The story of Aron Ralston -- the climber who freed himself from a crushing boulder in Blue John Canyon, Utah -- stunned the world and inspired the Oscar-nominated film 127 Hours starring James Franco. Nearly eight years later, Ralston speaks with NBC News' Tom Brokaw about his new life as a father and husband and the lessons learned in between.
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Aron Ralston's ordeal made headlines back in 2003. James Franco describes how he learned the full story behind Ralston's survival and what made him decide to play the hiker in '127 Hours'. (Courtesy: Fox Searchlight Pictures)