James Franco quote

"Everyone pretends to be normal and be your best friend, but underneath, everyone is living some other life you don't know about, and if only we had a camera on us at all times, we could go and watch each other's tapes and find out what each of us was really like."

James Franco

Born: April 19, 1978

Occupation: Actor

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