Los Angeles Times

OVERRATED: James Franco, artiste

The ongoing performance piece that is James Franco's career took another left turn recently with "Rebel," a Franco-curated art show inspired by the film "Rebel Without a Cause." While it's been entertaining to watch this actor tweak audience expectations since his post-"Freaks and Geeks" rise (notably in playing a pretentious artist named Franco on a daytime soap), being unpredictable isn't the same thing as being interesting.Frederick M. Brown / Getty Images