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HBO debuts Robin Williams documentary trailer

Robin Williams Come Inside My Mind’ explores the stormy life of the comic genius Robin Williams Come Inside My Mind | HBO
Adrian Cunningham | 10 June, 2018, 01:57

Williams died by suicide in 2014.

A look at the life of the late and great comedian, the documentary delves into Robin Williams's private struggles.

Those who did, offer insights into the side of Robin Williams the public didn't get to see, and that is the subject of the new HBO documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind. Perhaps to show where the idea for the documentary's name came from. However, the actor also showcased versatility with critically-acclaimed roles in One Hour Photo and Gus Van Sant's Good Will Hunting, revealing that Williams was far from a one-trick-pony. Almost a minute into the trailer and we see Martin speak about how Williams was really comfortable on stage, but behind the scenes, he was barely holding himself together.

"He was really comfortable on stage".

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"Stand-up is survival, for me that's jazz, that's what I've to do", Williams' voice is heard saying in the trailer.

It's a walkthrough into Williams' life and career narrated largely by the man himself, and his celebrated peers in the comedy circuit, including Billy Crystal, Steve Martin, Eric Idle, David Letterman and his Mork and Mindy co-star Pam Dawber. "Off stage, I just felt he was holding himself together", he says.

Directed by Marina Zenovich, the documentary debuted at this year's Sundance for Zenovich's third time and earned rave reviews from critics, now holding a 100% rating on review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes based on 10 reviews.

Williams' son Zak reflects on his father.