James Franco: 'Maybe I'm gay'
January 6th, 2011
03:50 PM ET

James Franco: 'Maybe I'm gay'

He's played gay men in the movies "Milk," "Howl" and the upcoming "The Broken Tower," so it's not unexpected that there is constant speculation about James Franco's sexuality.

“It’s funny because the way that kind of stuff is talked about on blogs is so black-and-white,” Franco, who is dating actress Ahna O'Reilly, tells Entertainment Weekly.

“It’s all cut-and-dry identity politics. ‘Is he straight or is he gay?’ Or, ‘This is your third gay movie — come out already!’ And all based on, gay or straight, based on the idea that your object of affection decides your sexuality.”

The 32-year-old "127 Hours" star – who is also planning a biopic about gay "Rebel Without a Cause" actor Sal Mineo — says the reason he has played so many homosexual characters is simple: They are great roles.

"There are lots of other reasons to be interested in gay characters than wanting myself to go out and have sex with guys,” he explains. “I mean, I’ve played a gay man who’s living in the '60s and '70s, a gay man who we depicted in the '50s, and one being in the '20s. And those were all periods when to be gay, at least being gay in public, was much more difficult. Part of what I’m interested in is how these people who were living anti-normative lifestyles contended with opposition."

But Franco teases that he also might have another motive: "You know what, maybe I’m just gay.”

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    December 29, 2013 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |


    December 29, 2013 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sadiqun

    Yes, He is gay already!

    December 29, 2013 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Novel

    No way! but I believe he's gay...

    December 29, 2013 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bayu

    why is it when some plays a murderer no one suspects him of being a murderer in real life? jake who ever played a gay guy in that cowboy movie..is he gay too?

    September 10, 2013 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  6. Lorelei Ditto

    The james franco everytime music is loud, it's just that Gosling was cast as the inspiration for new works.


    September 3, 2013 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Anonymous

    I believe that actors go to hell. Because they partake the sins what God asked not to touch. I am glad that I am not actor. If I were, God would have punished me after I am dead and will be judged and then will be asked to go hell. God is very highly strict. Some jobs are bad and some jobs are good and decent.

    October 2, 2012 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Magaly Garrean

    Tried my hand at reviewing games online a few years ago; couldn't keep up with all the games and hardware tho

    December 3, 2011 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. jermaine

    your gay there's no maybe

    February 3, 2011 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dave

    He is an actor.

    Do you think Alan Alda is a doctor b/c he played one on TV
    Could Christopher Reeve fly b/c he palyed Superman - obviously not, too soon?
    Is Frank Langella a Republican b/c he played Nixon

    Is Anne Hathaway loose in real life b/c she takes her shirt off in a lot of movies - I hope so

    If you are gay and you have had a hard time b/c of being gay - you really need to stop looking for Hollywood actors to make your life better

    February 3, 2011 at 11:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Say WHAT?

    I don't see the appeal of this guy. He always looks oily and greasy, like he needs a bath...

    January 28, 2011 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. DENISE

    Gay means happy. So James takes on the roles about men who like men. Actors only play characters. What you see on the screen is not their own life. People are always judged by morons nothing new.

    January 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Travis

    Get rid of that mustache and you'd probably stop getting asked so often.

    January 18, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  14. Theiss

    Maybe he's suggesting that we shouldn't give a rat's ass about his personal life.

    January 17, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Alexis

    NO WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 16, 2011 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Siera

    People get offended too easily.

    January 15, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  17. ted

    James Franco is gay and is my boyfriend, he just doesn't know about it yet.

    January 15, 2011 at 12:29 am | Report abuse |

    "as long as they are not bothering me and mine"???????? we gays say the same thing about you straight people. You are not as cool as you are trying to make yourself out to be. We really have no desire to bother YOU people. Give us our legal rights, end violent gay bashing and extend common respect ....stop bothering me and mine in the gay community,"

    TO THIS: whether your gay or straight, displays of public "affection" bother most decent people! Give us our legal rights, what kind of crap is that! Stop shoving "GAY Rights" down America's throats! I am not a hater of gay people, just jerks! But, I have issues with "gay rights"

    January 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  19. tjmaxwell


    Jesus likes h0m0ph0bes and will accept them as long as they ask forgiveness for their ignorance.

    Jesus also would say stuff like................................suck it!!

    January 14, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  20. tjmaxwelll

    I am from the "show me " state........................

    January 14, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  21. Kevin

    Observation #1: "Anti-normative"? Someone is really buying into the bs grad-school culture.
    Observation #2: Love the people who click a link to 'James Franco:Maybe I'm gay", and then say they don't care. Obviously you do, in some way or another. Lack of self-awareness is the least appealing trait in any person.

    January 13, 2011 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Mike

    Who cares. What somebody does in their own house is absolutely none of my business

    January 13, 2011 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  23. TimmyZeeeeee

    Perhaps my weiner in his mouth will let him decide. Open wide big boy.

    January 13, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  24. JEff

    Get out of my way...I saw him first. He's mine. MINE. 🙂

    January 12, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  25. RS

    @ Jon Mon – Well that's funny. I'm straight and I'd do him.....of course I'm female so that's the one difference between you and I huh ? lol !

    January 12, 2011 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  26. buddy

    Gay, straight, bi... who cares? Unless you're sleeping with the person (and perhaps even then) it's really none of your business. The stars I find laughable are the ones who flaunt straight relationships but are really gay instead (yes, you, Tom Cruise).

    January 12, 2011 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  27. Ann


    January 11, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  28. be me

    I thought he was funny...let's not take it too serious.

    January 11, 2011 at 11:11 am | Report abuse |
  29. MarkA

    I think the more relevant question is "who cares?"

    January 11, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  30. yneemee

    James Franco is a great actor – whether he plays gay or straight, who cares

    andt he sure is a good looking man – that's for sure

    As a gay man, I appreciate his acting ability but I'll be honest... he is great eye candy as well

    January 11, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Kevin H

      James Franco is great eye candy – heck he's very cute – but what this does underscore is that somehow the good looking, even "butch" gay men out there can't somehow play gay parts. That's very sad. What if only black actors played "white" parts (parts where the people were obviously historical figures who were Caucasian)? What if we were back in "Merry 'Ole England" where women couldn't act? Men played women in drag! It's absurd somehow that James Franco deals with the gay moniker because we should encourage actors who are gay to play gay parts, not have straight actors playing the parts because they're challenging.

