Goof-headed genie with an affinity for music. Fast-talking alien looking for love. Melancholic psychiatrist doing his best. Robin Williams’ range as an actor is its own ecosystem – a career filled with unique, interconnected roles from which life seems to spontaneously spring.
Yet looking through Williams’ personal notes and annotated scripts reveals a deeply motivated, concentrated individual. These notes are included in Dave Itzkoff’s newest book “Robin” as part of a comprehensive look at the actor/comedian’s life. Itzkoff interviewed hundreds of Williams’ close friends and family members, conversations that provide a wide portrait of the man’s life from childhood to tragic death.
Larry sits down with Itzkoff to discuss his book and reflect on the life and career of Robin Williams.