Robin Williams

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Robin was born under the official name Williams, Robin McLaurin on July 21st, 1951. He died on August 11th, 2014 in Tiburon, California, USA (suicide by hanging). He has been a credited actor since the 1980 film Popeye.

Robin Williams was among a small handful of elite super star actors with global appeal. He has starred in twenty-five films including the 2007 comedy film License to Wed as the character Reverend Frank, the 2006 adventure movie RV playing Bob Munro and the 2006 comedy release Man of the Year cast as Tom Dobbs.

Robin has made such a successful career in supporting roles, that it actually surpasses most leading actor's careers. He has appeared in seventeen films including: the 2013 comedy film The Big Wedding as the character Father Moinighan, the 2013 drama movie The Face of Love playing Roger Stillman and the 2011 animation release Happy Feet Two cast as Lovelace.

Robin Williams has earned salaries up to $20,000,000 for his acting. His most commercially successful project to date has been the 2006 action film Night at the Museum, which brought in $251,000,000 at the box office.

In 1993 Robin Williams produced his first movie, the comedy film Mrs. Doubtfire. Since then he went on to produce the comedy film Jakob the Liar in 1999.

Robin is a cultural icon, having been featured on the cover of at least thirty-five magazines, captured in more than six pictorials, interviewed in over twenty-four publications and featured in thirty-nine magazine articles. He has been the subject of at least one book.He has been the subject of at least one biographical film.

As an actor Robin Williams has been recognized by the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences on four occasions. His first Oscar was for Best Actor In A Supporting Role for his portrayal of Sean McGuire in the 1997 film Good Will Hunting. Robin Williams was also nominated for Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Adrian Cronauer in the 1987 movie Good Morning, Vietnam , Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as John Keating in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society and Best Actor In A Leading Role for his role as Parry in the 1991 movie The Fisher King .

Quotes

" Cocaine is @#$*!'s way of telling you you are making too much money.

Trivia

Moved to San Francisco, California when he was 16.
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