huge him!

1388 days ago


And Lauren, you sound like a bitter fan girl! LOL. Did James refuse your autograph before? LOL. Don't be jealous!

1388 days ago

M Salinas    

Terrific actor! Have half of the people commenting here even seen his work? He has chosen to stay under the radar and do what he wants to do which is ACT, not be a "celebrity".

1386 days ago

Mike M.    


Try telling the massive Freaks & Geeks fanbase, that...

1385 days ago


who is this guy? doesn't seem very famous to me since I have no idea who he is ;p another teen whatever? i guess. ;p

1273 days ago
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