Williams had been wrongly diagnosed with Parkinson’s in the months before his death.
Robin Williams’ widow Susan Schneider Williams has opened up on the final months of her husband’s life and his devastating struggle with Lewy body disease.
In an essay titled ‘The terrorist inside my husband’s brain’ for the American Academy of Neurology, Schneider Williams reveals that Williams was initially wrongly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, something that often happens to LBD sufferers.
Robin Williams’ widow has described her husband’s battle with Lewy body disease (LBD)
Continue reading: Robin Williams' Widow Pens Essay On Husband's Struggle With Lewy Body Disease
The cast of the 1991 film have reunited to mark its 25th anniversary.
Peter Pan’s Lost Boys from the 1991 movie Hook have staged an epic reunion to mark the film’s 25th anniversary. But the very special reunion, staged by Entertainment Tonight, also had a tinge of sadness, as it occurred on the two-year-anniversary of the death of Hook star Robin Williams.
Continue reading: See The Lost Boys From 'Hook' All Grown Up 25 Years Later
The actor will help produce the remake through his Seven Bucks production company.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has officially announced that classic 90s children’s adventure Jumanji is set to be remade. The film had been the subject of remake rumours for some time, but Johnson took to Instagram on Friday to officially announce the project.
Continue reading: Dwayne Johnson Confirms 'Jumanji' Remake Is Happening
This dark, introspective drama hinges on one of Robin Williams' final film performances before his death in 2014. And it's one of his most unusual roles too, a sensitive depiction of a man grappling with a long-repressed truth about himself. Most importantly, the film is never sentimental, and it continually refuses to take a political or moral approach to a potentially touchy topic, exploring the issue of sexuality with unusual honesty.
Williams plays Nolan, who at 60 has no reason to feel unhappy. He has a great job and a loving wife, Joy (Kathy Baker). But a change in the health of his father (Gary Gardner) makes him feel the need to address a very deep desire that he has been hiding all his life, even though he can't even admit to himself that he's gay. One evening, he takes a drive to the spot in town where the young male escorts hang out, and in a moment of panic he picks up Leo (Roberto Aguire). Nothing physical happens between them, but they become friends. And just opening himself to the possibility awakens feelings Nolan has been burying since childhood. Nolan's best pal Winston (Bob Oedenkirk) knows something is up but doesn't need to ask. And as Nolan struggles with what to do next, he has a nasty altercation with Leo's cruel pimp (Giles Matthey).
Although this plot point feels just a bit overwrought, it's thankfully not the focus of the story. Instead, it escalates the urgency Nolan feels about dredging up these long-suppressed feelings and admitting the truth to himself and others. Best of all is the way writer Douglas Soesbe and director Dito Montiel quietly explore the textures of Nolan's long relationship with Joy in scenes that are beautifully underplayed by both Williams and Baker. These are people struggling to say out loud the things they have always known but considered taboo. And now they are realising that perhaps doing what was considered to be the right thing all their lives only delayed the inevitable.
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Susan Williams has said she could feel her husband slipping “further and further away” in his final days.
Robin Williams’ widow Susan has opened up about her husband’s final days in a new article published by The Times. In the piece Susan described how Williams had struggled to cope with ‘losing his mind’ and his Parkinson’s diagnosis before his suicide in August 2014.
kRobin Williams' wife has opened up about her husband's death.
Susan said that she had met the actor in an Apple store by chance and the two had instantly bonded over their experiences with rehab and alcoholism. “I'd been in rehab since before "rehab" had become a household word. When I told him I hadn't had a drink for 23 years, he was impressed,” Susan shared.
Continue reading: Robin Williams' Widow Opens Up About Actor's Final Days
The video was made by actor Jamie Costa to honour his late hero.
A video of an actor impersonating some of Robin Williams’ most iconic characters has going viral, so far notching up over a million views on Youtube. The two minute tribute made by look-a -like and fan Jamie Costa features impersonations of 20 of Williams’ most famous characters mashed together.
Williams passed away last August.
Titled ‘Never Had A Friend Like Him’, the video puts together 20 Williams impressions in just over two minutes. Costa, who bears a striking resemblance to the late star, impersonates a range of characters from Williams’ career including Mork, Mrs Doubtfire and Peter Pan.
Continue reading: Video Of Actor Doing Amazing Robin Williams Impressions Goes Viral
Robin Williams' estate is the subject of intense negotiations.
