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You May Be Wondering Who That Guy on Stage With James Franco Was (Besides Dave)

08/01/2018 - 07:24 AM

James Franco [1] is kicking off award season with a bang! After hitting the Golden Globes red carpet [2] on Sunday with his younger brother Dave, the actor took home the award [3] for best actor in a musical or comedy for his performance in The Disaster Artist. Before delivering his speech, James brought out Dave and director Tommy Wiseau, who is the subject of The Disaster Artist [4].

James plays Tommy in the film, and during his speech, the actor took a moment to explain how The Room is tied to the Golden Globes. "Nineteen years ago, he [Tommy] was stuck in traffic from the Golden Globes," James told the crowd. "He said to his best friend Greg [Sestero, who starred in The Room], 'So what? I'm not invited.'" James then did his best Tommy impression [5] as he referenced the fact that Tommy was never recognized for his film, saying, "'I know they don't want me . . . I don't wait for Hollywood; I make my own movie.'"

Tommy is best known for directing the 2003 cult classic The Room, but he's also created and starred in the Hulu series The Neighbors and landed a leading role in the 2017 film Best F(r)iends.


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