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    "Don't let your kids watch it!" - Robbie Rotten

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    Reason: Violence, sex, coarse language, and The Room is rated-R.

    Johnny
    "Oh hi Mark."
    Gender: Male
    Type: Foul-Mouthed Psychopath
    Age: TBA
    Species: Human
    Portrayed by: Tommy Wiseau
    Status: Deceased
    Media of origin: The Room


    Johnny is the main protagonist of the infamous "so-bad it's good" cult 2003 romantic drama film The Room, which was directed, produced, and written by Tommy Wiseau, whom also portrayed the character in said film.

    Why He Tears Us Apart

    1. Johnny himself, despite being the main protagonist of the film, is a complete psychopath and a generic boyfriend who wants to marry his fiancée Lisa, but it doesn't go well (see below).
    2. He is also a laidback who talks to himself (only in one scene at least (see below).
    3. Tommy Wiseau does a hilariously bad job of portraying the character. He also made this film as he was frustrated over not being cast in roles that he applied for and was rejected.
    4. He has a weird obsession with laughing about anything (even when it's not funny), sex, and football.
    5. His and Lisa's sex scene is beyond awkward and uncomfortable.
    6. Like the actor who portrays him, Johnny's origins are completely shrouded with mystery as we barely know much about him. He is also very foul-mouthed.
      • Though despite that, he was said to have a “lot” of friends and is a “successful” businessman.
      • Also, considering that his fiancée, Lisa, is apparently in her twenties.
    7. Instead of the "bawk" sound of a chicken, he just says "cheep".
    8. When his friend, Mark tells about "a girl with dozen guys" that "beat her up", he laughs and replies, "What a story.", instead of feeling sorry about her.
    9. He gets angry in his frustrations over the smallest possible things (he also throws fits way too often); for example, when someone (including Mark) gently touched him, he rudely replied to "DON'T touch him" and wants him/her to "get out".
    10. Johnny makes up lies, and terrible ones to boot.
    11. He believes all women are evil (despite him having sex with his fiancée), and thinks all men are good, meaning that he is sexist or even misogynistic. Some people could even consider him an incel and sexist. In other words, he is a hypocrite.
    12. Johnny is always calm whenever his BFF Mark shows up, regardless of what kind of situation Johnny is in. For example, he is angry, but then all of the sudden he calms down when Mark shows up just because he's his BFF.
    13. In a mundane climax, after a fight with Mark, whom thought he, Lisa, the party members, and everyone were "betraying" him, Johnny trashes his apartment (such as throwing a TV away), starts to make a disturbing simulation of using Lisa's red dress and ripping it apart, and it gets "better" when he kills himself with a gun due to how torn up he was, but the bad script and the weak character interactions make it fail.
    14. He's a very dull protagonist who is better off being the main antagonist because of his characterization.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. He has several memorable lines which are part of the reason the movie has received a cult following. Here are a few of the most notable:
    2. As said earlier, he may come off as unironically entertaining and hilarious.
    3. His death, while poorly written, was quite sad.
    4. He does have a genuine friendship with Mark before their betrayal at the end.
      • He also payed for Denny's tutorship without asking for anything in return.

    Trivia

    • Johnny doesn't drink despite how he drank soda off-screen and threw it away to the ground in a rooftop.
    • Tommy Wiseau, the actor who plays Johnny, is very secretive about his life.
    • Johnny would later appear in a biographical film titled The Disaster Artist, based on the novel of the same name by Greg Sestero which chronicles the behind-the-scenes insight of The Room and recreating scenes from that film. He would also be reinmagined in the remake of the 2003 film with a different actor (Bob Odenkirk) playing Johnny.
    • There is one particular scene in the film where Johnny would laugh at domestic abuse stories told by his BFF, Mark. The reason for this is because Wiseau couldn't refrain from laughing despite being told repeatedly by his co-star, Greg Sestero, that domestic abuse isn't funny and the related dialogue was not supposed to be delivered in a comedic fashion.
    • Sestero also said that Wiseau planned a subplot involving his character being a vampire due to the actor being fascinated with the lore.

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