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Greg Sestero is 6'2, but Dave Franco is 5'7. Tommy Wiseau is 5'9, and James Franco is 5'11 which puts him somewhat convincingly in the ballpark to play Wiseau. Sestero is 5" taller than Wiseau, but James Franco is 4" taller than his brother, Dave. So while the real Sestero was looking down at ... ...
Tommy, dude, this really isn't necessary.
Tommy Wiseau: No, no! Very necessary. I need to show my ass to sell this picture.
The scene in which a star-struck Tommy approaches Judd Apatow in a restaurant takes place in 2002, when it is highly unlikely that Tommy would have recognized him. Apatow had produced the shows Freaks & Geeks (2000) and Undeclared (2001), but did not achieve celebrity status until he directed The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Knocked Up (2007). However, as Apatow is never identified by name, it could be argued he's playing a fictional producer and not himself, especially as he's much nastier than the real Apatow.
The school desk in the Point Grey Pictures title sequence contains a rose and a picture of a spoon.
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