Robin Williams (I)

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Quotes (9)

  • Robin: (About his outrageous hairiness) The only thing I'm really suited for is the musical version of Congo.

  • Robin: It's been a sequence. With Good Morning, Vietnam, people said, 'Ah, at last he's found a way to be funny and still be a little restrained.' With Dead Poet's Society, they went, 'Oh, this is interesting--he's even more restrained.' And with Awakenings, it'll be, 'Look! He's medicated! He's gone even further. What's he playing next? He's playing a door. And after that? A black hole'.

  • Robin: Our freedoms are under siege - for our own good, they tell us.

  • Robin: On stage you're free. You can say and do things that if you said and did any place else, you'd be arrested.

  • Robin: (about his 1993 film "Mrs. Doubtfire") It was an interesting way of looking at how children are dealt with in divorces. A lot of times, children are little hostages being passed back and forth, and this film uses comedy and the character to look at that. That's the whole reason I wanted to do it, and it's wonderful getting to play a person inside a person. It's almost like possession, like the old Mardi Gras masks-you know there's someone inside there.

  • Robin: 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.

  • Robin: I had my back waxed once by two women... and at one point they said, 'Do you mind if we take a break?'

  • Robin: I always wanted to play a big, black man, but that would cost too much make-up.

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Trivia (84)

  • Robin was considered to play Jack Torrance in The Shining but lost it to Jack Nicholson. He also lost his role of The Joker to Nicholson for Tim Burton's first Batman film.

  • In 1998, Robin won an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role playing Sean MaguireĀ on Good Will Hunting.

  • Robin married Susan Schneider in Napa Valley in October 22, 2011.

  • Robin has won a Grammy for Best Comedy Recording for Reality, What a Concept (1979), Best Comedy Recording for Robin Williams: A Night at the Met (1988), Best Recording for Children for Pecos Bill (1989), and for Best Comedy Recording for Good Morning, Vietnam (1989).

  • Robin has been awarded with CableACE Best Entertainment Host Awards for Comic Relief V, which was shared with Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg (1992) and Shakespeare: The Animated Tales (1993).

  • In 1989, Robin was awarded with the American Comedy Award for Funniest Stand-Up (Male).

  • Robin won both the (1994) MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance and (1993) a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his work in Mrs. Doubtfire.

  • Robin was awarded with both the People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Movie Actor and the NATO/ShoWest Male Star of the Year Award in 1994.

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