      January 31, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Abs

    Gossip mongers who worry so much about who's "gay" are gay.

    January 10, 2011 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Patricia

    If we follow that logic we would wonder if Michael C. Hall is really a serial killer, or if Tom Cruise is really in the military.

    January 10, 2011 at 9:15 pm | Report abuse |
  33. SophyB

    @Debra Bunch – you DO know that it's not the real Jan Michael Vincent posting, right? I hope so, 'cos I'm also from Georgia and people like you and the folks the national news generally show after a tornado has blown their trailer away are where we get that redneck idiot label. Thanks a lot.

    As far as James Franco goes, who cares, gay, straight, whatever. Peoples' lives are their own and other people need to worry about themselves and their own problems, not try to straighten out everyone else (no pun intended). Bible believers need to reread those passages about the splinter in your neighbor's eye vs. the plank in your own and about not judging lest you be judged. Get out of Leviticus, people!!

    January 10, 2011 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  34. mattotr

    Real news please. Over the weekend I was with my wife; helping out with interior decorating. Maybe Im gay. sheesh.

    January 10, 2011 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Faiza

    but even if he was, he still is a terrific actor and I admire him for HIS WORK, nothing else.

    January 10, 2011 at 12:55 am | Report abuse |
  36. lifestyledating

    Best gay comment ever stated was by Trey Parker, creator of south park, on Charlie Rose asking about a political affiliation:

    Charlie: Why is it so hard to answer if you're a libertarian? It's like saying, are you..?
    Trey: ...It's like, are you gay? It's like, a little. [everybody laughs] On a Friday night.. if there's no chicks around– sure!

    January 10, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  37. Faiza

    not to be rude, but i have noticed most handsome men are gay....and that makes me think why are the good ones ALWAYS taken???????

    January 10, 2011 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  38. JFK57

    Who cares if this gay, I mean guy, I mean gay, is gay except for his boyfriend.
    His need to tell the public is unfortunate and the reading, while I have only read
    the headline, is a total waste of time.

    January 9, 2011 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  39. lmr

    And this is my business why?

    January 9, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Gay4Today

    J.F. is being sarcastic, so he's NOT gay... Unleeeeess... he knows that, so then the joke is on us because he IS gay. Oh, wait... J.F. is being CLEVER; he would assume that we KNOW he's being "wittay," so he's NOT GAY. Just bend over, already, Franco- my head hurts- let's find out if we're both gay.

    January 9, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Elizabeth

    Well, then there are people who are attracted to BOTH genders.

    Whatever floats your boat I guess. 🙂

    January 9, 2011 at 2:50 am | Report abuse |
  42. Dave

    James and his hot girlfriend need to do a 3some with me to determine how gay he is.

    January 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  43. stubby

    I don't see how he gets all the press. I think he's fugly!

    January 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
  44. aunt tenna

    Rock Hudson Played lots of straight roles so he must have been straight then?

    January 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Jack

    James, Maybe you've been brain washed!

    January 8, 2011 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  46. GayGuy

    Seriously, you guys... you're taking this "maybe I'm gay" thing a little too seriously. He's not gay. If you take an objective look at his career, it's clear this man just loves the art of acting. He says he picks good characters and it seems like he likes the "internal conflict" of gay characters. This man has had a string of decent movies, yet unlike a lot of these top actors we see these days, has made some interesting career choices. He went and did a stint on General Hospital a year or two ago, went back to UCLA to study- it's clear this guy just loves what he does, wants to be top-notch and isn't afraid to make a few uncomfortable choices to get there. Hats off... if only all of us could love our careers as much!

    Oh, and by the way- step off the gay crap, everyone. Gay, straight- whatever. Let's all move on and read the article for what it is.

    January 8, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  47. Richard Allen

    James is the man. I mean who cares if he is gay or straight or an alien. BTW, the sky is not blue, its black. it just appears blue because of the way our atmosphere filters light. Hmm, maybe James is like the sky...he looks like a white guy in photos and on film but he is really black.

    January 8, 2011 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  48. Evie Garone

    I wonder if he really is gay, funny I was just talking about him with my sister-in-law...it seems my Niece is in LOVE with him & was hoping to meet him while at a RED carpet event...oh well, to each his own...I didn't even know who he is...I'm not a Star lover, couldn't care less. so it's a funny coincidence...


    January 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Cathy From Alberta

    Gay, straight, who cares...he's my personal fave. He's smokin' hot and a great actor and always will be. xoxo JF 🙂

    January 7, 2011 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Maryln

    Maybe all that education is getting to him. I hope he finds himself soon, it doesn't matter either way.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Vic

    Who cares????

    Can he act? That's all that really matters if you ara an actor.

    The public should really just focus on performances instead of the actor's private life. That word private used to mean something once, maybe it should again.

    January 7, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Don

    Gay or not–I don't care. Franco rocks.

    January 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  53. CHRIS

    james doesn't care what ppl/media think, otherwise they would be all over him. so if you don't care ppl will leave you be.

    January 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  54. rh

    And maybe people should stop caring what others do in their bedroom.

    January 7, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  55. hanna

    Uhm isn't this the whole point of being an ACTOR? He's just doing his job by playing characters. Why are people making such a big deal about him playing gay roles?! There's a lot of actors out there who are gay that play straight characters(ex. Neil Patrick Harris). Is it just me or did this article deem pointless?

    January 7, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
  56. SupaCool

    Wow. Well I guess all I could add to this is that it isnt our place to judge. We will all meet our maker in the end and He will decide whats right and wrong. Personally I dont think God hates gays or anyone else for that matter. The God I believe in loves us all and as long as we treat each other with love inatead of malice in our hearts I think we got a pretty good chance of hangin out in heaven. Now if u are a hate filled person that does nothing but spread ur negative bs around, I dont know, u just might not end up where u think.

