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Why Do We Love Tommy Wiseau?

Nick Kush

A current college student, Nick founded MovieBabble in October of 2016. As a film critic, he offers content that is meant to entertain as well as educate. He fell in love with film after first seeing Forrest Gump and has been hooked ever since.

8 Responses

  1. njguy73 says:

    Nick, I apologize if it seemed I was directing my comment to you. I was directing it to anyone who would make an issue of Tommy Wiseau’s reluctance to reveal details abut himself.

    You get it. You know that show biz is all about reinvention. What Tommy did was show how anyone can do it, even someone who’s nothing like what a movie star should be.

    I couldn’t care less where he’s from or how he made his money. Who doesn’t change their name or lie about their age? Major studios blow $200 million on flicks that people forget within months. And there are actually people who saw The Disaster Artist and have the nerve to give Tommy flack about being misogynistic and abusive. Considering how things were in 2003, had The Room been good, he would have been hailed as an “up-and-coming eccentric star” and Miramax, then run by a now-disgraced individual, would have signed him.

    Is Tommy Wiseau an actor is disguise? No. We wish he was. The truth is way harder to swallow.

    He’s the child of Hollywood.

    • Nick Kush says:

      No worries! I’m just glad to discuss one of the biggest enigmas in Hollywood with someone!

      You’re so right about studios wasting money these days. Honestly, I’d watch The Room many more times than watch Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which looks like the worst thing ever 😂😂😂

  2. nerdthisup says:

    I think you nailed it on the head when you said he is everything, and yet nothing. I just listened to the Nerdist podcast where Seth Rogen was on, and he said it was interesting doing a movie about a man they knew so little about. But, Rogen said he doesn’t believe Tommy made his money “selling counterfeit jeans”. He should tell us everything! He’s tearing us apart!

    • Nick Kush says:

      😂😂😂😂😂 my guess is that there’s probably some type of citizenship issue there that he doesn’t want people to know about. Who’s knows, but I’m happy he’s still around!

      • njguy73 says:

        Citizenship? Oh, so now that’s an issue. We call our country “a nation of immigrants.” We praise “dreamers” who need to “come out of the shadows.” We get misty-eyed over “tired, poor, huddle masses yearning to breathe free.” We gush over “enriching our culture with vibrancy.”

        Tommy Wiseau grew up behind the Iron Curtain. He watched American movies and yearned for the freedom and opportunity that America offered. He went from Poland to France to New Orleans to California, finding ways to make money and pursue his goals. And now he hangs out with celebrities.

        Tommy Wiseau is America.

    • njguy73 says:

      Read the book. Sestero writes, If I was a criminal, Tommy Wiseau is the last person I’d want involved with my enterprise. However he made his money, it had to have been legit. He wouldn’t last one day as a crook. He’d have to be bumped off for blabbing.

      • Nick Kush says:

        Fair point! I didn’t mean to disparage immigrants by that remark, it just seemed consistent with my line of reasoning, that’s all! I love Tommy and he’s not going anywhere if it’s up to me!

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