Wednesday, August 13, 2014

RIP ROBIN WILLIAMS (1951-2014) THE GREATEST COMEDIAN EVER! NEW POSTER FOR ABC'S UPCOMING NEW TV SERIES 'FOREVER' WITH IOAN GRUFFUDD AS IMMORTAL DOCTOR

ROBIN WILLIAMS (1951-2014)
WHEN THE LAUGHTER ENDS
Genie, you're free - that was the tweet the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts has posted in honour of Robin Williams who died last night after suffering from depression for years. I must admit I've been on the brink of tears all day long: he was one of the greatest actors of all times, the one who made so many childhoods enriched with his wonderful magic, the one who radiated so much heartwarming and inspiring energy to the world around him. In the world of crude, rude and offensive comedians, he was the gentle light that shone with kindness and love. Which of his roles are your favourite ones? I loved his comedy roles, but I also deeply respected the depth of his dramatic roles (ONE HOUR PHOTO, WHAT DREAMS MAY COME, INSOMNIA). He was the light of our movie lives and I don't know if the world will be the same without him. One of the most beautiful stories I remember about him is how he took care of his long-time friend Christopher Reeve's son (who not only lost his father in 2004 but a year after his mother too) when he was left without parents. 

STILL TO WATCH FROM ROBIN
There are other films that he made that await their premieres: he reprised his role of Teddy Roosevelt in NIGHT IN THE MUSEUM SECRET OF THE TOMB which opens this December. A bit earlier this November you will watch him next to Lauren Graham in MERRY FRIGGIN CHRISTMAS. A sequel for his greatest hit MRS. DOUBTFIRE was also planned.

NEW 'FOREVER' POSTER 
IOAN GRUFFUDD IS IMMORTAL
If only Robin could've lived forever like the main character of ABC's new series FOREVER which starts airing September 22nd. Movie star Ioan Gruffudd will play Doctor Henry Morgan, New York City’s star medical examiner, who has a secret. He doesn't just study the dead to solve criminal cases, he does it to solve the mystery that has eluded him for 200 years—the answer to his own inexplicable immortality.

48 comments:

  1. Such sad news about Robin. The world has lost a bright ray of sunshine.

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    1. and he hasn't even left an heir... someone to shine like him in the comedy world.... Although I do recognise a bit of his deep goodness and radiant warmth in Tom Hiddleston....

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  2. Williams will be missed.
    After watching the trailer I was left with one question...
    What happens to his bodies after he dies, and is resurrected in the river? Maybe I will have to tune in to find out.

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    1. Deeply missed.... forever!
      I've no idea, hope the show will be good and I haven't seen the actor from DEAR, JOHN for decades....

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  3. When I heard I had a hard time processing the news. It took a while to sink in. The Hubby and I spent the evening watching a lot of his old stand up routines.

    My favourite movie of his was The Fisher King. Next, What Dreams May Come. And third Awakenings. Also like The World According to Garp and many others.

    He shall be missed by his fans and grieved terribly by his family.

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    1. It happened during the night here, so I woke up this morning to the news and I spent the whole day today with a lump in my throat :(
      The man who spread so much happiness around him and yet died unhappy :(

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  4. Robin Williams' death is such a shocking and tragic story. It shows once again how the greatest comedic genius is often closely related to unbearable pain.

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    1. the most shocking celebrity death for me ever. And it is so true that the ones who give out the most happiness are often times the saddest people in their own hearts :(

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  5. It is a sad quiet day in the world, we had someone... we lost someone. We will remember the good things, the funny things... the sad things. Today the stage goes empty and the crowd hangs it's head down low... Mr. Williams, Rest in Peace...

    Jeremy [retro]

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    1. wish he ruled the stage at least a bit longer :(

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  6. So sad about Robin W. but I want to remember his work like Mrs. Doubtfire and Bicentennial Man. Forever has me curious but unsure about tuning in.

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    1. He had so many great roles, he gave great performance even in bad films.

