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Feb252011

James Franco's Pre-Oscar Prep: 'General Hospital' Gig

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Two days before he co-hosts the Oscars for the first time, James Franco reprised his role on ABC's General Hospital as the killer artist who shares his name, Franco.

The actor reportedly filmed the guest spot in Los Angeles while rehearsing for the Oscars. Clad in a tux and sitting in front of semi-nude portraits of himself, he phoned a fellow hitman and poked fun at his jack of all trades reputation:

"You know, I've been doing some more art. Self-portraits. I know, I know, multi-tasker. How about you? You kill anyone lately? Well, I miss that, I really do. Look, I could chat all night but I have to run. I have a big event to attend. Very, very big deal."

A very big deal indeed. Maybe Franco will follow Ricky Gervais' advice after all and bust out more self-depreciating fare at the Oscars.

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