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Roles You May Not Know Robin Williams Played

Alas Robin Williams, aged 63, was found dead in his California home just before noon on Monday. And while the world comes to terms with the reality that we won’t get to see this peculiarly enjoyable actor, here are some of the roles and words you may not have known came from him.

Film Roles

Napoleon Cross in “Everyone’s Hero ” Not often did Williams play the villain in his film roles, but in this animation he was Napoleon Cross; the Chicago Cubs owner vainly desperate to defeat the New York Yankees in the World Series.

No, he’s not in the credits.

The Priest in “Noel” Williams played the role of a mysterious fellow who became friends with Rose (Susan Sarandon) and reminds her no one is ever truly alone. Penelope Cruz and the late Paul Walker were other casts in the film.

 

Quotes

“Okra is te closest thing to nylon I’ve ever eaten. It’s like they bred cotton with green bean.”

“You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.”

“Jonathan Winters was my mentor. I told him that and he said, “Please, I prefer idol.””

Trivia

  • He was a very overweight child. As a result, nobody would play with him. He started talking in different voices to entertain himself.
  • Williams sat on his head when he auditioned for the role of Mork from Ork in the 1974 film Happy Days

Finally, from “Jumanji” to “Robots” via a glimpse of “Bicentennial Man”, what were your favourite and, perhaps, worst movie roles you saw of him?

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