Clumsy Williams Gets A Break In De Niro Nose Horror
ROBIN WILLIAMS will forever be grateful for happy accidents after learning he'd broken ROBERT DE NIRO's nose on the set of AWAKENINGS. Williams felt sure his life and career was over when he accidentally struck De Niro, breaking his nose - but his moment of madness actually corrected a previous break. Williams explains, "I heard this noise and went, 'Oh Jesus,' and he got up and he was, 'I'm OK, I'm OK,' and his nose was bleeding like crazy... There was a millisecond where you went, 'F**k... dead man.' "Later on he said that his doctor said that I had put his nose back in place from when he'd broken his nose on RAGING BULL."