I was just flabbergasted to find out that Robin Williams just took his own life at his Marin County, CA home at the age of 63. It was cited that Williams has been battling depression; as with so many successful comedians, humor was just a way for him to cope with his inner demons.
Mork & Mindy pilot
Fresh off the success of Mork & Mindy, Williams was cast as the title character in Robert Altman‘s film version of the long-running comic strip. This was in 1980, a good ten or fifteen years before live-action adaptations of comic strips would become popular film fare.
Trailer for Robert Altman’s Popeye
His best film appearances, in my book, would be this one from the late ’80s:
As Adrian Cronauer in Good Morning Vietnam
Who can’t forget his star turn as the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin?
Nobody beats the Genie!!!
2013 promo for “The Crazy Ones”
His impeccable timing would be missed….