It’s been 2 years since Robin Williams left. He was a great man and even great personality. He was an amazing actor, a great stand-up comedian, an even better actor, director, producer. He was a singer and voice artist. This man was multi talented. You name the skill, he would have done that anytime. He was the master of all the skills of his. He was known for high-energy, improvisational performance style.
He may have died but he will always be remembered for the billion smiles he brought to the face of the people. He could make us laugh off. Could make us cry a river. He could make ponder over the beauty the world. He could make us understand life. He could do anything.
He may be among Hollywood’s most famous people. All people know his smiles but a few know the struggles he went through.
1. Disney wanted Robin for voice of genie. They even lip synced the genie doing stand up comedy before approaching him.
2. He agreed for this. He put a condition to not use his name for marketing.
3. He had English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, and French ancestry. This is so much.
4. He was a gamer. It is believed that he named his daughter Zelda after a game The Legend of Zelda.
5. He was a fan of rugby union. He even formed friendship with former winger Jonah Lomu.
6. Robin and Christopher Reeve became good friends. They both went to the same school.
7. Once in an audition for Happy Days, he was asked to sit down. He sat on his head. He was hired.
8. After Christopher Reeve’s, he burst into his room in ICU. He claimed that he was to perform the rectal exam.
9. He did his schooling from Redwood High School which is just North of San Francisco. He was voted as the ‘least likely to succeed’.
10. His favourite actor was Jack Nicholson. He lived impersonating him.
11. While filming Schindler’s List, Spielberg used to call him to cheer the cast. He was such an amazing man.
12. Robin won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Good Will Hunting”. This came as a surprise.
13. He used to perform as a mime outside the New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to make money. He struggled hard.
14. Along with the academy award, he won two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards during his career. So many awards to his list.
15. He was also voted ‘most humourous’ in school. He was such a funny guy from the start.
16. He invented the curse word “Shazbot”. It was first heard in Mork & Mindy (1978).
17. He was hailed for his ability to perform different voices. However, he only lent his voice for only 6 animated films.
18. He was paid $75,000 for his voice in Aladdin. The movie earned much more than that.
He was a great man. He was multi talented. He was an adorable man.