R | | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The Disaster Artist (2017) is A24's first ever movie to be shown on IMAX Screens, in 100 locations during opening weekend.
Tommy Wiseau: They hate it.
Greg Sestero: No, no, they're, they're just laughing.
Tommy Wiseau: They're laughing. Laughing at me. Maybe it's true, you know. Maybe everybody right. Maybe, maybe I just big joke, ha, ha.
Greg Sestero: No, Tommy...
Tommy Wiseau: I try to open my heart, show them my soul, and ...
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.
There is a scene after the credits where James Franco as Tommy Wiseau has a conversation with Henry, who is played by the real Tommy Wiseau in a cameo.
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