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James Franco and David Letterman Trade Oscar Horror Stories [VIDEO]

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James Franco visited another oft-criticized Academy Awards host, David Letterman, to trade horror stories about the job.

Letterman bombed as Oscars host in 1995.

“It was horrible,” he told Franco, joking, “I was so bad that they talked for a while about shutting down the motion picture industry.”

But at least no one accused Letterman of being stoned, observed Franco, which seems to be what everyone assumed led to the young star’s laid-back approach when it was his turn this year.

“People said I was under the influence,” said the 127 Hours star, who explained that he took the job seriously and did it as well as he could, but that anyone would appear to be low-energy compared with his Oscars co-host, Anne Hathaway.

“I think the Tasmanian Devil would look stoned standing next to [her],” joked Franco.

He also points out how everyone pretended not to care about the Oscars – until he didn’t host as some people wished.

The full interview airs on Friday.

Check out a clip below!

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