The Disaster Artist Review: 8 Ups & 1 Down

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8. James Franco's Genuinely Oscar-Worthy Performance

The Disaster Artist James Franco
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There's a wonderful irony in the fact that, by portraying one of the worst actors alive, James Franco has given a performance worthy of a Best Actor Oscar nomination.

He won't get it, of course, but it's extremely impressive just how accurately Franco embodies Wiseau's alien weirdness, from his physical tics down to his ambiguous accent.

More than just an impression of the larger-than-life figure, Franco takes a deep dive into Wiseau as a human being, and the results are absolutely transfixing. It's incredibly difficult to take your eyes off Franco every time he's on screen, and he very much keeps the fascinating enigma of the man alive and well.

It's way too weird for the Oscars, but a Golden Globe nod, maybe?

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