The "Fresh Off the Boat" author reveals how "Good Will Hunting" inspired his directing debut, "Boogie," and his push for Asian American representation on screen to fight anti-Asian bias. "It's a time to stand up for ourselves, stand up for Asian culture."
Robin Williams made his big screen debut in little-seen 1977 comedy “Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?”Williams made several appearances doing sketches on 1977’s “The Richard Pryor Show”Quirky comedy series “Mork and Mindy” premiered in 1978 and put Williams on the map.Christopher Reeve presented Williams with a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Performer for “Mork and Mindy” in 1979.Robin Williams was received his first Oscar nomination for his role in 1987’s “Good Morning, Vietnam.”O Captain! My captain! Robin Williams captivated a young audience by playing an unorthodox professor in 1989’s “Dead Poets Society.”“Mrs Doubtfire” was released in 1993 and remains one of Williams’ most iconic roles.“There you are, Peter.” Robin Williams played a grown up Peter Pan returning to Neverland in 1991’s “Hook.”Williams memorably voiced the Genie in Disney’s animated classic “Aladdin,” which came out in 1992.Williams went dark and twisted for Mark Romanek‘s 2002 cult favorite thriller “One Hour Photo.”Williams played a wild man returning to civilization as a result of a board game gone very wrong in 1995’s “Jumanji.”Williams celebrating his Oscar win for “Good Will Hunting” in 1998 with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, who also won Oscars for Best ScreenplayWilliams played Teddy Roosevelt in 2006’s “Night at the Museum” and reprised the role in the 2009 sequel. The threequel, “Secret of the Tomb,” is set for release in December.Read original story Remembering Robin Williams: A Life and Career in Pictures (Photos) At TheWrap
On "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert," Matt Damon recalled "Good Will Hunting" and the memories that have now become bittersweet.
Damon and Ben Affleck used to travel from Boston to New York for auditions when they were 16 and 14 years old, respectively, on an airline Trump bought.