Actor-comedian Robin Williams was bestowed the Peter J. Owens Award by San Francisco Film Society on Thursday, May 3 for showing work that "exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity."
Being a very dedicated thespian who has played various roles both in small and big screen since late '70s, Robin Williams was delightfully named by San Francisco Film Society the recipient of Peter J. Owens Award in the organization's celebration of its 50th annual San Francisco International Film Festival.
Honored so for his work that "exemplifies brilliance, independence and integrity", the actor-comedian received the prize during the gala evening held Thursday, May 3 at Union Square's Westin St. Francis Hotel, accompanied by the big names behind the screen like George Lucas, Peter Morgan, and Ron Howard, who all were also recognized by the Society for their devotion to film industry.
Though born in Chicago, Illionis, Williams has long been the notable resident of San Francisco, settling in the city since he was still sixteen years old and now resides with his family in San Francisco's Seacliff neighborhood. He first earned notice through his stand-up routines at local clubs which then paved his way into small screen before finally reached his career highlight by winning an Oscar in 1998 for his performance in "Good Will Hunting."