Once a figure only known amongst movie geeks, Tommy Wiseau — the writer, director, producer and star of the cult hit The Room — is now legitimately famous thanks to James Franco.
Franco — the director, producer, and star of The Disaster Artist — won the Golden Globe Award last night for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau and invited the man himself on stage to accompany him in accepting the award.
As soon as Tommy got on stage, he went right to the microphone, making for a hilariously awkward moment as Franco was quick to cut him off. However, many people weren’t too pleased with Franco’s snubbing of Tommy, as almost everyone watching was curious as to what he was going to say.
Luckily, the Los Angeles Times was able to catch up with Tommy after the ceremony, asking him what he was going to say on that stage.
And as for what he might have said if he spoke from the stage on Sunday night, even the oddball outsider Wiseau was able to read the room. His message would have been simply this, “If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live.”
Then he added, “See ‘The Room,’ have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it’s real.”
Tommy Wiseau — truly an enigma if there ever was one, but an endearing enigma at that.