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    R.I.P Robin Williams

    7/21/1951-8/11/14 Completely unexpected and tragic- Lots of childhood memories of the movies he starred in.

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    man that sucks

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    drugs/alcohol... sad

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    Robin could make so many people happy.
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    I never understood his appeal as a comedian. I found his humor to be beyond juvenile. Much like Sandler, he pretty much played the same comedic character more or less. But as serious actor, I thought he was brilliant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    I never understood his appeal as a comedian. I found his humor to be beyond juvenile. Much like Sandler, he pretty much played the same comedic character more or less. But as serious actor, I thought he was brilliant.
    He always thought his humor to be like Jonathan Winters, a quick wit whose best comedic moments were spontaneous.
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    His original standup 'Off The Wall' was brilliant in that format and breathed new life into comedy clubs that were getting stale with acts in the mold of Bill Cosby and Buddy Hackett. He inspired a string of comics that continues even today. His comedy didnt really translate to sitcoms. Goodmorning Viet Nam and Mrs Doubtfire were my favorites. I didnt like Garp or Dead Poets. His acting was good, I just didnt care for the subject matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    His original standup 'Off The Wall' was brilliant in that format and breathed new life into comedy clubs that were getting stale with acts in the mold of Bill Cosby and Buddy Hackett. He inspired a string of comics that continues even today. His comedy didnt really translate to sitcoms. Goodmorning Viet Nam and Mrs Doubtfire were my favorites. I didnt like Garp or Dead Poets. His acting was good, I just didnt care for the subject matter.

    You have got to be kidding. He was a Winters clone. His act was juvenile at best.
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    "Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam! That's right, I'm history... I'm outta here. I got the lucky ticket home, baby..."
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    i thought he was way more funny then adam sandler

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
    I never understood his appeal as a comedian. I found his humor to be beyond juvenile. Much like Sandler, he pretty much played the same comedic character more or less. But as serious actor, I thought he was brilliant.
    Wow he was almost the opposite of Sandler, the aggressive doofus. I kind of hate improv, the worse the crew is, the quicker it goes to lascivious or obscenity or just plain swearing. RW was none of that. he was just lightning that if a camera was rolling could have been in a bottle. A real original.

    I agree that he was shockingly different (and impressive) as a serious actor.

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    He was great in Good Will Hunting.
    I'll miss him, plus, he was an avid cyclist.


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    I usually don't really care about celebrity deaths, but this one is tough. He's one of those guys who has always been there. Mork and Mindy came out when I was about 9 and it was a true family sit-com. The whole family got together for that show. Brilliant at the time and he was so different. He never became obsolete over the years. The truly unique thing about him is that his serious work is just a good, if not better, than his comedy work. His stand-up is an acquired taste, but he had such passion and energy you had to enjoy it (even if you didn't get it). Very sorry to see him go.
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    Too many are destroyed by the stubborn killers of addiction and depression...

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgjackson View Post
    I usually don't really care about celebrity deaths, but this one is tough. He's one of those guys who has always been there. Mork and Mindy came out when I was about 9 and it was a true family sit-com. The whole family got together for that show. Brilliant at the time and he was so different. He never became obsolete over the years. The truly unique thing about him is that his serious work is just a good, if not better, than his comedy work. His stand-up is an acquired taste, but he had such passion and energy you had to enjoy it (even if you didn't get it). Very sorry to see him go.

    I completely agree. I usually don't care about celebrity deaths but this one really hit me

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    I can't remember the last time a celebrity death affected truly everyone I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    i thought he was way more funny then adam sandler
    you are implying that sandler is funny....

    A Flemish still-life is funnier than sandler.
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    amazing comedic range. he could go hi-brow or low-brow equally well and in the space of a single sentence. this one hurts. not for everyone but a genuinely funny man and underrated actor. r.i.p.
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

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    I don't really think he was an underrated actor... I think he was widely respected. Oscar winner and all...
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    ^he was never the first name that popped up when you thought actor-either comedic or dramatic. lots of worthy roles over the years tho. i said underrated but
    perhaps it was the wrong word choice.
    i'd rather be alive wrong than dead right

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    you are implying that sandler is funny....

    A Flemish still-life is funnier than sandler.
    i rather watch golf then sandler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
    i rather watch golf then sandler.
    so would I. And I don't like golf.
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    My friend had the opportunity who had leukemia got the opportunity to meet and have lunch with him in NYC. At the lunch, Robin said down with my friend and talked about each other's lives. At the end, Robin offered him and his family tickets and back stage passes to his show that night. A couple months after they had met, I came in to see my friend at the hospital to find out Williams sent him a new snowboard setup and clothing package from Burton. A Burton Custom board, bindings and boots, Along with Burton's AK line of clothing. All sent from SF to My friend's room in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, my friend never got to try it all out because he died from Leukemia several months later.

    Even before this story, I have always admired Robin Williams. I've known about his bouts with drugs, alcohol and depression. I also am a funny guy who puts on a good face while I'm around people, because people make me happy. It's only when I'm home alone that I do feel bad from time to time. My wonderful fiance has been great with me as she knows these things. It's just a shame that sometimes that you feel totally alone even though the ones you love may be in the next room.

    Robin Williams is one of the greatest comics that will stand the test of time and after some of you may say his comedy style is juvenile, I think in that case it's simple. Simple humor can go a long way. Slapstick comedy is another one of those simple comedic styles. I think the best way you can see this in him is his persistence in Patch Adams. He does at times put on a serious face, other times a little looser, and around the kids, he is juvenile. I guess you just have to gauge it by the audience and let it out.

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    He is one of those actors who stick in my memory. As a kid in the late 70's early 80's I remember Mork and Mindy. I saw all of his movies and videos of his standup. I quite liked it. A man of many talents. Its sad he couldn't see a way to live out the rest of his life because I'm sure he would have made the world more interesting.

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