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The year in culture: 5 must-read profiles

Actor James Franco poses for a portrait while promoting the film 127 Hours at the Toronto International Film Festival Saturday Sept. 11, 2010. Photo: AP/Carlo Allegri

“The James Franco Project”
By Sam Anderson (New York Magazine, Aug 2, 2010)

James Franco entered the public consciousness sort of like bankruptcy: slowly and then all at once. While Anderson is never quite able to pin down the actor, author, grad student and soap star, his profile does reveal a multifaceted artist on the verge of his next breakthrough.

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