Robin Williams (actor) …
Jeeze, the man was a genius.. We’ll be here all night with his “best bits”
Popeye, just for its zaniness.
Aladin, for the manic Genie
One Hour Photo, for being creepy
Insomnia, again a physiological thriller and produced by Chris Nolan (yer, him)
The Butler, Civil Rights political drama.
Theres so much more to his manic comedic nature… he played some serious often worrying characters..Posted 4 months agodeadkennySubscriber
Drac – Moderator
Phew! thought it was bad news.
bad news… they resurrected him? 😀
Anyway… The Fisher King has always stood out as one of his best as an actor, even though he’s playing himself really, but the part fits. Though I’m biased as a bit of a Terry Gilliam fan.
And to be fair even though it’s a bit saccharin, Mrs. Doubtfire gets a good performance from him.
Mindy, mindy, mindy, shazbot.Posted 4 months ago
Dead Poets Society – although maybe that’s an exercise in not going back years later and re-watching. It just didn’t seem as good as when I watched it originally as a teenager. I should have left it in the moment of seeing it as a recent secondary school leaver recognising the inspiration a good teacher can give.
My two favourite roles of his were in Insomnia and 1 Hour Photo – who knew back in the 80s and 90s that he would play a villain so well. Especially in 1 Hour Photo where he took obsessive creepiness to a new level.Posted 4 months agobensalesMember
Cougar – Moderator
Oh Captain, my Captain.
<stands on desk>
Oh Captain, my Captain!
One of the most deeply affecting films I’ve ever seen, especially given I was the same age as the protagonists when I saw it at the cinema, having no prior idea what the film was about.Posted 4 months agoDaffySubscriber
Patch Adams – the gynaecologist conference.
Good Will Hunting – all of it.
Good Morning Vietnam – “what’s the weather like down there? – It’s gonna be hot, and it’s gonna be wet, which is nice if you’re with a lady, but not if you’re in the JUNGLE!”
Robin Williams and Philip Seymour Hoffman – what a damn shame.Posted 4 months agomytiMember
Absolute legend and my favourite actor when I was growing up. Started with Mork and Mindy and I then made it my ambition to watch every film of his. For some reason the films that stick in my mind are Moscow on the hudsen, awakenings, dead poets and good morning Vietnam. I’ve listened to him speak in interviews and radio programmes and he came across as a lovely human being (alien). Very very sad he felt he had to go.Posted 4 months ago
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