James Franco masturbates “four or five” times a day!


A lot of you hated on me when I hated on James Franco’s Esquire profile. In my defense, I went to a liberal arts college, and I avoided dudes like James Franco like the plague, and I tend to think they’re even worse when they’re still pulling this stuff when they’re older. I give Franco credit for being smarter than a lot of actors in his age group, and I give him credit for having interests beyond Hollywood. But this artsy-fartsy, “let’s do some ‘found art’ with an Esquire journalist” schtick is… meh. Beyond that, though, I do like him. In small doses. I think he’s a very talented actor, and I appreciate that he’s trying to be a better artist, and that he’s not content to be the pretty boy.

Anyway, Franco is in Telluride to promote his role in Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours, that film about the dude (jackass?) who got stuck in a crevice and had to saw his own arm off with a dull knife. I talked about the trailer here – Franco is perhaps playing the dude as reckless and vaguely douchey. In any case, Franco talked explicitly about one particular scene in which his character masturbates.

James Franco engaged in some TMI while promoting “127 Hours” at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend. In Danny Boyle’s action flick, which stars Franco as real-life mountaineer Aron Ralston, the main character is shown pleasuring himself while stuck under a boulder before he is forced to cut off his own arm with a blunt knife to free himself.

Franco told the Hollywood Reporter that Ralston never admitted to masturbating while trapped in the Utah Mountains for several days, but that he could still relate to the scene.

“When I’m alone, I do masturbate a lot. I tend to have a four- or five-time day,” the hotel-hopping star told the industry website with a laugh. “So, I probably would have if I was stuck under a rock.”

But Franco added that even if Ralston did pleasure himself before he severed his own arm, he would never admit it in public.

“He’s kind of a gentleman, I guess he doesn’t talk about that stuff,” the 32-year-old actor told the Hollywood Reporter.

[From The NY Daily News]

As a lady, I can freely admit that if I was forced to masturbate four or five times a day, I don’t think I would be able to walk. Or do anything, really. How could a lady function if she was masturbating five times a day? My limit is twice a day, and that has to be a special occasion, like new Clive Owen photos or something. Five times a day?!? How does Franco has any time to do his “art”? Also: note to Franco – I believe there are lots of ladies who would love to “help a brother out.”

PARK CITY, UT - JANUARY 23: Actor James Franco poses for a portrait during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival held at the Getty Images portrait studio at The Lift on January 23, 2010 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Carr/Getty Images)

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: James Franco attends the James Franco Press Conference at the American Pavillion during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: James Franco attends the James Franco Press Conference at the American Pavillion during the 63rd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Header: Franco on May 20, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. kelbear says:

    He has to much of an a-hole look to him for me to be a fan. And is 4-5 times a day really necessary?

  2. Shay says:

    He just keeps on with that junkie look of his.

  3. Rita says:

    I can only assume that after one cut off one’s arm with a dull knife that the desire to be the grand “MasterB” would greatly dimenish. He was lucky he didn’t have to cut off something else because IT was stuck under a rock.

  4. Hautie says:

    I still think he looks like a serial killer. :)

  5. Samigirl says:

    I love him, and I love that he admitted that. And yes, I would lend him a hand. Or another body part…whichever :)

  6. phlyfiremama says:

    Please don’t do Aaron Ralston (the real life man the film is about) an injustice by thinking he is anything like the selfish, self absorbed junkie playing him on film. Accidents can happen to anybody at anytime, he did what he had to do to survive what happened to him. Aaaron is a kind, loving, wonderful man full of life, so don’t hate on him because of Franco. Do your homework about who Aaron is first.

  7. Fluffy Kitten Tail says:

    And why does he think we are even remotely interested in his masturbatory habits?

    Oh, and I HATE his ringlet hair in the first photo!

  8. jen says:

    I’ve seen his “art”, he should stick to masturbating.

  9. freckles says:

    I’m sure he was just joking… that is just not plausible. And I find it highly improbable that this dude masturbated after a boulder crushed his arm, and either way, why the f*ck is it necessary to portray it in the film??

  10. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    Oh phly James Franco isn’t a junkie. I think he is an absolute sweetheart. Look at that adorable face. I have never heard or seen one story about him being an A-hole or a douchebag. James just have a sweet, artsy spirit I can totally relate to. I love him.

    I am not sure if my life was in duress I would be masturbating, not sure why Danny Boyle wanted to add that in but ok. Also I am a woman and I can manage to masturbate 4 or 5 times a day, but I recover quickly. So, yea.

  11. Jen says:

    WTF? If the real guy never said he masturbated right before cutting off his own arm, why in the world did they have to make that s*&% up and put it in a film about him? If I were the real dude I would be so pissed off and might even sue! I hope he sues!

  12. gem says:

    hmmm now who is this random actor?

  13. tango says:

    freckles, I so agree.

    I think masturbation habits should be kept to oneself.

