But the 127 Hours actor and Oscar nominee says it was a bit of a disappointment


Best Actor Oscar nominee James Franco admits he made his own sex tape when he was 19, but it was a bit of a disaster.

The actor, who also co-hosts next month’s Academy Awards, says that he has a lot of
respect for porn stars as he knows from experience how hard it can
be getting frisky on film.

‘I think anybody who has made a home sex tape knows what feels best doesn’t always look best,’ he tells

‘I remember when I was 19 doing that, and then watching it back and thinking, “Oh, that looks horrible.”

‘You have a lot of respect for those actors in pornography, because they
are really not just doing it, they’re really selling it.’

The 32-year-old Hollywood actor is rumoured to be starring in a
biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace so he’ll be able to put his teenage practice to good use.

Relative newcomer James is up against film legends Colin Firth and Jeff
in the Best Performance category at the Oscars next month.

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