Fresh Air for Dec. 6, 2017: James Franco And The 2017 Word Of The Year Hear the Fresh Air program for December 6, 2017

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James Franco plays eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. Franco says Wiseau "looks sort of like a mix between a vampire and a pirate and Michael Jackson. ... He has long black hair that looks like it's dyed with magic marker." Justina Mintz/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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James Franco Tackles A Hollywood Story 'Unlike Any Other' In 'The Disaster Artist'

Franco's new film is a behind-the-scenes take on the making of the 2003 cult classic The Room. "It was made for $6 million," he says. "It looks like it was made for about $60."

James Franco plays eccentric filmmaker Tommy Wiseau in The Disaster Artist. Franco says Wiseau "looks sort of like a mix between a vampire and a pirate and Michael Jackson. ... He has long black hair that looks like it's dyed with magic marker." Justina Mintz/Courtesy of A24 hide caption

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James Franco Tackles A Hollywood Story 'Unlike Any Other' In 'Disaster Artist'

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"However people map out the geography of American political tribes, they always exempt themselves and their neighbors," Geoff Nunberg says. Gary Waters/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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As Fissures Between Political Camps Grow, 'Tribalism' Emerges As The Word Of 2017

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