Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Robin Williams, The Actor That I Love

Who would not recognized this face in the picture i attached below? I started to like him when i first watched his very funny yet heart warming movie, the Mrs. Doubtfire. He made me fall in love with him by his acting and his humor, he acts so naturally, that's why i became to love him and been following all his movie that i know. But, i was so surprised when i signed myself up to an online website where i can movies unlimited and anytime that i like to. I have searched a lot of Robin William's movies that really touched my heart because most of it are like a real story ones. Though i learned that he is not the guy that i thought he is, still that did not affect to how i feel for this guy, he is such a lovable guy that i am sure his appeal caught a lot of people's attention and became his big fans.

I was so saddened upon learning what he'd gone through, but i am glad that he is doing well now and hoping that he won't mess his life again with drug and alcohol addiction. Below, i inserted his biography for you guys to read.
Robin Williams
Actor, comedienne. Robin McLaurim Williams was born on July 21, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. One of America's funniest performers, Williams attended one of the most prestigious drama schools in the country—the Juilliard School in New York City. While at Juilliard, he made friends with Christopher Reeve. He later experimented with comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles, developing a successful stand-up act.

Williams first became known to American audiences as the zany alien Mork in the television comedy series Mork and Mindy (1978–82). He made his big-screen debut playing the famous spinach-eating sailor, Popeye (1981). The movie led to a string of successful film roles for Williams, including Good Morning Vietnam (1987) and Dead Poets Society (1989), both of which earned the actor Oscar nods.

While his career was taking off, Williams faced many personal challenges. He developed a drug and alcohol problem while working on the sitcom Mork and Mindy, and would struggle with addiction for more than two decades. He also became involved in several tumultuous romantic relationships; while married to actress Valerie Velardi, he was briefly involved with another woman. Williams and Velardi divorced soon after, in 1988. The next year he married his son's nanny, Marsha Garces, who was pregnant with their first child together.

Despite personal setbacks, Williams continued acting. He provided the voice of the genie in Disney's animated film, Aladdin (1991), and appeared in the hit films Awakenings (1990), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), and The Birdcage (1996). In 1997, his performance as the psychiatrist in Good Will Hunting (1997) won him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Then in 2001 he would return to voice acting as the voice of Dr. Know in Artificial Intelligence: AI (2001).

After a series of comedic roles, Williams took on some darker material. He played a creepy photo developer in One Hour Photo (2002); the murder suspect in Insomnia (2002); and a writer and radio host who gets caught up in the mystery surrounding a troubled fan in The Night Listener (2006). Williams returned to his comedic talents shortly after with Man of the Year (2006), a send-up of U.S. presidential politics.

In the summer of 2006, Williams suffered an drug relapse. He admitted himself to a rehabilitation facility for alcoholism treatment that August. The actor quickly rebounded and, in 2007, he starred in the zany comedy License to Wed with co-stars Mandy Moore and John Krasinski.

In 2008, Williams began touring for his one-man stand-up comedy show, Weapons of Self-Destruction. The show focuses on "social and political absurdities." That same year, he and Garces divorced, citing irreconcilable differences.

Williams took the personal setback in stride, instead pouring his energy into his sold-out tour. But health problems would derail the comedian in March of 2009. Several months into his fast-paced tour, Williams began experiencing shortness of breath. The complications led him to cancel a handful of performances.

Williams is currently scheduled to appear in several films including the adventure comedy, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian and the independent drama, Shrink.

Williams has three children: Zachary Pym (his son with Velardi), Zelda Rae and Cody Alan (his two children Garces).

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