Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio have done the impossible and improved The Room in a new DeepFake video. The duo recently starred in Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which came out over the summer. However, placing them in a Tommy Wiseau project is far from a Tarantino script, though just their faces end up turning in a better acting performance than the original. It's often hard to look at, but it is also very intriguing all at the same time, once the weirdness becomes normal.
Tommy Wiseau and his cult movie The Room are known for being so bad that it's good and is often referred to as "the Citizen Kane of bad movies." The performances are often unintentionally hilarious and the story doesn't really make a whole lot of sense at times, which is abundantly clear in this DeepFake video. It's really well done, but Brad Pitt's face on Wiseau's looks even weirder than normal DeepFake videos that have come out over the years. It's also really bizarre to hear Wiseau's voice coming out of Pitt's mouth. It'd be pretty interesting, and time consuming, to see what the whole movie would look like with Pitt as the star.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood took viewers back in time to the late 1960s. Quentin Tarantino, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio and the crew did an amazing job of taking 2018 California and bringing it back to the 1960s visually and through the use of old radio jingles mixed in with songs from the era. The Room is a tangled mess with not much attention to detail. Leonardo DiCaprio's Rick Dalton is obviously quite different from the Phillip character he takes on in The Room DeepFake video. When looking closely at the video, one can see how much work goes into making them, especially in the eyes.
The world of DeepFake videos is rapidly advancing. We've seen some pretty impressive work over the years, but it just keeps getting better and better, which is great and scary at the same time. Pretty soon it's going to be hard to distinguish the fake videos from reality, but when done for fun projects like bringing Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt into The Room, or bringing Marty McFly into 2015, it's great. It's going to change the way Hollywood approaches movies in the future and it has already begun.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and The Room are two movies on opposite ends of the spectrum, though they are both highly entertaining. Tommy Wiseau will probably get a kick out of seeing Brad Pitt's face pasted on his body. As for Pitt, he'll probably never see the DeepFake video and the same can be said for Leonardo DiCaprio, though they'd probably enjoy it too, once they get past the creepy feeling. You can check out The Room DeepFake video starring Pitt and DiCaprio below, thanks to the Cntrl Shift Face YouTube channel.