With the release of Zoolander 2, Ben Stiller is right in the news again. How well do you know the New Yorker who doesn’t have to look far for a showbiz connection? After all,his mother Anne Meara was an actress while his father Jerry is an actor comedian, and he’s acted alongside his wife Christine Taylor several times. Do you have a favourite film of his? Does his involvement in a film, either in front of the screen or behind it, make you more likely to see them?
This is dreadfully sad to write. I’ve read a lot of wonderful tributes to a man who could do pretty much anything on screen. From as long as I can remember watching films seriously, Robin Williams was always there. Whether he was playing an inspirational professor, a devoted father posing as a British nanny, a rebellious DJ or two very different Presidents of the USA, Williams could bring anybody to life with warmth, energy and compassion. And that’s without saying how funny he was, or how his range even extended to playing sinister and creepy villains. The world will miss both his outrageous acting talent and wonderful nature off it.
Below are 12 different Robin Williams images from different films that capture his incredible ability. I wanted this tribute to be all in one post and Limiting it to six just wasn’t an option. Unlike with the other film quizzes in this set, there are no difficult photographs. It is really more about looking back on a wonderful career.