In September of 2010, Oscar nominee James Franco told Roger Friedman and Chris Barrett of Showbiz411.com that he got a D in his graduate acting class at NYU.
He was there taking film classes. “I did the work, I did well in everything else,” Franco said. "But the acting teacher probably felt uncomfortable with a working well known actor in his class. It was not the norm. Also, as Franco said, he missed a lot of classes because he was shooting “127 Hours” the film he would get an Oscar nomination for.
Now the acting professor, Jose Angel Santana, is suing NYU. He says they fired him because he gave Franco the D. Check out the video and the source for more info