How much is Greg Sestero worth?
|Net Worth:||$700 Thousand|
|Date of Birth:||July 15, 1978|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Greg Sestero
Gregory Allen Sestero, is an American actor, director, model, and writer. He started his acting career in the late 1990s before rising to mainstream recognition with his role and work as line producer of “The Room”. The independent drama became a hot topic and to this day is regarded as one of the worst films ever made.
How Did Greg Sestero Get So Rich?
Being a film actor, director, and screenwriter all at the same time is what made this skilled actor become a millionaire. Before he began acting, in the late 1990s, during his junior year of high school, Greg began modeling. He traveled to Milan and Paris where he met designers Gianfranco Ferre and Giorgio Armani for whom he modeled. His career in that field didn’t last long and soon, he returned to America where he enrolled in the American Conservatory Theater based in San Francisco. Eventually, he signed a deal with the Hollywood agent Iris Burton who helped him land his first acting role and moved to Los Angeles.
In 1997, he made his film debut in the dystopian science fiction “Gattaca”. The following year, he worked in “Patch Adams” and “Retro Puppet Master”. Despite the uncredited and brief roles in all three films, they were very crucial to his then-rising career in the film industry. In 2003, he began working with his friend, Tommy Wiseau, for the creation of his independent drama film “The Room”. Greg Sestero wrote some parts of the script, worked as a line producer, and also had a major role in the cult film. Despite failing to find commercial or critical success, “The Room” became a cult film because of its unconventional and bizarre storytelling, as well as its narrative and technical flaws. From the film, Sestero made no more than $1,500 .
Why is he so famous?
Greg Sestero gained fame after he starred in and produced the controversial cult film “The Room” in 2003. Gregory was born on July 15, 1978, in Walnut Creek, California. He’s the son of Richard and Marie-Jose Sestero. His father is of Italian and Irish ancestry, while his mother is French. She was born in Grenoble, France, and also has Sicilian roots. He was raised in the San Francisco area, and growing up, was taught to speak both French and English.
In the last decade of the century, his family moved to Danville, California. There, he attended the Monte Vista High School, from which he earned his diploma in 1996. Around that time, he claimed to have written a sequel to the then-recently released film “Home Alone”. The sequel that Sestero wrote includes a leading role for himself and his character was the friend of the film protagonist, Kevin McCallister played by Macaulay Culkin. It was titled “Home Alone 2: Lost in Disney World”. Once he was done, he submitted the screenplay to 20th Century Fox, Walt Disney Pictures, and Hughes Entertainment, however, his idea never came to fruition. He did receive a lot of praise from John Hughes and following his gesture, Sestero began pursuing a professional acting career.
What Makes Him So Successful?
The success of Greg Sestero comes from his role and work in the cult film “The Room” among other film projects. After his work on the drama film, he started working on the documentary “Homeless in America”, released one year later. Besides being the executive producer, he also starred in the documentary as himself. Other projects that he directed and wrote are “The Disaster Artist”, “Best Friends Volume 1” and Best Friends Volume 2”. He is currently working on two films, an untitled cult horror film and a horror drama titled “Big Shark” co-directed and co-produced by both him and Tommy Wiseau.
Over the course of his career, the film and television actor has starred as himself in many realities and television programs. He also joined several web and television shows such as “Days of Our Lives”, “Fashion House”, and “How Did This Got Made?”. In recent years, he has been a recurring cast member of the web series “Nostalgia Critic” and “Nerdist News”. He also recently worked on two episodes of the Netflix hit series “The Haunting of Bly Manor”.
Greg Sestero is best known for being one of the actors and creators of the cult film “The Room”, described as one of the worst films ever made. Despite the controversies, the well-known actor became a television star and also earned himself over $3 million from his many ventures.