    January 7, 2011 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ThisJustIn

    The fish and the birds are dying because of James Franco! LOL What's next, Liza Minelli stops Global Warming?

    January 7, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Jonathan Ciocchetti


    January 7, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Mike

    Who cares.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
  60. Dzzzz nuts

    No bible thumper here..just a someone who ran across a bunch of fools who actually blog on here dailey. I was tryn to get a reaction from a couple idiots who fell for it! Fools get a life gay or striaght just get one..Lol

    January 7, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      The TRUE idiot is the one without the integrity to be honest about themself in their comments.

      January 7, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Face It

    Everyone is inherently bi in nature. The doctoral experts have revealed this to us many times before. Since there is a masculine as well as a feminine side to everyone for both male and female, that accounts for the attraction sometimes to a member of their own gender. So, don't think its a strict Straight or Gay orientation. It isn't and one's feelings sometimes take the best of one it has been said and that would account for the attraction to the same gender.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  62. Observer

    Jesus likes h0m0ph0bes and will accept them as long as they ask forgiveness for their ignorance.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
  63. Natron

    Hey Franco,
    Get rid of the Trash Stache!

    January 7, 2011 at 11:31 am | Report abuse |
  64. leedogg

    I hate flame bait articles – Headlines! James Franco admits he's gay! *gasp* oh wait, no he was just joking around, ha made you look.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  65. Observer

    God is probably far busier with the HUGE number of hypocritical Christians who commit adultery according to the Bible by remarrying.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  66. Larry

    Maybe nobody really cares.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
  67. Maree

    For everybody that is complaining about this being "news" or not, you need to take a look at what section it is in...it is in ENTERTAINMENT so it doesn't have to have anything to do with real news

    January 7, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  68. scott

    This is exactly the kind of tabloid reporting that drives me crazy. To lead with this headline is stupid when after reading the article the main point of it is not at all that he is gay, but that he finds playing these characters who happen to be gay interesting due to their struggle and obstacles that they have faced. I wouldn't care if he were gay, but he clearly isn't... and that was a ironic statement that he made and I am sure the journalist knew this and well it was probably the bosses at CNN who decided to make this the headline. So irritating how journalism in this country distorts everything.

    January 7, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  69. What?

    why can't all of us just be happy and gay?
    Because ,if your daddy was gay you wouldn't be here.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      Adults shouldn't need to LEARN about the birds and the bees. Education would help so you won't say such an uneducated thing again.

      January 7, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  70. i love you 2

    Legalize it!!!!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
  71. jdog

    your country is simply so moronically fearful, Booooo......

    January 7, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  72. John

    the media is boring. of all the fantastic work James Franco has done, this is the best CNN could print? puullleeaaassee...

    January 7, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  73. SKyle

    He should come to my house for a few days and we'll figure it out!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  74. skeptic

    No, he's not just gay. He's gay for pay.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  75. Jo

    Yeah, but the real question is, where is your birth certificate Franco?

    January 7, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  76. Kermit Roosevelt

    Well played, James!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  77. Matt from far away

    Oh no!!! This will change our lives forever!!! *sarcasm*

    January 7, 2011 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  78. Blippitt

    Do you think he is or isn't? I think he just likes to toy with the media, as well he should.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  79. Observer

    Why not stay with Fauxnews since they obviously have lower standards?

    January 7, 2011 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  80. Jonathan McElroy

    I could only wish. If Franco ever wants to explore that theory, have him call me! Uunio@yahoo.com

    January 7, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  81. Suz

    Meh – so what if he is? He makes a good point – people are really hung up on labels.

    January 7, 2011 at 10:02 am | Report abuse |
  82. Not All Docs Play Golf

    People didn't read the full article, where at the very end he made a funny comment...He's a very funny guy and he did a great job hosting SNL...it was just a funny comment on his part...get over yourselves, people!

    January 7, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  83. Chaz

    Got to give him credit, that was an all around great answer to the question.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  84. lawrence

    Where all have some gay in us that we should face. Like, I would do Wendy Williams even though HE is a terrible talk show host. 🙂

    January 7, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  85. Paul

    WHO CARES ?????

    January 7, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  86. MadCityBabe

    I don't care if people are gay or straight.....embrace who you are and be kind to others.....that's all we need to do!

    January 7, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  87. Victor

    I thought being gay was the cool thing these days

    January 7, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  88. Jon

    Most people concentrate on and mimic what they most admire. And no one is forcing those roles on him. I detect a hint of mint and my money says he's light in the loafers.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  89. Maria

    If James Franco is gay thats ok and if he is not gay that's fine too. He is one heck of a good actor.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  90. Ernie

    If Jame Franco thinks he's "Gay" has anyone asked him if he's gotten his "Booty Bumped" if he has then he's "Gay"

    January 7, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  91. Elisha

    Love him! Just awesome.

    January 7, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  92. What the

    He's great and I think he plays a cooler kind of gay person than some of the real ones playing gay people.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  93. Vierzehneiligen

    Hilarious! I hope he gets many many more great roles!

    January 7, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  94. Wawawhat

    It's not a stretch to play a g*y person. Perhaps he takes the roles that are easiest for him. Think about it. It would take very little energy and creativity to add a lisp and some feminine (sorry) hand gestures to the Green Goblin II character he played in the Spider-man films. Unless the scenes involved sechsual activity, you're just changing a dialect and your mannerisms. That's not acting, that's mimicking. I'm not g-bashing, just telling it like it is.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  95. citizenUSA

    Wll CNN I guess you hooked me in a small way. Shame on you for the story headline link as, James Franco: "Maybe I'm gay". I thought, "what bull", so I read the story. That's the last thing he says and you're totally taking it out of contexet with your headline.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  96. Midmodtom

    Not with the mustache you're not 😉

    January 7, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  97. Vomit

    I'd still do him.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  98. DCKeene

    of course he's straight. Hollywood doesn't allow gay actors to play gay rolls.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  99. kazz

    not that there's anything wrong with that

    January 7, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
  100. IceT

    It would seem more likely that he plays gay men in movies because he fits the stereotypical gay "look". It makes him more believable as a gay man to the general public. So in a sense, we put him in gay roles and then accuse him of being gay. or He is gay and thinks this is kinda funny.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  101. MannyHM

    Only James Franco himself would know if he is gay or not. He can show himself as the most macho or the most effeminate however the truth resides in the mind, not in what he says or displays. It's nobody's business to know whether he is gay or not except you're in a relationship with him of course.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  102. Maybe???

