Robin Williams

Robin Williams When The Laughter Stops 1951 2014

Robin Williams When The Laughter Stops 1951 2014

With his twinkling eyes, boundless energy and unrivalled natural wit, Robin Williams was the comedian who brought laughter to a generation.Through roles in cherished films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Aladdin and Hook, he became the genial face of family comedy. His child-like enthusiasm was infectious, sweeping viewers away. Allied to his lightning-quick improvisation and ability to riff lewdly off any cue thrown at him, Robin was that rare thing - a true comic genius who appealed to adults and children equally.He could also play it straight, and empathetic depth came to him naturally. A poignant performance in Good Will Hunting won him an Academy Award whilst his masterfully chilling turn in psychological thriller Insomnia shocked audiences and hinted at a darker side.What truly caught the imagination, though, was his good-heartedness. Warmth radiated from him on-screen, but he was legendary for his off-screen acts of selfless generosity. Where most Hollywood A-listers demand outrageous pampering in their contract riders, he always insisted that the production company hire a full quota of homeless people to help make his movies.But behind the laughter lay a deeply troubled man, and tragedy would follow. At midday, on 11 August 2014, Robin Williams was pronounced dead at his California home. The verdict was suicide. He had battled depression and addiction for many years and was allegedly beset by financial difficulties.Virginia Blackburn's sensitive and thoughtful biography celebrates his genius and warmth, but also attempts to understand what could have driven such a gentle and gifted man to so tragic an end. This is Robin Williams, the life, the laughter, and the deep sorrow of the man who made the world smile.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Emily Herbert
Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
Release : 2014-10-12
Total Pages : 300 Pages
ISBN : 9781784183394


Robin

Robin

From New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff, the definitive biography of Robin Williams – a compelling portrait of one of America’s most beloved and misunderstood entertainers. From his rapid-fire stand-up comedy riffs to his breakout role in Mork & Mindy and his Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams was a singularly innovative and beloved entertainer. He often came across as a man possessed, holding forth on culture and politics while mixing in personal revelations – all with mercurial, tongue-twisting intensity as he inhabited and shed one character after another with lightning speed. But as Dave Itzkoff shows in this revelatory biography, Williams’s comic brilliance masked a deep well of conflicting emotions and self-doubt, which he drew upon in his comedy and in celebrated films like Dead Poets Society; Good Morning, Vietnam; The Fisher King; Aladdin; and Mrs. Doubtfire, where he showcased his limitless gift for improvisation to bring to life a wide range of characters. And in Good Will Hunting he gave an intense and controlled performance that revealed the true range of his talent. Itzkoff also shows how Williams struggled mightily with addiction and depression – topics he discussed openly while performing and during interviews – and with a debilitating condition at the end of his life that affected him in ways his fans never knew. Drawing on more than a hundred original interviews with family, friends, and colleagues, as well as extensive archival research, Robin is a fresh and original look at a man whose work touched so many lives.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Dave Itzkoff
Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
Release : 2018-05-15
Total Pages : 400 Pages
ISBN : 9781627794251


Robin Williams

Robin Williams

A biography written with the benefit of interviews with the actor himself, as well as his co-stars and longtime friends, chronicles his isolated childhood, his rise to fame, and his battle against drug addiction

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Andy Dougan
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Release : 1999-08-22
Total Pages : 266 Pages
ISBN : 1560252138


Robin Williams

Robin Williams

ROBIN WILLIAMS: A Biography of Robin Williams Anyone who has had more than a passing interest in comedy or acting has, at one point or another, been blown away by the genius of Robin Williams. It feels strange to call what he did "genius", but this biography would be very far from the first. The truth is, anyone that worked with him came away with the same feeling--"this guy is different." And so, he was. His life was a charmed one, starting as a standup entertainer on the mean streets of San Francisco in the 70's,to becoming one of the world's premier actors and starring in award-winning films. Even the way in which he got his big break was atypical, taking a bit role in a failing TV show and creating a brand and a future for himself nearly overnight. But, the root of all his genius and fame is his standup career. Williams was a master of the stage and had crowds reeling in delight for decades after he started. His frenetically paced monologues were completely unique and thoroughly entertaining. Williams could switch from character to character with startling ease and always seemed to be one step ahead of the audience's expectations. Still, it is completely impossible to copy him. This biography charts his life story.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ziggy Watson
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2018-04-05
Total Pages : 98 Pages
ISBN : 198074999X


