James Franco Teaching NYU Film Class

March 29, 2011 By:
James Franco Teaching NYU Film Class

In the only college class that will include “naptime”, James Franco will be
teaching a third-year course at NYU.

Franco will be teaching a course on adapting poetry into short films. Only
twelve spots are allotted for the class, and for those twelve students, it
could be the coolest college experience or the worst one yet.

STUDENT: Mr. Franco, why’d I get a C on this paper?

FRANCO: I tried to use it to roll a giant joint and I failed.

STUDENT: That makes no—

FRANCO: ....zzzzzz....

NYU faculty member John Tintori told the NY Post:

“He’s here to teach because he really knows something about directing that
he can share with our students. He’s incredibly prolific, and that comes
from a real work ethic - and that’s another thing to impart to our

This guy must not have seen the Oscars. Because just going on that, this
will probably be the only NYU class where the teacher shows up in his
pajamas and has more absences than the students.

James will graduate with a MFA in film production this May.