With six major feature films about to hit theaters, James Franco -- man of many careers -- is hitting Hollywood again in a big way. In Details' March cover story, the 34-year-old thespian/author/poet/serial academic ponders, among (many) other things, his own intensity. After admitting that he "fight[s] loneliness," Franco embraces who he is -- including how others see him.
"I accept what I am, on the inside and out. I love me," he says. And then his words devolve into something like a sonnet: "But I also know that me is something other than me: a figure that is created by forces outside me. … I step aside and rearrange the parts of the old me, the Spiderman-Ginsberg-Pineapple-Freak into something else: the Fairy King." Yep. And now you see why Sam Raimi cast him as Oz, the Great and Powerful … (Details)