James Franco Wins Both Real And Fake Awards While Shooting Scenes For ‘Zeroville’ On Venice Film Festival Red Carpet
James Franco’s new look may have shocked many as he stepped out at this year’s Venice Film Festival with his new bald head, but it was all in the name of drama darlings as it turns out the actor was literally filming for his new movie ‘Zeroville’ as he walked the glitzy red carpet. So if you were there, this may well have been your big break!
With a stern pose, hidden behind his aviator shades and his Elizabeth Taylor inspired tattoo, the star performed actual scenes of the movie while attending ‘The Sound and the Fury’ premiere among an audience of hysterical fans as festival director Alberto Barbera presented him with a handful of awards, one real and one fake.
Informing the crowds of their cameo, standing on the Lido to accept his Jaeger-LeCoulture Glory to the Filmmaker 2014 prize, Franco explained: “It’s a little movie we’re doing. Maybe we’ll show it here in Venice next year.”
Based on the 2007 Steve Erickson novel, ‘Zeroville’ tells the story of a young student who heads to Hollywood with dreams of becoming the next big star, becoming a successful film editor in the tragic tale of horrific discovery.
James Franco recieves real and fake awards at Venice Film Festival (Splash News)
Shot at Venice’s Sala Grande Theatre, the scene shot entailed Barbera presenting James’ character Ike “Vikar” Jerome with an award for his “visionary language” as film editor. Franco then received an actual award, for real, for “his creative versatility which pushes him to seamlessly be at the same time an actor, theatre and film director, screenwriter, producer, video-artist, soap opera star, and much more.”