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."
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Patton Oswalt co-starred on the comedy series King of Queens and voiced the main character in the Pixar film Ratatouille. More recently, he has appeared in Veep, Justified and Young Adult and other TV and film roles.
Christopher Harris was diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980s. He was told he would live about a year. An early member of the Atlanta Buyers Club, he's now 73 and has a daughter and three grandchildren.
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David Wynn, 62, and Carolyn Lyon, 74, in Santa Ana, Calif., volunteer at a hospital where they accompany patients who are near death and don't have loved ones to be with them in their final hours.