Robin Williams Research Paper Outline

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I. Performer and comic Robin Williams was known for his quick paced, improvisational execution style and for his exhibitions in movies like Good Will Hunting, Dead Poets Society, and many more according to II. Today I will be telling you about his early life, early career, his personal demons, and how he became the Robin Williams most of us know today. Body: I. First I’ll start by telling you all a little bit more about his early life and education. a. Robin Williams was born on July 21, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. b. His mother, Laura Mclaurin, was a previous model while his father, Robert Williams, was a senior executive for Ford Motor Company. c. Though born in Chicago, Robin grew up in a small town in Illinois called…show more content…
After high school, Williams studied political science at Claremont Men's College. Then he went to drama at Marin College in California and then Juilliard (which is a very prestigious performing arts school; 6.7% acceptance rate). II. Now I am going to tell you a little bit about how Robin got his big break as an actor according to a. Garry Marshall, creator of the hugely popular TV show “Happy Days” was planning an “out-there” episode where one of the characters in the show would be abducted by aliens. Williams was asked to sit down by Marshall during his interview, but instead he sat on his head and was hired on the spot. b. Playing as a character named "Mork" from the planet Ork, Robin was a sensation to such an extent that another show was made for him – "Mork And Mindy". The show was a hit, winning Williams his first Golden Globe win in 1979. III. Because of Williams’ rise to fame after “Mork and Mindy”, Robin struggled with alcohol and cocaine abuse according to a. 1982 was an almost complete destruction in Williams' close to home life as his fight with liquor and drugs, particularly cocaine, had a damaging impact on his marriage. It wasn't until 1987 and five movies later that Williams at last struck rich with the movie “Great Morning…show more content…
In 1987, Williams’ was nominated for the second time for Academy Award for best main actor in “Dead Poets Society.” b. Disney's “Aladdin” in 1992 was a landmark for Williams as it showed how versatile he could be. He used his voice in his role of the Genie, the majority of which he improvised. c. In 1993 Williams’ starred in the huge international hit movie “Mrs. Doubtfire”, which won him a Golden Globe for his acting. d. 1997 was a great year for Robin. First seeing success with the release of Disney's 'Flubber' - a box office hit. ( e. Yet it was the movie “Good Will Hunting”, where Williams played a psychiatrist, which earned him his first Academy Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. V. Finally, Robin William’s career after “Good Will Hunting” took off and from then on he was acting in every role in a movie he could get. a. In 2007, Williams starred in the romantic comedy “License to Wed” and drama “August Rush”. After those two, he had roles in 'Shrink' and 'World's Greatest Dad' in 2009. ( b. Williams then worked with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson once more in “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”. Despite assorted reviews from critics, the movie was a success.

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