    Man, you do just one dude and......

    January 7, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  103. Lyle Cayce

    That's good news for the gays.

    January 7, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  104. skipp

    Dang....I thought he was a straight uber villian who had a predisposition for self mutilation. Now I am so confused!

    January 7, 2011 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  105. steeve-o

    Maybe he just has a gay agent.

    January 7, 2011 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
  106. ralph

    Why is this news?

    January 7, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  107. maddawg


    he's gayer than a 3 dollar bill...!!!

    January 7, 2011 at 7:24 am | Report abuse |
  108. Ms. Necci

    Gay or not I would so totally do James Franco! Plus, he seems like he is a nice guy, very chill. stop hatin' ppl! and let him be! 🙂 peace!

    January 7, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  109. deadmanwalking47

    who cares what side of the street he walks on? what's up with his mustache?my 13 year old has more of one than he does!

    January 7, 2011 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  110. miko

    who cares who is gay or not anymore america is the new Sodom anyhow,it was better when you were in the closet.

    January 7, 2011 at 7:11 am | Report abuse |
  111. freetime1

    "May be I'm gay" is all ready being used by Tosh.0. He needs to find something new.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  112. Massive Marbles

    whether he is or isn't, Ahna O'Reilly, is HOT !!!!

    January 7, 2011 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  113. Jim

    Maybe he is, or maybe he is.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  114. the wretch the song refurs to

    2 Timothy 3:4 AMP

    [They will be] treacherous [betrayers], rash, [and] inflated with self-conceit. [They will be] lovers of sensual pleasures and vain amusements more than and rather than lovers of God.

    January 7, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |
  115. the wretch the song refurs to

    Maybe I'm gay? Uh..no. you are gay and you need Jesus Christ.
    He can set you free from your self destructing ways and give you peace and hope. Theirs no hope in a gay lifestyle, just depression, about 80 "partners" then eventually A.I.D.S. oh yeah, then hell. Be gay if you like those things. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

    January 7, 2011 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
    • jesus christ

      i was gay. why else do you think i hung out w/ all those apostles. plus...we were all wearing robes so i mean talk about easy access. last supper? more like LAST RAVE, oh yeah, raise the roof boyfriend! you want to serve me? get me an appletini and some comfortable sandals that compliment a decent pedicure.

      January 7, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • the wretch the song refurs to

      We will see who laughs longer...

      January 7, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • n. webster

      hey wretch...maybe you should grab a dictionary before you serve the lord. it's "REFER" you six-toed, possum dodging, straw chewing, narrow-minded idiot.

      January 7, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • the wretch the song refurs to

      And everyone will hate you because you are my followers. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.
      Mark 13:13

      I'll give you credit though,, the "you six-toed, possum dodging, straw chewing, narrow-minded idiot." comment actually made me laugh out loud!

      January 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • n. webster

      wretch, nobody hates you. we laugh at you b/c you're ignorant. your spelling (outside of what you can parrot from the bible) shows us that. what do you have? a year of high school maybe? it's kind of the way one watches little children make mistakes b/c they don't know any better. only problem here is that, unlike so many children, it's doubtful you'll become any smarter/less ignorant.

      you want to talk about hate? read your original post. like most bible thumpers, you're a hypocrite and cherry pick which portions of that book apply to you.

      sorry possum-boy...you'll be the last one in heaven since you can't accept your fellow man for who they are.

      pick up a science book and stay away from sharp objects and firearms. b/c i don't hate you, i don't want you to hurt yourself or others either.

      come on, show me something that proves you can think for yourself. i bet you can't. sad. you also have my pity as well as my laughter.

      January 8, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  116. Badonkadonk!

    Franco eats his own poop

    January 7, 2011 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
  117. jan

    most of u r gays

    January 7, 2011 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
  118. Tony

    Who freaking cares !

    January 7, 2011 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  119. Rachel

    James, you can be anything you want to be... I love you, regardless.

    January 7, 2011 at 4:36 am | Report abuse |
  120. Maybe Buttgay

    His mustache says "put it here" to me butt maybe I'm gay?

    January 7, 2011 at 3:39 am | Report abuse |
  121. Marky

    Loser twit.....You are such a freak...

    January 7, 2011 at 3:30 am | Report abuse |
  122. deevee27

    Idiots, can't they tell he was being sarcastic?

    January 7, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
  123. dx2718

    He's good when he plays straight characters too. Maybe he's just a good actor! In which case, we may never find out whether he's gay...unless he marries, and only then by the gender of his spouse. In any case, it's really none of our business what he's like off-screen.

    January 7, 2011 at 3:19 am | Report abuse |
  124. Liz

    Yet another misleading CNN headline. It's not even an exact quote, despite the quotation marks. Such fine journalism.

    January 7, 2011 at 3:11 am | Report abuse |
  125. Mario

    He's just saying that for the publicity.

    January 7, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  126. Vicki

    What does it matter if someone is gay or not!!!! The person is the same person, either way!!!!!

    January 7, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
  127. Brent

    Me thinks you protest too much...

    January 7, 2011 at 2:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Covered

      Are you referring to James? I don't hear him protesting. I hear him answering the questions of the media. If the population would lose it's fascination with all things gay, the press would stop asking. Then he could stop "protesting."

      January 7, 2011 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  128. End

    What a waste of sperm you are

    January 7, 2011 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
  129. rick

    .......that's gay.

    January 7, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  130. MS

    Way to mislead people into clicking on your pointless story CNN

    January 7, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  131. Jane

    All that matters is that he's happy and has continued success as an incredibly talented actor. In this day and age, it's wonderful to see celebrities being honest with themselves and their fans.

    January 7, 2011 at 1:47 am | Report abuse |
  132. Scott

    Demodogg.com. Great site to get your music and band noticed by record producers!

