As the Genie in Aladdin, Robin Williams Received Only $75,000 Instead of $8 Million in Compensation

Robin Williams received a meager $75,000 (about £63,200) for his enduring performance as the Genie in the 1992 Disney blockbuster Aladdin.

One of the greatest comedians

American actor and comedian Robin McLaurin Williams is considered as one of the greatest comedians of all time and is well known for his improvisational abilities and the wide range of characters he developed on the spot and portrayed on film, in both dramas and comedies.

In addition to six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, an Academy Award, and five Grammy Awards, he also won countless other awards.

In the middle of the 1970s, Williams started doing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles. In 1980, he published several comedy albums, including Reality… What a Notion. [8] He became well-known for his role as the alien Mork in the ABC comedy Mork & Mindy (1978–1982).

Ain’t this a ripoff?

The award-winning actor, who would ordinarily demand his usual price of over $8 million (roughly £6.6 million), received a significant pay reduction for the role.

Williams once shared the heartfelt justification for his low fee for appearing in the beloved children’s movie.

Up until his passing in June 2014, Williams was one of Hollywood‘s most adored A-listers of all time, with a ten-year career jam-packed with box office successes.

Although while he was best known for his hilarious impressions and legendary improvisational abilities, the Mrs. Doubtfire actor also lived a life of spreading happiness, supporting worthy organizations, and overall being a lovely guy.

Williams’ well-known 1990s voice-acting role in Disney’s Aladdin serves as one illustration of his selflessness.

Williams played the strange and lovely bright blue Genie who, in many ways, is responsible for turning Aladdin into the beloved classic that it is today.

In the end, he recorded about 30 hours of both prepared and improvised speech for the movie, with much of the success of the movie being attributed to his completely original portrayal of Genie.

Williams reportedly consented to be paid a small portion of his customary, multi-million dollar fee in 1993 in order to “leave something amazing behind” for his children. This was stated in an interview with New York Magazine.

The Dead Poets Society actor did have one need, though, for his significantly lowered pay.

He objected to having his voice used to promote goods.

Williams later said to New York magazine, “I don’t want to sell something. It’s the only thing I avoid doing.

A person on Facebook posted: “He made it. not just for his children. But first, their offspring, then all of ours. Thank you so much, handsome dude. We will miss you.”

Another concurred that Williams’ kindness made it possible for an entire generation and beyond to experience the power of storytelling.

“And what a great gift he left to not just his kids, but also to us and now our own children,” they said in their letter.

“He was a nice person, a third said, thanking the guy for everything. You are a king for creating magic for all of us.”

Williams undoubtedly “leave something lovely behind,” as the movie is still making families smile more than three decades after its debut.



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