Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, and Dustin Hoffman did not take salaries for the movie 'Hook'. Instead, they split 40% of TriStar Pictures' gross revenues. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoo…
When Audrey Geisel, the widow of Doctor Seuss, was selling the rights to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, she made sure that "any actor submitted for the Grinch must be of comparable stature to Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman." wikipedia.org/wiki/How_th…
While Sharon was giving up, sick in bed with cancer, Ozzy asked Robin Williams to visit her. He hopped in her sick bed randomly and apparently her family went from crying to peeing themselves laughing in a second. She loved it and went from giving up to chemo the next day. pagesix.com/2018/03/06/sh…
In order to convince Robin Williams to play the Genie in Aladdin (1992), Disney hired an animator to draw and lip-sync the Genie performing Williams’ own stand-up comedy. Williams was so impressed that he signed on immediately. latimes.com/entertainment…
Dr Frederic Wertham said in his book "Seduction of the Innocent" and the Senate hearing in 1954 that the comic book industry was worse to kids than Hitler, Batman & Robin were homosexuals and Wonder Woman was a lesbian. This caused an outcry that led to the creation of the Comics Code Authority. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
If Batman & Robin was more successful, a sequel was already planned. Batman Unchained, would have Clooney and O'Donnell reprising their roles, with Scarecrow and Harley Quinn as the main villains, and cameos from past villains appearing as hallucinations due to Scarecrow's fear gas. cbr.com/batman-unchained-…
During the filming of Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) Robin Williams improvised so much that there were PG, PG-13, R, and NC-17 edits of the film nydailynews.com/entertain…
In the 60s Batman series, following a complaint by the National Safety Council, seatbelts were introduced in the Batmobile which Batman and Robin would 'buckle up' to set a good example. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat…
During the making of Errol Flynn's The Adventures of Robin Hood, stuntmen were shot with actual arrows by a professional archer. They were paid $150 per arrow. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1953, the Indiana Textbook Commission wanted to ban Robin Hood from schools for promoting communism. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Robin Williams was interested for the role of Hagrid (Harry Potter) but was rejected due to the "all-British and Irish cast" policy en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rub…
Today I learned about Gamaliel Ratsey, an educated highway robber from Lincolnshire who became infamous for his eccentric behaviour as well as his crimes. Stories of him giving money to penniless people he met made him a kind of Robin Hood figure. He was hanged in 1605. gesteofrobinhood.com/2020…
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves has a directors cut where all 12 additional minutes are Alan Rickman's character being extra weird and it changes the tone of the movie. filmstories.co.uk/feature…
Suicides increased by 10% in the months after the death of Robin Williams publichealth.columbia.edu…
In 1970 playwright Lionel Bart signed away the rights to his musical masterpiece Oliver! for a pittance to fund his real passion project; a musical spoof of the Robin Hood legend entitled Twang!! It eventually became one of the costliest flops in West End history. independent.co.uk/arts-en…
Readers voted via telephone calls whether to kill or save Robin for the Batman: A Death in the Family Comic (#428 issue). Approximately 10,614 calls were received. Of those, 5271 backed Robin while 5343 voted to kill him. mentalfloss.com/article/5…
The Reliant Robin Jeremy Clarkson drove on Top Gear had the differential modified to make it roll over more easily. Another Robin was used as a rocket on the show and was the largest non-commercial rocket launch in European history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel…
Marlon Wayans was cast as Robin in Batman Returns. Producers decided that, with The Penguin and Catwoman, the movie was too crowded and decided to cut out Robin. Despite not getting to actually play the role, Wayans was still paid $100,000 and receives royalty checks up to this very day. batman-news.com/2018/03/0…
The song 'Tears of A Clown' by Iron Maiden was inspired by the depression and tragic death of comedian and actor Robin Williams. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
During WW1, a Canadian soldier brought his pet bear to Britain. He named the bear Winnie after his home town Winnipeg an later donated the bear to the London Zoo where a boy named Christopher Robin liked it so much it inspired his father to write about it, thus Winnie the Pooh. s.telegraph.co.uk/graphic…
Mike Myers thought up the Austin Powers character while driving home one day. His radio was playing Burt Bacharach’s β€œThe Look of Love”, and he was with his then-wife Robin Ruzan. Myers asked her if he was β€œmaking her horny”. She told him to stop it and write his new character down. mentalfloss.com/article/6…
"The Hampster Dance" song (1998) is just a sped up version of the song "Whistle Stop" from the animated Disney movie Robin Hood (1973). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham…
The Sheriff of Nottingham from the Disney version of Robin Hood was supposed to be a goat, but was changed to a wolf because the director wanted to stick to traditional animal stereotypes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She…
Robin Williams' widow wrote an appraisal of his disease in the journal Neurology n.neurology.org/content/8…
