Sky1 has got Awakenings at 10pm. One of the very few films to bring a tear (or 2 ) to my eyes.
Fisher King is on now sky channel 323 - Lyiiidia!
Really liked his films and he seemed like a nice guy. He was great in death to smoochy. RIP Mr Williams
I feel like I've grown up with Robin Williams - Mork and Mindy, Good morning Vietnam, Mrs Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Night at the Museum, etc.
But 6 pages of news!?!? Some perspective please
meh... I don't really wanna get into an argument on this thread, but that's a mean spirited thing to say isn't it?
The guy has touched the hearts and lifted the spirits of countless millions.. He was possibly a genius and genuinely seemed to love life and people with utter sincerity and determination..
far more newsworthy than the latest banking scam, celebrity divorce or reports from the frontline of some **** up warzone
maybe it's YOU that needs to get some perspective
Sitting here listening to my little boy howling with laughter watching Mrs Doubtfire for the first time. Makes me smile
Long copy and paste post. Don't care.
Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event- anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.
Thanks you Mr. Williams
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work
For some reason that doesn't surprise me
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