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Bay Area Filmmakers and Stars Share Memories of Working With Robin Williams

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    Cast member Robin Williams arrives at the premiere of "World's Greatest Dad" in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

    During the making of "Bay Area Revelations: The Movies," we found that many of the filmmakers and stars we interviewed had either worked with or crossed paths with the late Robin Williams at some point during their careers. And each had fond memories and stories to share of a man who was not just a great actor and comedian, but a great friend.

    Here's what they had to say:

    WEB EXTRA: Columbus on Robin Williams' GeniusWEB EXTRA: Columbus on Robin Williams' Genius

    In this bonus clip from "The Movies," the latest episode in our Bay Area Revelations documentary series, director Chris Columbus talks about his friendship with the late Robin Williams on and off the screen. Columbus describes Williams as a genius and shares some memories of filming "Mrs. Doubtfire."

    Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of how the Bay Area shaped the movie industry from the very beginning. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Movies," Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 13, 2017)

    WEB EXTRA: Columbus on Seeing Robin Williams Do Stand UpWEB EXTRA: Columbus on Seeing Robin Williams Do Stand Up

    In this bonus clip from "The Movies," the latest episode in our Bay Area Revelations documentary series, director Chris Columbus remembers his first time seeing the late Robin Williams do stand up.

    Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of how the Bay Area shaped the movie industry from the very beginning. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Movies," Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 13, 2017)

    WEB EXTRA: Robin Williams as Liberace? Studios Wouldn't BiteWEB EXTRA: Robin Williams as Liberace? Studios Wouldn't Bite

    In this bonus clip from "The Movies," the latest episode in our Bay Area Revelations documentary series, director Phil Kaufman talks about the late Robin Williams' quick wit and why their attempts to work together on a Liberace movie never materialized.

    Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of how the Bay Area shaped the movie industry from the very beginning. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Movies," Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 13, 2017)

    WEB EXTRA: The Brilliance of Robin Williams' SpontaneityWEB EXTRA: The Brilliance of Robin Williams' Spontaneity

    In this bonus clip from "The Movies," the latest episode in our Bay Area Revelations documentary series, director Phil Kaufman describes the late Robin Williams as an "absolutely brilliant spontaneous guy" who always made him laugh.

    Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of how the Bay Area shaped the movie industry from the very beginning. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Movies," Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 13, 2017)

    WEB EXTRA: Robin Williams' 'Larger Than Life Personality'WEB EXTRA: Robin Williams' 'Larger Than Life Personality'

    In this bonus clip from "The Movies," the latest episode in our Bay Area Revelations documentary series, actress Connie Nielsen fondly remembers working with the late Robin Williams on "One Hour Photo" and his larger than life personality.

    Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of how the Bay Area shaped the movie industry from the very beginning. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Movies," Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 13, 2017)

    WEB EXTRA: Cho on Robin Williams' Big Impact on the Bay AreaWEB EXTRA: Cho on Robin Williams' Big Impact on the Bay Area

    In this bonus clip from "The Movies," the latest episode in our Bay Area Revelations documentary series, actress and comedienne Margaret Cho describes the big impact the late Robin Williams had on the Bay Area and what it was like for her to watch a true genius.

    Programming Note: Learn the untold stories of how the Bay Area shaped the movie industry from the very beginning. Watch "Bay Area Revelations: The Movies," Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. An encore presentation of this episode will air the following Sunday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
    (Published Friday, Jan. 13, 2017)