What should James Franco do next?
May 3rd, 2011
08:00 AM ET

What should James Franco do next?

Seriously, is there anything James Franco can't do?

Actor, director, student, teacher, singer, soap opera star, social media critic, host of major awards shows (we didn't say he did them all well). The dude is a veritable James of all trades.

The recent news that Franco is set to direct a dance theater program got us to thinking about a few things we'd like to see Franco take a stab at.

1) Join the circus

Remember "Circus of the Stars?" Well, we're not talking about that.

We'd like to see Franco chuck it all for a chance under the big lights in the big top. Plus, who wouldn't love to see him in that little trapeze outfit?

2) Take over for Oprah

Franco as talk show host. Imagine the probing insight he could bring and the big name guests he could book. If anyone could get Sean Penn to open up and share, it would be his "Milk" co-star Franco.

And aren't you dying to know what would be his "favorite things"?

3) Become a superhero

Come on people, the man played Harry Osborn in "Spider-Man!" How big a leap would it be for him to become a real-life superhero?

4) Study to become a physician

Have you seen "127 Hours"? Enough said.

5) Run for president of the United States

Why should Donald Trump have all of the "maybe I'll run for office" fun?

Franco wouldn't be the first actor to aspire to live in the White House, but for sure he would be the hottest. Not to mention he's already got built-in constituencies thanks to nerds ("Freaks and Geeks") and stoners ("Pineapple Express"), so why not?

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  1. Za'ba

    "What should James Franco do next?" This article is sooo yesterday, booring! I am tired of all this put downs of James. He's hard-working (his has earned a BA and multiple MFA degrees), ambitious (pursuing higher education while working on all kinds of creative arts, and courageous (of taking criticism, etc.) While I'm sure that we may not agree with everything that he does, the manner or frequency that he does it, why can't we at least suspend judgement for the pros? The Marquee Blog on CNN sounds more like trashy blog to me.

    May 8, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sole

    He should get John Frusciante back with RHCP

    May 6, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sandy

    What DO most of you with your lives except rag on those you are jealous of? I'm with "Patty". James is my hero, in a world with few left to choose from. He enjoys higher education and the arts. He is a damn fine actor and director. I understand he is an artist as well. I look forward to his future projects, whatever field they may be in.
    Writing insincere, sick, and deviant words won't change the fact he is an admired professional.
    Here is what I hope James does next: WHATEVER HE WISHES TO DO! 😎 We all need to do the same. He is fortunate in that he has the ways and means to plan his life according to his terms. Shoot for the stars, James. Maybe I'll see you there. Peace to you and yours.

    May 4, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Patty

    What a bunch of jerks you all are....He is just FINE doing his own stuff.....Shut up and get a life...Patty

    May 4, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  5. james franco fan


    May 3, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
  6. Yolanda Weiner

    Roll his doo doo logs into doookie balls and play marbles.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  7. mejazzbo

    He should continue to enjoy his life. His decisions have been working very well for him to date. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That's what the sign says.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Panty Wearing Fairy

    Stop giving the rest of us gays a bad name.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Hungry Jack

    Suck fresh butt biscuts from from my tasty rump.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  10. EMMA

    Go to Disney World ! And drink a nutritious diarreah milkshake !

    May 3, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. @NO CLUE

    He should make sculptures out fo doooooooody.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  12. James Francos Father

    Like he so often did when he was a child James should shine daddys knob.

    May 3, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  13. SmarterthanU

    Live the character in Pineapple Express by smoking the three pronged joint in Times Square.

    May 3, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |

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