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James Franco: I'm living my dream

James Franco thinks his life is "sweet" because he is in a job he loves.

The multitalented star always has a new project on his hands and counts acting, filmmaking and lecturing among his professions.

At the age of 36, James still has a lot of time to expand his horizons but he feels he's already ticked a lot of things off his bucket list.

"I'm living them," he smiled to German newspaper Bild when asked about his life goals. "I have a sweet life, because I can do what I love.

"During filming recently, I read 20 books for my literature dissertation at Yale. I just can't sit still. If I'm not doing anything, I'll go to the cinema, watch some art."

He might be on a constant buzz, but James doesn't resort to exercise. In fact, he admits his only physical activity is jumping rope, which he describes as "genius".

One of James' most famous ventures to date is 2014's The Interview, which focused on North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. It caused a huge uproar, as the East Asian country felt it was a disrespectful portrayal. However, the star was never too worried.

"It was just an internet storm," he shrugged it off. "I backpack across the world. If I'm in Berlin I'll visit all the galleries - without a bodyguard."

Despite all the negative buzz online, it hasn't put James off using technology. He writes on his laptop and draws on his iPad but does make sure to protect his privacy.

"Since the hacking scandal [when nude photos of celebrities were leaked last year] I've taken all my pictures off iCloud," he admitted.

True to his word, James is keeping busy with his two latest films, drama In Dubious Battle and animated comedy Sausage Party.

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