    January 7, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
  133. gibb

    So... does that mean that gays & lesbians that play straight people in TV/Movies are really straight??? Funny, I thought they were called actors.

    January 7, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  134. BK

    Don't care one way or another. Just wish he'd stay OFF General Hospital. He's very boring and annoying. Thank goodness for the FF button!

    January 7, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  135. zyde

    He's not gay, but his boyfriend is 🙂
    But seriously folks.....who gives a crap but the idiots out there.

    January 7, 2011 at 1:25 am | Report abuse |
  136. dalis

    If James Franco is gay, does that mean he can finally shave that pathetic excuse for a mustache?

    January 7, 2011 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  137. TooSlick4YouMFs

    This just in.....Michael Jackson liked to sleep and play "rubba rubba" with little boys...unless the "adult alarm" sounded. Suprising, I know. Wacko is rotting in hell right now.
    HAHAHAHA (my deliciously evil laugh)

    January 7, 2011 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
  138. big Al

    I guess as long as the sun still shines and the earth is still spinning, James Franco is who he is! Wait....maybe he's not gay! And that's one to grow on!

    January 7, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  139. Quit Looking

    Well quit looking in the mirror already!!

    January 7, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  140. MoreforMe

    Every man in America can be gay for all I care....I certainly won't mind being the only straight one left.

    January 7, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  141. Shannon

    Say it ain't so! Well if it is.... Please give me the change to try to change you back to straight... MmmmMmmm....

    January 7, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
  142. Steve in Birmingham

    Hate the mustache.
    Love the actor.
    Disappointed he's making a movie about lightly talented Sal Mineo.

    January 7, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  143. Whats Yerproblem

    Listen! So many male stars whom people once thought were totally Straight have come out as Gay. So, what's the big problem? Surely, many, many more are due to come out and shock ya. And just look at the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" former policy. It's been Repealed because they're all getting the message that there's nothing wrong with that orientation even for servicemen and women! And look at all the Gay Marriage states now in the U.S.A. So, what's your problem! Can't handle the heat, get out of the kitchen!

    January 7, 2011 at 12:45 am | Report abuse |
  144. Yellow Journalism Headlines

    insult our intelligence. You're CNN, not TMZ.

    January 7, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  145. D'Laughs Onyou

    Lookin' in the mirror again, dearie?! HAHAHAHAHA!!

    January 7, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  146. Fonz01

    Who the hell is James Franco???

    January 7, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  147. Wonderin Boutcha

    Why all the anger? Trying to prove something? A person who truly knows what he or she is doesn't have to go around making sarcastic, derogatory comments about others just to prove he or she is different. That is, unless it hits too close to home!

    January 7, 2011 at 12:25 am | Report abuse |
  148. Shhh Already

    Shhhh!! Don't tell the Conservatives! They are just looking for something like this to spend all their time on instead of fixing the real problems this country faces. This is JUST what they would consider a Top Priority issue to spend month after month tackling. One-track mind you know and little else.

    January 7, 2011 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  149. No_he ain't!

    Hah, he slept with tons of girls while at UCLA. Not gay...

    January 7, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  150. Chucky

    This just in...Wesley Snipes announces...."Maybe I'm black." Wow...who knew?

    January 6, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  151. Observer

    Do you realize how incredibly lucky you are that they don't have a minimum IQ requirement here for comments from people like you?

    January 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  152. HereToAngerYouToo

    Why don't women need a watch?
    Because there is a clock on the stove!
    : )

    January 6, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Bob

    I admit I didn't even read this post ("Maybe I'm gay") I'm so damn tired of James Franco. This guy and his people stuff him down our throats. No matter where you turn, he's there...endless features in magazines, now–hosting the Oscars. There's no escaping him. He plays a character on some show called Franco (how daring!) Please, enough already. My prediction: he'll try his luck at being the male Lady Gaga...meats suits, you name it. Enough

    January 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Kenny

    He's Kidding... Duh! ilike it

    January 6, 2011 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Lisa W

    Congratulations! I'm happy, too!

    January 6, 2011 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Weston

    He had some excellent points and seems to have an insightful/postmodern view....yet CNN chose the headline to be the quote with the least substance (and very likely said sarcastically)- way to contribute to the very issue he's talking about being frustrated with, CNN

    January 6, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  157. peachy

    gay oh no who would thunk it lol,with all those good looks n charm.....not

    January 6, 2011 at 11:19 pm | Report abuse |
  158. the_dude

    Definately gay.....just sayin

    January 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  159. jd

    We are all a little gay!What bearing does his preference have on us?Yall be jive!

    January 6, 2011 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  160. peacemonger

    maybe I'm straight

    January 6, 2011 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
  161. jackie

    cute! he's got a great sense of humor

    January 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
  162. thierryjtaule

    im sorry but when he smiles with that mustache he almost looks like baba booey

    January 6, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  163. castro

    shut the .... up u stupid gays if everyone were gay then how long do u actually think the world would last

    January 6, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Observer

      If all the world was gay, there'd probably be fewer wars. There wouldn't be so many males trying to prove to themselves how "macho" they would like to be.

      January 6, 2011 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • HeyBuddy

      Nah we arent going to shut up, not for you or anyone else...If the whole world were gay it would be much more peaceful, less wars, more love, more art, more green....

      January 7, 2011 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
    • ciara

      really? ever heard of IVF? lol oh the wonders of modern science. now if only we could do smthg about all the idiots running around....

      January 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Pat

    Heh-heh, I wouldn't worry too much about this. James Franco is a master of having fun with the media (he's been on enough magazine covers during the past year to convince me of that), so just take his comments with a grain of salt and return his wink with one of your own. 🙂

    January 6, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Observer

    And if he is gay, SO WHAT?

    January 6, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  166. thierryjtaule

    i want to eat his hair

    January 6, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  167. thats cool

    because now my wife will be sad and I'll have to comfort her : )

    January 6, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  168. Str8tlk

    NO WERE ALL NOT A LITTLE GAY, but we've seen men before date woman and are still gay. Rock Hudson for one.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Name the movement

    You sound real gay 4 saying that bull sh......, real men dont talk like that.....i'm just saying.....

