In honor of Billy Crystal's Birthday, we wanted to highlight the fact that he's so multi-faceted, not only as an actor, but as a person.
These are the few of the reasons why Billy always owns our heart - check them out below:
His Delivery Makes His Lines
The difference between a mediocre actor and an extraordinary one is the delivery of their lines. We have to admit that Billy has one of the best forms of delivery ever in some of his films like When Harry Met Sally and City Slickers.
He Always Has Creative Ideas
Perhaps the "King of The Oscars," Billy created multiple opening monologues, great tunes to sing, and as time went on, even developed video openings for his appearances. In this clip, he became characters in the movies that had come out that year, which made for a hilarious composition.
Even Though He's Known For Being Funny, He Can Deliver The Dramatics
When Harry Met Sally was a great movie because you were able to see more dramatics and sidewinded behavior from Billy. The movie has it's comedic moments, but some of his most dramatic lines are the best.
His Voice Is The Perfect Character Voice
Like his comedic friends Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams, Billy eventually became a Disney Character for Pixar's Monster's Inc. With this movie, there's nobody who could have created the perfect delivery, behavior and sass that came from Mike other than Billy.
He's Always There For His Pals - Even When It's Hard For Him
In this clip, you see Billy waiting for Robin Williams when he gave his acceptance speech, and ran over to hug him because he was so happy for him, despite his cues to be at the podium to introduce the next presenters at the 1998 Oscars. Billy's expression of friendship, especially when it came to Robin has always been such a strong bond, and when Robin passed away, he explained to everyone how he felt about him:
Happy Birthday, Mr. Billy Crystal!
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