'Mrs. Doubtfire': Robin Williams' Clever Combination of Prosthetics (Video)

"Today" aired a 1993 interview on Thursday, revealing that the Scottish nanny's inspiration is a blend of Margaret Hamilton, Margaret Thatcher and Julia Child.
 

Robin Williams is heading back to the big screen as Mrs. Doubtfire for a sequel with director Chris Columbus and Elf scribe David Berenbaum attached to the project. But what does it take to complete the actor's transformation?

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While sharing the news of the THR exclusive, Thursday's Today broadcast aired a lively 1993 interview with Robin Williams in which the actor told Gene Shalit of the parts necessary to create the beloved character: the nose of Margaret Hamilton (who played the Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz), a Margaret Thatcher-like chin, and a wardrobe that seemed to remind Williams of Julia Child.

Mrs. Doubtfire starred Williams as a struggling actor and recently divorced father of three who, in order to be closer to his children, takes on the persona of a Scottish nanny, Euphegenia Doubtfire.

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Hilarity, misunderstandings and family love ensued to the tune of $219 million domestically and $222 million internationally. Williams won a Golden Globe as best actor in a musical/comedy category while the movie won the Globe for best comedy/musical.

Watch the clip below:

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