Ever since the absorbing 2001 made-for-TV biopic "James Dean," we've recognized that James Franco is much more than a pretty face. He won a Golden Globe for that nuanced role, and has gone on to tickle the mainstream in "Spider-Man" and its two sequels. He's also done a bunch of less-than-interesting war movies. But it's his supporting turn in 2008's
"Milk," playing the boyfriend
of Sean Penn's "Harvey Milk," that is again bringing Franco to the forefront. His performance is mighty in its understatement. And who knew a mustache could ever look hot again after the 1970s. Franco is truly a cinematic treasure, who seems to enjoy his art more than his fame. Can't wait to see what comes next.