While Robin Williams should have celebrated his 70th birthday last Wednesday, Dante Basco, interpreter of the lost child Rufio in “Hook”, paid him a nice tribute by posting an unpublished photo of the shoot.
If he had not tragically disappeared in August 2014, the unforgettable actor Robin Williams could have celebrated his 70th birthday this Wednesday, July 21. A date that was an opportunity for his many relatives and admirers to honour his memory by posting vibrant tributes on their social networks.
This was particularly the case of Dante Basco, famous for having crossed paths (and swords) with Robin Williams in 1991, on the set of Hook by Steven Spielberg. The young actor played the character of Rufio, a lost child with the air of a gang leader who had ended up taking the place of Peter Pan in his absence. A rivalry which ultimately resulted in a touching reconciliation between the two heroes.
Of this experience and this meeting with Robin Williams, Dante Basco retains fond memories, as evidenced by this unpublished photo and this message, posted last week by the actor, and addressed to the late Robin Williams:
“I just wanted to wish Robin Williams a happy birthday. This is a photo taken in the Sony studios, during filming, when my brothers and cousins came to visit me, and we gave him a cap that we had had Compton Indoor do it. “
“We had embroidered on it the name of the team that we had created after seeing” The Circle of Missing Poets. “It was the address of the garage where we all lived as children,” 13607 1/2 “. We were writing poems, rap, and we were trying to live like they did in the movie, to “suck the marrow out of life.” He’ll never know how much he impacted my life … O Captain, my Captain … You are Peter Pan! “
Since his role in Hook, Dante Basco has chained the small roles in cinema and television, crossing in particular the path of Antonio Banderas in Dance with Me, and lending his voice to Prince Zuko in the animated series The Last Airbender.
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