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Robin Williams Talks Oscars…But Says He Won't Host

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Looks like former Oscars host Robin Williams will NOT be taking over hosting duties for this year's show.

During a VERY recent interview, Robin opened up about Eddie Murphy stepping down from the show…and announced that doesn't want to replace him:

"…That's a tough gig. I was so looking forward for him to do it. I think he would have just been amazing — especially if they let him be characters. He could have made a movie. If he did a movie like what Billy [Crystal] did doing multiple characters, he'd be amazing."

"…Years ago I co-hosted with Alan Alda and Jane Fonda and I pretty much saw my career flash before me, before I started. So, it was like, 'No…' It's a tough gig. It's a weird night, man. It's pretty thankless in terms of if you do great, if they say that you're a little edgy, they say, 'He's cool.' If you're not, they're going to go, 'He's timid.' And I've had friends do it and really do great at it, but it's a really tough gig. You have to start now for a show that's, I think, in January. Right?"

We noticed you DID mention Billy Crystal, Robin! Perhaps he's the right guy for the job, especially since he's definitely shown interest…

What do U think? Would Billy Crystal be a good host? Or should Robin Williams get over it and take the job???

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4 comments to “Robin Williams Talks Oscars…But Says He Won't Host”

  1. 1

    Bring back Billy Crystal! He's beloved by everyone and does a great job at hosting the Oscars. Sadly, the Academy seems to have a boner for a younger host just so they can bring in the young crowd. Kids will watch it anyway and they would be wise to bring in an old pro.

  2. 2

    He has not done one good thing since I was a kid and saw Ms. Doubtfire. Time for him to find another career.

  3. 3

    Bring back Billy Crystal! We miss him!

  4. 4

    Do be completely honest, robin Williams was funny in the 80's - mid 90's, but his style of comedy (ADD/On Speed) is old and mostly sad these days. Let's not try to revive what's been dead for a decade. Please.