James France wins 'Best Actor' for 'The Disaster Artist'

Saturday, 13 Jan, 2018

Nothing could more accurately describe the moment Tommy Wiseau stormed the Golden Globes stage after James Franco won Best Actor for portraying the oddball filmmaker in The Disaster Artist.

Wiseau infamously wrote, directed, produced and starred in the 2003 independent film The Room, considered one of the worst movies ever made.

Franco, who swore to bring Wiseau with him to the ceremony after he was nominated a year ago, invited the movie's subject to stand on stage with him as he collected his statue.

Social media exploded at the moment; some saying it was wise because Wiseau is sometimes peculiar, others upset the man who the film is about didn't get to say something. The younger Franco seemed reluctant at first, but if there's anything he's learned in his 32 years on this earth, it's that whatever his older brother says, goes.

James Franco's win at the Golden Globes on Sunday night has been heavily criticised by a number of people online who have accused the actor of past inappropriate behaviour, including one actress who accused him of sexual misconduct.

And if you haven't seen The Room, change that immediately. When Wiseau went for the microphone, Franco promptly stopped him.

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Franco got another blast from the past via Twitter from a girl claiming he propositioned a minor on a separate occasion.

"James Franco just won", she tweeted later while watching the program. I know they don't want me... guy with accent, long hair... so I show them. Franco's gesture and the Golden Globes' decision to honor him, many pointed out, felt like an insult for a night that was intended as a protest and opportunity to support survivors and victims. But in making the movie, Wiseau tapped into the primal urge we all have to make our dreams come true, even if that dream isn't as clean as you might imagine.