James Franco: Oscar nominee, poetry student, 'Daily Show' guest

James Franco was on The Daily Show last night to promote double-breasted sweaters, gush about romantic poetry, and talk about yesterday’s Oscar nomination — which he found out about on his way to class at Yale. Study hard, James, and watch out for those minifridges:

I really wish he had done that tassel-swirling victory dance Jon Stewart demonstrated, but maybe he’s saving it for the big night.

In a jokey nod to his 127 Hours role, Franco got “stuck” under a fridge in the green room:

Charming, or the charmingest, PopWatchers?

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  • ragu

    don’t think he will win but can’t wait to see him host. Love him!!

  • Verity

    I loved the opening bit where he got his hand trapped under the mini-fridge (looking for Snickers) then tried to cut it off with a spork.

  • Elizabeth

    I love this kid! I know he probably won’t win, but I am looking forward to he and Anne hosting. (Producers – please don’t make them cheesy. Gracias!)

  • Chris

    This guy has some serious time management skills….He’s making a million movies this year, hosting the oscars, doing all the marketing and interviews for 127 Hours, did a stint on a soap opera and oh yeah pursuing a PhD in frickin’ English from Yale which I can only imagine consumes several hours each day for him.

  • Derek

    His choices are remarkable and his elf elightenment and devotion to his craft are ingenious and inspiring. Along with his humility and personality he is easily becoming one of my favorite actors and personalities to watch in interviews. I cant think of any negatives to say of him. which is rare for me and for hollywood.

  • Rebekah

    CHARMINGEST! I truly believe he deserves to win the Oscar over Colin Firth. It won’t happen, but I hope it does. He will be an excellent Oscar host.

  • lefty

    I don’t normally watch the Daily Show, but I’m in love with James so I tuned in. Does Jon Stewart always act that goofy and strange? It made me uncomfortable…

    • Becky

      yes and no. he can be serious when the subject matter calls for it. With actors he typically hams it up a bit more.

  • Kayde_Lyn

    So glad he ditched the molest-ache!

  • Jill

    I loved James Franco before, but now I love him even more! He’s brilliant!

    I can’t wait to see the Oscars show now.

  • Leigh

    So I’m not usually into the whole celebrity crush thing, but my goodness! I may just be in cahoots with James Franco! Can’t wait to see him and Hathaway host the Oscars.

  • iAm

    Seriously Smart Guy…i was just reading all of the school he has been intending lately..crazy..

  • iAm

    *attending

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