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2. The Birdcage

In 1996’s The Birdcage, Robin Williams will do whatever it takes to convince his new in-laws that he’s a straight guy. Unfortunately, Williams and his live-in partner Nathan Lane are pretty far from a straight couple, which makes the evening a little bit taxing for Williams. As the night descends into chaos, Williams is forced to flit between the kitchen and dining room in an all-out scramble to maintain the facade. One scene finds him chugging wine and screaming “Shut Up!” at his housekeeper Agador. In the midst of this tirade, Williams plummets to the floor before springing right back up and continuing his rant with perfect timing. The great moment wasn’t supposed to happen. Williams just slipped on the slick floor and went with it.


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