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Characters: The Room

Johnny

Played by Tommy Wiseau

  • Catchphrase:
    • Oh hai, X.
    • That's the idea!
    • "Don't worry about that/it." Says this to things people would typically worry about, with variations.
  • Dull Surprise: "I did not hit her, it's not true. It's bullshit, I did not hit her! I did NAAAGHT... Oh hi, Mark."
  • Gonk: Tommy Wiseau isn't as attractive as he thinks he is.
  • The Hyena: "Ts-Hahahahahahahahaha."
  • Large Ham: Somehow manages to overlap this with Dull Surprise.
  • Lip Lock: Has a bad case of it.
  • Looks Like Cesare: Black hair, and an appearance that suggests he doesn't go outside much.
  • Nice Guy: Lets see, he apparently buys Lisa a dozen red roses every time they make love, or at least often enough to be the flower shop lady's favorite customer, and would do anything for. He's paying for Denny's college and tuition without asking for anything in return. Is incredibly nice to all of his friends and seems to only want to make Lisa happy.

Lisa

Played by Juliette Danielle

  • Big Bad: The closest thing the movie has to one.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing
  • Catchphrase:
    • "I don't want to talk about it"
    • "Don't worry about it."
  • The Chick: Right down to being in a Love Triangle with The Hero and The Lancer.
  • Determinator: Juliette Danielle is, at least. Knowing all the abuse, degradation, and humiliation she endured while making the film, it's truly amazing that she got through it at all.
  • Dumb Blonde: In a way. Most notably not caring about the fact that if she continues cheating, she's going to destroy Johnny, despite Stevens serious words to her.
  • Informed Attractiveness: Lisa's actress isn't ugly, but she still does not quite live up to how beautiful all the men act like she is.
  • Hello, Nurse!: Barely a scene goes by where someone doesn't comment on her attractiveness.

Mark

Played by Greg Sestero

Denny

Played by Philip Haldiman

  • Ambiguous Disorder: His behavior is... incredibly bizarre for someone who is likely pushing his twenties. Even Tommy Wiseau has admitted the character makes more sense if you think of him as mildly retarded.
  • Ambiguously Bi: Reacts in a conspicuously nonchalant manner upon hearing about Mike's "underwears" and later expresses how "handsome" every other male character looks in their tuxes individually, sounding decidedly excited while doing so. Also, early on in the movie he explains to Lisa that he "loves" her...and Johnny after asking to kiss her.
  • Compressed Vice: His drug dealings with Chris-R are brought up once and then never again afterward.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble: The Sanguine.
  • Man Child: To a degree. He keeps trying to go upstairs with Johnny and Lisa when he knows they're going to have sex, and presumably wants to join in, then follows them upstairs and jumps on the bed. He also talks about how he's "in love" with Lisa like a 7-year old, and fawns over her to a creepy effect.
  • No Social Skills: "I just like to watch you guys."
  • Phrase Catcher: "Oh hai, Denny!"
  • Tagalong Kid: Denny doesn't have much importance to the plot.

Claudette

Played by Carolyn Minnott

  • The Mentor: The closest thing this movie has to one. Naturally, she's very bad at it.
  • Only Sane Woman: She may be an immoral, self-absorbed hypochondriac, but she's also the only character in this movie who seems even remotely aware of how absurd the plot is.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Her breast cancer. It comes up once, then is never mentioned again.
    "They have cures for everything."

Mike

Played by Mike Holmes

Michelle

Played by Robyn Paris

Chris-R

Played by Dan Janjigian

  • Large Ham: According to The Disaster Artist, Dan gave what's considered the most passionate performance in the movie.
  • No Indoor Voice: To be fair, he was outside when he was doing all his yelling. Though presumably being inside wouldn't have stopped him.

Peter

Played by Kyle Vogt

Steven

Played by Greg Ellery

  • Remember the New Guy: An impossibly lazy example. With about 20 minutes left in the movie, a new character suddenly appears and becomes deeply involved in the plot. Presumably, we're not supposed to notice that he suddenly appeared from nowhere without an introduction. Word of God is that Steven is supposed to be a replacement for the psychologist character Peter (whose actor left the production), but the audience is given no hint of this; indeed, Steven looks nothing like Peter.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Originally, Peter had Steven's role, but his actor quit during filming, leading to Steven's creation.

Doggie

Flower Shop Lady

Harold

Claudette's brother (and Lisa's uncle), who wants her to give him a share of her house. Claudette is less than willing to do this.

Shirley Hamilton

Claudette's friend, who wants to buy a new house. Claudette asks Johnny to help her with a down payment, only for him to tell her it's an awkward situation. She expected him to be more generous. The only character in the entire movie to have a surname, yet she's entirely offscreen.


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