History Creator / RobinWilliams

7th May '17 5:55:19 AM gjjones
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Plans for a sequel to ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' were cancelled after his death.
30th Apr '17 3:23:25 PM jasonbres
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: While Robin wasn't Jewish (he was Episcopal, which he once described as "Catholic lite. Same religion, half the guilt."), he often sprinkled a bunch of Jewish references and Yiddish in his comedy act and in his film characters. In one of his last tweets, he dressed up as a rabbi and suggested a career change. He even claimed himself to be an "Honorary Jew".
18th Apr '17 7:19:34 AM Saveelich
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* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: The TropeNamer. Williams' off-script riffing meant several of his kid-oriented roles were rife with references only the older viewers would get; hence, the trope references his Creator/JackNicholson bit in ''Film/{{Aladdin}}''.

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* TheGenieKnowsJackNicholson: The TropeNamer. Williams' off-script riffing meant several of his kid-oriented roles were rife with references only the older viewers would get; hence, the trope references his Creator/JackNicholson bit in ''Film/{{Aladdin}}''.''Disney/{{Aladdin}}''.
18th Apr '17 7:18:11 AM Saveelich
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After ''Mork and Mindy'' was cancelled, Robin still struggled on the big screen, through ''Film/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'', ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'', and the ''very'' poorly received ''Film/ClubParadise''. It wasn't until ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' that people started taking this comic seriously, and he got his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He was nominated again for ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'' two years later, and yet again for ''Film/TheFisherKing'' two years after that. He didn't win either time. He continued to churn out classic roles, like an older Literature/PeterPan in ''Film/{{Hook}}'', the Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (which helped establish the CelebrityVoiceActor as the "star" of an animated film) and the title role in ''Film/MrsDoubtfire''. In 1996, he starred in the Creator/FrancisFordCoppola dramedy ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}'' and starred alongside Nathan Lane in the hit comedy ''Film/TheBirdcage''. In 1997, he finally won his rightfully-deserved Oscar for ''Film/GoodWillHunting''. After that, he went through a period of overly-maudlin films such as ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'', ''Film/PatchAdams'', ''Film/JakobTheLiar'' and ''Film/BicentennialMan''.

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After ''Mork and Mindy'' was cancelled, Robin still struggled on the big screen, through ''Film/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'', ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'', and the ''very'' poorly received ''Film/ClubParadise''. It wasn't until ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' that people started taking this comic seriously, and he got his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He was nominated again for ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'' two years later, and yet again for ''Film/TheFisherKing'' two years after that. He didn't win either time. He continued to churn out classic roles, like an older a grown up Literature/PeterPan in ''Film/{{Hook}}'', the Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (which helped establish the CelebrityVoiceActor as the "star" of an animated film) and the title role in ''Film/MrsDoubtfire''. In 1996, he starred in the Creator/FrancisFordCoppola dramedy ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}'' and starred alongside Nathan Lane in the hit comedy ''Film/TheBirdcage''. In 1997, he finally won his rightfully-deserved Oscar for ''Film/GoodWillHunting''. After that, he went through a period of overly-maudlin films such as ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'', ''Film/PatchAdams'', ''Film/JakobTheLiar'' and ''Film/BicentennialMan''.
18th Apr '17 7:17:42 AM Saveelich
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After ''Mork and Mindy'' was cancelled, Robin still struggled on the big screen, through ''Film/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'', ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'', and the ''very'' poorly received ''Film/ClubParadise''. It wasn't until ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' that people started taking this comic seriously, and he got his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He was nominated again for ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'' two years later, and yet again for ''Film/TheFisherKing'' two years after that. He didn't win either time. He continued to churn out classic roles, like the Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (which helped establish the CelebrityVoiceActor as the "star" of an animated film) and the title role in ''Film/MrsDoubtfire''. In 1996, he starred in the Creator/FrancisFordCoppola dramedy ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}'' and starred alongside Nathan Lane in the hit comedy ''Film/TheBirdcage''. In 1997, he finally won his rightfully-deserved Oscar for ''Film/GoodWillHunting''. After that, he went through a period of overly-maudlin films such as ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'', ''Film/PatchAdams'', ''Film/JakobTheLiar'' and ''Film/BicentennialMan''.

