James Franco attended the 2018 Golden Globes award ceremony, winning a Best Actor award for his performance in The Disaster Artist. On stage, he called up Tommy Wiseau, who was the real-life inspiration for the film.


Wiseau was born on October 3, 1955. Currently 62, Wiseau prefers not to discuss his youth too much. He’s an actor, although mainstream fame has eluded him. Regardless, Wiseau has appeared in several films and on television, with the 2004 documentary Homeless in America and the 2014 sitcom The Neighbors being two of his more noteworthy projects.

However, it’s the 2003 flickThe Room that’s his most prominent piece of work. Wiseau produced and directed the movie, and he portrayed its main character, Johnny. The Room was critically blasted, although it has become something of a cult classic for its unorthodox nature and unintentional comedy.

A book written by Greg Sestero was published in 2013,The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. This book detailed the creation of The Room from the perspective of someone who was one of its cast members. It also covers Wiseau’s life during the duration of the film’s production. The book later served as the basis for The Disaster Artist, in which Franco portrayed Wiseau.

Wiseau tried to speak at the Golden Globes, although Franco prevented him from doing so. Instead, he quoted Wiseau at the event, saying, ″Golden Globes, so what? I’m not invited. I know they don’t want me, guy with accent, long hair. So I show them. I don’t wait for Hollywood, I make my own movie.”

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