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Oscar-nominated actor James Franco slated for Ohio State visit

September 2, 2014

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Actor James Franco attends the 2014 AOL Newfront held at Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.  Credit: Courtesy of MCT.

Actor James Franco attends the 2014 AOL Newfront held at Duggal Greenhouse at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.
Credit: Courtesy of MCT.

The man who does practically everything in Hollywood and on stage is making time for an Ohio State visit.

Oscar-nominated actor James Franco has penciled in an evening with OSU students at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 15 in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom. The event, sponsored by the Ohio Union Activities Board, was announced through OUAB’s Twitter account, @OUAB, Tuesday evening.

Franco — known for his roles in “127 Hours,” “Pineapple Express” and “Oz the Great and Powerful,” among others — is an acclaimed actor both on set and on stage. Recently, he had a gig playing opposite Chris O’Dowd in the adaptation of the John Steinbeck classic novel “Of Mice and Men” on Broadway.

Franco is widely known as an actor, but we look forward to hearing more about his work and life in a moderated Q&A format at this free OUAB event for students,” Matt Kolena, OUAB president, said in an email. “He’s traveled to Oz. He’s been on Spring Break. He’s rivaled Spiderman. And now he’s coming to Buckeye Nation.”

He also released “Palo Alto,” a film starring Emma Roberts, which he both starred in and had a hand in writing, in 2013.

Tickets for the event were released Thursday at 5 p.m. One ticket was allowed per BuckID, and only Columbus campus students are allowed to attend.

OUAB announced via Twitter Thursday evening that all tickets for the event had been released.

Editor’s note: This story was updated Sept. 4, 2014, to reflect that OUAB announced all tickets for the event had been released.


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