Within the guide, Itzkoff — who had entry to Williams and his household for interviews — explains that Williams was anxious “that his distinctive attributes would get misplaced within the trappings of a well-recognized cartoon character.” He was involved sufficient that he took the script to his longtime buddy and author Bennett Tramer, who stated, “Until you speaking like Popeye is sufficient to promote a film, there is not any story right here.”
It is exhausting to consider Robin Williams’ supply of strains being something however a promoting level, however this was early in his profession, and Williams did not need to flip a director like Altman down for his first main movie. He was additionally inspired to take the function by his buddy Christopher Reeve, who was contemporary off his success starring within the movie adaptation of “Superman.” That one had been a major threat. It was a really costly manufacturing for the time, with a funds of $55 million, nevertheless it ended up with three Academy Award nominations and reward from audiences.
Williams ended up taking over “Popeye,” hoping that he would have related success.