Robin Williams (1951-2014)

It’s safe to say that Robin Williams isn’t far from any of our thoughts today.  I was thinking about his career on the way into work this morning, and the incredible run of films he was in between 1987 and 1997, including Good Morning Vietnam, Dead Poets Society, Hook, Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, the Birdcage, and Good Will Hunting.

Such is the way of showbiz that we, the audience, are constantly paving paradise in our minds.  When actors leave us, we visualize films that we haven’t thought about in years, and we think about what we had for that instant.  And that’s what I’ll remember and think about, not what happened yesterday or why it happened, but the creations of one of the most talented comedians and actors of his generation.

(c) 2014 D.G. McCabe