We remember Robin Williams
On the morning of August 11 at his home in Tiburon, California, was found dead Robin Williams. Rest in peace, We remember you, Robin Williams. To the actor equally well obeyed the drama and comedy. Williams was known for such films as “Mrs. Doubtfire,” “Dead Poets Society”, “The Fisher King,” “Jumanji” and “Insomnia”, “What dreams may come”, and for his work in the film “Good Will Hunting”, he was awarded the “Oscar” for Best Supporting Actor. Robin Williams was born July 21, 1951 in Chicago. There were no signs that the boy will become one of the most prominent comedians of the XX century. Mother – a former fashion model, his father – a manager at the Ford factory. In Robin intricately combined a variety of ancestors blood from Scotland, Germany, England, Wales, Ireland and France.
Williams grew up a quiet child, but gradually showed a tendency to parody. The first object to be emulated became grandmother, whom he portrayed in front of his mother. Being by nature a shy child, Robin was able to overcome the embarrassment only when started to get involved in theater in high school.
In 1973, Williams was one of twenty students admitted to the first year of the Juilliard School, and one of two students selected by actor John Houseman on his course. The second was Christopher Reeve.
Debuting on television in the short-lived show of Richard Pryor, Williams moved to the sitcom “Happy Days.” At the casting he impressed the producers for his sense of humor and got the role in two episodes. However, his character was so liked by the audience, that the authors launched spin-off series “Mork & Mindy,” in which Robin played alien Mork coming to Earth from the planet Ork, and with the help of a girl Mindy was introduced to American culture and tried to understand human behavior. The series lasted four seasons, from 1978 to 1982.
Beginning in the late 1970s, Robin Williams gained an audience thanks to his stand-up. HBO got three programs with his performances, and in 1986, the actor was invited to the ceremony of awarding the “Oscar”.
Williams appeared on the stage, but became world famous for his work in the films, where the actor had been filmed since 1977. He embodied a sailor Popeye (popular cartoon character) in Robert Altman’s film adaptation starred in the epic novel by John Irving’s “The World According to Garp”, played the Soviet musician, who fled to America in the melodrama “Moscow on the Hudson.”
However, a breakthrough work is considered the military melodrama by Barry Levinson “Good Morning, Vietnam,” where the actor played a DJ who has made a career on the radio station in Saigon. For this role, Robin received the “Golden Globe” and was nominated for “Oscar”.
The peak of glory of Robin Williams came in the 1990s. A great voice of genie in the movie “Aladdin”, a comedy with disguises “Mrs. Doubtfire”, an eccentric film “To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, “blockbuster” Jumanji”, a role for which Williams received $ 15 million, becoming one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood.
Robin starred in “Hamlet” in Kenneth Branagh’s, Woody Allen’s “Deconstructing Harry,” where his character is constantly blurred. Williams received “Oscar” for his role as a psychologist in Gus Van Sant’s drama “Good Will Hunting.”
Comedy roles Williams erased by playing in sentimental films “What Dreams May Come” and “Bicentennial Man.” But the real change he succeeded in Mark Romanek’s thriller “One Hour Photo”, where he played a lone employee of darkroom, obsessed by his clients. In 2002, Williams went further and agreed to the role of a serial killer in a detective by young director Christopher Nolan “Insomnia”.
In recent years he starred in comedies, and did not receive high marks from critics (“Old Dogs,” “The Big Wedding,” “This morning in New York City”), and his most popular role was to take part in the franchise, “Night at the Museum”, where Williams played President Roosevelt.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Williams became addicted to cocaine, but managed to overcome the addiction. Robin was a good friend of actor John Belushi, whose death left a deep imprint on his life and forced to discontinue the drug. In the summer of 2006, the actor arrived at a rehabilitation center in Oregon, where he was treated from alcoholism. After three years, was admitted to hospital because of heart problems.
On Monday, August 11, 2014, the body of Robin Williams was found in the house of the actor in Tiburon, California. According to police, the actor hanged himself. Agent Williams said her ward has recently been suffering from severe depression.
Williams Wife Susan Schneider in a statement said: “I have a broken heart. On behalf of the family of Robin we ask you to keep our right to privacy, as we are going through this terrible grief. Hopefully, Robin will be remembered not for how he died, but for how he lived and pleased millions of viewers with his humor.”
Robin Williams quotes:
Why do they call it rush hour when nothing moves?
Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’
If it’s the Psychic Network why do they need a phone number?
We’ve had cloning in the South for years. It’s called cousins.
Never pick a fight with an ugly person, they’ve got nothing to lose.
No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.
The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying, ‘Give me your poor, your tired, your huddled masses.’ She’s got a baseball bat and yelling, ‘You want a piece of me?’
Okra is the closest thing to nylon I’ve ever eaten. It’s like they bred cotton with a green bean. Okra, tastes like snot. The more you cook it, the more it turns into string.
You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
Ah, yes, divorce… from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man’s genitals through his wallet.
You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.
If women ran the world we wouldn’t have wars, just intense negotiations every 28 days.
We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture.
Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.
What’s right is what’s left if you do everything else wrong.
Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn’t work!
The Russians love Brooke Shields because her eyebrows remind them of Leonid Brezhnev.
You have this idea that you’d better keep working otherwise people will forget. And that was dangerous.
Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money,’ but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet.
I left school and couldn’t find acting work, so I started going to clubs where you could do stand-up. I’ve always improvised, and stand-up was this great release. All of a sudden, it was just me and the audience.
People say satire is dead. It’s not dead; it’s alive and living in the White House.
I believe Ronald Reagan can make this country what it once was… a large Arctic region covered with ice.
I started doing comedy because that was the only stage that I could find. It was the pure idea of being on stage. That was the only thing that interested me, along with learning the craft and working, and just being in productions with people.
Comedy is acting out optimism.
When in doubt, go for the dick joke.
In America they really do mythologize people when they die. Robin Williams. Rest in peace, Mr. Williams. We remember you.
Remember Robin Williams