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Bill Hader Confirms Your Suspicions That James Franco Is "The Weirdest Dude"

By Joanna Robinson | Videos | September 5, 2013 | Comments ()


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I don’t know if you caught the James Franco Roast this past week but Franco’s dazed and confused reaction to what was going on around him was, well, completely in line with what we’ve seen from him in the past. My favorite part is still Aziz Ansari’s blistering takedown but my least favorite part was when Franco managed to sneak in a dig at Anne Hathaway. Not cute, brother.

Anyway, last night on “Jimmy Kimmel,” Bill Hader explained Franco’s reaction pretty handily: James had no idea what a Roast is. Yup. I would love to see what verbal gymnastics Seth Rogen performed to get Franco to agree to something he didn’t understand. All that aside, though, Hader’s impressions of Franco both at the Roast and on the set of “James Dean” are pretty priceless. In fact his whole interview is a treasure. “SNL” is going to miss the crap out of him.







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  • Strand

    It's like he never stopped being Daniel Desario.

  • ed newman

    OK serious question: Is James Franco going to be his generation's Jack Nicholson?

    Not that he is half the actor of Jack, but more that he has this I'm so cool persona yet will make fun of himself and is definitely a little odd.

    I can see him in courtside Laker seats in 25 years.

  • e jerry powell

    Nicholson obnoxiousness is currently more palatable, if for nothing more than the fact that it's not always in everyone's face.

  • ed newman

    True. But...

    Jack didn't become famous in the internet age. It's hard anymore to be famous and obnoxious and NOT be in everyone's face.

    Jack is old. Old coots mostly get ignored for their eccentric behavior.

  • Jen

    I'm sorry but why is Hathaway off limits?

  • What meeting did I miss where we all decided Hathaway was evil and we hated her? I don't have any particular feeling FOR her, but don't understand the venom being hurled so gleefully her way. She seems to me a perfectly competent actress, a better singer than I expected and - based on lack of evidence to the contrary - a decent person.
    Given what passes for a celebrity now - any fugly whore/ignorant jackass willing to exploit her/his own flaws for cash and a TLC development deal - Hathaway seems pretty harmless. And the way they trashed her repeatedly - especially the frat-boy-level "dude, did you bone her" BS - was humorlessly nasty. If she'd been on the dais, that's one thing - you know what you're signing up for. Doing it the way they did was just low-brow, even for a Comedy Central roast.

  • e jerry powell

    It was mostly the Oscar campaign, during which she seemed to show up to the opening of every envelope in New York and Los Angeles. I know that over on Tom & Lorenzo people were seriously wishing she would go away well before the Oscars ceremony. I don't know why nobody seemed to feel the same about Melissa Leo, but in any case, it got started somewhere shortly before the wide release date for Les Miserables and grew in intensity through the whole awards season. Then everybody exhaled and moved on to the next thing (or at least returned to hating all the Kardashians even more).

  • manting

    Why do the oscars even matter? Im a huge movie nerd but have never watched them. Its just a big self ego stroke for hollywood. I called that Argo would win months before the Oscars for one reason - it glorifies hollywood. I also do not often agree with the choice of winners.

  • competitivenonfiction

    It's like if you had a big joint presentation at work and during the presentation decided not to put any effort in while your co-worker tried to make up for your sorry behaviour. Then you went out with drinks with work friends and made fun of that person. It's not necessarily off-limits, but your work friends might think you were a bit of a dick.

    I guess what I'm saying is that it's totally ok for someone else to mock Anne Hathaway, but maybe James Franco should just keep quiet on this one?

  • Bert_McGurt

    And the thing is, Franco is well-versed in "joint" presentations - just watch Pineapple Express.

  • socallmeshirley

    I don't think she's off limits, but when they hosted the Oscars he pretty much checked out entirely and left her on her own to flounder.

  • lowercase_ryan

    I've been to that theater, centerpoint, many times. Especially in the late 90's. I seriously probably saw him. Weird.

  • Is it me, or has Hader been doin' a lot of truth-tellin' since leaving SNL?

    Maybe he's just more visible. Seems like he's being interviewed every other week right now.

    Don't get me wrong, I love the guy. But he's being quoted an awful lot lately.

  • Fredo

    That and being the face of T-Mobile's national campaign don't hurt either.

  • e jerry powell

    Which he did get read about during the roast, in fact.

  • I guess I keep forgetting that Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 comes out in three weeks. That could be part of the reason as well.

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