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Robin Williams on Winning an Oscar: 'English Becomes a Second Language' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 4th 2011 3:14AM
Robin Williams talks the Oscars, 'Late Show with David Letterman' Academy AwardsRobin Williams understands exactly how Melissa Leo came to inadvertantly drop the f-bomb during the Academy Awards. As he explained it on the 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), "The moment they announce your name, English becomes a second language."

As for the f-bomb? "It's not a bomb. No one got hurt." Certainly Williams has colorful language, though he's more prone to manic outbursts than rampant cursing in his television appearances.

He was a bit more subdued here. He also implied that Oscar winners should enjoy their Oscar noteriety while they can. Williams won for 'Good Will Hunting' in 1998. He says there's "about a week where everybody's like -- Hey, 'Good Will Hunting.' way to go! -- 'Good Will Hunting.' Academy Award, way to go."

But it doesn't last. "Two weeks later it's like, 'Hey Mork, how are you?'" he said, referring to his popular television show, 'Mork & Mindy,' from the late '70s and early '80s.

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