Robin William has been recognised as the greatest comedy actor of all time in a Ranker poll and it’s hard to argue he doesn’t deserve it.
During his career he played a number of entertaining personas including the lead in Mrs. Doubtfire , and other childrens’ classics such as Flubber , Jumanji and Hook .
The actor croaked tragically at the age of 63, after he committed suicide at his house in California, following a struggle with severe hollow and Lewy body dementia.
One of his greatest behaving concerts came in the 1993 cinema Mrs. Doubtfire .
Speaking in an interview with Whoopi Goldberg on SiriusXM before his death, he said that while building up all the elements of the character, he went through a few tones before landing on the gently expressed Scottish tone which admitted the housekeeper and nanny to say aim thoughts, but still sound harmless.
He then goes on to say that once, while garmented as Mrs D in San Francisco, he popped into a sex shop and asked for some reasonably specific items.
He said:” I moved into the browse and asked for a redouble honcho dildo. I was extending’ that one right there, the largest; do you have anything without veins ?’
” I could see this guy behind the counter extending’ woah, this female ‘,[ and I said]’ lube, I requirement a sweet-scented lube, a sweet-scented lube would be nice too’.
” Finally the guy realised it was me and said’ get out of here Robin you asshole !’. But I got the lube, which was lovely .”
But he wasn’t just a comedy actor. In fact, often considered his finest hour, is a scene in Good Will Hunting where he and Matt Damon sit on a park bench. Robin William gives a monologue, addressing previous comments Matt Damon’s character had made to him.