  14. Lenore says:

    Kaiser, I admire your frankness. Also, you really did make me LOL, and I alsmost never LOL. (I’m too busy masturbating.)

    Four or five times a day? I could do it that many times physically but I just don’t have the time. I guess if you’re an actor/artist/whatever, i.e. someone with a LOT of time on his hands (literally) then that’s probably on the low end of the scale. (Also, it takes longer for ladies…) As Woody Allen said, masturbation is sex with someone you love, and who’s more in love with themselves than actors?

    Real people tend to sell their story to the tabloids. Imagine being James Franco, waking up to find a photo of your own right hand on the front page of the Enquirer. He’s probably said this now, actually, to pre-empt his right hand’s kiss-and-tell, that little slut.

  15. California Surfer says:

    I was thinking James looks a little like the late Heath Ledger, especially in that pic where he is smiling.

  16. Kaye says:

    Maybe they thought that having the guy masturbate before cutting of his arm was a way to get a rush of endorphins to make the procedure more bearable. It would be the only sort of anesthesia available to him. Actually kind of clever.

  17. aenflex says:

    Freckles and Jen – Right!?!!?
    WTF is dude doing beating off when his arm is lodged under a rock and he is subsequently dying? If masturbation was anywhere on his list of to-do’s, I give men waaayyy too much credit. Honestly I am digusted and a bit shocked.

  18. Kitten says:

    I would have to see the movie first, before I started commenting about whether the masturbation scene is appropriate or not. Speaking of masturbation, I know everybody wet themselves over Slumdog but let’s not forget that Boyle also did Trainspotting, which isn’t exactly Disney fare. I wouldn’t be surprised if he decided to add some grittiness to his interpretation of Aaron’s story.

  19. Johanna says:

    Lenore:the first part of your statement was hilarious!
    If this isn’t an obvious joke then I don’t know what is. He’s joking people.

  20. geenie says:

    Gotta love the guy for doing his own thing and staying true to himself. Just love it.

  21. flourpot says:

    I’m sure, with a bank full of money to spend, I could find better things to do than lock myself in a room and masturbate. I’m sure he was joking around but ..jeez, TMI. It’s like comedians who have to use the word Fuck in their routing to be funny. There’s more out there than a simple word. Yeah, sex sells. It got you some attention but try using that famous intellect for something other than flash in the pan smut comments. Weenie.

  22. Lauri says:

    Ugh! I seriously don’t get the attraction thing with this guy and his comments about masturbating are better left unsaid.. he has John Mayer’s douche factor

  23. Bailey says:

    that is just sad to mention. his life seems dull and this is his pick me up

    hand sanitizer comes to mind

  24. RR says:

    I’m shocked that people are surprised that he said he does himself 4 or 5 times a day. Everyone who thinks masturbating (or just having sex) 4 or 5 times a day is impossible or pointless….

    Well, you just haven’t been doing it right. You have my pity. And I am a girl, and yes, I can still walk/talk and function just fine.

    Jeez, I in the post sex and the city world nothing would be surprising about sex….

  25. mbizz says:

    there are days when 4 or 5 times is easy! walking isn’t the problem, its the wet panties! lol

  26. protonr says:

    Everybody masturbates ( 1, 2 , 3 times a day…)

    In fact, People shocked about that in 2010 shocks me more.

  27. LindaR says:

    4 -5 times a day and we need to know this about you? You go James! Seriously, please go. Away.

    Is he related to the BeeGees? He has a BeeGee mouth and teeth.

  28. natalie says:

    why is everyone so uptight? I like his honesty and I think he has a sense of humor about himself.

    Frankie say relax!

  29. Penelope says:

    He looks like a serial killer and he just finished playing one on General Hospital,the day time soap opera. LOL

  30. Jenny says:

    What a shame he’s not content to be a pretty boy – that’s about all he is. Barring these photos – in which he’s obviously high (or maybe coming down) – he is gorgeous. I could look at him all day, but I doubt I could listen.

  31. A Guy says:

    Some of these comments are just so ridiculous, that I feel it is my duty to set some things straight. Those of you who commented on the impossibility, self-absorbed, and time it takes, are looking at Franco as if he were a woman. A guy can masturbate (to completion)in just a matter of minutes. There’s not a whole lot that goes into a guy getting himself off. While I myself do not have that much interest or recovery time to do this so often, it is not at all shocking. It is much more common than you think.

  32. broot doot keyop says:

    I want to lick his big sexy muscular hands

  33. name (required) says:

    I’m a female, I masterbate more than 5 times a day, and know many guys who do too.

  34. Stella says:

    Ummmm, why do you imply that it’s hard for women to masturbate that many times in one day? I have 5 or 6 time days pretty regularly. Sometimes you just have a horny day. People need to get over it. It’s a lot healthier than eating a gallon of ice cream to get the dopamine release.

  35. Lily says:

    Ooooh weee! People getting their knickers in a twist over masturbation! It exists people, and there are some of us who can do 5+ a day :) I just did