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3. James Franco Plays Twins (Freaking Twins!)

James Franco has long since made his name on his string of eclectic performances. He’s gone from street-level drug dealer to grill-wearing pseudo criminal to an everyman climber struck with terrible luck. Franco is weird, talented, and enthusiastic, and The Deuce brings all those talents to bear in full force. Franco plays twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino, larger-than-life characters based on brothers who actually inspired the show. Franco also directed two episodes of the series, as well, meaning that he actually spent time directing a scene in which he was playing two characters.


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