was listed on
Top 49 Influential Men of 2010 at Number 7. According to the site:
Franco is a cultural sponge, eager to learn, absorb, create, and challenge conventions. Much was made of Franco’s enrollment at Columbia University, but that was nothing. The talented thespian has since enrolled in four -- count 'em! -- graduate programs, written a book of short stories, guest-starred on General Hospital (a stunt he dubbed “performance art”), and made a series of experimental short films that have been setting the New York art world ablaze. Franco doesn’t just dabble in side projects; he immerses himself in them.