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post Aug 14 2014, 11:05 PM
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Just a quick little forum, about the late actor Robin Williams who died on August 11th at the age of 63. I'm not going to discuss his death or his troubled private life and personal troubles, but his wonderful talent and his fantastic filmography in which I've watched throughout my childhood and still enjoy today. He got his big break on Mork And Mindy in 1978 which boosted him to worldwide fame and superstardom. His first starring role was in the live action version of the cartoon Popeye in 1980, where of course he played the lead character, but despite the movie becoming quite successful grossing over $60,000,000 million worldwide, it was seen as a flop by the studio, and for the next couple of years he had a string of flops or mid level movies.

His first truly successful movie was Good Morning Vietnam which saw him rebounded in 1987, where he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and also recieved a Oscar nomination and a Bafta, and of course it became a box office smash grossing $123,000,000 million. Throughout the next decade he starred in some truly brilliant and successful movies, ranging from serious and straight roles in Dead Poets Society (where again he had an Oscar nom), Awakenings, The Fisher King (Another Oscar nom & Golden Globe Win), & Good Will Hunting where he finally won an Oscar. His comedy roles are also just as memorable and just as well known such as Mrs Doubtfire (my personal fave of his, still love it today), Flubber, Aladdin, The Birdcage & Patch Adams which was part serious and part comedy, and such a brilliant hartwarming movie.

Other highlights include Hook, childrens adventure Jumanji, Jack. Also during the early 2000's he did some great thriller's playing against type in movies such as Insomia where he played a serial killer and One Hour Photo where he played a stalker.

So what are your thoughts on him and his movies.
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post Aug 14 2014, 11:12 PM
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Favourite movie would have to be Jumanji but his performance in Aladdin is also fabulous of course, and Hook is another personal fave. I've not really seen his more serious/adult roles so I think they'll have to be some that I check out.
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post Aug 15 2014, 07:01 AM
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Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poet's Society please.
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post Aug 15 2014, 09:24 AM
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I'll never understand why Jumaji had such bad reviews, it really captured my imagination as a child. I grew up with so many Robin Williams films, I even have fond memories of Flubber.

My 5 absolute favourites are Insomnia, One Hour Photo, World's Greatest Dad, Aladdin and The Birdcage.
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post Aug 15 2014, 07:34 PM
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Good Morning Vietnam is on Channel 4 on Sunday night. It starts just after midnight so it might be better to record it.
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post Aug 15 2014, 09:09 PM
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Robin Williams is one of my favourite actors!! He always had a child's heart..You couldn't hate a man like him. I really enjoyed his movies and his acting was always decent. I have watched "Dead Poets Society", "Hook", Aladdin, "Mrs. Doubtfire", "Jumanji", "Nine Months", "Jack", "Good Will Hunting", A.I. Artificial Intelligence", "Insomnia", "One Hour Photo", "The Final Cut", "Robots", "Night at the Museum", "License to Wed" and "Night at the Museum : Battle of the Smithsonian". My favourite movie is "Dead Poets Society" because the story was very good and his acting deserved an Oscar Nomination. "Good Will Hunting" was a great movie and the performances of Robin and Matt were great too. "Hook" was one of my favourite movies when I was a kid and I read that book before I watched the movie. "Jumanji" had amazing visual effects for those years and the story was original. However, I think that his most memorable role was in Mrs. Doubtife. He played a woman character which it was so hard to succeed it but Robin did a great work. I really want to watch "What Dreams May Come" and "Bicentennial Man".

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post Aug 15 2014, 09:38 PM
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License to Wed is a fabulous movie, but with Mandy Moore and John Krasinski in it, that was a given.
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