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James Franco Sets The Record Straight - He's Not Gay & Not A Stoner

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Sep. 10 2010, Updated 2:10 p.m. ET

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James Franco wants to clear up a few misconceptions people have about him: no, he isn't gay, and no, he doesn't like to get high, RadarOnline.com has learned.

"Everyone thinks I'm a stoner, and some people think I'm gay because I've played these gay roles," Franco told The Advocate. "That's what people think, but it's not true. I don't smoke pot. I'm not gay.

“But on another level,” he said, “there's something in me that is able to play roles like that in a way that's convincing."

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Franco, who has played gay characters in films like Milk and Blind Spot, said that even if he was gay, he likely wouldn't make the information public.

"I guess the reason I wouldn't is because I'd be worried that it would hurt my career," Franco told the magazine. "I suppose that's the reason one wouldn't come out, right?"

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Franco currently appears in the film Eat, Pray, Love.

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