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10 best Robin Williams movies for laughs / good cry for leisure

Although he has not been with us since August 11, 2014, when Robin Williams died a victim of Lewy body dementia, which destroyed his neurons, we still remember the actor who once summed up the secret of his talent in 12 words: “Madness comes from my mother. Discipline is from my father A man with a great personality, he perfectly embodies and to the last consequences that he called hypercomedy both on the screen and on the stage.

When he wasn’t making laughs, he cared about social causes and was the father of three children: Zelda (in the Nintendo game series), Zak and Cody. Since its first release, HBO aired the documentary series Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, which chronicles his career from his early days as a stand-up comedy icon in the 1970s to his most dramatic and award-winning roles in films like He’s Dead. Poets Club, Goodwill Hunting or Fisher King. All of these, plus memorable comedies, are on our list of must-see Robin Williams movies.

There will never be another comedian like Robin Williams. He became a legend for his great energy, talent and working skills. And even after his death, he continues to entertain and delight us with some of our favorite stories about him, which we would like to tell you before we move on to his best parts.

For example, did you know that he wanted to play Hagrid in the Harry Potter film so badly that he himself sent a letter to JK Rowling asking her to give him the role? But the writer, that little girl, refused because she wanted the whole British cast out.

We can also attribute to him the beginning of the figure of popular animated films that gave us so much joy (and offense). The movie that changed everything was Aladdin, a Disney hit from 1992. Williams’ genius for voicing Genie led other celebrities to voice acting in movies like Toy Story, Shrek or The Lion King.

What more? For example, an actor who was a friend of Steven Spielberg after playing Peter Pan in Hook called the director to cheer him on during Schindler’s List, one of the best films about World War II. “Robin knew what was going on, and once a week, he would call me during the scheduled time and I would do 15 minutes standing on the phone, laughing hysterically, because I had to release a lot of tension”; he once was a legendary filmmaker.

It is also impossible to forget the legendary cameo with Billy Crystal in an episode of Friendship, sharing a couch with the group. Legend has two actors in a studio near where the series is shot and were asked if they wanted to do a quick appearance, which they thought was a flurry of flies. Although the fact that the film both starred in A Father’s Mesopotamia was released the day after this event seems to be more in line with the publicity stunt. Be that as it may, this movie is not in the best careers, against the 10 gems that await you below.

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In this haunting directed by Christopher Nolan and set off in Alaska, Robin Williams is suspected of being a local whodunit writer and Al Pacino, an LAPD detective being investigated by Dr. Fleischman-themed carnage in Doctor Alaska, what more do we need to say? In Insomnia, one of his best roles, he puts on the face of reality and asks the viewer to guess whether he is a bad person or not.

9 Lady Doubtfire (1993)

Did you know that Williams first met the child protagonist of Mrs. Doubtfire in full costume and work? They were told that she was the mother of Chris Columbus and did not recognize the comedian at all, who is the first to see the test of how to enforce his roles.

The best comedy of 1993 couldn’t have a crazy premise: a divorced actor puts on a wedding dress to be close to his children. But Williams, who was also a divorced father, insisted on the matter. “After divorce, how many parents give up?” he later said. “There is a tendency to say, ‘I love my son,’ and then you go away. If you are lucky, the father becomes an uncle. But it is true that children need as much as they need.”

8 A Cricket Cage (1996)

The ditch! The ditch! The ditch! Nichols & May’s adaptation of the French film La cavea aux follis was a critical and box office success, starring Williams as Armand and the legendary Nathan Lane as Albert, a director/actor pair in the rich world of Miami drag. Williams and Lane had unmistakable chemistry, making the romantic pairing completely believable, with the former especially standing out as a gay father struggling with his son’s power in laws. In addition to the two, Hank Azaria in the role of the gay butler Agador is also imperial.

7 World’s Best Dad (2009)

In the following years, Williams continued to work steadily, but he could not find material worthy of his talent. This black comedy is a fascinating exception. In it, he plays Lance, a single father (and failed narrator) whose teenage son dies in an autoerotic asphyxiation accident. Lance decided to spare his son the disgrace by writing to mark his death. But as it turns out, the whole school finds the mark inspiring and moving, leading Lance to write an entire fictional journal for Kyle, finally enjoying the recognition his own writing never received, albeit in the voice of his dead son.

A work of sheer brilliance by Monty Python’s Terry Gilliam, this film introduces us to a misanthropic radio DJ (played by Jeff Bridges) who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a homeless man played by Robin Williams. In his most powerful and moving performance, the actor uses gesture and dialogue to transition from a threatening to a playful character.

Recalling one scene in particular in which Williams’s character faced his own demons, the director commented that “it felt like he had more anguish and pain than his own character. And I had to stop him. I had to say, “Robin, he has reached far beyond what we expected. We got what we needed. Now you’re only going to hurt yourself.'”

Originally, Dustin Hoffman (future William Hook co-star) was set to play Papaye, a louse in love with a lizard sailor. But things changed, and soon the man who had taken the television auditions for the Mork & Mindy series, flew to Malta to shoot this live action adaptation.

Directed by Robert Altman, Popeye did not receive good reviews, although its reputation as a failure grew. Williams would go on to achieve greater success, but it was here that he first demonstrated the comic chops that made him the perfect actor for the big screen. “I think it’s an incredible experience,” said Williams of Mitchell Zuckoff, Altman’s screenwriter. “Getting up in my first movie lasted me. It was a gift along the way.”

We all appreciate Josema Yuste a Martes y 13’s efforts to dub this Aladdin Genie, but we highly recommend you to listen to Robin Williams’ extraordinary funny voice in this movie. “I will do it basically because I want to be part of this tradition of animation. I want to leave something for my children,” was his reason for accepting this role.

But when Disney decided to sell the product with its own voice, the company objected and broke the bonds. Not even a gift of an expensive painting from Picasso managed to appease him and he even stated in his will that he was not allowed to use Disney’s other pictures and falsifications of the Genie in Aladdin. .

3 Hello, Vietnam (1987)

Williams’ first of four Oscar nominations came with this film by Barry Levinson, loosely based on the real life of DJ Adrian Cronauer, set in Saigon in 1965, who does everything he can to welcome the troops while harassing his fellow soldiers, living with his superiors. insolence Adrian’s antics reflect the mindset of the actor at the time: After a series of flops, the actor feared his career was coming under.

But Hello, Vietnam became a critical and commercial success. The film built on what would work so well in later hits like Dead Poets Club (combining comedy and drama in a film about fighting) and Aladdin (with brilliantly solid improv writing). This is where the serious side really blossomed for the first time.

2 The Untamed Hunt (1997)

“It’s more than a movie, it’s kind of an experience,” Williams said of the film that won him a best supporting actor Oscar. “Another thing comes because it’s simply said simply. That’s the beauty. The more honest you are, the more people like you.”

Williams’ performance in Goodwill Hunting epitomizes the Hollywood cliché that comedians only receive Academy Awards for doing something serious. He plays Sean, a brooding but wise clinician who is disturbed by the young genius of Will (co-writer Matt Damon), opening up about his life while helping him manage his own. But if the triumph of William’s Oscar was predicted, that should not take away from the spirit he has in his role. In fact, he was never as charming on the screen as he is here.

1 Dead Poets Club (1989)

Certainly the most memorable role that Robin Williams has ever played. The Poets of the Dead Club taught an entire generation that art and literature are just as valuable, if not less so, in today’s world. And he has perhaps the most iconic scene of his career, in which the students come up to his table in iconoclastic fervor and agitate his character while chanting “O leader! My leader!” Farewell is worthy not only of Robin Williams for his character, but for Williams himself.

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