Robin Williams learns that keeping in touch with his children can be a drag in this hit comedy. Daniel Hillard (Williams) is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Read More
The actress who played Williams's oldest daughter, now 34, writes a blog about what she's been up to since retiring from acting in 2000. ("At the age of 22, I realized that there must be more to life than premieres and pretending to be other people,"she says.) Her post-"Doubtfire" roles include a part in Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day" and the girl who inspires George Lucas to make "Star Wars" in the 1999 short film "George Lucas in Love."
The ad-libbing comedian was at the top of his game in this dual role. It's his second highest-grossing role (after 2006's "Night at the Museum," in which he played Teddy Roosevelt). In 1997, he won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for "Good Will Hunting." He's continued to alternate comedic and serious roles: This year, he was in theaters as President Eisenhower in "The Butler" and back on TV in CBS's "The Crazy Ones."
Not too shabby to be torn between Robin Williams and Pierce Brosnan! The following year, the double Oscar winner had an even bigger hit with "Forrest Gump." She's been choosier with her films in the past 20 years, but last year she earned an Oscar nom for "Lincoln" and was in the commercial hit "The Amazing Spider-Man."
"Mrs. Doubtfire" is still the biggest box-office hit for Brosnan, even beating out his four movies as James Bond, the coveted role he played from 1995-2002. Since then he's sung ("Mamma Mia"), played a former Prime Minister ("Ghost Writer"), and inhabited an alien (in this year's delightful "The World's End.") He's currently filming "How to Make Love Like an Englishman" and has a sequel to "The Thomas Crown Affair" in development.
Before "Doubtfire," the middle Lawrence brother had already starred in TV's "Dynasty" and "Give Me A Break!" He played the younger version of his own brother, Joey, on "Blossom," and had his biggest run on "Boy Meets World" as Jack Hunter. He'll next be seen in "My Santa," airing November 29 on the Ion Channel.
Lucky that Daniel had a brother who was a whiz at makeup and prosthetics! Fierstein (also known for his activism) has acted steadily since the '80s, appearing in the autobiographical "Torch Song Trilogy," as well as "Bullets Over Broadway," "Independence Day," and "Death to Smoochy." He lent his signature rasp as "Lily's smoking voice" in "How I Met Your Mother" and the Heat Miser in "The Year Without a Santa Claus."
Prosky played the CEO of the TV station who gives Daniel the big break he's looking for. He re-teamed with Mara Wilson the next year as the judge on "Miracle on 34th Street." He spent his career playing cops (as on "Hill Street Blues") and priests (as on "The Practice" and his final film, "The Skeptic.") He died in 2008, just a few days before his 78th birthday.
Appearing briefly as Field's boss, Mull was then a recurring character on "Roseanne." After roles on "The Ellen Show," "'Til Death," and "Arrested Development," he's currently starring on the Fox series "Dads." He, along with most of the "Clue" cast, appeared on the 2013 "Psych" episode honoring the 1985 murder mystery comedy.
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