Hollywood and the rest of the world need to hear Tommy Wiseau's message of love and peace at the 75th Golden Globes.
On Sunday, Jan. 7, James Franco received a trophy for Best Performance of an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy. The actor, recognized at the ceremony for his portrayal of Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, dragged his brother and costar Dave Franco onstage to share the honor. Wiseau also stood up and headed for the stage.
However, when Wiseau made a move to grab the mic, Franco cut him off and pushed him to the side as he continues his acceptance speech.
Franco shutting down Wiseau was one of the highlights of the night. Some think it was rude of the actor to push Wiseau aside when the filmmaker was the very reason why he was recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Others thought it was funny and meme-worthy. But everyone is curious about what the The Room director would have said if he was given a chance to speak in front of entertainment industry's brightest stars.
It turns out, Wiseau had a very simple message to everyone that would have been perfect for the theme of the night.
"If a lot of people loved each other, the world would be a better place to live," he told LA Times. "See The Room, have fun, and enjoy life. The American Dream is alive, and it's real."
First released in 2003 in just two theaters in Los Angeles, The Room was hailed as the worst movie ever made. It was financed, produced, written, directed, and starred Wiseau as Johnny, a man stuck in a love triangle with his best friend Mark (Greg Sestero) and girlfriend Lisa (Juliette Danielle).
Over the years, the movie found its audience and reached a cult status thanks to its nontraditional filmmaking techniques and awkward acting. The Disaster Artist helps bring The Room to the mainstream.
Franco's new movie also paved the way for more viewers to watch Wiseau's magnus opus. Fathom will release The Room to about 600 locations across the United States on Jan. 10 for one night only.
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A24's The Disaster Artist received critical acclaim when it opened to theaters in December. On Rotten Tomatoes, the comedy retains a 92 percent rating from movie reviewers and a 90 percent score from the audience.
Franco and, likely, Wiseau will also make appearances throughout the awards season. Franco already received a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role from the Screen Actors Guild Awards. He is also expected to enter the Best Actor race at this year's Academy Awards alongside Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name). The Oscar nominees will be announced on Jan. 23.