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Jeff Bridges Remembers Robin Williams & ‘The Fisher King’

Actor Shares Memories of Williams at The Giver Press Conference in NYC

Aug 12, 2014 Jeff Bridges
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Before this morning’s press conference for The Giver began at New York City’s JW Marriot Essex House, actor Jeff Bridges took a moment to “acknowledge the fullness of life,” and shared a few memories of his dear friend, the late Robin Williams. Bridges and Williams starred together in Terry Gilliam’s 1991 film, The Fisher King.

Bridges began by recounting a story which happened to him last night en route to the Central Park Boathouse, which hosted the afterparty The Giver’s NYC premiere.

“I was sitting there with my wife trying to gather myself, and I look out the window and I see – is that Robin? Is that his ghost? No, it’s Radioman!” Bridges said, referring to a famous homeless man who resembles Williams’ Fisher King character. “It brought back all these wonderful feelings of what an amazing time [Robin and I] had together in New York, shooting The Fisher King. I got out of the car and embraced Radioman, and looked in his face. I remember when we were shooting The Fisher King, Radioman—he knows where all the movies are shot, I don’t know how he magically does that—I remember us seeing Radioman, and we could not believe that Robin’s character was there with us, in reality. There he was!”

“[This morning] I looked out my window to Central Park,” Bridges continued. “I remembered the last scene of me and Robin out there at 4 o’clock in the morning, nude. Naked! And Robin was just wild and free … He was rubbing his butt on the grass and he says, ‘Do you know why dogs do this? Because they can!’ He was so wild! I just had to share that with you … how much I miss him, as I’m sure you guys do, too. What a gift he was, to all of us.”


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