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* When he was twelve, Greg penned his own sequel to ''Film/HomeAlone'', where Kevin is trapped in Disney World and he is helped by his neighbor Drake, who Greg saw himself playing. He personally mailed the screenplay to Creator/JohnHughes' production company and waited weeks for a reply. Unfortunately, the screenplay was later mailed back to him, but attached to it was a handwritten note by John Hughes himself, which ended with, "Believe in yourself, have patience, and always follow your heart.”

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* When he was twelve, Greg penned his own sequel to ''Film/HomeAlone'', where Kevin is trapped in Disney World and he is helped by his neighbor Drake, who Greg saw himself playing. He personally mailed the screenplay to Creator/JohnHughes' production company and waited weeks for a reply. Unfortunately, the screenplay was later mailed back to him, but attached to it was a handwritten note by John Hughes himself, which ended with, "Believe in yourself, have patience, and always follow your heart."



-->'''Greg''': The Room’s premiere was testament to Tommy’s unrelenting drive and determination. He’d inflict his vision on the world whether the world wanted it or not. He was a movie star whether the world saw it or not. In getting here, Tommy had sometimes been destructive and sometimes cruel. But how could I—how could anyone—not be moved by Tommy, who’d fought so hard against the unforgiving confines of his star-crossed life? The Room, I already knew, was a lot of things. A bad film, a funny film, a bizarre film, a glorious film, a vain film, an absurd film, an incompetent film, a powerful film, a fascinating film, a disastrous film, an independent film, an inexplicable film, and finally, a brave film. Sitting there in the theater, I let myself feel proud of Tommy, who believed his movie was a first-rate emotional drama that contained all his most profound ideas about life. In that regard, The Room was Tommy, and is Tommy—a man who remains the grandest and most sincere dreamer I’ve ever known. This is, ultimately, what redeems his immensely conflicted and complicated darkness. In the end, Tommy made me realize that you decide who you become. He also made me realize what a mixed blessing that can be. Although I knew Tommy’s film wasn’t going to be received the way he wanted it to be that night, I hoped he’d be able to recognize how incredible this experience really was. When I looked over at him, I couldn’t help but see a vision of the young boy who peered through a movie theater’s cracked door in Eastern Europe, newly in awe of life’s possibilities. Tommy removed his sunglasses and glanced back at me. He had tears in his eyes. He smiled, nodded, and turned toward the screen. It wasn’t often that you got to see a man whose dream was literally about to come true, but then the lights went down, and I couldn’t see him anymore.

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-->'''Greg''': The Room’s Room's premiere was testament to Tommy’s Tommy's unrelenting drive and determination. He’d He'd inflict his vision on the world whether the world wanted it or not. He was a movie star whether the world saw it or not. In getting here, Tommy had sometimes been destructive and sometimes cruel. But how could I—how could anyone—not be moved by Tommy, who’d fought so hard against the unforgiving confines of his star-crossed life? The Room, I already knew, was a lot of things. A bad film, a funny film, a bizarre film, a glorious film, a vain film, an absurd film, an incompetent film, a powerful film, a fascinating film, a disastrous film, an independent film, an inexplicable film, and finally, a brave film. Sitting there in the theater, I let myself feel proud of Tommy, who believed his movie was a first-rate emotional drama that contained all his most profound ideas about life. In that regard, The Room was Tommy, and is Tommy—a man who remains the grandest and most sincere dreamer I’ve I've ever known. This is, ultimately, what redeems his immensely conflicted and complicated darkness. In the end, Tommy made me realize that you decide who you become. He also made me realize what a mixed blessing that can be. Although I knew Tommy’s film wasn’t wasn't going to be received the way he wanted it to be that night, I hoped he’d be able to recognize how incredible this experience really was. When I looked over at him, I couldn’t couldn't help but see a vision of the young boy who peered through a movie theater’s theater's cracked door in Eastern Europe, newly in awe of life’s possibilities. Tommy removed his sunglasses and glanced back at me. He had tears in his eyes. He smiled, nodded, and turned toward the screen. It wasn’t wasn't often that you got to see a man whose dream was literally about to come true, but then the lights went down, and I couldn’t couldn't see him anymore.



