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Robin Williams

Birthdate: 21. July 1951
Date of death: 11. August 2014

Robin McLaurin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Born in Chicago, Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, and is credited with leading San Francisco's comedy renaissance. After rising to fame playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy, Williams established a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisation skills and the wide variety of memorable character voices he created.After his first starring film role in Popeye , Williams starred in numerous films that achieved critical and financial success, including Good Morning, Vietnam , Dead Poets Society , Aladdin , The Birdcage , and Good Will Hunting . He also starred in widely acclaimed films, such as The World According to Garp , Moscow on the Hudson , Awakenings , The Fisher King , What Dreams May Come , One Hour Photo , and World's Greatest Dad , as well as box office hits, such as Hook , Mrs. Doubtfire , Jumanji , and Night at the Museum .

He was nominated four times for the Academy Awards, winning once for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as psychologist Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Primetime Emmy Awards, seven Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards.

On August 11, 2014, Williams committed suicide in his Paradise Cay, California home at the age of 63. His wife attributed his suicide to his struggle with Lewy body disease.

„Parry is a man with a previous life that was so damaged that he had to create another personality.“

—  Robin Williams

On his role in The Fisher King (1991), as quoted in "Dreams: The Fisher King" (2006) edited by Phil Stubbs http://www.smart.co.uk/dreams/fkprod1.htm
Context: Parry is a man with a previous life that was so damaged that he had to create another personality. … It's like post-traumatic stress syndrome: Some people respond to traumatic or tragic events by withdrawal; some even create other personalities. Parry is a creation — somewhat Don Quixote, somewhat Groucho Marx — but he's a creation designed to avoid a past event.

„I would like to do for you now, a Japanese science fiction movie: "Attack of the Killer Vibrators."“

—  Robin Williams

Performance at the L.A. Improv (1977) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FH7crqRvhhc

„Parry is a creation — somewhat Don Quixote, somewhat Groucho Marx — but he's a creation designed to avoid a past event.“

—  Robin Williams

On his role in The Fisher King (1991), as quoted in "Dreams: The Fisher King" (2006) edited by Phil Stubbs http://www.smart.co.uk/dreams/fkprod1.htm
Context: Parry is a man with a previous life that was so damaged that he had to create another personality. … It's like post-traumatic stress syndrome: Some people respond to traumatic or tragic events by withdrawal; some even create other personalities. Parry is a creation — somewhat Don Quixote, somewhat Groucho Marx — but he's a creation designed to avoid a past event.

„Look! The moon like a testicle hangs low in the sky. This bodes not well.“

—  Robin Williams

Performance at the L.A. Improv (1977)
Context: I would like to do Shakespeare's only unknown piece, That's the Way I Lick It... It's a bleak night my Lord. Look! The moon like a testicle hangs low in the sky. This bodes not well.... Anon, post-haste, let's get a larger crowd in here. Free Cocaine! There's no luck. Does anyone have drugs to ease my pain? My Kingdom for a Quaalude! … It is the end! I must go, for I cannot come here, and yet, it has been brief, 'tis over, and the lights do turn bright. <!-- You aren't going to help me are you?

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