Years ago I learned a very cool thing about Robin Williams, and I couldn’t watch a movie of his afterward without thinking of it. I never actually booked Robin Williams for an event, but I came close enough that his office sent over his rider. For those outside of the entertainment industry, a rider lists out an artist’s specific personal and technical needs for hosting them for an event, anything from bottled water and their green room to sound and lighting requirements. You can learn a lot about a person from their rider. This is where rocks bands list their requirement for green M&Ms (which is actually a surprisingly smart thing to do). This is also where a famous environmentalist requires a large gas-guzzling private jet to fly to the event city, but then requires an electric or hybrid car to take said environmentalist to the event venue when in view of the public.
When I got Robin Williams’ rider, I was very surprised by what I found. He actually had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work. I never watched a Robin Williams movie the same way after that. I’m sure that on his own time and with his own money, he was working with these people in need, but he’d also decided to use his clout as an entertainer to make sure that production companies and event planners also learned the value of giving people a chance to work their way back. I wonder how many production companies continued the practice into their next non-Robin Williams project, as well as how many people got a chance at a job and the pride of earning an income, even temporarily, from his actions. He was a great multiplier of his impact. Let’s hope that impact lives on without him. Thanks, Robin Williams- not just for laughs, but also for a cool example.

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tayelchapo:

this why they killed him

Don’t know much about JFK so I don’t have an opinion of him as a person, but this is relevant.

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i think about this a lot

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art

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Bought a new skirt today, you like ??

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Bought a new skirt today, you like ??

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SHE KNOWS WHAT SHE’S DOING. by JEROME JARRE

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Suite like of zack and Cody was just amazing

I miss it

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DOG ‘CRIES’ AT GRAVE: WILEY CRYING OVER GRANDMA
Dogs are simply the best.
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Awwwwww babyyyy :(

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DOG ‘CRIES’ AT GRAVE: WILEY CRYING OVER GRANDMA

Dogs are simply the best.

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Awwwwww babyyyy :(

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"My best day had to be the day after I wrapped Guardians of the Galaxy. I was very homesick and coming home to my wife, and my home, and to my son, who was at the time 13 months old. My wife told me there’s a chance he won’t recognize you—but that’s okay that happens all the time. He doesn’t know, he might be a little shy…"

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aw pup

honey no

Bless you fluffy baby

wheatleyhastings:

reversecentaur:

plantkitten:

aw pup

honey no

Bless you fluffy baby

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