The widow of Robin Williams and his three children from previous marriages are currently embroiled in a legal battle over the comedian's vast estate, with everything from clothing to action figures set to be the subject of intense negotiations.
Robin Williams had a long and illustrious career but struggled with addiction and depression
Williams' third wife Susan Schneider, whom he married in 2011, filed court documents making her case for the estate, while Zak, Zelda and Cody submitted their papers in January. According to the New York Times, everything from "photographs, bicycles, fossils, toys and his awards," is at stake and that the matter will be resolved "as quickly and efficiently as possible."
Continue reading: Sadly, Robin Williams' Wife And Kids Are Feuding Over Estate
Ricky Gervais and Ben Stiller have paid tribute to their late co-star.
The cast of Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb has paid tribute to cast member Robin Williams who died earlier this year. Speaking to People Magazine, the film’s stars celebrated the life and performance of their late co-star whose suicide in August devastated Hollywood.
Robin Williams and the cast of Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
In what would be one of his final film appearances Williams reprised his role of President Theodore Roosevelt in the third instalment of the comedy franchise.
Continue reading: Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb Cast Pays Tribute To "Integral" Robin Williams
The late comedian's 31-year-old son recently opened up about life after his father's tragic death.
Even though it has been over three months since Robin Williams tragically took his own life in August at his Northern Californian home aged 63, the loss of the iconic comedian is still just as hard to process for his children.
Williams committed suicide in August, aged 63
"I miss him all the time," Williams's 31-year-old son Zak told this week's issue of People magazine. "Often I see something or if I'm watching a film, I think, 'Oh, man, he would have appreciated this' or 'He would have gotten a laugh out of this.'"
Continue reading: Robin Williams' Son, Zak, Reflects On Father's Death: "I Miss Him All The Time"
The suicide of the best-loved actor and comedian Robin Williams was the most searched for term on Google in 2014. Internet users searched for news on the Mrs Doubtfire star more than for the football World Cup (second), the Ebola virus (third) and the missing Malaysia Airlines flight (fourth).
Robin Williams' death was the most searched for term on Google in 2014.
Williams died on the morning of August 11, 2014 at his home in Paradise Cay, California. The final autopsy report affirmed that Williams had committed suicide and that neither alcohol or drugs - both of which Williams struggled with during his career - played a role in his death.
Continue reading: Robin Williams Was Most Searched Google Term Of 2014
Larry Daley, the former security guard at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, is facing his biggest challenge yet. While he's used his exhibit friends coming to life at night, they are normally very well-behaved during the new sunset opening hours, but it seems something's started making them a little crazy. The magic of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah seems to be waning, putting them at risk of being still forever. Larry must find a way to restore the tablet before it's too late, and so he decides to venture to the Natural History Museum in London to find out how to fix it. There, Larry and his ancient friends face enormous snakes, dinosaur skeletons and bronze lions that are all coming to life, as well as the feisty head of security Tilly.
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The coroner's report also reveals the late comedian was suffering from anxiety and Parkinson's Disease in the days leading up to his death.
When Robin Williams committed suicide on August 11th at his Northern Californian home, there were no drugs, alcohol or any other illegal substances in his system at the time, the authorities have announced.
Williams was alcohol and drug free at the time of his death
On Friday (Nov 7th), the Marin County sheriff's office confirmed that the iconic comedian's cause of death was asphyxia due to hanging. TMZ also reports, he was suffering from anxiety and Parkinson's Disease in the days leading up to his suicide.
Continue reading: Robin Williams' Autopsy Results Conclude No Drugs Or Alcohol Played Part In Suicide
A Coroner's report has revealed details about the last hours of Robin Williams' life.
The Marin County Coroner's report revealed details about the last hours of Robin Williams' life and stressed there were no traces of illegal drugs or alcohol in his system. His cause of death has been confirmed as suicide.
Robin Williams died in August and the Coroner's report has just been published.
Read More: Autopsy Finds Robin Williams Was Clean Of Alcohol And Drugs.
Continue reading: Coroner's Report Details Robin Williams' Last Hours & Confirms Actor Was Alcohol/Drug Free
What happens when Christopher Nolan moves away from his usual thriller genre to make a sci-fi? 'Interstellar'; that's what.
Over the past 15 years, Christopher Nolan has proven himself as a master of intelligent filmmaking, generally sticking to the psychological thriller genre while mixing in action and brain-bending flourishes. And now with Interstellar he has left the confines of Earth's gravity to head into science-fiction for the first time.
