James Franco Wants An Oscar For 'Spring Breakers'. No, Really.

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There have been plenty of creative tactics played by movies launching Oscar campaigns to sway voters, including persuasive attempts by The Fighter and The Kings Speech, but one actor has decided to make his bid as blunt as possible to get attention.

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James Franco As 'Alien' In Spring Breakers

James Franco is being supported by the distributor of his movie Spring Breakers, A24 Films, to win a 'Best Supporting Actor' nomination for his corn-rowed, golden-grilled character of Alien. A24 has compiled campaign materials, that will apparently be unveiled shortly, that feature Franco as his rapper/gangster character, according to sources speaking to THR. Franco as Alien is shown holding an Oscar statuette in each hand with the slogan "CONSIDER THIS SH*T", referencing his character's boastful speech about all the amazing things he owns, or "cool sh*t."

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An A24 spokesperson describes the motivation behind supporting the 35 year-old actor in his Oscar bid, saying "James Franco has created a character so indelible it deserves recognition. We are excited to be able to support it with a campaign and know the impact of Alien will last far past this awards season." Explaining the choice to run such a blunt and, some might say, offensive campaign, the spokesperson elaborated: "We plan to create an awards campaign that is thematically consistent with the film itself."

Spring Breakers GirlsSelena Gomez [L] and Vanessa Hudgens [R] Starred In 'Spring Breakers'

Directed and written by Harmony Korine, Spring Breakers was released last March to widespread critical enjoyment and heavy box office takings, with over $30 million grossed worldwide. The plot centres on four college girls (Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson & Rachel Korine) who seek the hedonism of the spring break holiday like their peers, but don't have enough money.

Motivated towards the spring parties, the girls steal their professor's car, commit armed robbery with water pistols, and head for Florida with the spoils. The girls' Floridian holiday becomes a reckless affair, and they are soon arrested after one particularly wild party. A stranger named Alien bails them and the girls become immersed in a dangerous gang culture where they become completely in over their heads in a world of guns and drugs.


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