History Creator / RobinWilliams

20th May '16 5:16:35 PM pwiegle
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--> '''Elderly Robin:''' I don't have the heart to tell him he's adopted.
30th Apr '16 4:27:32 PM paulson
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** [[Rule34 Not all of them were imagined.]]
30th Apr '16 4:07:10 PM missmoon
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* PaintingTheMedium: As he does his bit about Doc Ellis and LSD in ''Weapons of Self Destruction'', the screen blurs out and adds motion trails to him to simulate the effects.
24th Apr '16 3:08:16 PM Eagal
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His hobbies included bike riding, ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', GettingCrapPastTheRadar in television shows and family movies, and [[LampshadeHanging hanging a lampshade]] on just about everything in RealLife. Fan of the San Francisco Giants. [[IconicOutfit Known to wear suspenders and loud Hawaiian shirts]], but rarely both at the same time, [[http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v482/80sFreakLurker/Others/833a.jpg although it did happen.]]

He was also OneOfUs. His daughter's name is Zelda (and guess what: they made an [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINUfbLV_0M&feature=player_embedded ad]] out of it for the Nintendo3DS remake of ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword''). His favorite TV show of all time was ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. He played ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. He'd also gone on record saying that if they ever make a LiveActionAdaptation of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'', he wanted to play [[TheProfessor Professor]] [[CoolOldGuy Oak]]. Had mentioned playing a sniper in the ''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}'' series of {{FPS}} and was picked to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5TXEUiR1Xk demo]] ''VideoGame/{{Spore}}''.



Williams was an Episcopalian, and was apparently the original author of a tongue-in-cheek list of [[http://www.liturgy.co.nz/humour/list.html "Top Ten Reasons to be Episcopalian/Anglican".]]

Tragically, he [[http://time.com/3104190/robin-williams-suicide-hanging/ committed suicide]] at the age of 63 on August 11, 2014, after [[https://twitter.com/daniellenuss/status/498964859686764544 having battled severe depression]], finding out he was in [[http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-robin-williams-wife-parkinsons-20140814-story.html the early stages of Parkinson's disease]], and also trying to "fine-tune" his sobriety after working a later and more intense schedule than normal. [[http://www.buzzfeed.com/jaimieetkin/hollywood-remembers-robin-williams Tributes to his memory poured in from all across the world]]. It was later discovered that Williams was in the early stages of Lewy body dementia, a particularly vicious form of dementia (essentially Super-Parkinson's) with extremely distressing symptoms and a poor prognosis (Seriously, read about it. It's basically NightmareFuel UpToEleven. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dementia_with_Lewy_bodies]]). His widow went on to speak publicly about it, and was convinced that he did ''not'' "lose" his years-long fight with depression, but that he committed suicide due to the unrelated dementia/depression and mood swings from the physical illness ravaging his brain tissue. His widow also said that, according to his doctors' prognosis and the low life expectancy after diagnosis with the disease, even if Robin hadn't killed himself, he would have lived only another three years ''at most''.
24th Apr '16 3:04:11 PM Eagal
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* ICallHimMisterHappy: TropeNamer!

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* %%* ICallHimMisterHappy: TropeNamer!
9th Apr '16 7:08:39 PM PhysicalStamina
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* PlayingWithCharacterType: ''Film/OneHourPhoto'' subverted his cheery, friendly persona to disturbing effect.



* ThrowItIn: Known for fighting with directors over how far he can vary from the script. Often it came down to "One good take done straight, then you can have fun."
* TomHanksSyndrome: [[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]] -- he showed in later years that he could definitely carry serious drama, but comedy was still what he was most famous for, and he still did comedy flicks regularly up until he died. Even his posthumous releases are a mixture of comedy roles and dramas.
9th Apr '16 7:07:25 PM PhysicalStamina
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Several of the movies and television shows he was cast in had scripts that said stuff like "Robin can go off here" at numerous intervals. In particular, ''Aladdin'' had numerous outtakes of extra footage where the animators let him ramble on unscripted so they could later cull the best bits to animate for the film.
* HeAlsoDid: Everybody knows of his comedic and dramatic skills, but he also can sing and his first recorded stand up event in San Fran ends in a song; he also sang in ''Aladdin''.
* HeyItsThatGuy: He guest starred on a particularly memorable episode of ''Series/WhoseLineIsItAnyway''



* OneOfUs: The presence of a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' action figure in ''Film/OneHourPhoto'' was his idea. He was an avid anime fan. His daughter is named Zelda, after the [[Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda Nintendo Princess]]. He also once joked that he could barely use a computer but he figured out how to play video games.



* PromotedFanboy: Williams was a fan of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' video games and even [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous named his oldest daughter Zelda]]. He and his daughter were both later given the opportunity to star in the commercials for ''Ocarina of Time 3DS'' and ''Skyward Sword'' for Western releases, and Zelda herself was invited to the ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' Invitational Tournament at E3 in 2014. Creator/{{Nintendo}} had also told him he would be their only choice to play Professor Oak if a live-action ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' movie were ever made.
** He was also a humongous fan of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', in particular the work of Creator/ChuckJones. Not only did he present Jones with his honorary Academy Award in 1996, he had him direct an animated introduction for ''Film/MrsDoubtfire.''



* WhatCouldHaveBeen:
** He was reported to have auditioned for the role of Gendo Ikari in the ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movies.
** Rumored to have been the first choice to play BiggerBad Lorenz Keele in the [[DevelopmentHell eternally delayed]] LiveActionAdaptation of ''Rebuild of Evangelion''.
** He was in line to play the [[StarfishAliens Vortigaunts]] in ''VideoGame/HalfLife2''.
** He had expressed interest in playing the Riddler in ''Film/BatmanForever'' and was a fan favorite to do so, until Joel Schumacher took over the project and reworked the concept.
*** He did later play a very Riddler-inspired character when he guest-starred on ''Law and Order: SVU''.
** He was supposed to play "Dr." Berlinghoff Rasmussen in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode "A Matter of Time", but he was busy working on ''Film/{{Hook}}'' at the time.
** There were plans to do an actual ''Film/MrsDoubtfire'' sequel before his death nixed it.
** Before Creator/JKRowling insisted on a completely British cast, Williams was considered for the role of Rubeus Hagrid in ''Film/HarryPotter''.
2nd Apr '16 8:54:50 PM Pren
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** Jimmy Fallon recalled a time when he was on a bus with several other comedians, when it got pulled over to search for bombs. Robin's immediate response was to tell everyone to throw all the copies of ''Popeye'' in his luggage out the window.
17th Mar '16 3:02:20 PM AustinCarver13
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** He was also a humongous fan of ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', in particular the work of Creator/ChuckJones. Not only did he present Jones with his honorary Academy Award in 1996, he had him direct an animated introduction for ''Film/MrsDoubtfire.''
9th Mar '16 12:55:42 PM Hossmeister
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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}}! [[MorkAndMindy Nanu nanu!]]"

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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}}! [[MorkAndMindy [[Series/MorkAndMindy Nanu nanu!]]"
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