James Franco is one of the most divisive figures in Hollywood today. Some see him as an uber-handsome multi-faceted actor in the Marlon Brando vein, who has achieved success on both the big budget and the indie film level. Others feel as though he is simply a douche. We see both sides of the argument. His latest movie Spring Breakers opens today, where he plays Alien, a gun toting drug dealer with corn rows. In other words, something of a douche. So in honor of his latest role, we’ve decided to count down our 12 favorite douchey moments from Mr. Franco. We kid because we love. Enjoy!
12. This Creepy Spring Breakers Promo Pic
It aimed for hot, but it just freaked us out.
11. Beef With NYU Professor
James’ NYU professor was allegedly fired after he gave the actor a “D” in his class. For his part, Franco missed 12 out of the 14 classes, and referred to the prof as “an awful teacher.” We imagine the twitpic from above was from one of the 2 classes he did attend.
10. Ruining Threesomes For Vanessa Hudgens
V-Hudge’s threesome scene with Franco was apparently so awkward that it put her off them for life. “It was very nerve-racking for me. I told my agent that I never want to do it ever again.” We point the finger at Franco for this one.
9. This Mustache
His dad ’stache ranks among the most intense (and smug) in Hollywood.
8. His Alleged BFF-Ship With Lindsay Lohan
If you roll with the Lohan, you’re gonna get burned.
7. This Extremely James Franco-ish James Franco Music Video
Seriously, have you ever SEEN so much concentrated James Franco all in one place?
6. James Franco Makes Out With Himself
Welcome to Franco’s wet dream.
5. His Super Judge-y Essay On Girls
Sure, there may be a few things about the controversial show that make us nuts sometimes, but James’ essay seemed a tad mean to us. It’s just a comedy, dude.
4. He Has a Hissy Fit When An Interviewer Makes A Joke
While recording an episode of WTF, Franco made a comment about taking himself so seriously back in his Freaks & Geeks days. “Good thing you don’t do that anymore,” cracked host Marc Maron. Franco was displeased, and was extremely uncomfortable for the of the interview, thus proving Maron’s point.
3. He Made Us Look At His Ass On His Cover Of Flaunt
No, we’re not actually going to post it. Then he’d win.
2. He Ripped On Twilight, You Guys!
Franco took to the esteemed highbrow pages of the Paris Review in order to critique the teen franchise. “For a film that claims to be sexually responsible, the Twilight movies are awfully dependent on teenage sex to attract viewers. The actors prance about like pieces of meat, their disturbingly developed bodies on full display; Taylor Lautner’s rippling teenage chest is just a little better than the child beauty-pageant stars at the end of Little Miss Sunshine.”
1. Ruining The 2011 Academy Awards
It’s true, you know it.
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