What are some of Robin Williams’ better lines from the movie World’s Greatest Dad?
The 63-year-old actor passed away on Monday, August 11. Preliminary investigation into Williams’ death indicated suicide by asphyxia.
Williams was known to be battling substance abuse for a number of years before quitting both cocaine and alcohol for 20 year.
In 2003, Williams started drinking again, and he talked to the Guardian about his drinking problem while promoting World Greatest Dad.
Williams said: “You know, I was shameful, and you do stuff that causes disgust, and that’s hard to recover from.
“You can say, ‘I forgive you’ and all that stuff, but it’s not the same as recovering from it.
“It’s not coming back.”
In World Greatest Dad, Williams plays Lance Clayton, father to Kyle Clayton.
When Kyle dies from a freak accident, Lance decides writes a suicide note on behalf of his son, which turns into a hit.
Latching on to Kyle’s postmorterm “popularity,” Lance continues being his son’s “ghost writer,” penning a Kyle’s journal.
Despite his increasing fame and popularity, Lance starts feeling uncomfortable with what he is doing, and things eventually come to a head.
World Greatest Dad has a 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, who describes the film as: “risky, deadpan, dark comedy that effectively explores the nature of posthumous cults of celebrity.”
Here are some of Williams’ more memorable lines from the film:
“I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is ending up with people who make you feel all alone.”
“Ernest Hemingway once said all he wanted to do was write one true sentence. He also tried to scratch an itch on the back of his head with a shotgun.”