James Franco completely transformed into Tommy Wiseau while making The Disaster Artist – as readers can see in our exclusive clip from the film. Franco has received a lot of praise for his portrayal of Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist, even winning a Golden Globe for the role.  Franco didn’t so much play Wiseau as he became the writer/director/producer/actor, mastering not only the man’s mysterious accent but also the specific mannerisms, body language, and laughter that have become associated with Wiseau. And matching him step for step in every recreated scene from The Room along the way.

Franco also directed the film, imbuing his docu-dramedy with an interesting bit of irony by directing himself in a very good movie where he plays the real life director (at least according to the credits) of a famously bad movie. Not only that, but Franco directed while still ...

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