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Robin Williams’ friend reveals
actor resented having to do
new Mrs Doubtfire

Telegraph (UK), by Josie Ensor

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Posted By:mitzi, 8/13/2014 12:25:33 PM

Robin Williams resented having to do a second Mrs Doubtfire film but felt compelled in order to keep money coming in, a close friend of the actor has told the Telegraph. Williams, who had been working on four projects when he was believed to have taken his own life this week, was said to have been dreading making more films as they "brought out his demons". He had committed to starring in sequels to the hugely successful Mrs Doubtfire and Night in the Museum, as well as comedy Merry Friggin’ Christmas, and the drama Boulevard. But according to his neighbour

I was never a Robin Williams fan, didn´t see his movies - so I have no opinion of his work.

Why do people put themselves in a position where they believe there´s no alternative but to sell their soul to the devil. Nothing good comes from it ... as we see here.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/13/2014 12:31:30 PM     (No. 9964449)

Could we PLEASE let him rest in peace?
Give his family some respect. ENOUGH.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: voxpopuli, 8/13/2014 1:04:15 PM     (No. 9964502)

"Merry Friggin’ Christmas"..
sounds really funny..
to a commie or a muslim..
how will it ever be a hit without him..

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 8/13/2014 1:05:21 PM     (No. 9964505)

Sounds like he was tired of being the ´funny man´ when the work became drudgery. It´s unfortunate he couldn´t see another way out of the difficulties that plagued him.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 8/13/2014 1:09:19 PM     (No. 9964510)

Actions have consequences - a wife and two ex-wives, plus three children are expensive to maintain.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/13/2014 1:09:57 PM     (No. 9964512)

By becoming a big star, you give up your privacy in both life and death in exchange for the fame and fortune that comes with being a big star.

When you commit suicide on top of all that, you can´t expect people not to talk about you. You can´t have it both ways.

The only person who disrespected Robin Williams´ family was Robin, by leaving them with the mess he created when he killed himself.

While I didn´t agree with his politics, I had a lot of respect for his talent, and the good things he did for the USO and children with cancer.

But he clearly had a lot of personal demons, and to think people aren´t going to talk about those demons is ridiculous.

In reality, it may very well do a lot more good that we are talking about his demons. It may make some people get the help they need to not follow in his footsteps. You have to hope that some good comes out of the worst things...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/13/2014 1:15:52 PM     (No. 9964523)

Agree, #5; Robin made many trips to visit and entertain troops in the desert, big kudos for that.

As noted, the ex-wives can drain one´s bank account, but there is no reason you can´t live in a house that a tad UNDER $30 million.

But again, kudos to Robin for setting up the trusts for his kids so they would have something to live on, regardless of his lack of money.

RIP Robin; you made a lot of people laugh a lot, including me. Please say hello to Jonathan Winters, Richard Pryor, George Carlin and Rodney Dangerfield for me. Can´t wait to get to Heaven and see that lineup.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 8/13/2014 1:17:03 PM     (No. 9964526)

This guy was a true working actor unlike some fading stars that can´t get work anymore, I´m sure he felt fortunate. In acting he was loved and absolutely revered by the A listers as he had become, I´m sure he could´ve reached out to any of them, yet he was humble. It´s a strange thing with clinical depression and addiction. So linking his suicide to simply movie roles or financial burdens seems irresponsible of the media.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 8/13/2014 1:27:09 PM     (No. 9964545)

I´m pretty certain the Tiburon house isn´t worth 30M - that´s probably the asking price for the Napa ranch. Truth be told, the Napa property likely isn´t actually worth 30M - the RE axiom that a property is only worth what someone is willing to pay probably supports the fact that the ranch has been on the market for some time...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: vigilant, 8/13/2014 1:40:20 PM     (No. 9964584)

The constant refrain that he had to take parts that he hated really boils me.

Who doesn´t wake up to a job that sometimes requires doing, not because you wish to do it, but because one has to make a living. Please stop making that an excuse for suicide or we will all vanish.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Subal, 8/13/2014 1:43:31 PM     (No. 9964589)

Wonder what the two ex´s will do for income?
Maybe, they will have to go to work!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/13/2014 1:52:03 PM     (No. 9964606)

Moral of the story? Don´t marry every woman you go out with....