Robin Williams Handmade Design Workshop

Robin Williams Handmade Design Workshop

Over the course of the last several years, the DIY market has exploded spawning magazines, books, movies and fueling the growth of the online, handmade marketplace. In Robin Williams Handmade Design Workshop: Create Handmade Elements for Digital Designs, best-selling author Robin Williams and Carmen Sheldon take designers away from their computers and show them, step-by-step, how to use traditional artist's tools to create handmade elements for their digital artwork. The authors provide a wealth of new ideas to jump-start creativity and get graphic designers thinking in new ways. Each how-to is illustrated with tons of photos to show how to use paints, inks, textures, modeling pastes, and more to create handmade materials that can then be scanned in and used to create one-of-a-kind print projects or web sites. Examples of finished projects and Web sites are featured throughout the book to provide both instruction and inspiration for designers to use in their own projects.

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Genre : Computers
Author : Robin Williams
Publisher : Peachpit Press
Release : 2009-12-09
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 0321679245


Robin Williams

Robin Williams

Robin Williams was a legendary actor and comedian, famous for his stand-up routines and places in countless Hollywood blockbusters. Now, inside the pages of this incredible biography, you'll get an inside look at the life of this much-loved individual. Detailing everything from his early years to the golden days, you'll learn about Robin's most memorable performances, the height of his career, and the classic roles we know and love him for today. With mention of the countless friends he made along with way, like Christopher Reeves and Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams: A Biography and Inside Look at the Life of the Amazingly Talented Comedian gives a detailed and enlightening account of Robin's life. But you'll also get a glimpse into the more tragic side of his story - the divorces and infidelity, his alcohol and drug problems, which led to extensive rehab, and his struggles with mental health and Bipolar Disorder. This, combined with health problems and mounting pressures, led to the sudden and unexpected end which shocked the world. But don't let the sorrowful end drag you down - this book is a celebration of Robin's life and achievements throughout his long career, and a testament to how his work and life helped shape a generation.

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Author : Sean Mitchell
Publisher :
Release : 2019-08-30
Total Pages : 232 Pages
ISBN : 1686337876


The Films Of Robin Williams

The Films Of Robin Williams

From his first appearance as Mork from Ork on the 1970s sitcom Happy Days, Robin Williams was heralded as a singular talent. In the pre–cable television era, he was one of the few performers to successfully transition from TV to film. An Oscar-winning actor and preternaturally quick-witted comedian, Williams became a cultural icon, leaving behind a large and varied body of work when he unexpectedly took his own life in 2014. This collection of new essays brings together a range of perspectives on Williams and his oeuvre, including beloved hits like Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Morning, Vietnam, Good Will Hunting, The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society and Aladdin. Contributors explore his earlier work (Mork and Mindy, The World According to Garp) and his political and satirical films (Moscow on the Hudson, Toys). Williams’s darker, less well-known fare, such as Being Human, One Hour Photo, Final Cut and Boulevard, is also covered. Williams’s artistry has become woven into the fabric of our global media culture.

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Genre : Performing Arts
Author : Johnson Cheu
Publisher : McFarland
Release : 2019-05-28
Total Pages : 242 Pages
ISBN : 9781476635637


People Robin Williams

People Robin Williams

The editors of PEOPLE Magazine present Robin Williams.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : The Editors of PEOPLE
Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
Release : 2019-07-26
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781547851980


Time Remembering Robin Williams

Time Remembering Robin Williams

TIME Magazine presents Remembering Robin Williams.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : The Editors of TIME
Publisher : Time Home Entertainment
Release : 2019-08-02
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781547852024


Robin Williams A Short Unauthorized Biography

Robin Williams A Short Unauthorized Biography

Robin Williams: A Short Unauthorized Biography is a short unauthorized biography produced from electronic resources researched that includes significant events and career milestones. Ideal for fans of Robin Williams and general readers looking for a quick insight about one of today's most intriguing celebrities. This must-read short unauthorized biography chronicles: Who is Robin Williams Things People Have Said about Robin WilliamsRobin Williams is BornGrowing Up with Robin WilliamsRobin Williams Personal RelationshipsThe Rise of Robin WilliamsSignificant Career MilestonesRobin Williams Friends and FoesFun Facts About Robin WilliamsHow The World Sees Robin Williams Robin Williams A Short Unauthorized Biography is one of the latest short unauthorized biographies from Fame Life Bios. Check it out now!

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Fame Life Bios
Publisher : Fame Life Bios
Release : 2022-02-18
Total Pages : 30 Pages
ISBN : 9781634976268