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    James Franco's Latest Gig? Art Instructor

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    His ever-expanding résumé includes actor, NYU professor, Oscar host, author, musician, installation artist and even a dance theater director.

    Jeez, what in the world hasn't James Franco done?

    How's about art teacher.

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    The multi-multihyphenated liberal-arts geek will juggle his big-screen career (he's appearing in next week's Rise of the Planet of the Apes and just started filming a Wizard of Oz prequel), a recently announced return to the cast of General Hospital and the thousand other activities he's got going on with a turn at New York City's MOMA PS1 as a guest lecturer leading master classes with his Milk director, Gus Van Sant.

    Per the museum's website, Franco will lead "lectures and discussions that bring students together to take part in a new conversation around contemporary practice with artists, authors, musicians, curators, theorists and scholars."

    Just the perfect fit for Hollywood's favorite Renaissance Man. And he'll even be doling out homework—and holding film screenings!

    In fact, Franco and Van Sant will kill two birds with one stone by showing off a recent artistic collaboration of their own—a film called My Own Private River which will be installed in the museum's main theater and run through July 30.

    The project came about after the filmmaker showed the 33-year-old thesp old outtakes, deleted scenes, and other unuused footage of the late River Phoenix from his 1991 movie My Own Private Idaho and Franco persuaded Van Sant to let him create an experimental flick for exhibition.

     We give him an A for effort.

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