George Carlin, Hunter Thomson and Robin Williams...not much to look forward to.And then I found this lovely comment by the man who played Williams' old college roommate so skillfully in Good Will Hunting (one of my all-time favorite movies.) I especially loved his description of Williams' energy as "It was like he had three brains which were constantly revving."
Yup, that about covers it.
Sweden's Skarsgård pays tribute to Robin Williams12 Aug 2014
Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård paid tribute to Robin Williams on Tuesday, recalling the "immensely exciting" experience of working with him in Good Will Hunting.
Actor Robin Williams was found dead in his home in California on Monday evening, apparently having taken his own life after bouts of serious depression. The news shocked Skarsgård when he awoke Tuesday morning, but he didn't want to speculate about the cause.
"People take their own lives for many different reasons, and it's not unusual among comedians that the comedy is a way of keeping the darkness at bay," Skarsgård told the TT news agency. "That may have been the case with him."
The two costarred in the film Good Will Hunting, released in 1997, for which Robin Williams received an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
"It was like he had three brains which were constantly revving," Skarsgård recalled. "He could say absolutely anything. No take with him was like any other, and it was immensely exciting."
Skarsgård said that Williams was a very complicated person, always struggling to keep his demons at bay. more