3) James Franco
His talents are extensive: actor, writer, director, musician, mixed-media artist, activist and doctoral student. James Franco has accomplished a remarkable amount in the time he’s been on the entertainment scene. He had some short-lived television success in Freeks and Geeks in 1999; but it was his portrayal of James Dean in a made-for-TV movie that caught the eye of directors and fellow actors. His role as Harry Osborn in the Spider Man trilogy secured his status sufficiently for him to be considered for a wide range of roles in television, films, and theatre, both as leading man and in cameo roles. Although his more notorious characters have been drug dealers and dropouts, Franco has taken education very seriously. Having obtained a Master’s in Fine Art from Columbia, he enrolled in a PhD program in English at Yale, and will soon be able to call himself Dr. James Franco.