James Franco has had quite the diverse filmography in his young acting career. From playing Spidey's best friend/foe, Harry Osborn, to dealer of the dopest dope, Saul Silver, to the rebel without a cause himself, James Dean, and even Franco, a "General Hospital" resident. No matter of the genre or role, James Franco has the reputation of getting lost in his characters. The case is no different with HOWL, as the actor dons the black rimmed spectacles and guttural speech patterns of Allen Ginsberg, the iconic poet of the Beat Generation.
Check out our interview with the actor, as we discuss the challenges of playing legendary, real life figures, as well as his varying approach to Ginsberg versus Dean, both eccentric figures of the 1950s.
Interview and article by: James Wallace
Edited by: Chase Whale