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Old 12-08-2014, 07:23
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Following the shocking death of one of america's best comedic actors, I decided a thread should be made to celebrate and discuss Robin's many films

He was one of the few male comedic stars who actually made me laugh. He also went on to do some fantastic dramatic work as well.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:23
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I think few actors could do comedy and serious acting so well. His performance in Dead Poet's Society really surprised me. Didn't expect that from a comedian. That long Good Morning Vietnam monologue has to be one of the great moments of cinema.
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Old 12-08-2014, 08:33
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Jumanji, Jack, Flubber, Popeye. Patch Adams.. many of my childhood classics and much more.

He was such a diverse actor and could turn his hand to anything. Not to mention Mrs Doubtfire which he's probably most famous for.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:07
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Watch One Hour Photo if you haven`t seen it and, a film that all but vanished, The Final Cut - Great film with another brilliant dramatic performance from him.

Am a bit shocked to see some people citing Coppola`s "Jack" as his best movie. In decades of movie-going it`s one of the worst I`ve seen.

Odd to hear David Hasselhoff of all people on R4 this morning talking about Williams. Random.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:13
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Club Paradise is an underrated gem IMO.The Survivors isn't bad either
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:21
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Am a bit shocked to see some people citing Coppola`s "Jack" as his best movie. In decades of movie-going it`s one of the worst I`ve seen.
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It's all subjective. As a kid, Jack was my favourite movie, and for that reason, it always will be. I adored it growing up, and still do.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:26
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Great loss. Not just a great actor and comedian, but also one of my favourite people generally because of his infectious energy. For me, his best (acting) work is in GMV, DPS, The Birdcage and Insomnia, but among the perhaps less well known stuff he's done, I'd urge people to check out An Evening At the Met (possibly the funniest stand-up I've ever seen), Seize The Day (an early 'serious' film), The Night Listener and World's Greatest Dad.
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:43
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Like everyone else I was shocked to find out last night that this had happened & just can't believe he's gone.

My favourite RW movies are 'Death To Smoochy', 'Good Will Hunting' & 'World's Greatest Dad' so I'll no doubt be revisiting those in the next few days.

RIP Robin...
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:05
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He wasn't just an actor he was a legend and a mastermind. I for one am truly, truly devastated about this news. I never thought this would happen. I just keep hoping its a dream... I'm so upset...



Rest in peace Robin Williams. I have no idea what you were going through but I hope you've found peace wherever you are.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:18
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I can't put into words what other people have said so beautifully, so I'll just post this clip. When I first saw this movie, Robin's performance managed to touch and inspire me at a time when I needed it the most. I hope he knew how loved he was, and still is.

O Captain, my Captain
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:41
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Hook was the first movie of his I watched in 1992 which still remains a childhood favourite. Sad that two cast members from it have now died in the same year. R.I.P. Smee and Peter Pan.
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Old 12-08-2014, 13:33
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Want to Watch World Greatest Dad, had never heard of it till today, looks good.

I really liked One Hour Photo, very creepy, Dead Poets and Good Morning Vietnam are classics.

His Popeye was well done too, even if the film itself wasn't great.
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Old 12-08-2014, 13:36
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I wasn't his biggest fan but it's very sad news indeed. My favourite films of his would have to be The World According To Garp. Masterpiece.
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Old 12-08-2014, 13:52
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Mrs Doubtfire is still one of my favourite rainy day films. Jumanji captured my imagination as a child, watched it dozens of times as a kid. Aladdin is a Disney Classic. Jack was a touching film.

One of his lesser known films, The Birdcage, is fantastically funny, I recommend it to anyone.

Wonder what will happen with Mrs Doubtfire 2? I hope Hollywood drops the idea as it wouldn't be the same with anyone else.
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Old 12-08-2014, 14:10
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Hook, Jumanji, Mrs Doubtfire, Flubber and Bicentennial Man were all films I grew up with. He sure had a distinct personality and I always got excited whenever our school showed one of his films. He was brilliantly creepy in Insomnia.
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Old 12-08-2014, 14:22
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R.I.P. Robin.
Unlike most people, I never liked Mrs Doubtfire.
I thought One Hour Photo was one of his best.
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Old 12-08-2014, 14:25
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R.I.P. Robin.
Unlike most people, I never liked Mrs Doubtfire.
I thought One Hour Photo was one of his best.
I've heard great things about that but I've never seen it.
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Old 12-08-2014, 14:33
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I've heard great things about that but I've never seen it.
Find it.
Watch it.
NOW !!
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Old 12-08-2014, 14:36
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Very talented actor and has left behind such a rich body of work.

So many different roles and different types of films.

I doubt anyone can say they did not enjoy at least one of his performances.

Although his acting quite rightly has been talked about I think his stand up work was also fantastic (broke many records).

Was someone I always wanted to see live but sadly never got the chance
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Old 12-08-2014, 15:33
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Another film that people might not be so familiar with is Nine Months with Hugh Grant and Julienne Moore. Robin played this eccentric Russian (I think) doctor and the delivery room scene with the two sets of couples and the the doctor is one of the funniest scenes I have ever seen. It's worth the watch, usually on terrestrial tv sometimes but hasn't been on in quite a while.
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Old 12-08-2014, 16:13
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Find it.
Watch it.
NOW !!
Totally agree.

What a sad loss. I feel for his family at this time.
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Old 12-08-2014, 16:14
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The most memorable RW film for me was The Awakenings also staring De Niro, based on true events, very touching. Followed by Jack, Insomnia, Good Morning Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire, Such sad news and a great loss to the film industry.
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Old 12-08-2014, 16:28
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Had everything to live for. Money friends family, nothing to worry about,what a waste.
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Old 12-08-2014, 16:45
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Watch One Hour Photo if you haven`t seen it and, a film that all but vanished, The Final Cut - Great film with another brilliant dramatic performance from him.

Am a bit shocked to see some people citing Coppola`s "Jack" as his best movie. In decades of movie-going it`s one of the worst I`ve seen.

Odd to hear David Hasselhoff of all people on R4 this morning talking about Williams. Random.
One Hour Photo is absolutely superb. You cannot help but feel really sorry for Sy Parrish, the 'photo guy'. Brilliant, brilliant acting on the part of RW.
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Old 12-08-2014, 16:48
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Jumanji, Jack, Flubber, Popeye. Patch Adams.. many of my childhood classics and much more.

He was such a diverse actor and could turn his hand to anything. Not to mention Mrs Doubtfire which he's probably most famous for.
Absolutely. A lot of my childhood were those films plus more including Mork and Mindy. I loved Robin Williams then and i still do now. A wonderful man.

A total legend.
A comedy genius
An improv God.
Such a damn shame.
You will be missed.

Rest In Peace.
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