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Robin Williams Dead at 63: Possible Suicide

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Robin Williams dead at 63, possible suicide: Oscar winner for 'Good Will Hunting' Robin Williams, Best Supporting Academy Award winner for Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting, was found dead at his northern California home earlier today, August 11, 2014. According to online reports, the cause of death is believed to be suicide via asphyxiation. Williams (born in Chicago on July 21, 1951) was 63. Robin Williams was nominated for three other Academy Awards, all in the Best Actor category: Barry Levinson sleeper hit Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Peter Weir's Dead Poets Society (1989), and Terry Gilliam's The Fisher King (1991), opposite Jeff Bridges. One of his biggest box office hits was Mrs. Doubtfire (1994), in which he spends much of the movie in drag. Sally Field co-starred. Among Robin Williams' other movies are George Roy Hill's The World According to Garp (1982), in which Williams delivered one of his […]


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Robin Williams Dead at 63: Possible Suicide







THE BIG WEDDING Bombs, Tom Cruise OBLIVION to Cross $200m Worldwide: Weekend Box Office

Bebe (Susan Sarandon, left), Father Moinighan (Robin Williams, center) and Don (Robert De Niro, right) in THE BIG WEDDING.  Photo credit: Barry Wetcher

'The Big Wedding' box office: All-star 'family comedy' bombs (image: Susan Sarandon, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams in 'The Big Wedding') Despite an all-star cast that includes Oscar winner Diane Keaton (Annie Hall), Les Misérables' Amanda Seyfried, this year's Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook), Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Dead Man Walking), Oscar winner Robin Williams (Good Will Hunting), Topher Grace, Ben Barnes, and Katherine Heigl, the R-rated, Justin Zackham-directed family comedy The Big Wedding opened with a disastrous $7.5 million at 2,633 North American locations according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. The Lionsgate release averaged a paltry $2,848 per screen. Expect domestic exhibitors to file for divorce in the very near future. Certainly not helping matters was the film's critical reception. The Big Wedding has a dismal 4 percent approval rating and 3.3/10 average among Rotten Tomatoes' top critics. Next to […]


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THE BIG WEDDING Bombs, Tom Cruise OBLIVION to Cross $200m Worldwide: Weekend Box Office







Robert De Niro Movie Tribute: AWAKENINGS, TAXI DRIVER

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Robert De Niro Tribute: De Niro movies at the American Cinematheque in Santa Monica A Robert De Niro Tribute is being held this week at the American Cinematheque's Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. In the next two days, four Robert De Niro movies will be presented as two double bills: Martin Scorsese's Taxi Driver and Mean Streets on Feb. 5, and Penny Marshall's Awakenings and Scorsese's Cape Fear on Feb. 6. Both double-feature programs start at 7:30 p.m. (Image: Mental patient Robert De Niro in Awakenings, with doctor Robin Williams.) De Niro himself was on hand at the Aero on Monday afternoon to chat about David O. Russell's Silver Linings Playbook, a comedy-drama starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, and which earned De Niro his seventh Academy Award nomination. Note: De Niro is not expected to attend either of the two double-feature screenings. Taxi Driver: Mad cabbie turned vigilante hero […]


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