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  • ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Director Said Robin Williams Did So Much Improv They Have 2 Million Feet Of Film, Had 4 Cameras Running To ‘Keep Up’

    11/22/2023 9:07:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 65 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Nov 22, 2023 | By Amanda Harding
    Robin Williams did so much improv while filming the 1993 comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” that the production team ended up with 2 million feet of film. Director Chris Columbus spoke with Business Insider about the movie’s 30th anniversary. He fondly recalled working with the late Williams, saying he brought the titular main character to life with his unparalleled talent. “Early on in the process, he went to me: ‘Hey boss, the way I like to work, if you’re up for it, is I’ll give you three or four scripted takes, and then let’s play,”‘ Columbus told the outlet. “By saying that,...
  • Peter Lorre: the man Robin Williams called his favourite actor of all time

    03/14/2023 1:11:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Far Out Magazinr ^ | TUE 14TH MAR 2023 | Jordan Potter
    Few comedy actors can claim to have had such an impact on the world as the late Robin Williams. He began his career as a stand-up comedian and became well-revered for his improvisational and impressional skills through the 1970s. Williams’ work throughout the 1980s saw him traverse to the big screen as he scooped up accolades left, right and centre for his acting talents. Williams is remembered as a comedy actor, but just as quickly as he could make us laugh, he could make us cry. Towards the late 1980s and early ’90s, his acting roles began to take on...
  • Musical Interlude topic for August 2022

    08/01/2022 4:23:21 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 86 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2, 2015 etcetera | AC/DC et al
    Released on: 1976-04-30It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) | July 2, 2015 | AC/DC |
  • Why Saving Comedy Is So Crucial To Saving America

    07/06/2021 9:50:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    The Federalist ^ | July 6, 2021 | Christopher Bedford
    People aren’t dumb. They’ve looked around, and they see that telling the wrong joke -- or even simply laughing at one -- is a quick way to destroy your life.Conan O’Brien did his final late night show last week, after 28 years on air. He’s stepping away at the right time. Whether you liked his comedic style or not, he really was trying to make people laugh. When was the last time you watched “The Late Show” in order to laugh? That’s a trick question — nobody who watches Stephen Colbert is laughing. Laughter is entirely beside the point; Colbert’s...
  • Robin Williams's daughter hits Eric Trump after he shares clip of her father mocking Biden

    08/11/2020 11:41:00 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/8/20 | Rebecca Klar
    Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late Robin Williams, hit back at President Trump’s son Eric Trump recently after he shared a video of her father mocking then-Vice President Joe Biden in 2009. Eric Trump tweeted a clip of Robin Williams’s stand-up making jokes about Biden, with text saying the comedian “just savages” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee. In the 2009 clip, Williams mocks “rambling Joe Biden.” ADVERTISEMENT “Joe is like your uncle who is on a new drug and hasn’t got the dosage right,” he said. Zelda Williams urged Trump to instead look up what her father said about...
  • How Robin Williams was being torn apart and couldn't fight back

    05/06/2018 4:09:53 PM PDT · by libstripper · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 6, 2018 | Susannah Cahalan
    Robin Williams struggled to remember his lines. This was unusual for the hyperverbal, Oscar-winning actor, and it hit him hard in Vancouver in 2014 during the filming of “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” the third movie in the successful family franchise.
  • Robin Williams as the American Flag

    09/26/2017 4:15:57 AM PDT · by grayboots · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 7/9/2008 | PFAW
    Robin Williams portrays the American flag in "I Love Liberty," a two-hour television special created by Norman Lear and presented by People For the American Way.
  • Robin Williams’ Wife Describes His Last 10 Devastating Months

    10/02/2016 9:01:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    KTLA ^ | 10/01/2016
    She describes how, toward the end of his life, “Robin was losing his mind and he was aware of it.” He was struggling with paranoia, anxiety, delusions, insomnia, and other symptoms both physical and mental, and for months, he and his wife could get no answers about what was happening to him. He was eventually diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, but as his symptoms continued to worsen, he grew “weary” and it felt like they were both “drowning.” Then, ultimately, he took his own life. It was only after his death that an autopsy revealed Williams actually had Lewy body disease...
  • The terrorist inside my husband's brain

    10/03/2016 2:42:31 AM PDT · by gasport · 20 replies
    Neurology ^ | Sept 27, 2016 | Susan Schneider Williams
    I am writing to share a story with you, specifically for you. My hope is that it will help you understand your patients along with their spouses and caregivers a little more. And as for the research you do, perhaps this will add a few more faces behind the why you do what you do. I am sure there are already so many. This is a personal story, sadly tragic and heartbreaking, but by sharing this information with you I know that you can help make a difference in the lives of others.
  • John Kerry Threatens to Kill President Bush on Bill Maher (2008)

    03/30/2010 2:40:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 16 replies · 1,020+ views
    Feed Blog ^ | October 8, 2006 | Kevin Burton
    John Kerry Threatens to Kill President Bush on Bill Maher The recent episode of Bill Maher was awesome. Robin Williams and Richard Clarke were great but what I found really interesting was when John Kerry seemingly threatens to kill President Bush (which is a crime). (Maher asks Kerry what he got his wife for her birthday) kerry: I did not get her catchup *laughs* maher: … you could have gone to New Hampshire and killed two birds with one stone. *laughs* kerry: I could have gone to 1600 Pennsylvania and killed the real bird with one stone. *laughs* (You...
  • Robin Williams’s widow talks about the actor’s final days: ‘Lewy body dementia killed Robin’

