While James Franco may be Hollywood's current golden boy, he's seemingly not the toughest guy on the block. While he was hosting the Oscars luncheon, he let everyone know just how difficult it was to make the movie 127 Hours:
"There was a lot of physical pain, and Danny [Boyle, the director] knew that it was going to cause a lot of pain… And I asked him after we did the movie, 'How did you know how far you could push it?' I had bruises, scars… and there were some shots of my bare arm, and it looked like track marks, and that was the Trainspotting Boyle, got me hooked on heroin or something. So I had plenty of scars. And Danny said he looks at the actor, and that the actor will say when it's too far. Not only am I feeling physical pain, but I’m getting exhausted. It became less of a facade I put on and more of an experience that I went through."
127 Hours — you know, the movie about the rock climber, Aron Ralston, whose arm got pinned by a boulder for days, at which point Aron cut off his own arm? Franco probably had to stay in the same position for awhile and by the time the scene wrapped, craft services was out of cookies!