    January 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  170. Vanna Whyte

    I would smoke his cigar.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  171. HaYnMuSiCJaMmA#1

    Why the are u guys hating on michael jackson! He really was the King Of Pop! If all u guys do is hate You should go to hell. See don't like it do u yeah u go to hell cuz ur gay who cares!!!! If he's gay he's gay who cares its his choice and u are childish for making a big fuss over a sarcastic comment!!! I thought it was pretty funny. Also gay people can be some of the nicest people. I'm straight but i know alot of nice gay people and no one makes fun of them. U all just have very small brains.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Nikki

    he's gross either way

    January 6, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  173. saftgek

    First,one must know who this person is. Then, one must care about who he is.

    It is amazing how someone from obscurity can make a couple of "movies" (if one can call them that), and suddenly they're hot stuff.

    What a pitiful culture!

    January 6, 2011 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  174. NutSak

    The important question... Have you ever lit your own fart?

    January 6, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Mitsananikone

    He is losing his touch with reality. Just spin the totem already

    January 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  176. HereToAngerYou

    Tupac was gay. Eazy E was gay. And I'm pretty sure Kelsy Grammer is gay, just like most of you. Sick.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Culture Stone

      Yes, you are here to anger us. But I bet you anger yourself as well. It must be a hard life to go around condemning others as sick, when you so desperately wish you were free to be like them.

      January 7, 2011 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  177. the not gay guy

    Apparently you have

    January 6, 2011 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  178. SWS

    National dept? Where would I find that department? Learn to spell or stay off your keyboard.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  179. james

    Wrong is wrong and that behavior is WRONG. Lust of flesh isn't nothing new. But to suggest it being anything right about it is wrong. Sin is sin.Like it or not.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whatever

      Posting mean things about people on the Internet is also wrong, but you do that. Judge not, lest you be judged. And I judge you as a meanie. Plus, you are kind of sad.

      January 7, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  180. bambam

    He must have had the desire to hold one in his mouth( he must be gay)

    January 6, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Jared

    He's a bit gay...

    January 6, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  182. aces and eights

    Does the color yellow make him sad?

    Jackwagon !!!

    January 6, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  183. Mitch

    not with that hideous mustache he's gay... no way

    January 6, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  184. 8andSkate

    Don't know about gay, but you do look stoned in that picture, James.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Giggity

    Look at that moustache. He's totally gay.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  186. David

    He isn't gay. I used to work on the set of the Jay Leno show and I am pretty sure he was messing around with Barbara Mandrell.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
  187. Philipi

    He gave me head at lagoon lounge in Bakersfield in 1997 so I think he is def bi atleast

    January 6, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Smitty

      Lagoon Lounge? Bakersfield? '97? Head? No man that was me, sorry about that. I lost my contact and hi-jinks ensued.

      January 7, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  188. bambam

    Well franco I wonder what would make you think that?????

    January 6, 2011 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  189. Zacharyba

    But the pro gay lobby has been teaching me that being gay is something one is born with. I'm so confused. Maybe I am gay too.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • PHIL

      I have heard from an expert that its to complicated to say your born gay ,thier are aparently other things like influence, and many other factors . Please don't ask for his name like most of us my memory for names is short at best . You may find him by doing a search on the computer .

      January 7, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  190. Cnn, No.

    This is the most misleading header ever. If he's obviously kidding about being gay, and the main point of what he was saying is that there's a lot of good things to be found in the gay community, why would you start your article in the most misleading way possible? Shame, CNN.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • PHIL

      I have enough to worry about with out trying to figure out if he is gay or not , lets move on and let him woory about it.

      January 7, 2011 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  191. michaelwackson

    the bible is crying right now. there is therapy to reverse this. lets not make bad choices. we all must go to heaven.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  192. Cosmotologist To The Stars

    it was a pretty ggod day. not nearly as cruddy as most. we sure hope yours really was happy. if your reading this you are alive and you rock 🙂

    January 6, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  193. robb luc

    He was AMAZING in "james dean"...really early in his career, and so good! I think his response was funny and smart!

    January 6, 2011 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  194. Really?

    "Oh, He's going to hell"

    January 6, 2011 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  195. robb luc

    I'm actually impressed by the lack of "oh he's going to hell" comments...James is truly a talented and real person, funny as heck too! Check him out on funnyordie, you will die laughing!!!! (James Franco acting class)

    January 6, 2011 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  196. Decinique

    Well honey if your gay your gay,dont let anyone put you down and make you feel different about yourself,I Still Love You,and you are an wonder actor,so continue being you and do nt worry about what everyone else says

    January 6, 2011 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  197. Seriously.

    Really? There are people in the world who really, truly, actually still think that way?
    Simply curious: Are you retarded.

    Also, i doubt Franco is gay, but congrats to him on a great performance in 127 Hours. I would have been actually been proud of CNN if they had posted an article on THAT instead.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  198. Vick4mvp

    Thats who runs america gays and republicans why is anyone shocked

    January 6, 2011 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      And don't forget the liberal media, the cabal corporations, jews, NRA and the Masons – they run the country too!

      January 7, 2011 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
  199. DebbyDolen

    Wish people would stop worrying who is gay. Who is sleeping with each other. All the other trash on every t.v. in this nation. WORRY ABOUT OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN!!Do YOU or ANY one REALLY care

    January 6, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  200. shirley in tennessee

    Well put. Live and let live

    January 6, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  201. Rosalinda

    Who cares if you gay. why Rock Hudson he was gay but he was a good actor. just be urself as long as u are happy.

    January 6, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  202. GozieBoy

    And this idiot is hosting the Academy Awards this year? I saw him on Letterman and he is one of the most incredibly BORING people I have ever seen on TV. What WERE they thinking when they picked him? Easy call not to watch that program this year!

    January 6, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  203. B.Fletcher

    Well put Mr.Franco

    January 6, 2011 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse |
  204. shirley in tennessee

    Guess all the strait prople want is to stone all the gays to make them self look like christians I bet allthose christians never look at the dirt under their on beds

    January 6, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alan

      Shut Up...

      January 8, 2011 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Christian

      Shirley, I understand your confusion, and you're probably not reading this, but some Christians give others a bad name by being hypocritical. Also, don't take me wrong and think that I'm trying to diss you, because I'm not dissing anyone, but Christians never claim to be perfect human beings.

      January 13, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  205. cyphonix

    Silly child, I am the kingdom of heaven.

    January 6, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  206. marc in california

    mr. franco, don't make statements like that if it is not true. The way the media and people are these days, anyone who makes a statement like that, even in jest, will have the media and everyone else hounding you for a definate yes or no answer. Even if you answer no, nobody will believe you because everyone will just believe what they want to believe anyway.
    I'm just saying, inorder to avoid all this unwanted attention just don't say things like that if it is not true.

    January 6, 2011 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • CC Croft

      Um... did you read it? He didn't say he IS gay. Or is not gay, for that matter. He said "maybe I'm just gay".

      Mostly because it doesn't matter. "Maybe" isn't much of a statement at all. Relax, Marc. Really. It's not his fault the word "gay" makes people freak out. I don't think the replies to this article are going to even be seen by him. It's really fine.

      January 7, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  207. angel

    gays will never enter the kingdom of heaven

    January 6, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  208. Cory

    We go to risd, aren't we all gay?

    January 6, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  209. Melissa

    E5150: I would be happy if all close-minded haters would be deported to Antartica. We all have the right to choose how we live our lives and just because you do not agree with it, it does not give you the right to be disrespectful, hateful, and rude to anyone else. I am not gay, but wish they were treated equally, because they are.

    January 6, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Did you read your post before you pushed the button? Honestly, talk about disrespectful and rude.....

      January 7, 2011 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  210. Reload

    ......not that there's anything wrong with that!

    January 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  211. shirley in tennessee

    Just wanted to say if he's gay I'm glad he haPpy I go around being gay and happy all day

    January 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  212. Scoop

    You are what you are and it is what it is. Enjoy your life. You only have one life to live so live it to it's fullest.

    January 6, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  213. black swan

    all of u are dumb u all love him bcause u keep talking about him so all of u are gay wow

    January 6, 2011 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • jordanhanlon

      wot kind a engish u b speaking, ids dat a new language ya got dere?

      January 6, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  214. jacky Cliff

    If you are happy, why not be it? Don't give damn abt what else says abt you. You do so well for your life, just be yourself and be the happiest guy in the world. I've been it for so many years and have had a beautiful and happy life and home with my loved one for going to be 38 years in March. So, be yourself and happy!

    January 6, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  215. Lewis

    He's definitely not gay... That was a sarcastic remark.

    January 6, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  216. P. Starkman

    Who cares?

    January 6, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mitch

      ummm apparently you do, since you took the time to read the article and make a comment!

      January 6, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  217. teddisha

    James your GAY!! jus admit it! so we can all move on!

    January 6, 2011 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  218. Jeff in NJ

    He can do me any day!

    January 6, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  219. sheppard

    Ya think?????

    January 6, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
  220. Todd G

    Best response to an irrelevant question I've ever heard. Good for you.

    January 6, 2011 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  221. gerry mcneal

    I think the key phrase was there are a lot of other reasons, which means that was also one.

    January 6, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  222. Jenickki

    Who cares! This guy is a fab actor. My God, he can play anything. Here's a thought. Do you think that characters who are gay, might just happen to have some interesting stories to tell? I just think he likes to laugh at himself, and takes roles that are incredible to do.
    All I can say, if you are my dear...you have made many women sad, and quite a few men quite happy.

    January 6, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
  223. banasy

    banasy: 'Maybe I don't care'

    January 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  224. unionjack

    if he should play any gay character.., it should be james dean... yeah he played him before, but not as the real james dean, who was gay... perfect role for him

    January 6, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  225. Steve Holcomb

    Gosh I hope so. My fantasy come true. He is so hot!

    January 6, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  226. AlexisGabriele

    "Rebel WithOUT a Cause"- It's a fluffy article out of nothing news worthy or related, but it still should be proof read.

    January 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tommy Tone

      "[James Franco] the '127 Hours' star – is also planning a biopic about gay 'Rebel With a Cause' actor Sal Mineo."

      No proofreading required in this case. The movie Franco mentioned is a biopic of Sal Mineo, a "Rebel" costar. Hence, a "Rebel With a Cause." Two different things entirely.

      January 6, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  227. Cosmotologist To The Stars

    One thing about it. He does have nice hair.

    January 6, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      He has very nice eyes. And it seems he's got at least 50 IQ points on 99% of Hollywood. He and Johnny Depp are great actors who are also genuinely beautiful. I'm sure I'm not by a long shot the only straight guy who thinks so, though fewer, alas, would probably be willing to publicly SAY so. When and if straight men can openly admire the looks of other men as unabashedly as many straight women openly admire the looks of other women, well, it won't exactly be the promised land, but it'll be a lot better than the uptight society we live in now.

      January 13, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  228. its ok

    there are alot of very successful and happy gay people. it shouldnt matter if you are or arent. you are you 🙂

    January 6, 2011 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  229. Jersey boi

    Yea Yea he's gay! I do declare. Frankly Scarlet, I don't give a damn.

    January 6, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  230. mooo

    if you are dont worry about it. people are people. some folks will treat you bad, but they probabbly would anyhow. As long as your happy you shouldnt even worry about it.

    January 6, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  231. The Truth

    Another cnn headline!!

    January 6, 2011 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
  232. Cheets

    If he's gay I will cry.

    January 6, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bryan

      If he is gay, I am happy!

      January 6, 2011 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Culture Stone

      Why? Because being gay is so horrible? It's not (although some people still try to make it horrible for gays). Or is it because you thought you were going to date him? Probably not.

      January 7, 2011 at 7:41 am | Report abuse |
    • MikeMazzla

      I think Cheats was being funny.. like Girls who say the best guys are either married or Gay. Dont take what she said seriously.

      January 7, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Laugh a Little

      Yeah, what MikeMazzla said. People are sooooo touchy.

