James Franco - Professor Fired For Giving James Franco Poor Grade

A professor at Columbia University claims he was fired for giving the actor James Franco a poor grade. Jose Angel Santana scored the Hollywood actor a D after he failed to attend almost all of his classes in New York, though the veteran academic was reportedly sacked shortly afterwards.
The actor, who won universal acclaim for his role in 127 Hours, enrolled in a fine arts degree course and was scheduled to begin a film directing course, according to the UK's Daily Telegraph. However, according to legal papers filed by Mr Santana, 58, Franco struggled with one of the modules and received a D grade. The professor said James had attended only two out of the fourteen classes but that the school's policy was to keep his grade's as high as possible in order to increase the university's profile, saying, "The school has bent over backwards to create a Franco-friendly environment, that's for sure.The university has done everything in its power to curry favour with James Franco.In my opinion, they've turned the Nyu graduate film degree into swag for James Franco's purposes, a possession, something you can buy". The actor, who hosted last year's Academy Awards, was once photographed falling asleep during a lecture and was also spotted sleeping in the school library. According to his lawsuit, Santana claims the university gave Franco good grades after he hired one of the professor's to write and direct a short film.
The actor is yet to comment on the lawsuit, but now works as a lecturer at the University's Tisch School of Arts - teaching a class on how to adapt poetry for the screen.


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