As everyone is aware the funny, stand up comedian, actor, father and childhood icon Robin Williams was found dead in his California home in an apparent suicide at the age of 63.
The actor was struggling with drugs and depression. And he wasn’t a stranger to the darker side of life; these experiences and depth of emotions were expressed through the variety of acting roles he took within the span of his career that inspired and changed all of us.
He was made famous for his roles in “Patch Adams”. “Mrs Doubtfire,” “Jack” and “Aladdin,” he had a profound deep, philosophical and dark side… as many great comedians do.
Starring in roles, such as “The Dead Poets Society,” “Good Will Hunting” and “What Dreams May Come,” he not only proved the idea that he was a master philosopher, but enhanced all of our former conceptions of him as just America’s favourite funny man.
Because only a true philosopher can pull off both slapstick humor and profound depth.
Here is a our cherished and favourite Robin Williams’ iconic acting scenes and insightful quotes that showed us he was a philosophical, intelligent and the American funny man. You will be missed.
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Who could forget his Mrs Doubtfire role? His cross dressing role was both hilarious and touching. Only a complex man like Robin could make a man willing to dress up as a nanny to win back his ex wife romantic.
“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel alone.”
Basically saying there is no reason to settle. Sometimes being with the wrong person can make you feel more lonely than being alone. This is a lesson that is tough to learn and most people don’t realise it until later on in life.
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Jumanji was yet another movie where overgrown kid Robin Williams was thrust into the world, and forced to suddenly cope with being an adult. The fact Williams could star in both One Hour Photo and Happy Feet Two worked purely because he was only a grown-up on the outside. See also: Hook, Jack, Toys, and, in a way, Bicentennial Man.
“She is not perfect. You are not perfect. The question is whether or not you are perfect for each other.”
Looking for the generic ‘perfect’ significant other won’t work. Everyone is unique what you need to do is find that perfect person for yourself. And basically the only way to do that is to fully understand who you are and what you want.
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In Hook, Williams is kind of a crap adult. He isn’t a dog killer or a warlord or anything, but he is a corporate lawyer, and that’s definitely a bad thing for someone who used to be Peter Pan to be. He plays a man who’s forgotten his childhood, basically, and is forced to rediscover it in order to save his own kids. Watching this food fight scene, you imagine that reverting to a childhood state wasn’t exactly too much of a bind for Williams.
“When you have a great audience, you can just keep going and finding new things.”
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He won an Oscar for this movie, and for good reason: Instead of being in yet another state of arrested development, he was suddenly tasked with beating the realities of adulthood into Matt Damon’s stubborn, permanently adolescent protagonist.
“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”
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And i want to end this nostalgic trip down Williams memory lane with (one of many) favourite Disney movies moments. This infectious song would stay on repeat in everyones mind if they ever grew up in 1990s. The Genie was an iconic character in the Aladdin series.