Award-winning actor and education advocate James Franco inspired and amused a lively Graduation Celebration crowd at College Park Center in May. During keynote remarks at the annual event, the Spider-Man and 127 Hours star told the Class of 2012 that college gave him the confidence to pursue his dreams. “Education gives you the opportunity of choice. Whatever choices you make, make them with confidence,” he said. “Don’t be afraid to change your life’s course. Don’t be afraid to reinvent yourself.” The Hollywood Reporter selected Franco’s speech for its “7 Great Hollywood Commencement Speeches to the Class of 2012” list. Watch a commencement video recap at youtube.com/utarlington.