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Robin Williams

Birth Name: 
Robin McLaurim Williams
Birthday: 
Saturday, July 21, 1951
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Birth Place: 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Height: 
5' 8"

Williams briefly studied political science before enrolling at Juilliard to study theatre. After graduation, he performed in night clubs where he was discovered for the role of Mork on an episode of "Happy Days" (1974) and the subsequent "Mork & Mindy" (1978) TV series. Williams' wild comic talent involves a great deal of improvisation, following in the footsteps of his idol, Jonathan Winters. Williams has also proven to be an effective dramatic actor.

Awards and Nominations

1998 - Won - Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Good Will Hunting)
1992 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (The Fisher King)
1990 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Dead Poet's Society)
1988 - Nominated - Best Actor in a Leading Role (Good Morning, Vietnam)

News

'Mrs. Doubtfire' Sequel in the Works at Fox 2000

Fox 2000 is ready to have more hot flashes. The studio is developing a sequel to the 1993 hit Mrs. Doubtfire, which would reunite director Chris Columbus and star Robin Williams. David Berenbaum, who wrote Elf, is writing the script.... Read more
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Robin Williams In Talks For Night At The Museum 3

Shawn Levy has long been threatening talking about the idea of revisiting the Night At The Museum franchise, even while straying off in different directions with Real Steel and The Internship more recently.... Read more
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Robin Williams Is The Angriest Man

He said it was likely at the end of last year, but Robin Williams is now confirmed as The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, the English-language remake of the 1998 Israeli hit Mar Baum.... Read more
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Robin Williams in Disney's 'Wedding'

Robin Williams is plotting to run down the aisle for Disney, signing on to star in "Wedding Banned" for Touchstone Pictures.... Read more
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Reviews

Happy Feet Two (BLU-RAY)

The original Happy Feet garnered critical praise from almost everywhere and while Happy Feet Two doesn’t quite live up to its predecessor, it does manage to carry its own rhythm and tune.... Read more
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Happy Feet Two

Happy Feet turned out to be one of the surprise hits of 2006, earning close to $400 million at the box office and widespread critical acclaim in the process.... Read more
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Old Dogs

The unlikely pair of John Travolta and Robin Williams teams up to take on the most difficult task in the work; taking care of not one but two kids.... Read more
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) has given up his job as the night guard at the Museum of Natural History and become an inventor of sorts with his 'as seen on TV" type products.... Read more
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Mrs. Doubtfire (BLU-RAY)

With a legendary film slate that includes most of John Wayne’s work, Star Wars, MASH, James Bond and countless others, what catalog title does Fox pull from their vaults to release on high definition now?  Mrs. Doubtfire.  Yeah.... Read more
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Videos

A Merry Friggin Christmas (Trailer #1)

A Merry Friggin Christmas (Trailer #1)

A Merry Friggin Christmas Trailer #1 ... Read more
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Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (Trailer #1)

Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb (Trailer #1)

Get ready for the wildest and most adventure-filled Night At the Museum ever as Larry (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever. ... Read more
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The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (Trailer #2)

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (Trailer #2)

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The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (Trailer #1)

The Angriest Man In Brooklyn (Trailer #1)

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The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding

The Big Wedding starring Amanda Seyfried, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Diane Keaton, Susan Saradon, Topher Grace ... Read more
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