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After ''Mork and Mindy'' was cancelled, Robin still struggled on the big screen, through ''Film/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'', ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'', and the ''very'' poorly received ''Film/ClubParadise''. It wasn't until ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' that people started taking this comic seriously, and he got his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He was nominated again for ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'' two years later, and yet again for ''Film/TheFisherKing'' two years after that. He didn't win either time. He continued to churn out classic roles, like an older Literature/PeterPan in ''Film/{{Hook}}'', the Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (which helped establish the CelebrityVoiceActor as the "star" of an animated film) and the title role in ''Film/MrsDoubtfire''. In 1996, he starred in the Creator/FrancisFordCoppola dramedy ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}'' and starred alongside Nathan Lane in the hit comedy ''Film/TheBirdcage''. In 1997, he finally won his rightfully-deserved Oscar for ''Film/GoodWillHunting''. After that, he went through a period of overly-maudlin films such as ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'', ''Film/PatchAdams'', ''Film/JakobTheLiar'' and ''Film/BicentennialMan''.
18th Apr '17 7:15:59 AM Saveelich
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After ''Mork and Mindy'' was cancelled, Robin still struggled on the big screen, through ''Film/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'', ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'', and the ''very'' poorly received ''Film/ClubParadise''. It wasn't until ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' that people started taking this comic seriously, and he got his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He was nominated again for ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'' two years later, and yet again for ''Film/TheFisherKing'' two years after that. He didn't win either time. He continued to churn out classic roles, like the Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (which helped establish the CelebrityVoiceActor as the "star" of an animated film) and the title role in ''Film/MrsDoubtfire''. In 1996, he starred in the Creator/FrancisFordCoppola dramedy ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}'' and starred alongside Nathan Lane in the hit comedy ''Film/TheBirdcage''. In 1997, he finally won his rightfully-deserved Oscar for ''Film/GoodWillHunting''. After that, he went through a period of overly-maudlin films such as ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'', ''Film/PatchAdams'', and ''Film/BicentennialMan''.

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After ''Mork and Mindy'' was cancelled, Robin still struggled on the big screen, through ''Film/TheWorldAccordingToGarp'', ''Film/MoscowOnTheHudson'', and the ''very'' poorly received ''Film/ClubParadise''. It wasn't until ''Film/GoodMorningVietnam'' that people started taking this comic seriously, and he got his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He was nominated again for ''Film/DeadPoetsSociety'' two years later, and yet again for ''Film/TheFisherKing'' two years after that. He didn't win either time. He continued to churn out classic roles, like the Genie in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'' (which helped establish the CelebrityVoiceActor as the "star" of an animated film) and the title role in ''Film/MrsDoubtfire''. In 1996, he starred in the Creator/FrancisFordCoppola dramedy ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}'' and starred alongside Nathan Lane in the hit comedy ''Film/TheBirdcage''. In 1997, he finally won his rightfully-deserved Oscar for ''Film/GoodWillHunting''. After that, he went through a period of overly-maudlin films such as ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome'', ''Film/PatchAdams'', ''Film/JakobTheLiar'' and ''Film/BicentennialMan''.
7th Mar '17 5:30:38 PM nombretomado
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--> "[[LargeHam Hey-hey-hey!]] [[MarxBrothers I'm Groucho Marx!]] [[Series/YouBetYourLife What's the secret word?]] [[{{Popeye}} Now I'm a wacky sailor!]] [[Film/MrsDoubtfire Now I'm a cross-dressing nanny.]] [[PatchAdams And now I'm a wacky doctor who kills cancer with laughter and a big red nose!]] {{Jumanji}}! [[Series/MorkAndMindy Nanu nanu!]]"

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--> "[[LargeHam Hey-hey-hey!]] [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers I'm Groucho Marx!]] [[Series/YouBetYourLife What's the secret word?]] [[{{Popeye}} Now I'm a wacky sailor!]] [[Film/MrsDoubtfire Now I'm a cross-dressing nanny.]] [[PatchAdams And now I'm a wacky doctor who kills cancer with laughter and a big red nose!]] {{Jumanji}}! [[Series/MorkAndMindy Nanu nanu!]]"
25th Feb '17 12:23:25 AM NWolfman
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* DrugsAreBad: A staple of his later stand-up shows, often drawing from his own experiences (particularly involving cocaine and alcohol). One exception seems to be marijuana: while he brutally mocked stoners in 1986's ''Live At The Met'', in ''Live On Broadway'' and ''Weapons of Self Destruction'' he was more favorable towards pot (one routine in ''Broadway'' is about how pot is less harmful than alcohol). One of his one-liners in particular stands out:

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* DrugsAreBad: A staple of his later stand-up shows, often drawing from his own experiences (particularly involving cocaine and alcohol). [[note]]Even after getting clean, he routinely went for rehab "check ups" later in his life.[[/note]] One exception seems to be marijuana: while he brutally mocked stoners in 1986's ''Live At The Met'', in ''Live On Broadway'' and ''Weapons of Self Destruction'' he was more favorable towards pot (one routine in ''Broadway'' is about how pot is less harmful than alcohol). One of his one-liners in particular stands out:
25th Feb '17 12:21:57 AM NWolfman
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* DieLaughing: Not the man himself, but an audience member during his appearance ''Inside The Actor's Studio'' had a close call when he had to be taken out by paramedics for a hernia as a result of laughing too hard.



* RapidFireComedy: He was one of the recognized masters of this style of stand-up, and most of it was improvisation, too.
* SadClown: He struggled with depression throughout his life.

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* RapidFireComedy: He It was one often said of the him that "his mouth moved as quickly as his mind." Williams is widely recognized masters as a master of this style craft, almost all of stand-up, and most of it which was improvisation, too.
improvised.
* SadClown: He struggled As with depression throughout most successful comedians, his life.love of comedy came from his personal struggles with depression. His tragic suicide was partially the result of learning that he was in the early stages of Parkinson's.
16th Feb '17 4:02:47 AM NightShade96
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Plans for a sequel to ''Film/Mrs.Doubtfire'' were cancelled after his death.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Plans for a sequel to ''Film/Mrs.Doubtfire'' ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' were cancelled after his death.
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