New "What's In My Bag?" Episode with Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero

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Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero - What's In My Bag?

Cult movie icons Tommy Wiseau and Greg Sestero recently visited Amoeba Hollywood for an in-store signing of The Disaster Artist, the biopic about the making of their now infamous film, The Room. Before the event the two went looking for some of their favorite films. Wiseau gravitated toward movies featuring his favorite actors, while Sestero was inspired by his favorite LA-based flicks, like Drive, his "favorite, modern, LA noir film." Wiseau was also a fan, commenting, ""If they don't make Drive 2, I will make my own Drive." Fingers crossed that actually happens!

Actor/writer/director Tommy Wiseau and actor/author Greg Sestero are instantly recognizable as the forces behind the 2003 cult film The Room. The pair met in acting class in 1998, with Sestero The Disaster Artist Blu-rayoriginally agreeing to help with casting and other behind-the-scenes duties in the six-million-dollar film before eventually taking on the role of Mark, the best friend of Wiseau's character Tommy. The Room still screens regularly worldwide and has attracted an eager fandom that dresses like the film's characters and throws plastic cutlery and footballs at the screen at key points in the narration. The process of making the film is detailed in Sestero's 2013 memoir The Disaster Artist, the inspiration behind the Oscar-nominated film of the same name.

In addition to regular appearances at screenings of The Room, both Wiseau and Sestero are both active with other projects. In 2004, Wiseau created the documentary Homeless in America and in 2011 he starred in the YouTube series Tommy Explains It All. He created, wrote, directed, and produced the 2015 sitcom The Neighbors. Sestero wrote and produced the 2017 black comedy Best F(r)iends, in which he and Wiseau teamed up once again as the stars of the show.

Wiseau started off their What's In My Bag? episode with A Streetcar Named Desire, the classic Elia Kazan film which launched Marlon Brando into stardom and also cemented Wiseau and Sestero's friendship. Sestero picked his "all-time favorite Hollywood movie," the classic 1950 Billy Wilder film Sunset Boulevard"I think it shows what's great about Hollywood, and what's terrifying about Hollywood," he said. Sestero also grabbed a copy of Ed Wood, Tim Burton's biopic about the cult actor/filmmaker responsible for such campy '50s films as Plan 9 From Outer Space and Glen or Glenda. Sestero stated the funny, but sincere depiction of the eccentric filmmaker as an inspiration when writing The Disaster Artist. Tommy's response? "Oh god, I am not Ed Wood, OK. I am Tommy Wiseau, please don't compare to Ed Wood, my personality, not even close."

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Tommy Wiseau & Greg Sestero - What's In My Bag?
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