Actor humbly compares himself to De Niro.
Actor, writer, director, university lecturer, and all-round renaissance man James Franco has won praise for his acting skills from one James Franco.
In his regular film column for hipster bible Vice, Franco waxes lyrical on how his own appearance as cornrowed gangster Alien in the film Spring Breakers is one of the most important screen roles of modern times.
Says Franco, of himself:
“There will never be a movie or a character that is more important for this age than Spring Breakers and its protagonist Alien.”
The modest actor claims that he felt moved to tell the world of his own importance after veteran director Werner Herzog told him his performance “made De Niro in Taxi Driver look like a kindergartener”.
The star of such masterpieces as Your Highness and Spider-man 3 also wrote - presumably while gazing adorably at his own reflection in a mirror - that “no one wants stories nowadays” and that Spring Breakers is “everything that we are today”.
Franco closes his 1000-word self-love-in with the words “you’re welcome”.
James, we are suitably grateful.
Source: The AV Club