R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
When James Franco won the Golden Globe for Best Actor for his performance as Tommy Wiseau, he called out his brother Dave Franco and the real Tommy Wiseau to the stage. Franco had to prevent Wiseau from taking the microphone, and related a story of how Wiseau was once stuck in a ... ...
How old are you?
Tommy Wiseau: Don't worry, I'm Greg age.
Mrs. Sestero: You're 19?
Mrs. Sestero: Yeah. I just turned 14.
Tommy Wiseau: Wow, happy birthday!
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.
With the exception of the title itself, there are no opening credits in this film.
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