Robin Williams' passing is a crushing blow. The man was one of the funniest men alive, and his acting talents were enormous. With unyielding energy, he was engaging in both comedic and dramatic roles, which is rare and often overlooked. He's gone too soon, and it's going to be tough watching his work from now on. Still, his lighter material will remain just as warm and funny as he was.
Here's a quick look at five of my favorite Robin Williams moments. Three are from his films, while the other two are related to movies and/or acting. I could've listed WAY more, but these five clips are what I love most about the late Robin Williams.
Good Morning, Vietnam
As Adrian Cronauer, Robin's first radio appearance is classic.
Critics' Choice Awards
When Robin lost Best Actor at the 8th Critics' Choice Awards, hilarity ensued.
Good Will Hunting
This moment has always felt so honest to me. Bravo, sir.
Inside the Actors Studio
Robin's brilliant piece of improvisation never fails to make me laugh.
This film was a big part of my childhood, and Robin doing voices is a delight.
I'm going to miss him. He meant so much to my childhood and more.ReplyDelete
Yeah, same here. His films were a big part of my childhood.Delete
Great post! I am older than you -- I grew up on Mork and Mindy. Later he developed a tremendous career in film. Like you I appreciate his ability to handle both comedic and dramatic roles.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I've never seen an episode of Mork and Mindy. Now I kind of want to check it out.Delete
I'm thinking about ordering the Box Set off Amazon today, that is, if there is a Box Set (crosses fingers and prays to god).Delete
Beautiful post. I'm still so speechless right now. This is just awful.ReplyDelete
Thanks man. It's just horrible. I can't really say much else.Delete
OMG I love this. Thanks for putting it together.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I wish I'd posted this for some other reason. :(Delete
Love that Critics' Choice moment. Was there anyone who was consistently better off the cuff? Reminds me when he leapt to the stage during the Golden Globes, when Christine Lahti was in the bathroom. Hilarious. I'm so saddened by this loss.ReplyDelete
He was so electric as an entertainer, and truly gifted as an improviser. This loss is heartbreaking.Delete
You're so right Josh, we will feel a tinge of sadness whilst watching his films now... but he's brought so much joy and laughter to people's lives. I LOVE him since Dead Poets Society and I count Mrs Doubtfire as one of my all time fave comedies ever. It's hilarious but also full of heart, just like Mr. Williams himself.ReplyDelete
Oh, he's so great in Mrs. Doubtfire. That was one of my favorite movies when I was younger.Delete