    11/03/2015 11:51:09 AM PST · by wastedyears · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/3/2015 | Emily Yahr
  • Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend found dead from apparent suicide after break-up

    09/29/2015 9:37:51 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 74 replies ^ | September 29, 2015 | fox
    Jim Carrey’s ex-girlfriend, Cathriona White, has been found dead after apparently committing suicide, TMZ reports. TMZ reports that White’s body was found by friends on Monday night, along with a note addressed to Carrey. The two reportedly had broken up on Sept. 24.
  • Margaret Cho Tackles Police Brutality and Racism on Comedy Tour

    05/11/2015 12:01:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tamara Palmer
    Comedian, actress, singer and San Francisco native Margaret Cho is tackling topics like police brutality and racism on her upcoming tour. Cho's "psyCHO Tour" is scheduled to stop at San Francisco's Castro Theatre on October 15. "This show is about insanity, and about the anger I feel about everything happening in the world right now, from police brutality to racism to the rising tide of violence against women," Cho said in a statement. "When men go off on something - they are 'passionate' and 'driven' and when women go off on something we are 'hysterical' and 'crazy.' I'm trying to...
  • Assembly OKs Bill to Name Waldo Tunnel After Robin Williams

    04/24/2015 11:16:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The California Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to rename the Waldo Tunnel after late comedian Robin Williams. The Waldo Tunnel is a tunnel on U.S. 101 between the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito in Marin County. William Waldo was a California politician who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1853. The tunnel’s archways are painted in rainbow colors, which is why people sometimes call it the "rainbow tunnel." Williams was a long time resident of Marin. The idea to rename the tunnel started with an online petition that received more than 60,000 signatures. Julie Wainwright, who started the petition,...
  • To War Or Not To War

    09/13/2014 5:24:46 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-13-2014 | MOTUS
    To War Or Not To War – with apologies to Shakespeare’s HamletTo war, or not to war: that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous opponents, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end The heart-ache and the thousand un-natural shocksTheir flesh is heir to, ’tis a consummation Devoutly to be wish’d. To kill, to die, to sleep; To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub; For in that...
  • Henry Rollins Slams Robin Williams For Committing Suicide: 'How could you do that to your children?'

    08/23/2014 12:59:38 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, August 22, 2014 | eTHAN sACKS
    Henry Rollins slams Robin Williams for committing suicide: 'How in the heck could you possibly do that to your children?' The hardcore rocker and spoken word artist doesn't mince his words when it comes to Williams' Aug. 11 suicide, suggesting that the 40,000 people who commit suicide each year in this country 'are 40,000 people who blew it.'Hardcore rocker Henry Rollins is being branded as a punk for criticizing Robin Williams in his weekly newspaper column. The former Black Flag frontman and self-proclaimed Williams fan slammed the late comic actor for committing suicide and "traumatizing" his three children in the...
  • Robin Williams' ashes scattered in San Francisco Bay

    08/21/2014 11:51:40 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 29 replies
    cnn ^ | August 21, 2014 | Dana Ford
    Actor Robin Williams was cremated and his ashes were scattered in San Francisco Bay, according to his death certificate. Williams was found dead in his Northern California home August 11 from what investigators suspect was a suicide by hanging. The certificate, obtained by CNN on Thursday, says his ashes were scattered off the coast one day later.
  • Linda Stasi: Robin Williams’ $30M alimony to ex-wives contributed to death [What did he owe them?]

    08/21/2014 8:09:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 08/21/2014 | Linda Stasi
    Did alimony kill Robin Williams? At least in part it sure did. Paying out over $30 million to ex-wives who were allowed to attach themselves to Williams’ bank account like comatose patients on feeding tubes would be enough to make Gandhi angry and depressed. While states are finally, gradually catching up to the modern age in terms of alimony (now they call it “maintenance” — as in “high maintenance”) the practice of men paying women because they once were married is not just primitive but, yes, sexist. Yeah, go ahead, call me anti-feminist, call me whatever you want, but the...
  • Depression, Chemicals, And Drugs

    08/20/2014 8:50:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/20/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    The recent death of Robin Williams has put a spotlight on the matters of depression, how it’s treated, and the role of prescribed and illicit drugs. According to the American Psychiatric Association, “Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression has a variety of symptoms, but the most common are a deep feeling of sadness or a marked loss of interest or pleasure in activities.” Three primary types are identified: bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder (clinical depression), and persistent depressive disorder. The Association details typical symptoms… Changes...
  • Why Gun Owners Need to Be Thankful to Robin Williams, the Ferguson Protestors and ISIS

    08/20/2014 4:20:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | August 20, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    I want to take advantage of the words of Rahm Emanuel when he said, “You never let a serious crisis go to waste,” as we are enduring several crises here presently in the world today. It’s like a buffet of blood, riots, and death leaving gluttonous journalists never hungry for negative content. However, rather than join in the glass is half empty crowd, I decided there has to be something good coming out of all the turmoil. When Robin Williams died, friends and fans alike in Hollywood and the liberal left were quick to call for attention to mental health...