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OTRC: James Franco's grandmother slams '127 Hours' 'cowards' in video

James Franco and his grandmother appear in a video posted on 'FunnyOrDie' in December 2010. (FunnyOrDie.com)

James Franco's grandmother has jokingly slammed viewers too afraid to watch her grandson play a hiker who cuts off his own arm in the drama "127 Hours."

In a video posted on the FunnyorDie website, Franco, a 32-year-old actor who is set to host the 2011 Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway, and his grandmother are seen sitting on a couch, while she sports a Santa hat and a T-shirt that reads: "I kept my eyes open for '127 Hours.'

When asked what she thought of people who were scared to watch "127 Hours," Franco's grandmother says: "I think they're a bunch of (expletive)," referring to a slang word for cowards.

She and Franco are then seen chuckling.

"Merry Christmas," Franco says.

The film "127 Hours," which was released in the United States in November, depicts the story of real-life mountain climber Aron Ralston, who amputated his own arm after getting it trapped under a boulder during a hiking trip in 2003. The movie earned Franco a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Franco rose to fame with the "Spider-Man" films. In November 2009, he began a recurring part as a serial killer on the ABC soap opera "General Hospital" and will reprise his role in February, the month he co-hosts the Oscars.

Check out the trailer for "127 Hours" below.

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