Illinois Born Actor Played One of the Greatest Movie Dads of All Time
Father's Day is this Sunday so let's take a close look at one of the greatest movie dads of all time.
Yardbarker put together a huge list of The 20 Best Movie Dads of All Time featuring some of the most beloved father performances to date and lo and behold, one of those actors was born in Illinois.
This person was a four-time Academy Award nominee and a one-time winner. He had a much-beloved persona, his voice was instantly recognizable, and was a global superstar.
If you guessed Robin Williams, you'd be right. Born in Chicago, Williams had a historic movie and TV career.
One of Williams' most beloved movies is Mrs. Doubtfire.
Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) loved his kids so much that he was willing to dress in an elaborate drag costume, invent a new persona, and get hired as their nanny just to spend time with them. His stint as 'Mrs. Doubtfire' was, to be realistic, totally creepy and will likely lead to some confusing emotional trauma down the road for at least one of the children (our money’s on the little one), but it also shows an unfathomable level of fatherly dedication.
Overall, Mrs. Doubtfire received generally positive reviews, with Rotten Tomatoes giving the movie a score of 72% fresh on the Tomatometer.
On paper, Mrs. Doubtfire might seem excessively broad or sentimental, but Robin Williams shines so brightly in the title role that the end result is difficult to resist.
If you have never seen Mrs. Doubtfire, do yourself a favor and sit down with your old man and check it out.