I really honestly would like to know where Tommy got his money. Not wanting us to know where he came from or his real age ("Whatever it is!" he says on Kimmel) wouldn't bother me but what if he was some sort of criminal in Europe....oh God wait, I've already read somebody make the joke of "how dumb would some country have to be for Tommy Wiseau to be a successful criminal there." Something like that!
Franco has had other really strong performances. Spring Breakers (he was by far the best thing about that), 127 Hours, Pineapple Express. His character in Freaks & Geeks was a piece of shit so I'm not going to count that, and apparently his literary adaptations aren't even worth watching as disasters, and he got caught sleeping through his classes for that MFA I guess he was going for (so much for that!) but if he's good he's good.