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08.31.2009

I don't quite understand the career of Robin Williams. Not many people have this many wide swings back and forth between classic films and performances and complete trash, and I’m afraid this latest endeavor will likely fall into the latter category. Williams has signed on for his second wedding-pun-themed comedy in two years (after LICENSE TO WED) called WEDDING BAND.

It follows a father and his ex-wife who kidnap their daughter on her wedding day to avoid her from making a huge mistake. Not the worst concept in the world, but the project is being written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, who are responsible for THE SHAGGY DOG and RAISING HELEN. Hmm.

I’m not saying Williams has lost his touch (everyone says he’s pretty excellent in WORLD’S GREATEST DAD), I just don’t understand why he picks some of the projects he does. In fact, I’m of the firm opinion that Williams is actually a better dramatic actor than a comedic one, at least recently. See ONE HOUR PHOTO, INSOMNIA, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME and GOOD WILL HUNTING for reference. Then see PATCH ADAMS, RV, MAN OF THE YEAR and most likely OLD DOGS for contrast.

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10:41AM on 09/01/2009

I've got 2.

Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting are not only two of my favorite Robin Williams movies but two of my overall favorites as well.
Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting are not only two of my favorite Robin Williams movies but two of my overall favorites as well.
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6:50AM on 09/01/2009

Hmmm

Best film is a tie between Popeye and Good Will Hunting!
Best film is a tie between Popeye and Good Will Hunting!
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1:07AM on 09/01/2009
I actually thought Patch Adams was pretty good, Williams was funny but was able to pull off a semi-dramatic performance. That might just be me though.
I actually thought Patch Adams was pretty good, Williams was funny but was able to pull off a semi-dramatic performance. That might just be me though.
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1:04AM on 09/01/2009
MY FAV ROBIN WILLIAMS ROLE IS GOT TO BE IN DEAD POETS SOCIETY . I THINK TWAZ HIS BEST PERFORMANCE.. JUST MADE ME CRY AS A KID WHEN I SAW IT IN SCHOOL ESPECIALLY O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN AND CARPE DIEM SIEZE THE DAY BOYS!!!!
MY FAV ROBIN WILLIAMS ROLE IS GOT TO BE IN DEAD POETS SOCIETY . I THINK TWAZ HIS BEST PERFORMANCE.. JUST MADE ME CRY AS A KID WHEN I SAW IT IN SCHOOL ESPECIALLY O CAPTAIN MY CAPTAIN AND CARPE DIEM SIEZE THE DAY BOYS!!!!
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12:59AM on 09/01/2009
His roles in good will hunting and Insomnia are top notch!
His roles in good will hunting and Insomnia are top notch!
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9:22PM on 08/31/2009
Awakenings, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Good Morning Vietnam.
Awakenings, Mrs. Doubtfire, and Good Morning Vietnam.
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8:45PM on 08/31/2009
I loved him in Awakenings! And for good measure, Death to Smoochy.
I loved him in Awakenings! And for good measure, Death to Smoochy.
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6:28PM on 08/31/2009

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Cadillac Man or The Final Cut.
Cadillac Man or The Final Cut.
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6:11PM on 08/31/2009
Red4, you are totally right. In Hook he is amazing. Awesome and touching in Jumanji, too.
Red4, you are totally right. In Hook he is amazing. Awesome and touching in Jumanji, too.
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6:10PM on 08/31/2009

HANDS DOWN!!!!!!

THE BEST ROBIN WILLIAMS PERFORMANCE IN YEAR"S IS RAINBOW RANDOLH in DEATH TO SMOOCHY.
THE BEST ROBIN WILLIAMS PERFORMANCE IN YEAR"S IS RAINBOW RANDOLH in DEATH TO SMOOCHY.
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5:29PM on 08/31/2009
Jumanji was his best all around role ever. Well okay, it's tied with Hook. And umm, fuck me, he was great in Dead Poets Society. Williams is great when he's supposed to be serious or charming; but annoying beyond measure when he's trying to be funny.
Jumanji was his best all around role ever. Well okay, it's tied with Hook. And umm, fuck me, he was great in Dead Poets Society. Williams is great when he's supposed to be serious or charming; but annoying beyond measure when he's trying to be funny.
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4:45PM on 08/31/2009

Mrs. Doubtfire

hands down. HEEELLLOOOOO!!!!!!
hands down. HEEELLLOOOOO!!!!!!
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4:41PM on 08/31/2009
the world according to garp
the world according to garp
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3:59PM on 08/31/2009
Yeah, way to forget The Fisher King, Paul. And One Hour Photo kind of sucked... Nevertheless I agree, aside from Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin, Williams' dramatic roles are much more appealing to me.
Yeah, way to forget The Fisher King, Paul. And One Hour Photo kind of sucked... Nevertheless I agree, aside from Mrs. Doubtfire and Aladdin, Williams' dramatic roles are much more appealing to me.
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2:37PM on 08/31/2009

Fisher King!

