Robin Williams Tribute At The 2014 Emmys

Robin Williams Tribute At The 2014 Emmys

The world was shocked when we learned that Robin Williams had passed away. We were all even more shaken up to learn it was under his own volition. Robin had emotional problems, but he didn’t let his issues stop him from becoming one of the funniest, most beloved entertainers in Hollywood and the world. Appropriately, Robin was honored at this year’s Emmy’s with this powerful tribute video

 

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‘F*ck white America’! Race-obsessed jerks lash out at Robin Williams’ mourners

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We suppose this was inevitable … but that doesn’t make it any easier to stomach. After news of Robin Williams’ suicide broke, it didn’t take long for identity politics to rear its ugly head:

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Many outraged tweeters also feel that Williams’ death has overshadowed what’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri, and they’re pointing to fans openly and vocally mourning his death as further evidence of whites’ racism:

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Disheartening — and absolutely disgusting. Fortunately, some people have still got their heads screwed on straight:

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Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

Williams plays a man who loses custody of his children following a divorce with his wife. Down on his luck, he figures the only way to see his kids on a regular basis is to disguise himself as an elderly British woman and become the kids' nanny. Premise aside, the movie is hilarious.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmPrt_gn-eM

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

Probably the least-celebrated of Christopher Nolan's film, Insomnia sees Williams in a serious role, playing a crime writer who gets involved with a dirty cop.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5LkYTKPZmI

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

The perfect vehicle for Williams' irreverent brand of humor (other than #2), he plays a DJ sent over to Vietnam to bring some humor to the Armed Forces Radio. Wildly popular with the grunts, he begins to get on the bad side of the higher-ups.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erf2iFHG44M

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

One of his most controversial roles, you either loved or hated him as Seymour Parrish, a photo technician who gets too infatuated with one particular family.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5FmFaK7pMU

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

The film for which he run his only Academy Award (Best Supporting Actor), Good Will Hunting follows Matt Damon's character, but Williams plays a psychologist who helps Hunting throughout the movie.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBjWHfBHKos

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

Another one of his that you either loved or hated, World's Greatest Dad is extremely dark, and is one of my favorite of his comedies.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAyIycvkLos

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

Not as critically acclaimed as some of the others, Hook still holds up quite well since its release. (Although, I liked Dustin Hoffman's Hook more than Williams' Peter Pan.)

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ohgHjQvK5g

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

This is my favorite Williams movie and the one people like to bash on the most. It follows the journey through the afterlife one man takes as he tries to find his wife.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ns_XAco7e5o

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

I imagine you guys have all seen this but what's one more time? Everything about this movie is perfect. I don't even need to explain what it's about.

Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTllG2KdPMQ

Robin Williams' Best Movies (I'll be marathoning these over the weekend.)

One of the earliest example of the impact an A-list celebrity can have on an animated picture, Aladdin would have succeeded without Williams. But, with him as the Genie, it became one of the all-time greats.

Clip (obviously "Friend Like Me"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grVzHu-_LcU

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Robin Williams And Others Honored In Touching Montage At SAG Awards

The Screen Actors Guild Awards took place this past weekend. As part of the award show, many notable actors who passed away in the past year were honored with an “in memoriam” montage.

2014 was a pretty terrible year when it came to losing Hollywood stars.

Luminaries such as Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Lauren Bacall all died. As did Mickey Rooney, Shirley Temple, Bob Hoskins, Eli Wallach and Richard Attenborough.

This montage was a fitting tribute to these fallen stars and is a reminder of what we all have lost. Watch it above.

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President Obama issues statement on death of Robin Williams

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President Obama has issued a brief statement on the death of actor and comedian Robin Williams.

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The Best Robin Williams Moments

The Best Robin Williams Moments

The Internet is still in shock over the recent death of comedian and actor Robin Williams. So it’s no surprise clips of Robin performing in the past are trending. Mashable put together this compilation of The Best Robin Williams Moments which has instantly gone viral. Already, the new video has over 3 million views!