      January 7, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      I'm not gay, but I'm unabashed about saying I have had a man crush on James Franco ever since I saw him in 'Milk'. Just the way it is, ya know?

      January 13, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  233. Lynn

    Then you are the hottest gay for me!

    January 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  234. QinZirO

    interesting and unique articles
    to read

    January 6, 2011 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  235. Babiyaga

    Sounds hot to me.

    January 6, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • KatyaKatya

      Babiyaga is a lovely name. Seriously. I am not being sarcastic. I have no sense of humor in that sense. Zmei gorynych – koschei bessm....

      January 6, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bluetype2

      How is that Hut treating you?

      January 6, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  236. Francis


    January 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  237. Be Quiet

    Well James, maybe you should come sleep with me and find out for sure.

    Call me!

    January 6, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  238. Superhiro

    Who cares?

    January 6, 2011 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jack

      You do or you wouldn't fake indifference.

      January 6, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lufe27

      I don't give a hoot, and that's not false indifference. Just because I don't care doesn't mean I'm lying.

      January 7, 2011 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  239. Jan Michael Vincent

    And maybe the sky is blue.

    January 6, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • mark

      I think we're all a little gay...

      January 6, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shane

      That was funny, Franco! He has a sense of humor, why can't the rest of you? If he were really gay, he wouldn't be saying stuff like, "You know what, maybe I’m just gay.” For the love of god, can't we just get past all this gay stuff? Who the hell cares who's sleeping with whom? As long as they are not bothering me or mine, they should be free to love who they want.

      January 6, 2011 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Beth

      Indeed. Seems trivial. Oh and did I mention trite?

      January 6, 2011 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • William Desmond Taylor

      So now that he's gotten this off his chest...he's feeling gay. He's also singing.."I feel pretty...I feel witty..I feel pretty & witty & bright."

      January 6, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ngek

      Don't worry James...I think I'm gay as well.  rraawwwrr

      January 6, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • kerry

      hahaha, now THERE's a name I haven't seen since 1986. Airwolf and The Mechanic. Jan Michael Vincent lol... where's that guy now, dead?

      January 7, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Roger Ogilvy Thornhill

      Maybe this article is gay.

      January 7, 2011 at 12:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Pat

      @Shane who said "As long as they are not bothering me or mine..." after he makes all these pro-gay comments. How condescending can you be? Bothering you? Sorry idiot, but gay people aren't below you like you're clearly implying. Nice try faking the tolerance.

      January 7, 2011 at 1:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      if you're the person I think you are, we know for a fact that YOU are. And the sky is not always blue, in fact it's not blue at all it just appears to us blue.

      January 7, 2011 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Co2lumber

      why can't all of us just be happy and gay?

      January 7, 2011 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • WarriorsMark

      Maybe he is just a man comfortable with all of his emotions, with nothing to prove. The under 30s population are far more secure than those of us 50, 60 and older who have bought into macho nonsense.

      January 7, 2011 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
    • JanMichaelVincent

      I'm not dead, but I think I'm gay too.

      January 7, 2011 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Jon Mon

      I'm straight... but I'd do him.

      January 7, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
    • @shane

      "as long as they are not bothering me and mine"???????? we gays say the same thing about you straight people. You are not as cool as you are trying to make yourself out to be. We really have no desire to bother YOU people. Give us our legal rights, end violent gay bashing and extend common respect ....stop bothering me and mine in the gay community, okay captain Mcstraight pants?

      January 7, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • EvoDevo

      anti-normative? Ugh!

      January 7, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Let It Be

      To Pat and @Shane: Lighten up!

      January 7, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Bird

      I was gay once.

      January 7, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • scotty501

      why is it when some plays a murderer no one suspects him of being a murderer in real life? jake who ever played a gay guy in that cowboy movie..is he gay too?

      January 7, 2011 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Rg

      Maybe who cares

      January 7, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Debra Bunch

      Hi, I am from Statesboro GA. Do you still come over to Scarboro at all? My niece helped you in the emergency room several years ago. I saw you many years ago when you were here filming "Buster and Billy". I lived and grew up about 1.5 miles from the old school where alot of the filming was done. I stood right behind you but was too shy to ask for an autograph. Always enjoyed your acting and you were good on the eyes also. Lots of water has run under the bridge from those days.

      January 7, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • patt

      @Debra Bunch..... Uh, who the heck are you talking to??? James Franco? You DO know that he didn't write this article, right? And you don't actually think he's going to find this article AND your comment, do you? And if your niece told you the name of a patient she helped in an emergency then she broke the law. Ever heard of the HIPAA/privacy rules? So anyway, whenever you read an online article about a celebrity do you always post a comment to him/her?

      January 7, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alan

      To Pat and @Shane... STHU, why be so hateful. I'm sure he meant no disrespect, but you had to flip it into something it's not. Live and let live was my interpretation.

      January 8, 2011 at 6:11 am | Report abuse |
    • nuffsed

      It goes to show that saying anything regarding gays offends them. If you don't agree with every little thing they say, you're automatically a hater, or a closet case because you are in denial. In other words, it's all about them. Yuck.

      January 8, 2011 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Arglebargle

      You tell 'em, James! Tell those nosy sacks of putrefying feces to go eff themselves and mind their own business.

      January 10, 2011 at 12:41 am | Report abuse |
    • lyssandra

      either way- i still love you. how can one not? 🙂

      January 12, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
    • cindy

      Who is this guy, and why should I care?

      January 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jan Michael Vincent

      Hey Debra Bunch! Oh, dear me. I'll never forget that trip to the emergency room...and your neice was such an angel. I hook up with some young buddies of mine in Scarboro 4 or 5 times a year and we spend the night beating on the bongos. Golly, I sure wish you would have asked me for my autograph all those years back. Then, like now...I've always been a collector of aquaintences and would have loved to have added yours to me pile. xxoo, JMV

      January 18, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • D.D.A.

      I used to be Gay, but then I got a job.....

      January 23, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • D.D.A.

      I know u r but, what am I?
      Heck, I used to be Gay, but then I got a job.....

      January 23, 2011 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |

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