He should have won an Oscar for that role! Other favs are Popeye, Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Morning Vietnam. And I hope you meant Mork, not Rork, and that was a typo.
He should have won an Oscar for that role! Other favs are Popeye, Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Morning Vietnam. And I hope you meant Mork, not Rork, and that was a typo.
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2:30PM on 08/31/2009

Definitely

The Genie. close runner ups... Mrs. Doubtfire, Jack, and of course, Rork.
The Genie. close runner ups... Mrs. Doubtfire, Jack, and of course, Rork.
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12:59PM on 08/31/2009
Ms. Doubtfire. He throws a lime at the back of Pierce Brosnan's head. What can top that?
Ms. Doubtfire. He throws a lime at the back of Pierce Brosnan's head. What can top that?
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12:49PM on 08/31/2009
if anyone saw him and Bobcat Goldwaith on Jimmy Kimmel Live.. these 2 have an amazing friendship.. cant wait to see World's Greatest Dad when i get a chance. As for Williams... sometimes he suffers from bad scripts... but he does make the most of them. Dude is an amazing actor.

not my favorite Williams flick.. but What Dreams May Come is such an underrated flick
if anyone saw him and Bobcat Goldwaith on Jimmy Kimmel Live.. these 2 have an amazing friendship.. cant wait to see World's Greatest Dad when i get a chance. As for Williams... sometimes he suffers from bad scripts... but he does make the most of them. Dude is an amazing actor.

not my favorite Williams flick.. but What Dreams May Come is such an underrated flick
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12:38PM on 08/31/2009
Perry, Adrian Cronauer, Sean Maguire and Sy the Photo Guy.
Perry, Adrian Cronauer, Sean Maguire and Sy the Photo Guy.
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12:30PM on 08/31/2009
Damn, I thought this would be about Williams being banned from comedy clubs for stealing everybody's shit.

Got my hopes up.
Damn, I thought this would be about Williams being banned from comedy clubs for stealing everybody's shit.

Got my hopes up.
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12:23PM on 08/31/2009

Easy choice

Perry from Fisher King. My favorite Williams role by far.
Perry from Fisher King. My favorite Williams role by far.
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12:15PM on 08/31/2009
Death to Smoochy, anyone?
Death to Smoochy, anyone?
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1:46PM on 08/31/2009
Hell yeah!!!! That is one of my top faves.
Hell yeah!!!! That is one of my top faves.
2:53PM on 08/31/2009
"I'm goin' on safari, motherfucker. Sa-far-i."
"I'm goin' on safari, motherfucker. Sa-far-i."
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11:49AM on 08/31/2009
I'd have to say it's a tie between Popeye and the mime instructor in Shakes The Clown.
I'd have to say it's a tie between Popeye and the mime instructor in Shakes The Clown.
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11:46AM on 08/31/2009
I'll be honest with you - Hook is a key part of my childhood. "RU. FI. OOOHHHHHHH!"
I'll be honest with you - Hook is a key part of my childhood. "RU. FI. OOOHHHHHHH!"
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11:45AM on 08/31/2009
Favourite Williams performances are: Genie in Aladdin, tied with Mrs. Doubtfire role
Favourite Williams performances are: Genie in Aladdin, tied with Mrs. Doubtfire role
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11:22AM on 08/31/2009
he was indeed awesome in death to smoochy. i did like him in what dream may come as well.
he was indeed awesome in death to smoochy. i did like him in what dream may come as well.
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11:22AM on 08/31/2009
Perry from "The Fisher King"
Perry from "The Fisher King"
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11:20AM on 08/31/2009
RAINBOW FUCKING RANDOLPH!
RAINBOW FUCKING RANDOLPH!
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11:12AM on 08/31/2009
The Genie
The Genie
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