Watch: James Franco Directs Samsung Galaxy Note Ad Starring James Franco

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by Kevin Jagernauth
August 20, 2012 5:47 PM
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Well, you gotta give the folks over at advertising firm Cheil USA a hand, because if you're going to come up with a campaign around the Samsung Galaxy Note touting its multitasking capabalities, there are few celebrities more equipped to deliver that message than James Franco. Hell, in the past week or so alone we've seen a pretty shitty trailer for the indie flick "The Letter" (quantity isn't always quality), and learned that he's casting up his feature film adapatation of William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying" and producing some kind of art project about fame riffing on himself and Lindsay Lohan.

Anyway, for this ad, he directs and stars in a meta spot that finds him letting us know just how this fancy new product helps him solve math problems, get in pillow fights, make breakfast, and diagnose strep throat or whatever. The concept was apparently tailor made for Franco, and he agreed, so win/win for everyone right? Anyway, take a journey into the world of Franco below. [AdRants/Creativity]

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  • Alma | August 21, 2012 4:36 AMReply

    I like the idea of actors directing themselves, it's such a fresh and quirky angle to corporate advertising and actually makes it enjoyable! The "come on, cut now, it's over" thing I did in my dissertation film too :) https://vimeo.com/24112701

  • DG | August 21, 2012 2:20 AMReply

    I really like some of these interviews James Franco puts up on his website and I think the Jim Jarmusch in particular might be of some interest to people around here- http://www.jamesfrancotv.com/videos/216544

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