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ROBIN WILLIAMS (Teddy Roosevelt) is an Academy Award-winning actor and a multiple Grammy®-winning performer unparalleled in the scope of his imagination – and continues to add to his repertoire of indelible characters. Williams also stars this fall in Barry Levinson's Man of the Year and plays the lead role opposite Toni Collette in Patrick Stettner's The Night Listener based on the Armistead Maupin novel. He also re-teamed with director Barry Sonnenfeld in the comedy, R.V. and stars in August Rush with Jonathan Rhys-Meyers and Freddie Highmore.

In 1997, Williams received the Academy Award® and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting. The Academy previously nominated Williams for The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society and Good Morning Vietnam. Williams garnered a special honor from the National Board of Review for his performance opposite Robert DeNiro in Awakenings. In 2004, Williams received the prestigious Career Achievement Award from the Chicago International Film festival and, in 2005, the HFPA honored him with the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.

Robin Williams first captured the attention of the world as Mork from Ork on the hit series "Mork & Mindy.” Born in Chicago and raised in Michigan and California, he trained at New York's Julliard School under John Houseman. Williams made his film debut as the title character in Robert Altman's Popeye. His early motion picture credits include Paul Mazursky's Moscow on the Hudson and The World According to Garp, George Roy Hill's adaptation of John Irving's acclaimed novel.

Williams' filmography includes a number of blockbusters. In 1991, Williams assumed the dual roles of Peter Pan/Peter Banning in Steven Spielberg's Hook. In 1993, he starred in Chris Columbus' Mrs. Doubtfire for Mike Nichols. Williams portrayed 'Armand Goldman' in The Birdcage, for which the cast won a SAG ensemble award. In 1996, both The Birdcage and Jumanji reached the $100 million mark in the USA in the same week. Next, he starred in Disney's Flubber, and played a medical student who treats patients with humor in Patch Adams.

In a departure from the usual comedic and family fare he is best known for, Williams collaborated with two accomplished young directors on dramatic thrillers. For Christopher Nolan, he starred opposite Al Pacino as reclusive novelist ‘Walter Finch,' the primary suspect in the murder of a teenaged girl in a small Alaskan town, in Insomnia. In Mark Romanek's One Hour Photo, Williams played a photo lab employee who becomes obsessed with a young suburban family.

Using only his voice, Williams created one of the most vivid characters in recent memory - the 'Blue Genie of the Lamp' in Aladdin. The performance redefined how animations were voiced. Audio versions of his one-man shows and the children's record "Pecos Bill," have won him five Grammy Awards. Most recently Williams lent his vocal talents to the blockbuster animated feature Robots.

Williams' stage credits include a landmark production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" directed by Mike Nichols and co-starring Steve Martin and, most recently, a short run in San Francisco of "The Exonerated," which tells the true stories of six innocent survivors of death row.

Williams, who began his career as a stand-up comedian, is well known for monologues in which he makes free associative leaps punctuated by one liners about subjects as varied as politics, history, religion, ethnic strife and sex. Williams did just that when he toured in a critically acclaimed indefatigable one-man show that visited thirty-six cities. The final performance was filmed by HBO and broadcast live from New York on July 14, 2002.

Offstage, Williams takes great joy in supporting causes too numerous to


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