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Reply 12 - Posted by: varkdriver, 8/13/2014 2:02:12 PM     (No. 9964626)

#11, also, don´t go banging the nanny and then jettison the wife to marry the nanny. Eerily like his role in "The World According To Garp".

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Jakester2344, 8/13/2014 2:10:39 PM     (No. 9964639)

Every month I receive a newsletter detailing all the cruelty and persecution suffered by fellow Christians in every part of the globe. Whether by governments or terrorist groups and yet they praise our Lord and Savior. Contrast that suffering with starring in Doubtfire 2. I would be characterized in the harshest terms if I said what I thought of that.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: mossley, 8/13/2014 3:19:48 PM     (No. 9964722)

As for resentment, it´s understandable. He was one of the top actors for decades. He made and blew - no pun intended - a sizable fortune. At his stage in life, he shouldn´t have had to take crappy roles for money, but he made bad decisions that caught up to him in the end.

Williams´ joking about alimony shows his avoidance of the real issues: His own behavior. His exes didn´t leave him just for spite. He cheated and had an out-of-control addiction. Coke isn´t cheap, either.

He had depression and was bipolar and didn´t have the greatest self-control. I think it´s safe to say his ending wasn´t going to be good, no matter how it came about.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 8/13/2014 3:54:47 PM     (No. 9964761)

Okay, I am now sick and tired of all this hoopla over one of the nations most frivolous leftists. Could we please get back to life.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/13/2014 4:18:52 PM     (No. 9964777)

For those of you upset about the continued discussion about the poor man´s tragic end, personal life, etc.? Please let´s remember who is fueling and feeding the media frenzy with daily details? HOLLYWOOD! Yes, the people who supposedly cared about and loved d their colleague are now busy looking forward to huge pay days off increased sales of ALL things Robin Williams. This is why the gossip is not going to subside. It is to the industry´s best interests to keep it going. Note a headline yesterday that demand for his DVD movies skyrocketed.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Immanuel Goldstein, 8/13/2014 4:40:08 PM     (No. 9964799)

Pardon me if I am dry eyed on this. I never liked Robin Williams. Didn´t like his comedic style, and found his incessant mugging for the camera irritating. That said, he may have been the nicest of guys, and entertained the troops, and all that. But to me, he was just another dissolute Hollywood type who couldn´t handle life. Mark him down. Like Phillip Seymore Hoffman. Beloved, respected as possibly the greatest actor of his generation. Rich, famous for all the right reasons; nice family, kids, life partner. What could heroin possibly give him that he couldn´t get anywhere else? Like Michael Jackson. Drunks, druggies, degenerates, the lot of them. At the end of the day, who really cares?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Distorted, 8/13/2014 5:40:32 PM     (No. 9964848)

A question a bit off the subject perhaps: if part of his financial issues were over alimony requirements for exes, do future royalty payments continue to go to those old obligations or do those obligations die with him? Crass, I know, but still curious.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: controlfreak, 8/13/2014 7:15:55 PM     (No. 9964948)

Well, a lot of us have to go to a job every day to help make ends meet, and I doubt that many of us are paid as well as Robin Williams is for a few months of work. Go do your job like the rest of us do and shut up about it. Not worth killing yourself over.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/14/2014 12:10:26 AM     (No. 9965206)

Wait a minute. A man took his life and his family mourns. Can´t we let them bury him in peace ?

Raise your hand if you confess to be a religious person.

Still think he was taking antidepressants that backfired and made him more depressed.
It happens.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Hammock, 8/14/2014 12:16:29 AM     (No. 9965209)

Clinical depression isn´t a joke. The friend is talking about what the deceased said to him man to man. The friend is attempting to make sense of it all. Sounds like Williams was manic as well as depressive. When the cycle turns, the things one committed to while up become devastating when down. Rehab really wasn´t enough, he should have signed himself in to a high class mental hospital. Unfortunately, judgment is the first thing to go.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 8/14/2014 12:32:47 AM     (No. 9965217)

#20, your comment about antidepressants reminded me of a conversation I had recently with someone who is taking therapy and being treated for a back problem. Possible side-effects of one of the medicines (can´t recall the name of it) is depression with suicidal thoughts. There is a warning to tell your doctor immediately if you begin to notice these side-effects.

As you said, "it happens". Medicines affect individuals differently.

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