The October 2008 issue of Interview Magazine features 'James Franco by Gus Van Sant,' a conversation between the man of the hour and the iconic director respectively. James, who is the new face of Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme, plays Sean Penn's lover in Van Sant's upcoming movie, 'Milk.' Photography by contemporary Swedish lens man Mikael Jansson.
"Seven years ago he played James Dean in a television biopic, tinting his hair and squinting his eyes to Rebel Without a Cause-like perfection. Ever since, the temptation has been to peg him as a good-looking young man felled by the moody blues. While it’s a fact of life that no one can ever really know what lies beneath the surface of another, the Internet can help narrow the field of possibilities. Lo and behold, Generalissimo James Edward Franco: a merry prankster, and the latest on-screen love interest of Sean Penn." [Via] More after the jump.