When Robin Williams sadly passed away in 2014, he left behind an incredible legacy in the world of film, TV and comedy that few individuals will be able to match. Williams starred in smash hit movies such as Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin and Jumanji, as well as films which allowed him to flex his considerable acting talents such as Dead Poets Society, Awakenings, One Hour Photo and The Fisher King.
Williams was not only a wonderful actor and comedian; he was also a keen gamer, and made no secret of this fact. He famously named his daughter after the princess from The Legend of Zelda, and would even take part in an advertising campaign for Nintendo years later, in which he and his daughter would play Wii and 3DS titles together.
Zelda Williams has now shared a few memories of her father's gaming pursuits, triggered by a photo of him playing on his Sega CD in 1993.
She also reveals how much of a dedicated player her father was, and that he couldn't wait for games to launch in the US and would purchase Japanese imports instead:
You can watch some of those aforementioned Nintendo commercials below.
One of my favourite actors ever and one of few human beings to ever live that nobody has anything bad to say about. I knew he was into Nintendo games, but never knew how much into gaming he was. Thanks for this guys!
What a great set up! My gaming real estate seems to be shrinking whilst volume of games increases. Hmmm.
I always love how father and daughter bonded over games.
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