It’s been over two years since we lost Robin Williams and the world is still mourning. In fact, I don’t think the world will ever stop mourning. The man was amazing on so many different levels. A non-stop ball of energy, Williams was always able to crack an audience up whether he was performing in movies, TV or even on the stage. At the same time however, he could make us cry. He was THAT talented. Despite the fact that some people may consider his death to be old news, I’d like to run through all of the things that made Robin so amazing.
1. In high school he was actually voted the least likely to succeed.
Just goes to show how much a bunch of high school kids know…
2. He completely improvised the opening scene of Aladdin.
The filmmakers merely blindfolded Robin, sat him down at a table that had a bunch of random items on it and got him to explain them in the character of a street merchant.
3. He was the first person to make Christopher Reeves laugh after his tragic accident.
Williams had heard about the Superman actors horse-riding accident and decided to visit the newly paralyzed Reeves. But he didn’t make it an ordinary visit. He dressed up like a Russian doctor and started performing a check up. When he pulled off his mask Reeves laughed hysterically.
4. He started his career as a performer as a mime.
Can you imagine muting this guy?!