James Franco turns bad into gold with Globe for The Disaster Artist


Wiseau darted out of his chair, ran across the room, and leapt up to the stage with his long, dyed-black hair and sunglasses looking, as Franco’s friend and co-star Seth Rogen described him earlier in the show, “like Johnny Depp went to a costume party dressed as a vampire.”
Franco’s remarks were as much an acceptance speech for Wiseau as they were for Franco himself. It was Franco’s first Golden Globe for a film role in his third nomination in the movie categories. Thanks to my mother for giving him to me.”
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App “First person I have to thank is the man himself, Tommy Wiseau, come on up here Tommy!” Franco shouted when he accepted the award. Guy with long hair, accent. Franco played Tommy Wiseau, Hollywood cult hero of mysterious origins and the force behind the worst-best-film-ever The Room, in The Disaster Artist. Franco, 39, a clear but not overwhelming favorite in the category, beat out fellow nominees Steve Carell for Battle of the Sexes, Ansel Elgort for Baby Driver, Hugh Jackman for The Greatest Showman and Daniel Kaluuya for Get Out. I don’t wait for Hollywood, I make my own movie.”
Wiseau was among the most popular partners for celebrities posing for photos on the red carpet Sunday. “Nineteen years ago he was stuck in traffic and saw a sign for the Golden Globes,” said Franco, who then broke into Wiseau’s mystery accent as he did in the film. (Credits: AP)

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Published: January 8, 2018 10:00 am

Franco played Tommy Wiseau, Hollywood cult hero of mysterious origins and the force behind the worst-best-film-ever The Room, in The Disaster Artist. So I show them. He won a Golden Globe playing the title character in the 2002 biopic James Dean. “Golden Globz, I don’t care, I’m not invited. “I realized I had a Franco brother. “I used to want my own Coen brother, someone to collaborate with,” James Franco said. His one previous Oscar nomination came in 2011 for “127 Hours.”
Franco later shifted to earnest in his speech, saying the movie was a sincere story of friendship, thanking Rogen and his brother Dave, who co-starred as his best friend in the film.