25 Cameos In 'The Disaster Artist' From Celebs Just As Obsessed With 'The Room' As You Are
Everyone who has seen Tommy Wiseau's film The Room, in theaters knows that it's not your typical moviegoing experience. Oftentimes, fans throw props at the screen and recite lines along with characters, due to the movie's infamously bad dialogue. And as the 25 celeb cameos in The Disaster Artist, James Franco's movie about the making of The Room, go to show, even a film made about The Room is also guaranteed to be an extraordinary moviegoing experience.
Not that you need a distraction from the hilarious story playing out before your eyes, but watching The Disaster Artist can easily turn into a game called "spot the celeb cameo." Since the movie chronicles Wiseau and his friend, Greg Sestero (Dave Franco), moving to Hollywood in 1998, The Disaster Artist has plenty of opportunities to include celebs acting as themselves. But some of these stars' cameos are tiny appearances that you might miss if you're not looking closely enough.
Franco's many connections with A-listers obviously paid off. Aside from the many cameos and the Franco brothers' roles in the film, many of the other characters in The Disaster Artist are played by big actors, despite how small their roles may be. Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Paul Scheer, Megan Mullally, Jacki Weaver, Josh Hutcherson and moe all join James and Dave Franco as the actors, their family and friends, and crew members behind the infamous The Room. And one of the greatest hidden appearances in The Disaster Artist involves Greg Sestero himself, as an assistant casting director.
Here are all the cameos you can spot in the new movie.
1. June Diane Raphael
The Grace and Frankie star appears in a scene as Robyn Paris, the real person who plays Michelle in The Room.
2. Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Of course McLovin had to make an appearance. In Franco's film, he appears as Sid, though you might not recognize him.
3. Lizzy Caplan
The Mean Girls actor appears as herself.
4. Bryan Cranston
Cranston plays himself. Well, he plays himself at the time that he starred in Malcolm in the Middle.
5. Sharon Stone
The Hollywood icon plays the talent agent, Iris Burton.
6. Zac Efron
Efron — and his muscles — appear as the actor Dan Janjigian, who plays Chris R. in The Room.
7. Brett Gelman
Similarly to his role in the movie Lemon, Gelman appears as an acting teacher.
8. Kristen Bell
The actor appears as herself in Franco's film, obsessing over The Room.
9. Melanie Griffith
You might not recognize her but Griffith plays a character named Jean Shelton, an acting teacher.
10. Judd Apatow
Apatow appears as a Hollywood producer, and he's not quite himself but rather a caricature of himself.
11. John Early
The star of the show Search Party appears briefly as a person named Chris.
12. Casey Wilson
Wilson plays a hilariously confused casting director in a scene with Franco's Wiseau.
13. Hannibal Buress
Buress plays one of the owners of the soundstage that Wiseau uses, named Bill Meurer.
14. Zach Braff
Braff appears as himself, fittingly, for this film set in 2003.
15. Bob Odenkirk
Odenkirk appears as an acting teacher specializing in the Stanislavsky method.
16. J.J. Abrams
The director appears as himself, and it's perfect.
17. Jerrod Carmichael
Carmichael appears as an actor.
18. Charlyne Yi
The actor from Apatow's Love and Knocked Up appears as one of the costumers for The Room.
19. Keegan-Michael Key
The comedian makes his cameo as himself.
20. Kate Upton
News that the model joined Franco's cast broke in 2015, but her part is not a major one.
21. Jason Mantzoukas
Mantzoukas hosts a podcast that's all about bad movies with The Disaster Artist's other stars, Paul Scheer and June Diane Raphael, so it was only right to have all three of them in the movie.
22. Randall Park
The actor who starred in The Interview with Franco and Rogen plays — what else — an actor.
23. Adam Scott
Everyone's favorite Parks and Recreation star plays himself.
24. Jason Mitchell
The Mudbound actor plays Nate in his Disaster Artist cameo.
25. Tommy Wiseau
The creator behind The Room had a "contractually obligated" cameo as Henry, opposite Franco playing himself.
It's a pretty incredible thing to see all these big time actors playing such minor roles, and that's all part of the fun of The Disaster Artist.