Matthew Mcconaughey & Anne Hathaway on set
Intriguingly, Nolan has still maintained his commitment to in-camera effects even in this genre, refusing to indulge in flashy digital trickery just because he can. Like his last few films, he has also shot portions of the film in Imax, massive screen imagery photographed on film, not digitally, which gives the entire movie an earthy texture that's intriguingly realistic. This also focusses even the most existential and scientific discussions squarely on the characters.
Continue reading: Interstellar Is A New Genre For Nolan
The 66 year-old actor memorialised his close friend during the 66th Emmy Awards last month.
During the 66th Emmy Awards on August 25, 2014, Billy Crystal had the difficult honour of leading a tribute to the late comedian and his close friend Robin Williams. Unsurprisingly this was very tough for the 66 year-old actor, in fact he recently admitted it was one of the most difficult things he has ever been faced with in his career.
Crystal memorialised Williams at this year's Emmy Awards
Crystal recalled memorializing his best friend while appearing on Tuesday's 'Today' show (Sept 16th), and when discussing the legendary comedian's death with Matt Lauer, it was obvious he is still grieving.
Continue reading: Billy Crystal Admits Emmy Tribute To Robin Williams Was "The Hardest Thing I've Ever Had To Do"
Ethan Hawke recalled the influence his 'Dead Poets Society' co-star had on his early career.
Ethan Hawke was no different to the many celebrities and stars who knew Robin Williams, he was extremely upset to hear the news of the legendary comedian's suicide last month, which was obvious when he recalled the impact Williams had on his career.
Williams died aged 63, last month
When Hawke was a young, upcoming actor he was lucky enough to co-star with the late comedian back in 1989's 'Dead Poet Society,' and their time together was very influential for him, so it is no surprise that the sudden death of Williams hit Hawke especially hard.
Continue reading: Ethan Hawke Calls The Death Of Robin Williams An "Immediate Sadness"
Robin Williams was remembered by Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg at the Emmys.
Billy Crystal delivered a clever, witty and typically funny tribute to his late friend Robin Williams at the 66th Emmy Awards on Monday (August 25, 2014). Crystal teamed up with Whoopi Goldberg to recall a bunch of anecdotes about the Oscar-winning actor, who died aged 59 last week.
Billy Crystal delivered a touching tribute to his late friend, Robin Williams
"I used to think if I could put a saddle on him and stay on him for eight seconds, I was gonna do OK," he joked.
Continue reading: At Emmys, Billy Crystal Pays Tribute To "Beautiful Light" Robin Williams
Billy Crystal gave an emotional tribute to his late friend and fellow comic Robin Williams at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday (25th August).
Robin Williams was honoured at the Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 on Monday (25th August) by his close friend Billy Crystal. Crystal's speech was sombre and poignant, in contrast to the vibrant man he described and we all know from the screen.
Tributes have poured in from Williams' friends and fans.
Read More: David Letterman Opens Up About Long Time Friend Robin Williams' Suicide.
Continue reading: Billy Crystal Pays Emotional Tribute To Late Comedian Robin Williams At Emmy Awards 2014
Nintendo could tribute Williams by creating a character for him in a future game
Robin Williams’ love for videogames has been well documented since the popular actor was found dead last week at his home near San Francisco after committing suicide at the age of 63.
Robin Williams had suffered from depression
Williams, who appeared in a string of adverts for Nintendo alongside his daughter Zelda - named after the titular princess in the Legend of Zelda games - expressed a particular fondness for Link’s adventures. And this had lead for calls for him to be remembered in a future Zelda game, to wit Nintendo released a statement.
Continue reading: Will Robin Williams Be Immortalised In A Zelda Game? Maybe
The on-screen legend will be remembered in World of Warcraft
As the world mourns the death of one of its finest entertainers, Robin Williams’ love for videogames is set to manifest in another type of tribute: a non-playable character in Blizzard’s hugely popular MMO, World of Warcraft.
Robin Williams at the Prime Time Emmys in 2013 - Getty/Kevin Wilson
Of course, Williams is well known for gifting many brilliant characters to film and TV, but his love for gaming made him even more of a cult hero in the videogame community – a kind of cultural vanguard for the medium.
Continue reading: The Gaming World Set To Pay Tribute To Robin Williams With World Of Warcraft NPC
According to a statement published by his wife, the late comedian and actor Robin Williams had Parkinson's Disease.
The tragic suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams had led to many of his friends and fans asking what could have driven him to take his own life. Today in a touching statement his wife Susan Schneider spoke of her husband's selflessness and personal struggles.
