30 Things You Didn't Know About James Franco

To prepare for his role as James Dean in the TNT biopic, Franco cut off communication with his friends and family to capture Dean's loneliness. Franco even cut off communication with his girlfriend at the time, Marla Sokoloff, to which she told TV Guide, "You can't help but be insulted that he doesn't want to see you or talk to you. After the initial shock and being devastated, I supported his decision as much as I could." His method acting paid off: Franco won a Golden Globe in 2001 for his portrayal of the Rebel Without a Cause star.

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