Today we are going to talk about a great actor and the greatest comedian Robert Williams. This comedy genius was born in 1951 and died in 2014. This was a big loss for this industry. The whole world was struck by that news when he passed away. So, we decided to talk some facts about him this time.
In this article, we have arranged 20 stunning facts about Robert Williams, because his life was more than a movie. When will you read through this article you can relate our words with this. Let us take a moment to remember this extraordinary man and his outstanding career.
Here Are 20 Fun Facts About Robin Williams
1. Fun Fact 1
As a child, Robin Williams was very overweight. And this is why nobody would play with him and then he started talking in different voices to entertain himself. That worked and gives him the assurance of not to be alone all the time.
2. Fun Fact 2
He is also the author of many both humorous and serious quotes. One of them is “Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t cope with drugs”. Here is another one, “No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world”.
3. Fun Fact 3
Most of Williams’ radio broadcasts in the 1987 war-comedy Good Morning, Vietnam were improvised. This is why he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for this movie. This made a positive change in his life.
4. Fun Fact 4
Robin Williams dressed in scrubs and surprised his close friend Christopher Reeve in the hospital after his tragedic career-ending accident. After that Reeve said, it was the first time he laughed since the accident.
5. Fun Fact 5
Robin Williams enjoyed cycling very much and he often has seen to cycling with his longtime friend Lance Armstrong. This was a passion for him he admitted in a show. He also supported Armstrong’s cancer research charity.
6. Fun fact 6
Here is a stunning photo of Robin Williams. Look at his make up in the 1993 comedy as Mrs. Doubtfire took to make up artists 5 hours each to achieve the transformation. You can not even find a single fault in this make-up.
7. Fun Fact 7
Now, Here is the life achievement. this person was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California on December 12, 1990. Every actor dreams about this fame and Robin has done this. He deserves that fame.
8. Fun Fact 8
Robin Williams was one of the main candidates for the lead role of Joe Miller in the outstanding movie “Philadelphia” but finally, Denzel Washington was preferred over him. This movie is a must watch for everyone.
9. Fun fact 9
Robin Williams’ favorite television shows were “Doctor Who” and “Star Trek and these are very common shows that most of us had viewed.
10. Fun Fact 10
When studying at Redwood High School in California, Williams was voted by his classmates the least likely to succeed, but they were wrong this man had achieved the most desired achievements in his lifetime. Just see the image.
11. Fun Fact 11
This was very challenging days as he started his career and when Williams was first starting out, he performed as a mime outside the New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art to make money. Though It was tough he gets to succeed.
12. Fun fact 12
Williams was fluent included in English, Welsh, Irish, Scottish, German, and French. The funniest thing is though he was English he could speak French fluently. As he was an actor and performed in many places this quality helped him out in many places.
13. Fun Fact 13
A great actor has to choose and to do what is on the script. Williams appeared fully nude in two movies – The Fisher King (1991) and World’s Greatest Dad (2009). These movies are still very famous to see and to enjoy his performance.
14. Fun fact 14
This man had a great interest in the restaurant business and thus Williams co-owned the Rubicon restaurant in San Francisco with his friend Robert De Niro and fellow Bay area resident Francis Ford Coppola. By the way, This hotel has a great review.
15. Fun Fact 15
Now it is very hilarious information. We know he was fond of cycling and done it many times with his friend but do you know? Williams was a supporter of eco-friendly vehicles too and owned over 50 bicycles.
16. Fun Fact 16
This man was like an angel, he devoted much of his energy and time to charities. As he supported St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and helped to rebuild the city of Christchurch after the 2010 earthquake in New Zealand. That is why he is more than a man.
17. Fun Fact 17
Williams was a video game freak and named two of his children after game characters! His daughter’s name is “Princess Zelda” which was collected from The Legend of Zelda action-adventure game series. His son’s name is “Cody” from the game Final Fight.
18. Fun Fact 18
He has gone through some major surgeries in his lifetime. After the open heart surgery to replace his aortic valve in 2009, Robin Williams became a vegetarian.
19. Fun Fact 19
While best known for his thrilling humor, he also did darker characters and situations in movies. Robin played a creepy photo developer in “One Hour Photo“ (2002), a writer of pulp novels in “Insomnia“ (2002), and a weird radio host in “The Night Listener“ (2006).
20. Fun Fact 20
This man had an interesting restaurant business. Williams co-owned the Rubicon restaurant in San Francisco with his friend Robert De Niro and fellow Bay area resident Francis Ford Coppola. As we all know he was a food freak!