Williams battled great personal troubles whilst bringing joy to thousands through his work
She revealed that Williams had been diagnosed with the early stages of Parkinson's Disease, an incurable afflication that affects the central nervous system. Williams had not been reading to disclose this information to the public at the time of his death. Schneider also confirmed that Williams was sober when he passed away.
Continue reading: Robin Williams Had Early Stages Of Parkinsons Disease
Robin Williams was famous for bringing the characters of Mrs Doubtfire and Aladdin's Genie to life. But what other, lesser-known projects did he appear in?
The late Robin Williams was well-known for a number of iconic roles and had spread his talent liberally across comedy, thriller, drama and animation. From the fantastically eccentric Mrs Doubtfire, to the troubled and unhappy Sean Maguire from Good Will Hunting and the inescapable comedic brilliance of the Genie in Aladdin, Robin Williams stamped his presence on so many films that audiences will never forget.
Robin Williams tragically took his own life on Monday 11 August
But he also featured in a lot of motion pictures that people have forgotten: perhaps there’s only room in the human brain for so many brilliant movies. As a tribute to the actor, who was found dead as a result of suicide on Monday 11 August, we look at some of his lesser known projects.
Continue reading: The Lesser Known Films Of Robin Williams
Robin Williams leaves four projects ready for release upon his death.
The death of acting legend and comedic master, Robin Williams, has prompted many tributes from colleagues, friends, family and fans to pour in from around the world as people come to terms with the loss of an icon. The 63-year-old versatile star of such classics as Mrs Doubtfire and Good Will Hunting was found dead at his home on Monday 11 August in what has now been confirmed as suicide by asphyxiation.
Robin Williams was 63 when he took her own life
His untimely death has left many devastated that they will no longer be able to frequently witness his talent with the potential for a Mrs Doubtfire sequel now unlikely to come to fruition. There are, however, four films as yet unreleased in which Williams stars and will be seen on screen.
Continue reading: The Final Projects Of Robin Williams
The 41 year-old actor is "heartbroken" and thanked Williams for giving himself and Matt Damon a chance when not many others did.
Like many other celebrities and fans, Ben Affleck wanted to pay his respects to one of the most memorable Hollywood legends ever, Robin Williams. The 41 year-old actor expressed that he his completely "heartbroken" after hearing about the comedian's sudden death.
Williams was found dead on Monday morning (Aug 11th)
Affleck, who co-starred with Williams in 1997's 'Good Will Hunting,' shared an emotional message via Facebook on Tuesday (Aug 12th), in which he thanked the late star for giving him a chance when many others didn't.
Continue reading: Ben Affleck Honors His Late 'Good Will Hunting' Co-Star Robin Williams
The family have asked that their privacy be respected.
Sad news today, as the world has lost the comedic genius and bright personality of Robin Williams. The actor died at the age of 63, after a career that stretched over more than three decades and earned him the love of millions. Probably the most disturbing information that has come to light since Williams’ sudden death, is that the actor may have committed suicide.
Robin Williams fought his own inner demons, but continued entertaining the world. [Getty/Mike Coppola]
The 63-year-old Good Will Hunting star was found unresponsive by paramedics in his house in in Tiburon, north of San Francisco, at around 11:55 am on Monday. He was pronounced dead at the scene, with the coroner’s early assessment pegging the cause as asphyxiation.
Continue reading: Robin Williams Made Millions Laugh, While Fighting His Own Demons
The comedian entered rehab at the beginning of the month just as a precaution and to maintain his 8 years of sobriety.
At the beginning of this month, Robin Williams checked into rehab to "fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment" to maintaining sober.
The comedian hasn't had any setbacks or fallen off the wagon, but he is just taking precautions to avoid relapsing.
And Williams' 'Merry Friggin' Christmas' co-star, Joel McHale, thinks he will "win" his battle with alcoholism.
Continue reading: Robin Williams' 'Merry Friggin' Christmas' Co-Star, Joel McHale, Says Comedian Won't Relapse
Hold on to your hats: there's going to be a 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel!
Robin Williams is set to reprise his role in the surprise sequel to the 1993 comedy, Mrs. Doubtfire, which will reportedly be directed by the original's Chris Columbus, according to THR. 21 years after the original movie, the news of a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel has come as an unexpected albeit welcome surprise for many fans of the '90s hit.
Robin Williams Will Return To His Lauded 'Mrs. Doubfire' Comedy Role For A Sequel.
