James Franco didn't have to cut off his arm cut off in real life, but playing the part of man that did left some scars.
The Oscar nominee and host said of filming 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," he said. "And I asked him after we did the movie, 'How did you know how far you could push it?"
Clearly the method actor was willing to take quite a bit.
"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."
We're sure James doesn't regret a single moment of pain.
When all is said and done the actor still has two arms - and possibly and Oscar!
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