Tuesday, August 12, 2014
As someone who has suffered from depression and have seen others around me who have suffered, Robin Williams death has hit me hard. I've been hit hard by other celebrity deaths but not like this one. Mr. Williams was a living icon. I grew up with him. I watched Mork and Mindy and eventually and eagerly watched as he started making films. I remember Popeye and The World According to Garp. Of course the classics just started rolling out and sure he could do comedy but then you get moments of compete awe in his performances... John Keating from Dead Poets Society. His role in What Dreams May Come. Patch Adams. Sean McGuire from Good Will Hunting. Flubber. Jumanji. Peter Pan in Hook. The Fisher King. Even the Genie in Aladdin. The lesser movies too (One Hour Photo and Insomnia) just showed his range and talent.
Sometimes the ones that shine so bright are the ones with the most demons.
O captain, my captain.
Rest in Peace.