The Great Robin Williams passed away five years ago this past weekend, and it sucks that we are drifting further and further away from his brilliance.
Aside from being one of the funniest people in the history of show business, Williams was also one of the kindest. Last week, a story circulated about Williams going above and beyond to comfort his friend and former Juilliard roommate, Christopher Reeve, back in 1995 after Reeve suffered a horse-riding accident that left him paralyzed from his neck down. Reeve would later reveal in his autobiography that he was on the verge of suicide before Robin’s visit gave him hope.
If you aren’t crying now, there’s more.
Deleted scenes from the 1993 hit Mrs. Doubtfire are making the rounds to honor the five year anniversary of Williams’ passing.
The scenes below were ultimately cut out of the film because director Chris Columbus deemed them to be too “heartbreaking” for audiences.
The first clip depicts a scene following Williams arriving late to his oldest daughter, Lydia’s, spelling bee competition. Lydia becomes distracted while her parents are audibly bickering in the crowd, resulting in a father-daughter confrontation that demonstrates Williams’ transcendent talent as a dramatic actor.
The second scene, which was also omitted due to the somberness it would cast on the film, comes in the wake of Sally Fields finding out Williams is Mrs. Doubtfire. Their children are within earshot of their bitter confrontation. This may take you by surprise, but Williams is incredible in it.
Rest In Peace to a Legend.