7 of the Best and Worst Renditions of Allen Ginsberg

From John Turturro to Daniel Radcliffe, a handful of actors have played the iconic gay Beat poet. Which one was the best?

BY Tiara Chiaramonte

October 24 2013 3:11 AM ET

While James Franco’s haircut and glasses certainly looked spot-on with the Beat poet’s style, not much else worked. Franco’s model good looks worked against him, preventing the actor from truly capturing Ginsberg’s playful quirkiness in Howl.