Fox 2000 has tapped Elf writer David Berenbaum to write the sequel with Robin Williams attached to reprise his starring role as divorcee Daniel Hillard, who devises an outrageous plan to work his way back into his hostile wife (Sally Field) and children's lives. After creating an elaborate old lady costume and styling himself as the pleasant Scottish nanny, Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire, he gets himself hired as a housekeeper and nanny to his own children.
Continue reading: 'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel? Robin Williams To Don Wig And Fake Boobs Once More!
Director Chris Columbus and the star of the 1993 film, Robin Williams, are expected to reunite for the forthcoming project.
The comedy classic 'Mrs. Doubtfire' is reportedly set to return to the big-screen.
After 21 years since the comedy favourite was released, Fox 2000 want to bring it back to life, and include the original team.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio will reunite Robin Williams and director Chris Columbus for a 'Mrs. Doubtfire' sequel.
Continue reading: 'Mrs Doubtfire' Sequel Will Be Made 21 Years After The Original
Award-nominated actors work through Super Bowl weekend, as Night at the Museum 3 takes to the streets of London, which also features in the A Long Way Down trailer. And we get glimpses of Owen's Blood Ties, more Rio action, a sinister Oculus and an eerie Maleficent theme song...
In the lull between big awards shows, media attention turns to Super Bowl halftime performances and adverts, while award-nominated actors and filmmakers travel around the world to squeeze in their next projects before Bafta and Oscar nights. Judi Dench is in India filming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 with the reunited cast from the original. Chiewtel Ejiofor is in New Zealand filming something top-secret. Cate Blanchett is taking a well-deserved holiday. Meanwhile, Ben Stiller and Robin Williams have been snapped on the streets of rain-swept London filming scenes for Night at the Museum 3. We braved the British weather to snap the filming in action.
We got our first glimpse of the comedy-drama A Long Way Down this week, with a new trailer that plays up the film's black humour and warm emotion. Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Aaron Paul and Imogen Poots play four people who meet as they're planning to end it all by leaping from a London skyscraper. In the media circus that follows, they make a pact to live for at least one more month. It looks funny and rather sweet, with the terrific cast on great form. It's out in March. Watch 'A Long Way Down' Trailer here.
Continue reading: A Week In Movies: Stiller And Williams Film In Rainy London, While Trailers Debut For Brosnan, Owen, Rio And Maleficent
The battle of the comedy shows went down this Thursday and Williams emerged victorious.
Can you smell that? It’s the smell of all our favorite shows coming back! The biggest winner of TV premiere week so far seems to be Robin Williams, who emerged victorious from his Thursday matchup with Michael J. Fox. There he was on Thursday night, drawing in 15.6 million viewers to the returning CBS comedy The Crazy Ones, while Fox’s The Michael J. Fox Show only managed 7.2 million. Crazy also beat Fox in the highly prized by advertisers so-called “young adult” demographic. We suspect quite a few people in this demo were away from the TV entirely, streaming episodes of other shows, but that’s beside the point.
It was a sizeable win for Williams.
To be fair to both shows, however, the rest of the Thursday lineup could have had something to do with the considerable gap in ratings. While The Crazy Ones was preceded by a double bill of the wildly popular (for whatever reason) The Big Bang Theory, which averaged 18.9 million viewers, The Michael J. Fox Show came after the much less popular Parks and Recreation, which drew in just 3.3 million.
Continue reading: Robin Williams' 'The Crazy Ones' Dominates Thursday Ratings, With Michael J. Fox Taking A Beating Over At CBS
The actress remembered her on-screen husband from 'The Sopranos' in a heartfelt tribute to the late actor
James Gandolfini was remembered by his The Sopranos co-star Edie Falco in an emotional tribute to the late actor during Sunday (22 Sept.) night's 65th Annual Emmy Awards. In a ceremony that featured a number of memorials to fallen stars, Falco's appraisal of her on-screen husband was by far one of the most poignant of the night as she led the ceremony into a hushed remembrance of the acting great.
Falco and Gandolfini during one of their many domestic disputes
Falco, who played the long-suffering Carmela Soprano in the ever-popular series, fought back the tears as she remembered the late actor, who passed away in June aged 51. She remembered Gandolfini as a man of "tremendous warmth and heart" and who was "uniquely generous," being nothing like the character he will be best remembered for.
Continue reading: Edie Falco Gives Moving Tribute To James Gandolfini At Emmy Awards
Lee Daniels' 'The Butler' has well and truly cleaned up in its first weekend, having earned $25 million at the box office.
