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Watch: Billy Crystal's Heartfelt Emmy Awards Tribute To Robin Williams

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 26, 2014 9:05 AM
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Billy Crystal Emmys
Last night, the TV world's finest put on their best suits and nicest dresses for the the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. "Breaking Bad" won big, and there was much laughter and celebration, but there was one person whose presence was deeply missed: Robin Williams. The late comedian and actor was incandescent on every stage, and his death continues to be mourned in Hollywood. Last night, Williams received a lovely tribute from a longtime friend.

Listen: Out-Of-Print Criterion Laserdisc Commentary For 'The Fisher King' With Terry Gilliam

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 20, 2014 11:09 AM
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The Fisher King Terry Gilliam Robin Williams
Of the many friendships the late Robin Williams formed over the course of his career, he returned to work with Terry Gilliam frequently. The actor first popped up in "The Adventures Of Baron Munchausen," took a leading role in "The Fisher King," has a cameo in "The Zero Theorem" and a voice part in the upcoming "Absolutely Anything" featuring most of the members of Monty Python (and despite reports to the contrary, Williams did complete his work on the movie before his passing). The director recently reflected on Williams' commitment to his work during production for "The Fisher King."

Read: Statement From Robin Williams' Wife Susan Schneider

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2014 2:25 PM
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Robin Williams World's Greatest Dad
Earlier this week, the world lost comic titan Robin Williams. In the past three days, there has been much media speculation about the events surrounding his death and why he might have taken his own life. Today the actor's wife Susan Schneider has issued a statement regarding her husband.

Watch: 2 Clips From One Of Robin Williams' Final Performances In 'A Merry Friggin' Christmas'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 14, 2014 12:25 PM
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A Merry Friggin' Christmas
Many are still mourning the passing of Robin Williams, an actor who produced a lot of work to remember to him by (we dig into this 10 Best Performances right here). But Williams worked at a relentless pace, and so there are a handful of films he completed yet to be seen. And call it smart (if somewhat opportunistic) marketing or a well timed tribute, but two clips from the upcoming "A Merry Friggin' Christmas" have arrived online.

In Memoriam: Robin Williams’ 10 Best Performances

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • August 12, 2014 12:52 PM
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In Memoriam: 10 Of Robin Williams’ Best Performances
We lost a genius yesterday. As you're surely aware by now, comedian and actor Robin Williams took his own life in California yesterday morning, aged 63, after what only a few seemed to know was a longtime struggle with depression. Williams had been a household name for close to forty years, first as a stand-up, then as a TV star thanks to "Mork & Mindy," then as a big-screen leading man. But he wasn't just a comic. He was also a Julliard-trained actor, and as his career went on, he continued to show new strings on his bow, becoming Oscar-winning character actor.

Remembering Robin Williams: 7-Minute Video Tribute, Moving Marc Maron Podcast, Vintage Interviews & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 12, 2014 10:37 AM
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Robin Williams World's Greatest Dad
Less than 24 hours have passed since the news of Robin Williams' passing rocked the world, and it's still hard to believe the comedian/actor is no longer with us. Remembrances continue to pour in from throughout the globe, and it says something about how far and deeply Williams reached people that even The Roots member Questlove has a pretty remarkable and touching story about his brief encounter with the actor.

R.I.P. Robin Williams (1951-2014)

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 11, 2014 7:24 PM
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Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting
Unexpected, shocking and tremendously sad news arrives this afternoon. Oscar-winning actor Robin Williams has passed away today at the age of 63. Early reports indicate that Williams may have taken his own life.

Watch: First Trailer For ‘Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb’ Takes The Magic Into The Outside World

  • By The Playlist
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  • July 30, 2014 9:03 AM
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
The "Night At The Museum" films have been a terrific cash cow for 20th Century Fox, director Shawn Levy and actor Ben Stiller. Four quadrant in all the right ways, the first surprise hit film grossed $575 million worldwide and the sequel, while not quite as gangbusters still took in $413 million globally. So far, the films have explored the Museum of Natural History and The Smithsonian, but in the third film, ‘Secret Of The Tomb,’ Stiller, Owen Wilson and his growing gang of historical figure friends venture outside.

Tribeca Review: 'Boulevard' Starring Robin Williams, Kathy Baker And Bob Odenkirk

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 23, 2014 1:04 PM
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Robin Williams, Boulevard'
In life, things are taken from you. When you experience loss of a spouse or maybe a pet or even an acquaintance, you struggle to grab onto something solid that makes you whole, just as your world is being chipped away. The opening moments of “Boulevard” find Robin Williams' Nolan tending to his bed-ridden father as the image fades in and out. The effect is not over some life-or-death last minute procedure, but of his debates with the doctor over his father's caffeine intake. Often, what is taken from us occurs in the most mundane of ways.

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Sequel Is In The Works, Robin Williams & Chris Columbus Will Return

  • By Edward Davis
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  • April 17, 2014 9:35 AM
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Mrs. Doubtfire
Wait, didn’t Mrs. Doubtfire die in a fire? True story: I’ve never seen “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the 1993 comedy about a divorced actor so psychotic and unhinged he disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife. And I’d rather take a chainsaw to my scrotum than ever see it, frankly (the painful bits I’ve seen on TV over the years were enough, thank you very much).

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