Franco gets a D, NYU prof loses job

Actor James Franco got a D in a NYU directing class. His professor, José Angel Santana, claims he was fired for not coddling the star, who’s pursuing a master’s in fine arts. Franco missed 12 of 14 classes, says Santana, who’s filed suit.

Franco, 33, did well in his other NYU courses. That’s because he hired one of his professors, Jay Anania, to write and direct a film starring Franco, Santana charges.

“The school has bent over backwards to create a Franco-friendly environment, that’s for sure,” Santana, 58, told The Post. “The university has done everything in its power to curry favor with James Franco.”

Franco was photographed sleeping in a Columbia lecture, recalls Next Media Animation.

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