Trailer for ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’

Trailer for ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’

Trailer for ‘Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind’

Behind-the-scenes, Williams battled a crippling addiction to alcohol and some serious mental health issues, which eventually led him to commit suicide back in 2014.

The team at HBO have sought to capture those elements for their latest documentary effort; Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, which gets an American premiere on the TV network next month.

Actor Steve Martin and Robin Williams' son are also shown in the documentary, following many more colleagues of the comedian. "Every person is driven by some deep, deep, deep, deep, deep, deep secret", Williams says in a voice-over.

Williams' career had a long and varied list of hits throughout including his starring role in Mork & Mindy plus feature films like comedies Mrs. Doubtfire and Good Morning Vietnam, the family-adventure movie Jumanji, dramas like Dead Poet's Society and Good Will Hunting (for which he won an Oscar), and even thrillers like One Hour Photo.

Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind, directed by Marina Zenovich, debuts on July 16 on HBO. Martin then acknowledges that Williams, on stage, was "a master", but "off stage, it felt like he was holding himself together". 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.

"I think the saddest people always try their hardest to make people happy because they know what it's like to feel absolutely worthless and they don't want anyone else to feel like that".

Not only does the documentary use ample footage of Williams taken from interviews and standup shows, it includes insight from those who knew him well.

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