Lauren (trekkiepetrelli) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Celebrating Robin Williams On His 70th Birthday

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I feel like this movie ran under the radar back in the day but its my absolute favorite of his.

I love August Rush. The soundtrack is beautiful.
It really is, the entire ending encapsulates the point of the movie.
if you love robin williams, i implore you to watch World's Greatest Dad. it came out in 2009 but should be up there with his other acclaimed movies. i couldn't imagine another actor in the role, and it actually helped to process his passing, at least to me. no spoilers
I miss him often. Aladin my fondest movie with him but he was so talented in every role.


July 21 2021, 16:11:34 UTC 2 weeks ago Edited:  July 21 2021, 16:14:20 UTC

I just rewatched The Birdcage the other day and it's so fantastic, the chemistry in that film is just off the charts

edit. also forever laughing at them leaving this blooper of him falling and almost breaking character in the film because it still worked so well, fuck the shrimp

LMAO I didn't know it was a blooper
I feel like I'm the only one who loves Bicentennial Man, one of my absolute fav Robin movies, followed by What Dreams May Come, and The World According to Garp. Love Hook & Jumanji. Gosh I miss him. I love listening to his old stand up routines on Spotify. 🥲🥰
Bicentennial Man is one of my favorites, omg. It's so underrated. I rewatched it a few years ago and it held up.


July 21 2021, 16:26:25 UTC 2 weeks ago Edited:  July 21 2021, 16:26:58 UTC

I haven't watched any of his movies since he died. :/ I'm sure I'd be fine now, but I don't think a celebrity death ever hit me so hard, before or since.

I don't know if I have a favorite role - always loved his Genie, I watched What Dreams May Come once and cried through most of it, his Peter Pan was fantastic, and I loved him in Dead Poets Society. This post honestly makes me want to have a little marathon - there are quite a few of his movies I've never seen.
For me its Awakenings where he acted alongside Robert Deniro...

Robin truly knew how to act with such sincerity and earnestness. Thats why his acting really hits in the vulnerable feels, whe. He acts in more serious dramas
I agree. I absolutely loved that movie despite how sad it was. I didn't even know about it until I was reading a River Phoenix book and the author talked about how deeply emotionally affected River was once he saw the movie and I thought, Okay, guess I'll be watching that tonight. And I did and I loved it. Robert's acting was so beautifully done as was Robin's.
Last weekend I was watching Mrs Doubtfire while I was with in bed with my FWB and I was quoting it the whole time because I was drunk. I’m lucky he’s such a good friend and doesn’t judge lol
I miss his movies. I hope people leave Zelda alone today.
I love so many of his movies. I watched The Birdcage and went to bed and the next day he was gone. It was always idk it just hit me weird.

The power of art cause it was like the country lost its fun uncle. A few days after I was doing doctor stuff and every waiting room was talking about it.

I watched The Birdcage and went to bed and the next day he was gone. It was always idk it just hit me weird.

It's always weird when I watch a movie/TV series with someone or think "I wonder what happened to...." and then like a few days later they die.
Yeah. I think maybe our brains don’t entirely process it as a frozen moment in time vs we just saw them, when death happens right after. But thanks for replying cause idk it helps to know I’m not the only one who has it hit weird.


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July 21 2021, 17:06:47 UTC 2 weeks ago Edited:  July 21 2021, 17:07:16 UTC

Every role he's ever done is my favorite
to think he would have only been 70... that's not even super old to me. it's just so sad. he's only like 8-9 years older than my mom and i can't imagine her being gone now.

i loved so many of his roles. aladdin, mrs. doubtfire, jumanji, good will hunting, etc. but one of my top faves is his role in awakenings. that movie has me bawling every time.
Only recently have I seen the entirety of Good Will Hunting, and he was amazing in it. Probably my favorite role of his, along with the Genie and Mrs. Doubtfire. I also loved his little cameo in To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything.

He had an NPR interview, I think it was with Terry Gross, where he really showed his true self, which was rare, he was usually "on" for interviews, and it was really interesting. He was such a deep, sensitive, interesting person. RIP Robin. You are missed. <3

Thank you for this OP. Such a beautiful man, and such a terrible loss. But I'm so grateful we had him for a while. What a gift.

I wanna see these movies, aside from Aladdin i havent seen any of these. They sound really good.
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