The Butler has outperformed all of its rivals upon its first weekend, having been released on 16th August to much nodding from critics and $25 million (£15.9m) earned. The film showcases an all-star cast, who portray a period of dramatic social upheaval in America, set around the life of the not-entirely-fictional butler, Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker).
A Shot From The Movie Showing The Kennedys Meeting The Whitehouse's Staff.
Gaines serves as a butler in the White House for 34 years and eight presidents and uses his unique position to witness important presidential discussions of national civil rights issues as the historical events play out. The movie charts such landmark events as Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, the Vietnam war, the Nixon resignation, Obama's presidential campaign and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Gaines' character is based upon the life of Eugene Allen who worked in the White House from 1952 to 1986.
Continue reading: 'The Butler' Gives Competitors The Brush-Off In First Weekend Success
'Lee Daniels' The Butler' has headed to the top of the US Weekend Box Office following its release on Friday (16th). 'Kick-Ass 2', following an onslaught of negative reviews, has achieved 4th place, whilst 'Jobs' has placed at 7th.
Lee Daniels' The Butler has defeated other newcomers Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs in the US Weekend Box Office. The Butler has headed straight to number one whilst Kick-Ass 2 and Jobs have respectively gained 4th and 7th place.
Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey who star in Lee Daniels' The Butler as Cecil and Gloria Gaines at the L.A. premiere.
The Butler has made $25 million in its opening weekend and has gained critical praise. The historical epic is inspired by the true story of Cecil Gaines, a black butler who whilst serving at the White House, saw the offices of eight presidents. His life and family form a touchstone for the audience when addressing such historical events as the Civil Rights Movement and the rise of Black Power in the US.
Continue reading: 'Lee Daniels' The Butler' Beats 'Kick-Ass 2' And 'Jobs' In US Weekend Box Office
Early reviews of Lee Daniels' The Butler have been mixed. The film is released in the US tomorrow (Friday 16th August).
Lee Daniels' The Butler is released today in US cinemas. Early reviews of the historical drama have been mixed although most suggest the film is definitely worth a watch.
Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey at the L.A. premiere of The Butler.
The film has been praised by critics for being "both deeply affecting and blatant Oscar bait", according to Claudia Puig of USA Today. Whilst Joe Morgenstern of the Wall Street Journal wrote in his review "fiction merges with fact, and finally soars."
Continue reading: Lee Daniels' The Butler Is "Deeply Affecting And Oscar Bait"
The Crazy Ones follows the lives of the people who work for the Roberts & Roberts advertising agency
Robin Williams is set to make a TV comeback over 30 years after Mork & Mindy was taken off the air in 1982. The legendary actor is ready to implement a lifetime of funny man antics – and some serious stuff, too – as The Crazy Ones hits CBS September 26th.
“You have to establish a character that people buy into," Williams told reporters at a Television Critics Association meeting in Beverly Hills, according to Reuters. "I think people will buy into not just my character but the relationship with everybody else. He has good ideas and bad ones."
If anyone knows about creating lovable characters, it’s Williams, from Jumanji to Mrs Doubtfire, from Professor Philip Brainard to Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting. This isn’t Williams’ first appearance on the small screen though; numerous cameos have punctuated his absences from TV, our favourite being on Louie, where he plays the mutual friend of Louis C.K’s – it’s a sombre yet hilarious turn, and portrayed a mature side to his often goofy style.
Continue reading: Robin Williams Let Loose On "The Crazy Ones" Script
John Travolta has a history of crashing weddings.
Should you be mad if John Travolta steals the limelight at your wedding? It was a dilemma faced by a newly married couple in Georgia over the weekend when the Oscar nominated actor turned up at the nuptials after meeting the bride and groom-to-be at a local bar the evening before.
A friend of the groom shared pictures of Travolta at the wedding on Reddit, posting, "My friend ran into John Travolta the night before his wedding, and he shows up the next day." Rocking jeans and a casual black T-shirt, the Hollywood star happily posed alongside the wedding party for a group shot, as well as getting snapped with the bride and groom. He even did a huge thumbs up.
It's not the first time Travolta has pulled the surprise stunt. He and actor Robin Williams turned up to a wedding back in 1977. "We were having fun, starting to relax [at a restaurant near Travolta's home in Santa Barbara], when we saw there was a wedding next door," Travolta told USA Today, "We figured we'd crash it.They figured out who we were. Some guy yelled out, 'Hey, they really are Mork and Vinnie Barbarino!"