* While shooting the infamous "I did not hit here" scene, Greg pleads with the frustrated crew to be patient with Tommy. He's the first one who gets the crew to start cheering for him when Tommy finally gets his lines (''[[ColdHam terribly]]'') right.

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* While shooting the infamous "I did not hit here" her" scene, Greg pleads with the frustrated crew to be patient with Tommy. He's the first one who gets the crew to start cheering for him when Tommy finally gets his lines (''[[ColdHam terribly]]'') right.



* After being forced to listen to the audience's laughter through the premiere (The book ends right right before this), Tommy runs out to the lobby distraught, crying that he now knows once and for all what a failure he is. Greg reassures him by telling him that the audience in there are having ''the time of their lives'' because of his movie, and Tommy eventually rolls with it, jumping back on stage and thanking Greg after the screening ends.

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* After being forced to listen to the audience's laughter through the premiere (The (the book ends right right before this), Tommy runs out to the lobby distraught, crying that he now knows once and for all what a failure he is. Greg reassures him by telling him that the audience in there are having ''the time of their lives'' because of his movie, and Tommy eventually rolls with it, jumping back on stage and thanking Greg after the screening ends.



%%** (What does this have to do with it?)The sweetest part comes at the very end of the film, as the credits are rolling, where you can notice that Greg is listed first before Tommy.%%



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* Greg only ever seems to have good things to say about the people in the story. His mom costing him his first agent? It wasn't her fault and nor was it the agent's, it was just a culture clash. His girlfriend breaking up with him? She was a fine person and they were BetterAsFriends anyway. The ''only'' person he portrays negatively is Tommy, and even with him he seems to keep trying to be charitable and point to [[JerkassWoobie his profound unhappiness]] and the times when he showed himself [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold capable of kindness.]]


* Overlapping with CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Anytime Tommy abuses a cast member, the crew and Greg immediately stand up to him. Of particular note is Raphael the DP ''laying into'' Tommy after Tommy publicly humiliates Juliette on set.

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* Overlapping with CrowningMomentOfAwesome: SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: Anytime Tommy abuses a cast member, the crew and Greg immediately stand up to him. Of particular note is Raphael the DP ''laying into'' Tommy after Tommy publicly humiliates Juliette on set.


** The sweetest part comes at the very end of the film, as the credits are rolling, where you can notice that Greg is listed first before Tommy.

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** The %%** (What does this have to do with it?)The sweetest part comes at the very end of the film, as the credits are rolling, where you can notice that Greg is listed first before Tommy.%%


* Overlapping with CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Anytime Tommy abuses a cast member, the crew and Greg immediately stand up to him.

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* Overlapping with CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Anytime Tommy abuses a cast member, the crew and Greg immediately stand up to him. Of particular note is Raphael the DP ''laying into'' Tommy after Tommy publicly humiliates Juliette on set.



** Wiseau also came with the crew to the Golden Globes, and James Franco explicitly invited him on stage when it won for Best Comedy Movie, once again achieving a long held dream even if it wasn't in quite the way he expected.

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** Wiseau also came with the crew to the Golden Globes, and James Franco explicitly invited him on stage when it Franco won for Best Comedy Movie, Actor in a Comedy, once again achieving a long held dream even if it wasn't in quite the way he expected.

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* There's something bizarrely cute about Tommy and Greg's friendship, since Greg seems to be the only person who accepts Tommy and, by doing so, allows Tommy to pursue his dreams. He even says that he never really went for it because he never had anyone to do it with.
** The sweetest part comes at the very end of the film, as the credits are rolling, where you can notice that Greg is listed first before Tommy.

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* A small one at the start. While Tommy is doing his "STELLA!" routine, he grabs a chair, sees that he's scaring the actress he's doing his scene with and moves away from her.

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[[caption-width-right:350:I'm so happy I have you as my best friend.]]

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--> '''Greg:''' Do you think Hitchcock ever got a reaction like this?


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* Overlapping with CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Anytime Tommy abuses a cast member, the crew and Greg immediately stand up to him.

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** Wiseau also came with the crew to the Golden Globes, and James Franco explicitly invited him on stage when it won for Best Comedy Movie, once again achieving a long held dream even if it wasn't in quite the way he expected.


* META: Tommy Wiseau himself loved the film, calling it 99.9% perfect (the 1/10th being a "lighting error," though it turned out it just looked weird because [[EpicFail he was wearing sunglasses while watching the movie]]), in contrast to the book, which he hated.

