Robin Williams: More Than Just the Cadillac Man [w/Video]

In 1990, Robin Williams donned a cheap suit, slicked his hair to the side, and cultivated a typical ‘90s mustache to become Joey O’Brien – a fast-talking, womanizing car salesman in that year’s Cadillac Man. The plot? Williams must sell at least a dozen cars before the end of a big sale or else he loses his job. However, as it would, life intervenes and that task becomes the least of his problems when a jealous husband holds the dealership hostage and his tangled love life unravels before a crowd.
Robin Williams: More Than Just the Cadillac Man [w/Video]
It may have been just a minor role in what was an expansive and varied career, but the genius of Williams shone through. In the scope of celebrity car collectors, you wouldn’t say Robin Williams was a car guy – his love for all things cycling was legendary, but the famed actor did know how to pick a good classic. RELATED: See Photos of the 2015 Cadillac Escalade
In 1979, Williams famously professed his desire to keep driving his 1966 Land Rover as opposed to the new luxury cars of the day, saying “I can’t deal with new cars. I like a car that’s like me – you never know what’s going to happen next.” Over the years, Williams reportedly owned at least three of the iconic British off-roaders. Interestingly, Williams’ automotive undercurrent goes back to his roots in Chicago, Illinois. His father, Robert Fitzgerald Williams, was a senior executive at Ford Motor Company, in charge of operations in the Midwest. Autos aside, Williams had a knack for making us all smile. Take care Robin, and thank you for all the laughs. RELATED: See Photos of the 1956 Land Rover Series I

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