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    James Franco’s tired James Dean act got an NYU professor booted from the school last year — after the teacher dared to give the overhyped Hollywood hunk a “D” for blowing off class, a lawsuit charges.José Angel Santana said he slapped the “127 Hours’’ star with the bad grade because he missed 12 of his 14 “Directing the Actor II” classes while pursuing a master’s in fine arts.Santana said he then suffered all kinds of drama — first from Franco, who publicly ridiculed him, then from his department, which axed him over the “D.”“The school has bent over backwards to create a Franco-friendly environment, that’s for sure,” Santana, 58, told The Post. “The university has done everything in its power to curry favor with James Franco.”ROBERT MILLER
    José Angel Santana




    Santana, who is suing NYU in Manhattan Supreme Court for his job back, asserts that Franco, whose career took off after a 2001 portrayal of James Dean, acted like a rebel without a clue in his other courses, too, blowing off just as many classes. But the star’s other professors at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts still gave him good grades, Santana said.Big names such as Franco’s typically translate into big bucks for universities.After his student gig, Franco, 33, wound up teaching an NYU course this past fall on adapting poetry into short films.Santana suggested that the good grades Franco received were payback to the actor for hiring one of his other professors, Jay Anania.Franco hired Anania to write and direct the film “William Vincent,” which starred Franco, the suit states. The film was featured at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival.“In my opinion, they’ve turned the NYU graduate film degree into swag for James Franco’s purposes, a possession, something you can buy,” Santana said.Santana also blasted the graduate film department chairman, John Tintori, for allegedly creating a conflict of interest when he appeared in a cameo in a film financed by Franco and written and directed by Anania, the court records reveal.Neither Anania, Tintori nor a spokesman for NYU returned calls for comment. A rep for Franco had no immediate comment.And Santana griped that Franco got it all wrong when, speaking out about his grade, he asserted that the professor had a problem having a celebrity in his class.“I did the work,” Franco told Showbiz411.com last year. “I did well in everything else.”Santana’s lawyer, Matthew Blit, a notable employment lawyer, said Franco was trying to cast the prof as a fool for giving a Golden Globe-winning actor a bad grade.Santana is not the only one unmoved by Franco’s work behind the camera.A Variety magazine review this year of his film “The Broken Tower,” about American writer Hart Crane, blasted Franco’s work as a director as “simply misguided and often quite tedious.”The film is among 13 works — most short films or documentaries — directed by Franco.[/release]

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/m...#ixzz1hBTgYB7u

    what
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    One of these days, I'm going to cut you into little pieces.
    AJisAwesome15's Avatar
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    Was that seriously necessary

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    Apple extraordinaire~ ♥
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    he missed 12 of his 14 “Directing the Actor II” classes
    No fucking shit he got a D, hell it should be lower than a D, more like a fucking F.
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    Fuck NYU's principal.
    Get a fucking backbone.
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    Good on him. He did the right thing and I'm glad he's standing by it.
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    Damn celebrities!
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    If he takes it to court and gets the other teachers to admit to this and support him, it'll cause one hell of a lot more negative publicity than simply giving him a bad grade.
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    You had me at meat tornado.
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    Lol, Franco is expecting to pass by not going to his classes, what a dumbass.
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    Uhhh who is James Franco anyway?
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    Uhhh who is James Franco anyway?
    An actor, known in the spiderman series
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    Come on James Franco, I actually like you as an actor, don't be a cunt.
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    Uhhh who is James Franco anyway?
    That dude from revenge of the rise of the district of the planet of the apes that can talk to monkies.
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    Uhhh who is James Franco anyway?
    Pineapple Express, Saul!
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    He should have failed the class if he really missed 12 out of 14. The professor was giving him super special considerations already..
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    And here's me nearly getting kicked off my uni course because i missed one lecture as i had to go to the hospital, fuck celebrities.
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    And here's me nearly getting kicked off my uni course because i missed one lecture as i had to go to the hospital, fuck celebrities.
    My sciences teacher had to take his freshman college exams while suffering from severe Lyme disease because they wouldn't let him reschedule.

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    And here's me nearly getting kicked off my uni course because i missed one lecture as i had to go to the hospital, fuck celebrities.
    what? seriously?
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    "James Franco’s tired James Dean act got an NYU professor booted from the school last year — after the teacher dared to give the overhyped Hollywood hunk a “D” for blowing off class"
    I think that teacher wrote the article.

