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Robin Williams was a lot of things, and prolific was one of them. Despite filming CBS’ The Crazy Ones last year, he still found time to make The Angriest Man in Brooklyn and Night at the Museum 3. He also signed on to do a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel two decades after he played the original iconic role.
Williams starred as President Teddy Roosevelt in the first two Night at the Museum films for director Shawn Levy and Ben Stiller. He came back for the third film, Secrets of the Tomb, which you can see trailers for in theaters this summer. The movie is already complete and will be opening on Dec. 19.
“Onscreen and off, this was a formidable, incredible guy — generous in the best way: with his heart and humor, devoted to making others happy,” Levy said in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “Over his remarkable career, Robin moved us to tears; sometimes from laughter, sometimes from humanity, sometimes both in the same moment, a feat that few performers have equaled.”
Back in April, the Internet fell in love with the idea of a Mrs. Doubtfire sequel, which would re-team Williams with director Chris Columbus. The project had been delayed for years and now it looks like it will not happen.
“To watch Robin work, was a magical and special privilege,” Columbus said in his statement to EW. “His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place. He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of ‘genius.'”
Williams was not shy about working on small indie films and did it quite often. In fact, TheWrap reports that he has two already complete. Phase 4 Films is releasing Merry Friggin’ Christmas on Nov. 7. He also filmed Boulevard with Bob Odenkirk, which was shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.
He also voices a character in the live-action/animation hybrid Absolutely Anything, which opens next year. He was also attached to A Film By Alan Stuart Eisner, an indie project which had yet to start production.
Williams died on Monday from an apparent suicide at age 63.
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