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Acting Taken To Another Level Actor comedian producer Robin Williams was born on July 21 1952 in Chicago Illinois He started with a great deal of success with stand-up comedy during the 1970s including time at Los Angeles Comedy Store in his own showcase After performing on the revival of the Laugh-In series in 1977-78 he went on to landing a guest role on the popular sitcom Happy Days as Mork a lovably odd space alien from the planet Ork Regardless of Williams undeniable success with audiences by way of his television work and stand-up comedy his film career got off to a fairly slower start He made his film debut in the role of a disappointing live action version of Popeye 1980 which didnt make it very big and gave him little fame 1987 however became the year when he was noticed as one of the best actors because of the Oscar nominated performance in Good Morning Vietnam This comedydrama was about a deejay assigned to a radio station for the US Armed Services in Vietnam Even on the set of the movie Williams improvisational skills became famous and he became known for ad-libbing many scenes His ability to entertain people became his trademarks which then lead him to a number of entertaining roles such as Dead Poets Society 1989 Mrs Doubtfire 1993 Jumanji 1995 The Birdcage 1996 Flubber 1997 and Patch Adams 1998 All of these films and many others had his familiar funny antics that us the viewers have grown to love However there comes an instance where an actor is put to the test When theyre asked to perform in a contradictory film from what theyre not accustomed too From the customary humor in Patch Adams to one of his recent films One Hour Photo Williams displays his remarkable skills of an actor by showing us no matter the plot hell provide an outstanding performance In Patch Adams he entertains by
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