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Ethan Hawke Thought Robin Williams 'Hated' Him

Ethan Hawke Thought Robin Williams 'Hated' Him

Ethan Hawke‘s quotes about working alongside Robin Williams are now going viral.

The 50-year-old actor was in attendance at the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival on Sunday (August 29) when he was asked about working with the late actor, who passed away in 2014.

Click inside to read what Ethan Hawke said…

The pair co-starred in the 1989 movie Dead Poets Society, and Ethan revealed that Robin irritated him on set. He also thought Robin hated him.

Ethan said, “I thought Robin hated me. He had a habit of making a ton of jokes on set. At 18, I found that incredibly irritating. He wouldn’t stop and I wouldn’t laugh at anything he did.”

However, later on, Robin helped him land an agent.

“He called, saying, ‘Robin Williams says you are going to do really well,’” Ethan recalled.

“There was this scene in the film when he makes me spontaneously make up a poem in front of the class,” Ethan said. “He made this joke at the end of it, saying that he found me intimidating. I thought it was a joke. As I get older, I realize there is something intimidating about young people’s earnestness, their intensity. It is intimidating — to be the person they think you are. Robin was that for me.”

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