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* META: Tommy Wiseau himself loved the film, calling it 99.9% perfect (the 1/10th being a "lighting error," though it turned out it just looked weird because [[EpicFail he was wearing sunglasses while watching the movie]]), in contrast to the book, which he hated.had very mixed feelings about (both Greg and Tommy have said that Tommy only "approves" of 40% of the book, and Tommy himself has disputed its factual accuracy at points.)



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* While Greg gives away a ''lot'' of details about Tommy's famously off-limits background, he leaves out the most essential details. He doesn't disclose Tommy's birth name or birthplace, which he's implied to know, or age, which he definitely does know. These are the most burning questions people have about Tommy, but are also the ones he's most sensitive about, so give Greg credit for keeping them to himself. Sadly, the book angered Tommy anyway for how much it ''did'' reveal, but add another Heartwarming Moment for the fact that their friendship doesn't seem to have suffered from it.


!!The Book



* The trailer for the film has moments of Greg pleading with the frustrated crew to be patient with Tommy. When Tommy finally gets his lines right (albeit ''[[ColdHam terribly]]''), Greg is the one who gets the crew to start cheering for him.
** Greg telling Tommy, "You've got this." He really, really doesn't, but it's still nice of Greg to say.
* After being forced to listen to the audience's laughter through the premiere (The book ends right right before this) Tommy is distraught and thinks he is once again a failure. Greg recognizes the film as the cult classic that it is though, and comforts Tommy, explaining that they were laughing because they ''loved''the film.
* Tommy Wiseau himself loved the film, calling it 99.9% perfect (in typical Wiseau fashion, that tenth of a point is because the lighting in the first scene was a bit off).
** [[FridgeBrilliance If the lighting was off, then it truly is accurate]].
*** Based on a recent talk show segment with both Wiseau and Franco, [[EpicFail the reason for that lighting being off is because Tommy was wearing sunglasses while watching the movie.]]

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!!The Movie
* The trailer for While shooting the film has moments of infamous "I did not hit here" scene, Greg pleading pleads with the frustrated crew to be patient with Tommy. When Tommy finally gets his lines right (albeit ''[[ColdHam terribly]]''), Greg is He's the first one who gets the crew to start cheering for him.
him when Tommy finally gets his lines (''[[ColdHam terribly]]'') right.
** Greg telling Tommy, "You've got this." He really, really doesn't, but it's still nice of at least Greg to say.
is supportive.
* After being forced to listen to the audience's laughter through the premiere (The book ends right right before this) this), Tommy is distraught and thinks runs out to the lobby distraught, crying that he is now knows once again and for all what a failure. failure he is. Greg recognizes the film as the cult classic reassures him by telling him that it is though, and comforts Tommy, explaining that they were laughing the audience in there are having ''the time of their lives'' because they ''loved''the film.
of his movie, and Tommy eventually rolls with it, jumping back on stage and thanking Greg after the screening ends.
** The whole thing sums up why the movie became such a CultClassic after all these years. Tommy may not have made the movie he set out to make, but it's still a movie that made so many people so happy.
* META: Tommy Wiseau himself loved the film, calling it 99.9% perfect (in typical Wiseau fashion, that tenth of (the 1/10th being a point is "lighting error," though it turned out it just looked weird because the lighting in the first scene was a bit off).
** [[FridgeBrilliance If the lighting was off, then it truly is accurate]].
*** Based on a recent talk show segment with both Wiseau and Franco,
[[EpicFail the reason for that lighting being off is because Tommy he was wearing sunglasses while watching the movie.]]movie]]), in contrast to the book, which he hated.

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* After being forced to listen to the audience's laughter through the premiere (The book ends right right before this) Tommy is distraught and thinks he is once again a failure. Greg recognizes the film as the cult classic that it is though, and comforts Tommy, explaining that they were laughing because they ''loved''the film.


*** Based on a recent talk show segment with both Wiseau and Franco, the reason for that lighting being off is because Tommy was wearing sunglasses while watching the movie.

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*** Based on a recent talk show segment with both Wiseau and Franco, [[EpicFail the reason for that lighting being off is because Tommy was wearing sunglasses while watching the movie.]]

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