Robin Williams Wants The Chance To Play Albert Einstein Or Teddy Roosevelt
Remember that movie from the mid-90s called I.Q.? One of the last movies of Walter Matthau's career, the Oscar winning actor portrayed Albert Einstein in a romantic comedy with Tim Robbins and Meg Ryan. It was a silly little film and critics didn't go nuts over it, but it was an interesting feature film version of the most famous theoretical physicist of all time. You know what would be even weirder, though? If you had Robin Williams star in a movie about Einstein. Laugh all you want, it's something that the comedian wants to do.
Bang Showbiz (via Digital Spy) recently spoke with Williams, and during the interview the actor expressed his interest in playing both the inventor of the theory of general relativity as well as our 26th president. "At some point I would love to play Einstein," Willaims said. "I would love to play him at some place, some how. Or Teddy Roosevelt because he's so fascinating, a really interesting guy. He shot every animal he saw!" What's interesting is that Williams has already technically portrayed Roosevelt in a film...two in fact. The comedian played the trust buster in both Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian. One can presume that Williams hopes to play the role in a more authentic movie.
Whether or not Williams is the guy to play him, I think we are overdue for a biopic about Teddy Roosevelt. Between his time leading the Rough Riders in Cuba to the fact that he kept both a bear and a lion at the White House while he was president, Roosevelt established himself as a total badass and would be an amazing subject for any eager filmmaker. Oh, and Williams wouldn't be a terrible choice, either.
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