STOCKHOLM – James Franco – novelist, director, poet, artist, visionary and co-star of Pineapple Express – has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Everything.
The announcement took place late last night in a joint statement by the committees in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway. The Nobel Academy announced that the special award had been made because:
James Franco is an internationally recognised renaissance man who – like a colossus – straddles the worlds of high art and popular culture. Having perfected acting with his appearance as Harry Osborn/the New Goblin in the Spider-Man films, he has intervened in art, with a show at the Venice Biennale which even made Marina Abramovic sit still for a moment, and literature with his new novel Actor’s Anonymous (read an extract HERE). However, his crowning achievement and lasting claim to immortality will undoubtedly be his Gucci fragrance for men advertising campaign in which he boldly stated that it was ‘made to measure’.
James Franco on hearing the news made the comment: ‘Yeah, like pffffff… Awards, right?’ Some have criticised the Academy, claiming that the award is an attempt to offset the damage done by their awarding the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama in 2009.
James Franco’s Cure for Cancer should be available early next year.