Paging Professor Franco! Jimmy's predilection for academia extends to both sides of the lecture hall. In the fall of 2011, James became "Mr. Franco" to a class of NYU students looking to turn their poetry into films. Which we guess is a thing? (The final cinematic result, Tar, screened at SXSW earlier this week.)
Since his Washington Square stint, Franco has subsequently taught short filmmaking at USC and screenwriting at UCLA, where he's also an adjunct English professor.