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Video: Meet James Franco's Grandmother, 'Mitz the Vitz'
James Franco is kind of a weird dude -- we can probably all agree on that. The actor/producer/USC professor has a wide and varied career, and of course there was that one time that he hosted the Oscars whilst seemingly high.
But it turns out that eccentricity runs in the family. Franco brought his grandmother, Mitzi, to "Jimmy Kimmel Live" last night to promote his new movie, "OZ the Great and Powerful," and she was just as much of a personality as he is.
Mitzi sat in the front row wielding a cane and a microphone, and began by explaining to Jimmy why she likes to go by the name "Mitz the Vitz."
It's because, she says, "the Vitz means son of a vitz."
Mitz the Vitz might have a cameo as a munchkin in Franco's new movie, but either way she's already graced the silver screen a number of times. She's had small roles in several of his other films, and in a Rob Altman movie she played the matron of a crack den.
Franco explains that she had one line and one line only, which the Vitz then delivers with a growl: "You owe me money, Bob."
Here she is in all her glory: