Franco is no stranger to the small screen. He rose to fame playing burnout Daniel Desario on the much-loved (and much too-short-lived) Freaks & Geeks. But any actor knows that unless you score a plum gig on an HBO series like Boardwalk Empire, you don't go back to television when you've made a splash on the big screen.

In late 2009, Franco made what can only be described as his most perplexing decision: He joined the cast of soap stalwart General Hospital, playing an artist named Franco. (Note the all-black ensemble above; only artists wear all-black, right?)

(The real) Franco called it performance art; the rest of the world called it a very, very strange career move. He reprised the role in 2011.