Robin Williams was a hero to me on so many levels. When I was a child, he was my earliest comedic role model. When I was a teenager, he was the dramatic conduit for my performing aspirations. And in my early adulthood, he was my model for the man I wanted to be--an adult with the heart of a child. In the movie "Popeye", Robin not only played my cartoon hero to perfection, but his rendition informed the way I saw the character in all other media. In the best possible way, Robin Williams was, is, and will always be Popeye to me. And there can be no better icon for the man and his place in my heart than that.
Spread the Word
'Cause he always ate spinach...
Barrie once said "To die would be the greatest adventure of all." To all of you, I say the greatest adventure is to live.
(climbs off soap box and toddles off to build a new friend)
One of a kind.
Great tribute, Jay.
He was an amazing actor. And so tortured. I hope he finally has the peace he so craved.
I too yam a Popeye fan ... I got that movie on DVD and have enjoyed it many a day when I needed a good laugh. Mr. Williams will be so badly missed.
Very cool pic!
I loved that movie;
Van Pelt "Aren't you scared sonny-jim?"
Alan (Robin) "I'm terrified but my father always told me to face what you're afraid of"
Alan: jum ji
Van pelt: what?
Farewell, Mr. Williams. Ain't never had a friend like you
I think the filmmakers lucked out when they got Williams to take over. He was the heart and soul of that movie, and I don't think Hoffman would have captured the cartoony qualities of the character half as well.