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Dave Franco’s Rising Fame

There’s a new Franco in town. Dave Franco, James Franco’s brother, is starting to blow up the big screen…and we’re starting to think talent (and good looks) obviously runs in this family! The 28-year-old star of the new heist thriller Now You See Me, is featured in July’s issue of Glamour. Photographer Nicolas Moore captured Franco looking handsome as ever in these retro summer looks.

It’s so exciting to watch young talent rise in Hollywood, expect to see this guy everywhere pretty soon. He talks about his Funny videos, the dating scene and being a “weird cat guy” in the interview, check out the excerpt below…

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GLAMOUR: Your character in Now You See Me is a sleight-of-hand expert. So, in your experience, is magic actually effective as a romantic pickup strategy?

Dave Franco: I want to say no, but I don’t want to undermine any magicians. For me, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve adopted the [dating] technique of “Here I am.” If you don’t like it at first, let’s not waste our time. I feel pretty comfortable with who I am, as strange as I may be sometimes.

G: Your videos—say, “Go F*ck Yourself With Dave Franco”—are pretty wild. Have you found any new female fans?

DF: I don’t think my Funny or Die videos have turned any women on to me, considering most have homoerotic undertones! Some people would call the videos twisted, which they are, but I don’t walk around trying to offend people.

G: We’ve heard you have your brother’s cats.

DF: They’re Harry and Arturo—each 17 pounds. I bonded with them while James was traveling. And then I told him, “You’re not taking these cats away from me.” I’m the weird cat guy.”

Cover photo credit: Ellen von Unwerth, Dave Franco photo credit: Nicolas Moore

fdmLOVES budding star DAVE FRANCO selects by Brigitte Segura, intro by Allison Ripa

Photos courtesy of Glamour