We ‘Eat Pray Love’ With This Week’s Hump Day Hottie: James Franco

He’s played the freak in our geek dreams. He’s played villains, lovable stoners and has even done his time on a soap opera. He’s kind of eccentric; he’s an academic and a certifiable movie star. Who is he? He is James Franco, star of “Eat Pray Love,” and he’s this week’s Hump Day Hottie.

Press play on the video below to see more of James, and then keep reading for more details about him!

Vital Stats: Born in Paolo Alto, Calif. the 32-year-old to a very artistic family of artists (and actors! Shout out to former HDH and little brother Dave!). He momentarily attended UCLA before dropping out to pursue acting. Since then he’s attended NYU, Columbia and will soon be going to Yale. (Hot and smart—sign us up!) Last time we checked he was dating actress Ahna O’Reilly. No grudges, we promise.

Where you might have already seen him: Where do we start? “Freaks and geeks,” “Never Been Kissed,” the “Spider-Man” flicks, “Milk,” “Pineapple Express,” “Date Night,” and, yes, “General Hospital.” These are only a smattering of his roles. If you need more proof he’s a megastar, you are silly creatures!

Why you should take notice of him now: He’s starring in this week’s Crush-approved chick flick, “Eat Pray Love,” which happens to star Julia Roberts and another Crush-fave, Javier Bardem. Where do we buy our tickets? He’s also set to star in “Howl,” set for release next month. He can read that poem to us any day!

He’s pretty busy, especially for a college student. He’s lined up a bunch of projects including: “Your Highness,” “127 Hours” and “Rise of the Apes.”

P.S. Did we mention he’s reading “Twilight”? “It’s crazy how much sexual tension there is,” he told Esquire. “It just builds and builds. I mean it never stops. It’s sort of explosive by the end. Crazy. Like they’ll blow up with it. And of course, they don’t. Which is the point too, I guess.”

Until next week, when we chose another Hump Day Hottie, you can salute James by pressing play on the video above!