James Franco: On Balancing His Many Passions (listen)
This interview was originally broadcast on October 5, 2010. James Franco is nominated for an Academy Award for his role in 127 Hours. He will also be co-hosting the Academy Awards Ceremony with actress Anne Hathaway.
It's hard to categorize James Franco.
The star of such films as Spider-Man and Milk is also an accomplished painter and writer — and a graduate student currently enrolled in both Yale University and the Rhode Island School of Design.
The frenetic pace suits Franco, who tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that he has an "addictive personality."