Robin Williams protested 'It's my voice! You can't stop me.' against Disney when they tried to prevent him from voice acting in Ferngully: The Last Rainforest cinemablend.com/news/1651…
American Robins and Waxwings will display intoxicated behavior after consuming certain species of fermented plants. audubon.org/news/spring-a…
Robin Hood being of noble birth and loyal to Richard Lionheart are relatively recent additions to the mythos, and in his earliest stories he was very devoted to the Virgin Mary while also being very anti-clerical. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
I learned the British aircraft carrier HMS Victorious was loaned to the US Navy as the USS Robin after the battle of Santa Cruz where the USS Hornet was lost and Enterprise badly damaged, leaving the U.S. with the obsolete USS Saratoga as the only operational fleet carrier in the pacific. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS…
Wildly successful country singer Marty Robins of β€œEl Paso” fame also had a moderately successful 13 year side-career as a self funded NASCAR driver espn.com/racing/nascar/st…
Prior to allying with the Soviet Union, Fidel Castro was a political celebrity in the US, celebrated as a liberator and modern day Robin Hood. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Christoper Robin, the kid wich teddy bear inspired the Winnie the Pooh stories, was credited with killing 28 Wehrmacht soldiers in the Battle of the Bulge. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chr…
Robin Williams was rejected for the part of Hagrid in the Harry Potter franchise due to a rule that the actors had to be British. theguardian.com/film/2017…
Today I learned of Gilberto Baschiera, an Italian banker considered a modern-day Robin Hood. Over the course of 7 years, he secretly diverted 1 million euros to poorer clients from the wealthy ones so they could qualify for loans. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Today I learned about Gilberto Baschiera, an Italian banker heralded a as modern-day Robin Hood. Over a period of 7 years, he secretly diverted 1 million euros from wealthy clients to poorer clients so they could qualify for loans. He did not profit from the scheme and avoided jail in 2018 after a plea bargain. bbc.com/news/world-europe…
Today I learned about Ishikawa Goemon, a Japanese ninja who was a Robin Hood-like figure and was sentenced to death by being boiled alive along with his infant son. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ish…
When Robin Williams appeared on 'Inside the Actors Studio' in 2001, an audience member developed a hernia from laughing too hard, and had to be taken away in an ambulance people.com/celebrity/robi…
A photographer took pictures of a street mime in Central Park in 1974..and 35 years later discovered it was Robin Williams before he was famous petapixel.com/2014/08/14/…
Richard Pryor hosted his own kids show on network television that drew comparisons to sesame street. An episode titled "Sex Education" featured Robin Williams as a guest. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pry…
Robin Hood was called to be removed from Indiana textbooks for being communist history.com/this-day-in-h…
Robin Williams wanted to play Hagrid in the Harry Potter movies, but there was a British only rule movieweb.com/harry-potter…
Rapper Coolio's cameo in Batman & Robin was an Easter Egg setting up a fifth movie in the series. Coolio is uncredited as playing Dr. Jonathan Crane aka The Scarcrow who would've been the main villain in Batman Unchained. hollywoodreporter.com/hea…
Robin Williams wanted to play Hagrid in the Harry Potter films, but was turned down because J.K. Rowling and director Chris Columbus only wanted British and Irish actors. huffingtonpost.com.au/201…
Today I learned about an Indian art called Shatavadhana, where a person has to remember and answer questions on a stage from 100 people simultaneously while dealing with distractions in a round robin manner. The tasks vary from making up a poem spontaneously to keeping a count of a bell ringing at random. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ava…
The girl who played Robin Williams' teenage daughter in Mrs. Doubtfire was kicked out of school for missing too many classes during filming. Robin Williams then wrote a letter to the principal 'respectfully requesting' he reconsider. She didn't get back in, but the school did frame the letter independent.co.uk/news/pe…
When Robin Thicke was 11, he was being babysat by Wayne Gretzky while his father was on vacation. During that time, Gretzky learned he had been traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the LA Kings and abruptly had to leave, leaving Robin Thicke home alone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
During World War I, a Canadian soldier made a black bear his pet and named her Winnipeg. β€œWinnie” was later a resident of the London Zoological Gardens where she was an adored attraction, especially to a boy named Christopher Robin. The boy even named his teddy bear after her. wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnip…
Robin Williams as Mork from Ork appeared in just one episode of Happy Days before getting his own show. eonline.com/news/568740/h…
Robin Williams, who was a big fan of the Ninja Turtles, provided Judith Hoag (who plays April O'Neil) with information regarding her character through his comic book collection. tulsaworld.com/news/local…
The name β€œRobin Hood” was a common alias for criminals in Medieval England. It was first used as an alias in 1262. This suggests that either an early version of the Robin Hood legend was well established, or that the Robin Hood legend developed from the alias itself. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…

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