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    snip

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    retarded faggot
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    what? seriously?
    Yeah, it's easy as hell to fail a class over one missed assignment or lecture.

    I barely passed a chemistry class with a C because I missed a day of labwork that couldn't be made up, even though I got 98% on my final and never missed an assignment other than the one time.

    And he made off with a D going to a class twice.

    Huh.

    first from Franco, who publicly ridiculed him,
    Wow, he seems like a douche. He honestly expected the teacher to just pass him despite him never showing up?
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    Yeah, it's easy as hell to fail a class over one missed assignment or lecture.

    I barely passed a chemistry class with a C because I missed a day of labwork that couldn't be made up, even though I got 98% on my final and never missed an assignment other than the one time.

    And he made off with a D going to a class twice.

    Huh.



    Wow, he seems like a douche. He honestly expected the teacher to just pass him despite him never showing up?
    It's called people who are spoiled and self-entitled; the scourge of modern-day America's youth.
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    No fucking shit he got a D, hell it should be lower than a D, more like a fucking F.
    An F

    for "Franco"
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    Franco's a fucking dick, I got suspended from school for a week because I missed an important exam, because I was almost lethally ill!

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    Yeah, it's easy as hell to fail a class over one missed assignment or lecture.
    It is?

    I got Cs in art history and mechanics because I went to maybe 10 classes between them this semester.

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    It is?

    I got Cs in art history and mechanics because I went to maybe 10 classes between them this semester.
    Depends on the college/university you go to. If they're more prestigious, they'll get on your ass for missing one class because 1. it makes them look bad and 2. they have high standards for students. Otherwise...

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    Yeah, it's easy as hell to fail a class over one missed assignment or lecture.

    I barely passed a chemistry class with a C because I missed a day of labwork that couldn't be made up, even though I got 98% on my final and never missed an assignment other than the one time.

    And he made off with a D going to a class twice.

    Huh.
    That seems truly insane. It's not at all like that at my university, if you missed one or two lectures nobody would give a shit (they only start to care once you go below ~80% attendance), and if you have a good excuse (illness etc.) you can miss a lab or two and they'll discount it from the final grade, at least in the first year.

  27. Post #27
    Hi Jo
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    he used to be one of my favorite actors

  28. Post #28
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    It seems like nowadays, it's all about the money. Kind of sad, really.

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    Depends on the college/university you go to. If they're more prestigious, they'll get on your ass for missing one class because 1. it makes them look bad and 2. they have high standards for students. Otherwise...
    Not true. Most of my classes allow me to miss around 5 or 6 classes. The exception was chemistry lab where if you missed more than 1 it'd deduct 5 points of your final chem lab grade (which was a test grade in the regular class). We're pretty prestigious and have very high standards for students (Clemson, #25 public university in the US)
    Hell, I've had a few classes where they wouldn't even care if you showed up to anything but exams.

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    It seems like nowadays, it's all about the money. Kind of sad, really.
    Misread as monkey.
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    University drama is the best drama in my opinion

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    James Franco himself teaches at NYU. Albeit, as a guest speaker.

    I really want to go to NYU for cinematography. This doesn't help at all.

    Ok I didn't read the bottom part of the article.

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    They probably let him get away with this shit since it's a huge boost to the school.

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    At least he attended his classes at Colombia.


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    I don't understand how this could even happen... How does anyone get fired for giving bad grades to bad students?
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    I don't understand how this could even happen... How does anyone get fired for giving bad grades to bad students?
    Because money

  37. Post #37
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    It's called people who are spoiled and self-entitled; the scourge of modern-day America's youth.
    How the hell is this related to youth
    James Franco is fucking 33

    Go watch Matlock or something
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    It's called people who are spoiled and self-entitled; the scourge of modern-day America's youth.
    Ah yes, 'scourge of the youth'. Sure is good to generalize an entire age group, isn't it?

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    Pineapple Express, Saul!
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    Ah yes, 'scourge of the youth'. Sure is good to generalize an entire age group, isn't it?
    You'll notice that I wasn't calling youth itself a scourge. I was calling those who are "spoiled and self-entitled" among the youth a scourge.