Have a Question for James Franco?

The Palo Alto native will stop by Menlo Park's Kepler Books Monday and Patch will be there. What would you ask him if you could?

If "home is where the heart is" then James Franco's heart is still in Palo Alto.

An accomplished actor, director, teacher and now author, Franco will appear alongside his mother to discuss his new book A California Childhood during a sold-out reading at Kepler's in Menlo Park Monday.

An Academy Award nominee for 127 Hours, Franco—who was born in Palo Alto in 1978—has written a second book about the city, and in it he shares his artistic side through the use of personal artifacts like photographs.

But since tickets for the event have sold out, Palo Alto Patch wants to know what you would ask him if you had the chance. Have a question? Leave it in comments and we'll try to ask him in the few minutes we'll have with him.

And stay tuned for the video and subsequent article on Patch!


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Casey M. Felago May 13, 2013 at 06:15 PM
YES! I've been trying for an answer for about 2 years now...NO SUCH LUCK! When/how/where will I get to see Maladies?!?!?
TaRaysha Smith May 13, 2013 at 07:54 PM
Ask him why he included the snippets from the short stories in "Palo Alto" to the memoir. Opposed to recounting actual adventures, mishaps, etc.? Also ask if he or his production company plans to make availible the short films that have not been picked up by a distributor. Possibly by web membership... subscription or pay per view. Thanks. (and if there is time ask him what his favorite color is?)
Tiffany Franco May 13, 2013 at 08:02 PM
ques 1: what was his outlook on life while he was growing up in palo alto ? did he ever think he will be world famous or did he think he'll just be an normal guy working for a living ? ques 2: His favorite place to be in palo alto besides his home ? ques 3: best childhood memory and childhood embarrassing moment ? ques 4: what were his inner thoughts when he was getting bullied during his school days ? ques 5: what is the one book that changed his life, his outlook and his thinking ? ques 6: is he a pessimist or optimist?
Tiffany Franco May 13, 2013 at 08:04 PM
ques 7: what is his favorite perfume ? I mean does he wear any perfume ? if yes, then what is it ?
Tiffany Franco May 13, 2013 at 08:12 PM
ques 8 : will he ever quit coffee ?? ques 9 : what does he plan on doing/studying next after his PhD ? will he teach or study more? ques 10 : what does he look for in a women ? Ask him to Describe his ideal girl :) If you pick one of my 10 questions , I'll jump with joy and I'll be grateful :) thank you in advance. If you don't pick any of my questions , there is always next time :) thank you for this post and thank you for asking us to write down our questions.. I'm excited for this event :) Good luck patch.. keep up the good work :) god bless
Claudia Cruz (Editor) May 13, 2013 at 09:11 PM
I'll make sure to get yours in Casey! Thanks!
Claudia Cruz (Editor) May 13, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Tiffany! These are great questions and many that I would have too. I'll be like speed-dating with James Franco. I'll try to get to as many possible.
Claudia Cruz (Editor) May 13, 2013 at 09:22 PM
Thanks TaRaysha! You are obviously a fan! I got you!
PalyAlum'82 May 13, 2013 at 10:47 PM
Did you pick up acting quickly or was it a struggle to learn to act well? How long did it take you? What kept you from quitting? Is the Casting Couch still alive and well for non-famous actors? Is it a huge "who-you-know" game to land a part if the actor is not famous?
VixenVena Ray May 14, 2013 at 12:50 AM
Ask James Franco this: Palo Alto has changed so much since you were a kid with the rise of Silicon Valley. You are a jack of all trades. If you were a kid growing up today in Palo Alto, do you think you'd still have ended up an actor or gravitated more towards technology & engineering?
Tiffany Franco May 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM
thank you claudia..you are sweet
Casey M. Felago May 15, 2013 at 12:45 PM
I could answer all of TIffany's questions myself. Can you please ask about Maladies!?! TY!
Claudia Cruz (Editor) May 15, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Hi Casey, the event was Monday night. I had five minutes to ask as many questions as I could. I didn't have a chance to ask about Maladies, but I'll see if I can get you an answer soon.
Casey M. Felago May 16, 2013 at 02:13 PM
TaRaysha Smith June 28, 2013 at 10:11 AM
You rock, thank you so much!


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