Oz The Great and Powerful is on pace to be the year's first break-out box office hit. Having banked $2 million at midnight screenings, the film is projected to finish opening weekend with around $75 million.
The man playing the title role is no stranger. In fact, he may be one of the busiest guys in show business. Oz director Sam Raimi described James Franco as a man who "needs a constant injection of the creative in order to survive." [Vulture]
All you have to do is look back at the past year to get a taste of how Franco keeps himself busy.
In 2012, he filmed five movies, had a recurring role on the TV soap opera General Hospital, starred on another television series, Hollywood Heights, guested on FCU: Fact Checkers Unit, volunteered at the Art of Elysium, taught a classes at New York University and USC in filmmaking as well as teaching a screenwriting course at UCLA where he's already an adjunct professor teaching English. This is in addition to making his dance-theater directorial debut in which, of course, he narrated all the performances, directed two short films for songs, filmed a 90-minute docu-drama about poet Hart Crane and released his band's first single and first EP.
And you thought Jessica Chastain was busy.
So now we want you to weigh in on Franco. Take everything you know about him and everything you've seen him do and bundle it all into one word. What would it be? Busy? Accomplished? Inspiring?
Sound off below in the comments section and feel free to weigh in on last week's One Word for Nicole Kidman.