33 Little-Known Facts About The Life And Career Of Comedy Legend Robin Williams

Becoming a heavy hitter in Hollywood isn’t something just anybody can do. It takes amazing talent, an unmatched drive for success and a healthy dose of luck, as well. Only a very small percentage of people possess the qualities it takes to make it big on the silver screen.

The comedic virtuoso Robin Williams is someone who had all three of these characteristics from the very beginning of his career. If you watch any performance of his, comedic or dramatic, you instantly realize why he was a star. He was a magnetic personality that you just couldn’t take your eyes off of.

You’ll be even more impressed after reading these 33 little known facts about this respected and accomplished actor.

1. You would have a hard time believing this fact based on the roles you’ve seen Robin star in, but when he was a young boy, he claimed he had very few friends because he was so overweight. He started imitating voices to entertain himself as a result.

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2. When Robin was a struggling actor trying to make a living in New York City, he would often perform shows as a mime for extra cash. He would usually act with a partner outside of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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3. The high school that Robin graduated from gave him quite the senior superlative before he graduated. He was actually voted “Least Likely To Succeed” by classmates. Boy, did he prove them wrong!

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