Following the 2018 Golden Globes, you may have noticed a bit of an uproar on social media regarding the way James Franco handled his acceptance speech for The Disaster Artist. You see, the actual, mythical Tommy Wiseau joined Franco onstage as he accepted his award for Best Actor in a Comedy, or Musical, and decided that he wanted to say a few words. Only, Franco — laughing hysterically — blocked The Room director from grabbing the mic. This rubbed many the wrong way. After all, Franco did use The Room as the subject of his film. Without Tommy Wiseau, there would be no Disaster Artist.
Now, you could also argue that Wiseau would have hogged the mic, and ruined Franco’s chance of thanking the cast, and crew for their hard work. After all, one only gets so much time up there on stage. Isn’t being invited on stage enough? What was Tommy Wiseau going to say anyway? Speaking to Rolling Stone, Wiseau states that he would have said:
“If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live. See The Room, have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it’s real.”
Those are some great words to live by: See The Room, have fun, and enjoy life.
Do you think Tommy Wiseau earned a few words for his (sort of) contributions to The Disaster Artist, or do you think this was James Franco’s moment alone? Let us know in the comments…
With The Disaster Artist, James Franco transforms the tragicomic true-story of aspiring filmmaker and infamous Hollywood outsider Tommy Wiseau—an artist whose passion was as sincere as his methods were questionable—into a celebration of friendship, artistic expression, and dreams pursued against insurmountable odds. Based on Greg Sestero’s best-selling tell-all about the making of Tommy’s cult-classic disasterpiece The Room (“The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made”), The Disaster Artist is a hilarious and welcome reminder that there is more than one way to become a legend—and no limit to what you can achieve when you have absolutely no idea what you’re doing.