Juliette Danielle

  1. Robyn Paris, The Room, 2002.     Fresh off the bus from Texas, Danielle won a role in the debut feature of the independently wealthy writer-actor-director Tommy Wiseau, ex-Piotr Wieczorkiewicz. Not an easy shoot. He sacked three of his unknown cast – which is how Danielle wound up as Lisa instead of Michelle – lost two cinematographers (and their teams) who couldn’t take his non-professionalism, needed cue cards for his own dialogue, took 32 takes to say “It’s not true! I did not hit her! It’s bullshit! I did not. Oh, hi, Mark!” and insisted… “I have to show my ass or this movie won’t sell.” The result has been unfairly called the Citizen Kane of bad movies (unfair to Welles) – and Wiseau, some say Wiseass, is known as the 21st Century Ed Wood. But Alec Baldwin and Paul Rudd loved it. [My thanks to cast member Greg Stestero-Tom Bissell’s making-of book, The Disaster Artist – – filmed by James Franco in 2017.] 

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