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  7. I feel the same as you. Every time I read this I get teary eyed again. He was one of the greats. It's a heavy day.

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    1. I teared up finally while I was writing the post

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  8. I'm still absolutely stunned. And like you, tearful also.

    Nearly twenty-four hours after the news broke, Robin Williams is 'still' trending on twitter. A record. Shows just how much he was loved and respected.

    My heart breaks for his family. Such a loss ...

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    1. all the TV stations here are playing his movies, and over in UK too. Reading his daughter's goodbye to her father was especially heartbreaking....

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    2. Yes, I just read that a couple of hours ago. Heartbreaking.

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  9. It was as if someone I knew personally had died. He had that kind of connection with people. So sad that he couldn't get the help he needed for depression. Such a terrible condition to live with.

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    1. absolutely, everybody loved him, he was always so full of love for others .. and to be so loved by others and yet lonely and sad and in pain....

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  10. So very sad about Robin Williams. I really liked Good Morning Vietnam and Mrs. Doubtfire.

    Forever looks great. Can't wait.

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    1. Our TV here is just airing GOOD MORNING VIETNAM in his honour :(

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  11. Last night we watched Mrs Doubtfire and Aladdin. The man was a genius, and like you said, there is no one to pick up his baton.

    Just so so sad.

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  12. It's truly sad to lose Robin Williams. He had so much to offer. Depression is a terrible thing.

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    1. The most terrible because millions can love you and you can still feel unloved

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  13. Such a manic, genius comedian and actor. So, so sad that his light has gone out.

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    1. it's the saddest celebrity death that I remember in my life....

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    2. No, that would be Elvis.... Oh wait, you're young. Well, in that case you're right. I'm still in denial and I don't even know the man.

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    3. I thought Elvis is still alive?

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  14. One of my favorite actors. Such a sad, sad passing. Allison asked who Robin Williams was today. I told her Genie from Aladdin, which is one of her favorite movies. She was very upset that "genie" had passed. We are currently watching some of our favorite Disney films in preparation of our upcoming trip there this fall. I think it will be hard to get through Aladdin without shedding a tear. He was a brilliant man with such a fabulous comedic wit about him. No one can fill his shoes :(

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    1. and how magnificent he was as Genie, such a simple role which only he could make so brilliant.

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  15. So sad about Robin. Too bad meds couldn't help, but in a newscast last night, the doctor was saying the meds that help with the depression also tend to stifle the creativity.

    Love the sound of Immortal. Hugh Ioan Gruffudd fan, ever since Horatio Hornblower.

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    1. Those meds can be both helpful and dangerous as all other pills... and they do leave you numb....

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  16. Robin Williams was one of my favorites - ever. Not only was he a brilliant stand up comedian but a brilliant actor as well. I will miss him.

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  17. The Academy is coming under fire for that tweet due to the message it may send to depressed people, but the Academy just ripped it off from the 100 or so other people who had posted it. Minutes after the news broke, an actress named Evan Rachel Wood posted it and it was EXACTLY the same as the one the Academy posted an hour later. They didn't retweet Evan Rachel Wood's--just made it look like it was their idea. So now Evan Rachel Wood is no longer being given credit for it, although she was at first:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2014/08/11/robin-williams-evan-rachel-wood-genie-tweet_n_5670277.html

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    1. that quote is so general, and so popular, that I'm entirely sure more than one person could've come up with using it yesterday. I don't think that the Academy reads Evan's twitter profile.

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  18. I love this post ABout Robin Williams Thanks Dezzy!
    An amazing man and a great comedian!
    Amazing movies and lovely memories about him and always make me laugh and sometimes cry!
    xoxox

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    1. glad you liked it, Gloria. We will love Robin forever!

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  19. It stopped me right in my tracks. It's so depressing.

    My favorite movie is Moscow on the Hudson.

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    1. I especially loved how he tackled ONE HOUR PHOTO role, I will always remember the end of the movie and his expression and voice in it. I truly loved him with all my heart... there aren't many actors out there like him.

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