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Happy 37th birthday James Franco! The Oscar nominee was first introduced to us in the cult classic Freaks and Geeks. He did not garner the attention of critics until his role as James Dean in the eponymous TV film, which earned the actor the coveted Golden Globe for Best Actor. Since then, Franco has expanded his studies into directing, producing, writing, teaching a college class, pursuing his PhD in English, and commissioning unique fat animal paintings. The man of many projects shows no intentions of slowing down. Here's a toast to our very own Renaissance Man!