Continue reading: Hey Hunny, Remember When John Travolta Crashed Our Wedding?
The biggest stars of the CBS network including 'The Crazy Ones' actors Sarah Michelle Gellar and Robin Williams, and 'Mom' stars Anna Faris and Allison Janney were snapped on the red carpet the CBS Upfront 2013 event. Sarah is photographed kissing Robin on the cheek which makes one paparazzo shout, 'Get a room!'
Continue: Video - Sarah Michelle Gellar, Robin Williams And Anna Faris Make An Appearance At CBS Upfront 2013 - Part 2
The Station Agent actor Peter Dinklage has joined the cast of the latest X-Men movie Days of Future Past. Director Bryan Singer announced the news on Wednesday (February 13, 2013), tweeting, "Officially like to welcome Peter Dinklage from Game Of Thrones to XMEN Days of Future Past. Very very excited!"
The casting of Dinklage is a strong move from Singer and the team - he won Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes in 2012 for his role as Tyrion Lannister in HBO's Game of Thrones. It's yet to be determined which role he will play in the forthcoming X-Men movie, which is co-written by Matthew Vaughan, the director of the previous movie. The franchise has spawned five movies so far, including the 2009 Wolverine spin-off. A follow-up to that film, The Wolverine, is due out this summer with Hugh Jackman's character travelling to Japan to train with a Samurai warrior.
Peter Dinklage Has Signed On For Bryan Singer's X:Men: Days Of Future Past
Continue reading: Peter Dinklage Signs On For X-Men Movie 'Days Of Future Past'
'Dead Poet's Society' star Robin Williams walks hand in hand with his wife of almost one year Susan Schneider as they spend the day out in New York City.
Continue: Video - Robin Williams In New York With Third Wife
It’s safe to sayMila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have definitely gone public with their relationship. The Hollywood stars were photographed holding hands while going for a stroll in Central Park, New York, on Monday (September 17, 2012), reports US Weekly magazine.
Kunis, 29, was beaming with delight on her public outing with Ashton, 34, and the pair shared a kiss while sitting on top of a big rock. Aww. The couple have played down a relationship for months, though it all appears to be official now, and they recently enjoyed a romantic vacation together in Bali. Kutcher is in New York to be with Kunis while she films ‘The Angriest Man’, a comedy movie starring Robin Williams. In the August issue of Interview magazine, the actress – who first met Kutcher on the set of ‘That 70s Show’ – said, “Listen, in five years I do hope to have a family, and, you know, who knows? I've always been a big proponent of not working for the sake of working, because I don't want to work for the rest of my life - I want to live. So I'd rather work to live than live to work.”
Ashton split from wife Demi Moore last year, while Kunis was previously in a relationship with Macaulay Culkin.
Mumble (Wood) thinks he's inadequate as a father since his non-dancing son Erik (Acres) feels like such an outsider. So when Erik runs off to visit the guru Lovelace (Williams) and meet flying penguin star Sven (Azaria), Mumble follows.
Meanwhile back home, an ice-shelf collapse has trapped the entire Emperor colony, so now Mumble, Erik and Lovelace's colony must find a solution. Perhaps some passing humans can help. Or a gang of tetchy sea elephants. Or maybe it'll be down to two renegade krills (Pitt and Damon) who are trying to find their individuality.
Continue reading: Happy Feet Two Review
While the Emperor penguins of Antarctica find their mate by singing their 'heartsong', Mumble is different. Instead of singing, he has a talent for tap-dancing and it was this that won the affections of his old friend Gloria. His unique gift also helped ban overfishing in Antarctica which saved the fish population from extinction.
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Using animation, home movies and archive footage, we follow Izzard through his birth in 1962 to British parents who were working in Yemen, his early childhood in Northern Ireland and his youth in Wales and England. After being kicked out of university, he started performing comedy on the street, finally getting his big break in the 1990s, touring the world as a comic and becoming more famous in America as an actor. Along the way he discovers that past tragedies have inspired him to believe that he can be a stand-up, an actor or anything he wants to be.
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Freddie Highmore plays the title character, a little boy in a Dickensian version of the real world: He has grown up in a group home for boys in upstate New York (do they even have those anymore?), where he hears music in the world, from the corn fields to the moonlight. He sets out one day, believing that if he follows the music, it will lead to his parents; where it actually leads is New York City, where the noise of the city turns into the rhythmic beginnings of a Stomp number. There, he hooks up with a band of street urchins/musicians straight out of Oliver Twist, run by the unstable and off-putting Wizard (Robin Williams as a creepy redhead). When August discovers things like guitars and sheet music that allow him to produce the music he hears, he becomes a prodigy, and a sensation.
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License to Wed follows newly engaged Ben Murphy (John Krasinski) and his fiancance, Sadie Jones (Mandy Moore), in their quest to live happily ever after. The problem is that Sadie's family church, St. Augustine's, is run by Reverend Frank (Robin Williams), who won't bless Ben and Sadie's union until they pass his patented, 'foolproof' marriage-prep course. Consisting of outrageous classes, outlandish homework assignments and some outright invasion of privacy, Reverend Frank's rigorous curriculum puts Ben and Sadie's relationship to the test. Forget happily ever after-do they even have what it takes to make it to the altar?
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Imagine my shock; Nine Months is pretty good.
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What everyone remembers, comedically speaking, is Genie, a blue whirling dervish of impressions and wisecracks as vocalized by Robin Williams in 100 percent inspiration, negligible perspiration mode. But Aladdin also features what may be the only tolerable role for Gilbert Gottfried, period: Iago, the cranky parrot sidekick of evil villain Jafar. Even Aladdin and Jasmine, while essentially bland, have likeably cynical streaks (Jasmine is disgusted by the parade of handsome princes sent to woo her, as if she's just finished watching a Disney movie marathon). These characters would have significant goodwill flogged away by a TV series and the pair of direct-to-video follow-ups that bookend it, but on its own, Aladdin is a rollicking good time. And although the contribution of Williams is immeasurable, the Disney team rises to the occasion with some terrific, fast-paced gagwork and visual mastery.
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Well, one that I know of.
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Tracing its origins to vaudeville, this "comic's joke" is tantamount to a secret handshake among comedians and their friends. Although versions vary widely, it basically goes like this: A man seeking show biz representation walks into a talent agent's office and describes his family's act, which consists of various illegal and unspeakable activities including incest, bestiality, necrophilia, and an explosion of bodily fluids. After the man finishes, the appalled agent asks what this horrible act is called, to which the man responds, "The Aristocrats!"
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But things are changing in the animation scene. The freshness of CG has worn away, and audiences are no longer wowed by flashy technology alone. Disney/Pixar's The Incredibles has raised the bar on both animation excellence and story-telling savvy to a level that will be hard to top in coming years. If such early hits as Toy Story or Antz premiered today, it's unlikely they would wow the crowds nearly as much as they did on their initial releases. It's a tough time to be an animated film.
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Let's look at the facts: You have Matt Damon as Will Hunting -- apparently the smartest man on the face of the earth who can also kick anyone's ass over breakfast, and has a history of run-ins with the law. Oh no! Affleck is his down-to-earth best bud. Driver, the hoity-toity love interest. Williams and Skarsgård as Hunting's mentors, the guys that rescue him from a prison sentence for assaulting a police officer. And it is made abundantly clear that the film is also about the class stuggle in Boston.
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After the obnoxious but popular host Rainbow Randolph (Robin Williams) is caught taking bribes from parents who want their kids on television, network head Frank Stokes (Jon Stewart) pulls the plug on his show. An exhaustive search through the downtrodden Barney wannabes to replace Randolph yields a pink, squeaky-clean rhino named Smoochy (Edward Norton), who becomes an overnight success with the kids despite his preachings of bland politically correct messages to children. Despite Smoochy's best wishes, his boss Nora (Catherine Keener) wants to cash in on the show's newfound success by selling Smoochy-sponsored cereals, cola, and string cheese. Randolph, on the other hand, is hell-bent on making life miserable for the rhino, and Smoochy's crooked agent (Danny DeVito) is busy making backdoor deals trying to sell Smoochy out to the mob.
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Good ideas are rare in Hollywood. But rarer still is the tendency to leave a good idea alone.
If a movie is smart enough to rely only on its good idea, the result is almost always a decent film, from "Speed" to "Dark City" and "Memento."
"The Final Cut" represents the opposite tendency, to tinker with something until it's dead. Here is a terrific idea: in the future, parents will have the option to purchase a "Zoe chip" that will be implanted in their unborn child. From the moment of their birth, the chip records everything as the person sees it. After their death, a "cutter" takes the hours, days, and years worth of footage and assembles it into a two-hour film that, more or less, sums up the person's life. (Fortunately for the cutters, people's memories are recorded in Cinemascope and Dolby Surround sound.)
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Date of birth
21st July, 1951
Date of death
11th August, 2014
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