'The Room' creator Tommy Wiseau tries out for the part of The Joker in a bizarre audition clip
Tommy Wiseau of 'The Room' notoriety shot an audition video for the part of The Joker in Todd Phillips' upcoming film about the Batman villain.
Tommy Wiseau has gained infamy as the man behind the 2003 cult classic 'The Room,' a film that was so bad it was good, and is constantly pushing the limits of bad acting as can be seen in his official audition for the role of The Joker in Todd Phillips's upcoming film about the Batman villain.
Wiseau's cinematic monstrosity received a tribute in 2017 in the form of a movie about the movie titled 'The Disaster Artist' that starred James Franco as Wiseau and his brother Dave France as his co-star and long-time friend Greg Sestero.
Wiseau has been taking advantage of his notoriety to tour the world, attending screenings of his film in person, and has two projects for 2018 that he has been working on: a film titled 'Best F(r)iends' starring Sestero, and a music video called 'Scary Love.'
The critical response to his work has been largely negative, but that has not deterred the actor/producer/writer/director from nursing lofty ambitions for a career in Hollywood, and he has set his sights on something higher: the role of The Joker in Phillips' new movie that has reportedly been offered to Joaquin Phoenix.
Todd. DM me. https://t.co/DHYg3EXvhs— Tommy Wiseau (@TommyWiseau) February 10, 2018
In fact, Wiseau has been tweeting to Phillips, asking him to consider him for the part. In an interview with Screen Rant, Wiseau said, "I would tell you that I’m ready to play Joker, and people will have a little taste of it soon. But you know what I’m ready for anything. So at the end of the day if you have a part for me let me know. [Laughs] I am ready. So whatever you have from any comic book, then if you guys wanna put something together I’m ready to do it."
The "little taste of it" that Wiseau mentioned referred to his video with Nerdist that saw him audition for the role through impressions of Jokers before him. The video attempts to show the actor's wide range of emotions, but unfortunately it opens with his attempts to scream in madness that come across more like he stubbed a toe.
He coyly plays with his hair and flirts with the camera, delivers multiple renditions of Heath Ledger's iconic line, "Why so serious?," gives Jack Nicholson's "Have you ever danced with the Devil in the pale moonlight?" a jab, and then earnestly courts Batman before delivering an unwittingly motivational speech that was probably meant to be chilling: "You can do it!"
The comments on YouTube and Twitter all carried the same joke, "Wiseau serious?" The irony of the pun is magnified given how serious the actor is about his craft, despite delivering unintentional comedy with his exaggerated, almost parodic acting and, in the recent video, his impressions of the Batman villain that were almost perfect caricatures of the original performances.
Phillips won't be in a rush to reconsider his casting decisions if he ever watches this.
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