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The Disaster Artist (2017)

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When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Greg / 'Mark'
... Tommy / 'Johnny'
... Sandy
... Juliette / 'Lisa'
... Amber
... Carolyn / 'Claudette'
... Raphael
... Dan / 'Chris-R'
... Philip / 'Denny'
... Robyn / 'Michelle'
... Mrs. Sestero
... Peter
... Scott Holmes / 'Mike'
... Kyle Vogt / 'Peter'
... Todd
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Storyline

Aspiring actor Greg Sestero befriends the eccentric Tommy Wiseau. The two travel to L.A, and when Hollywood rejects them, Tommy decides to write, direct, produce and star in their own movie. That movie is The Room, which has attained cult status as the "Citizen Kane" of bad movies. Written by rorybobglynn

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Rated R for language throughout and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,211,345, 3 December 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$21,120,616, 8 March 2018
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Trivia

Its December 8, 2017 opening day was Juliette Danielles, who played Lisa in the original movie The Room (2003), 37th birthday. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, text states that to this day nobody knows how old Wiseau is, where he is from or how he made so much money. In actuality, his naturalization records can be found online that show he was born in Poland on October 3, 1955 and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1984 in San Francisco. According to Sestero, he moved to France before immigrating to the United States and changing his name to Thomas Pierre Wiseau (likely from Tomasz Piotr Wieczorkiewicz or Wieczór). Furthermore, a documentary filmmaker discovered he was born in Poznan, Poland. However, it remains a mystery as Wiseau will not confirm these details, and how he became so wealthy is still not known. See more »

Quotes

Greg Sestero: Tommy, that felt fucking amazing, man!
Tommy Wiseau: There you go, now you're acting, Greg.
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With the exception of the title itself, there are no opening credits in this film. See more »

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Written by Mase (as Mason Betha), Sean Combs (as Sean Puffy Combs), Curtis Mayfield, Nashiem Myrick and Keisha Spivey
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Hollow
17 December 2017 | by See all my reviews

There was an odd buzz surrounding this film, that in my opinion was totally unmerited. It just scratches the surface of the story and embellishes some things. I'm someone who is not a fan of The Room because, well it's really bad. That being said I really wanted to see what Franco had to offer here as far as unpacking what the hell caused the debacle of a film. Really Disaster Artist was an empty look and borders on biography and parody. I found the end to be very very overdone and from what I know, entirely fabricated.


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