James FrancoJames Franco is a lot of things. He's a director, performance artist, published author, scholar, sculptor and model. A regular Renaissance man. We mostly know him as an actor, though, and a pretty good one at that.

One NYU professor, however, begs to differ, and issued the Golden Globe-winning star of recent Best Picture contender 'Milk' a D in his acting class, Showbiz 411 reports.

"I did the work, I did well in everything else," the actor said at the premiere of his latest film, 'Howl,' the story of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg's obscenity trial, for which he is earning positive reviews. Franco said that his acting professor likely felt uncomfortable teaching an already well-known actor, and also admitted to missing many classes because he was shooting director Danny Boyle's follow-up to 'Slumdog Millionaire,' '127 Hours.'