 

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Conan Remembers Robin Williams

Conan Remembers Robin Williams

Hollywood, the media, and fans are still in shock over the passing of comedian and actor Robin Williams. Conan O’Brien was recording his show when he found out and was simply stunned. In honor of Robin, Conan took a moment to remember the great actor and special person he was. 

 

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25 Interesting Things About The Great Actor And Comedy Genius Robin Williams

The whole world has been struck by the sad news that Oscar-winning actor and popular comedian Robin Williams (63) died on Monday, August 11 in his Californian home. Let us take a moment to remember this extraordinary man and his amazing career with these 25 little known facts.

25. Robin Williams was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on December 12, 1990.

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24. When he auditioned for the role of Mork from Ork on Happy Days (1974), producer Garry Marshall told him to sit down. Williams immediately sat on his head on the chair. Marshall hired him, saying that he was the only alien who auditioned.

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23. When Williams was first starting out, he performed as a mime outside the New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to make money.

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22. Throughout his successful career, Robin Williams received many awards including Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.

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21. While best known for his thrilling humor, Robin Williams also explored darker characters and situations in movies. He played a creepy photo developer in “One Hour Photo” (2002); a writer of pulp novels in “Insomnia” (2002); and a weird radio host in “The Night Listener” (2006).

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20. Robin Williams’ make up in the 1993 comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” took make up artists 5 hours each to achieve the transformation.

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19. Williams devoted much of his time and energy to charities. For example, he supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and helped to rebuild the city of Christchurch after the 2010 earthquake in New Zealand.

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18. Most of Williams’ radio broadcasts in the 1987 war-comedy “Good Morning, Vietnam” were improvised. Williams was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for this movie.

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17. Williams was a supporter of eco-friendly vehicles and owned over 50 bicycles.

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16. Williams co-owned the Rubicon restaurant in San Francisco with his friend Robert De Niro and fellow Bay area resident Francis Ford Coppola.

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15. Robin Williams enjoyed cycling very much and occasionally even trained with his longtime friend Lance Armstrong. Williams also supported his cancer research charity.

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14. During the late 1970s and early 1980s, Williams had an addiction to cocaine and alcohol. He said it was the death of his close friend John Belushi and the birth of his eldest son what prompted him to quit these bad habits.

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13. As a child, Robin Williams was very overweight. Nobody would play with him so instead , he started talking in different voices to entertain himself.

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12. When studying at Redwood High School in California, Williams was voted by his classmates “the least likely to succeed”…boy were they wrong.

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11. He was frequently called up by Steven Spielberg when he was filming his movie Schindler’s List in 1993. Spielberg would put him on speaker phone so he could tell jokes to the cast and crew to cheer them up.

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10. Robin Williams dressed in scrubs and surprised his friend Christopher Reeve in the hospital following his career-ending accident. Reeve stated that it was the first time he laughed since the accident.

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9. He is also the author of many both humorous and serious quotes such as: “Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs.” Or “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.”

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8. Robin Williams’ favorite television shows were “Doctor Who” and “Star Trek”.

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7. Williams appeared fully nude in two movies – The Fisher King (1991) and World’s Greatest Dad (2009).

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6. Robin Williams is famous for his TV movie roles but he also played in theatre. He appeared opposite Steve Martin at Lincoln Center in an Off-Broadway production of Waiting for Godot in 1988 or in Rajiv Joseph’s Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo in 2011.

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5. After having won the Academy Award for Good Will Hunting (1997), he sent Peer Augustinski (who was his standard German dubbing voice) a little Oscar replica with a note: “Thank you for making me famous in Germany.”

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4. Williams’ ancestry included English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, and French. He spoke French fluently.

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3. Robin Williams was one of the main candidates for the lead role of Joe Miller in “Philadelphia” but finally, Denzel Washington was preferred over him.

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2. Williams was an avid enthusiast of video games and named two of his children after game characters. He named his daughter after Princess Zelda from The Legend of Zelda action-adventure game series. His son may have been named after Cody from the game Final Fight.

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1. After the open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve in 2009, Robin Williams became a vegetarian.

www.giantbomb.com Our hearts break at the passing of this great man. He has made the world laugh, cry, sing, and truly look at life from different perspectives. Robin Williams will be missed beyond words.

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