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Actors Anonymous - James Franco



Actors Anonymous


Who wrote it?


James Franco is an actor, director, writer, and artist. In 2011 he received an Academy Award nomination for best actor for his role in 127 Hours.


Plot in a Box:


Actors Anonymous, billed as Franco's debut novel, is actually a collection of short stories, monologues, fragments and sketches.


Invent a new title for this book:


James Franco by James Franco (Sorry Michael Martone)


Read this if you liked:


Palo Alto by James Franco


Meet the book’s lead:


While there are several main characters, the real lead here is Franco, threading through several of the narratives.


Said lead would be portrayed in a movie by:


Sean Connery. No, not really. James Franco.


Setting: Would you want to live there?


The setting moves us around downtown Los Angeles and the Valley, as well as NYU's campus and New York. We'd want to live here, but we wouldn't want to live the vacant and insecure lives of these characters.


What was your favorite sentence?


You need to be able to take on all roles and laugh at all roles. To be able to mock the role you're playing while you're playing it.


The Verdict:


Read the rest of Chris Rosales' review here.