"Oh, hi, Tommy!"
If you're a fan of "so bad it's good" movies, chances are you've seen The Room. Often referred to as the "Citizen Kane of bad movies," the no-budget film is a tour de force of awfulness that deftly maneuvers around dead-end subplots, glaring narrative inconsistencies, and the notion that women are inherently evil. The man behind the movie, in every possible sense, is Tommy Wiseau, who directed, produced, wrote, and starred in this bedazzled sack of cinematic horse shit. Which, for better or worse, has evolved into a cult classic since its 2003 release.
Though it's been over a decade since The Room's premiere, the film's buzz has yet to die. Lead actor Greg Sestero, who played the role of Mark, co-wrote the 2013 non-fiction book The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, which details the making of Wiseau's non-masterwork. Also, a slew of other stars from The Room have successfully funded over $30,000 on Kickstarter to produce a mockumentary astutely titled The Room Actors: Where Are They Now?
If you, bad movie lover, still aren't a part of The Room's ever-growing fan base, now's the time to embrace the delusional insanity of one Tommy Wiseau. Here are 10 Things You Didn't Know About the Man Behind The Room.