Thierry Guetta is exactly like he is on camera in real life, and is no hoax, nor is he Banksy himself, as some have suspected.
English: He’s quirky-crazy but he’s not stupid, he’s kind of like Columbo or something.
Guetta is actually wealthy, and is not depicted this way in the film, having apparently come from a very well-off family in France. He became an associate of most of the artists simply because he owns a collection of buildings that were good for drawing on and didn’t mind them using them for street art."
As Banksy art begins popping up mysteriously around Los Angeles in the days leading up to the Academy Awards, Mr. Brainwash — a.k.a. French-born Angeleno Thierry Guetta —confirms that he is as much a creation of Banksy as he is an autonomous creature.
“Banksy captured me becoming an artist,” Guetta told The Times over cigarettes and fries (of course). “In the end, I became his biggest work of art.” (He doesn’t allow whether he in fact may be Banksy, as some have suggested.)
Wait, who was it that has said MBW was a creation of Banksy? Who was that? Oh yeah, I said that. BAM.