James Franco Wanted To Work With Jack Nicholson So Badly That He Tried To Make Himself Look Like Him

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Can you see the resemblance? Getty Images/Reuters

James Franco has pretty much done it all. He’s acted, directed, written, sang, taught, and the list continues.

But like many young, aspiring actors, Franco has done some crazy things to try to make his cinematic dreams come true. He once wanted to work with Jack Nicholson so badly, that he tried to make himself look like the 77-year-old actor so that he could play his son in a movie.

Wednesday night, Franco kicked off a new project he’s been working on with AOL called “Making a Scene with James Franco.” The original series, which mashes up famous movie scenes for hilariously ridiculous recreations, will be rolled out in three batches of short episodes, and Franco helped launch the first three episodes with a live Q&A session.

During the Q&A session, one Twitter fan asked Franco who he always wanted to work with, and Franco was quick to answer: