James Franco at the ‘127 Hours’ Premiere (PHOTOS)

For a guy who was forced to cut his own arm off (on screen, at least), James Franco looks pretty happy.

The actor/author/student/heartthrob somehow found the time to attend the New York premiere of his new movie, 127 Hours, on Tuesday, flashing a million-watt grin on the red carpet. In the film, which opens on Friday, Franco plays real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who amputated his own arm with a dull knife after being trapped by a boulder during one of his excursions.

Assuming you’ve had better luck than Ralston, use your finger to click through the photo gallery of Franco at the 127 Hours premiere.