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Zeldar
03-27-2015, 01:28 PM
Without looking at other lists in this thread, list your favorite celebrities or other famous people whose first name is (or was) Robert.

Ponch8
03-27-2015, 01:33 PM
Bob Barker
Robert Stack (Untouchables, Airplane, Unsolved Mysteries, Beavis and Butt-Head Do America)

WOOKINPANUB
03-27-2015, 01:44 PM
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Redford
Robert Plant

Zeldar
03-27-2015, 01:49 PM
Mitchum
De Niro
Duvall
Cummings

DCnDC
03-27-2015, 01:51 PM
Robert Goulet. Not because I'm all that familiar with him or his work, but just because it's a really random name to bring up when the opportunity presents itself.

JustinC
03-27-2015, 01:53 PM
Robert Carlyle in Trainspotting, The Full Monty and 28 Weeks Later. In Trainspotting he really nailed the psycho, unhinged - but also clearly realistic - lunatic. In the Full Monty he played funny really well, and brought a lot of humanity to the film, in 28 Weeks Later he played the devastated, desperate dad and husband with a lot of humanity.

Eddie F.
03-27-2015, 01:56 PM
Smith
Cannavale
Williams

WOOKINPANUB
03-27-2015, 01:59 PM
I can't believe I forgot about DeNiro. And Carlyle. Oh how I love me some Robert Carlyle.

doorhinge
03-27-2015, 02:09 PM
Robert Newton - the man who defined the stereotypical movie pirate voice.

cjepson
03-27-2015, 02:21 PM
Number one on my list would probably be Robert Fripp, King Crimson guitarist.

Then Robert A. Heinlein... I was a total fan of his work in my adolescence, although I have the feeling that we would have basically loathed each other personally.

Then Robert Johnson, bluesman.

Then Robert Louis Stevenson.

Robert Burns and Robert DeNiro -- both great, but not special favorites to me personally.

Robbie Robertson -- problematic. I think he contributed greatly to the music of the Band, but given what people such as Levon Helm have said about him I have mixed feelings.

On edit: I knew I'd forget some major Roberts, and having looked at the other posts, I would definitely add Robert Plant, and also Robert Mitchum and Robert Downey Jr.

Eonwe
03-27-2015, 02:21 PM
Robert Zimmerman
Robert Johnson

Eonwe
03-27-2015, 02:22 PM
Robbie Robertson -- problematic. I think he contributed greatly to the music of the Band, but given what people such as Levon Helm have said about him I have mixed feelings.

I was gonna list him too, but a quick google shows that he is not in fact named Robert.

Enright3
03-27-2015, 02:26 PM
I guess I don't do well under pressure. My first name is Robert and when I read the OP; my mind blanked out and seriously all I could think of was Robert Blake; and he's hardly a favorite.

Good call on Robert Carlyle; he was awesome as Begbie in Trainspotting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc3E7UkIzt4).

Prof. Pepperwinkle
03-27-2015, 02:27 PM
Burns, Browning, Louis Stevenson, Heinlein
Stack

Zeldar
03-27-2015, 02:28 PM
It may surprise somebody but there have been no US Presidents named Robert.

stillownedbysetters
03-27-2015, 02:29 PM
Robert Frost
Robert Kennedy
Robert Palmer
Robert Shaw

Left Hand of Dorkness
03-27-2015, 02:32 PM
JR "Bob" Dobbs has got to be on there somewhere. I often think about his maxim: Act like a dumbshit, and people will treat you as an equal.

Labdad
03-27-2015, 02:40 PM
Robert Crumb

Art Rock
03-27-2015, 02:41 PM
Robert Schumann was the first name that popped into my head - even though he is far from my favourite composer.

Infovore
03-27-2015, 03:01 PM
Robert Downey Jr.
Robert Preston

JustinC
03-27-2015, 03:33 PM
I guess I don't do well under pressure. My first name is Robert and when I read the OP; my mind blanked out and seriously all I could think of was Robert Blake; and he's hardly a favorite.

Good call on Robert Carlyle; he was awesome as Begbie in Trainspotting (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc3E7UkIzt4).

And this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4wuH9pSSRo) was really funny in that film and this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CRX8ZHkHsA).

Iggins
03-27-2015, 03:58 PM
Williams


Thanks! :D

(maybe I've said too much... :) )

Chefguy
03-27-2015, 04:16 PM
Robert Mitchum
Robert Culp
Bob Steele (old time cowboy actor)
Bob Newhart
Bob Dylan
Robert Preston
Robert Newton (who played Long John Silver in the 1950 Treasure Island)
De Niro
Duvall
RLS
Frost
Robert Service

Labdad
03-27-2015, 04:30 PM
Robert Young
Robert Vaughn

Zeldar
03-27-2015, 04:35 PM
Robert Mitchum
Robert Culp
Bob Steele (old time cowboy actor)
Bob Newhart
Bob Dylan
Robert Preston
Robert Newton (who played Long John Silver in the 1950 Treasure Island)
De Niro
Duvall
RLS
Frost
Robert Service

We think too much alike! :D

TriPolar
03-27-2015, 04:46 PM
Robert the Bruce

(also one of my favorite famous people named Bruce)

Octarine
03-27-2015, 05:53 PM
Robert Frost. Also the author of perhaps the most widely misinterpreted poem of all time.

Chefguy
03-27-2015, 06:41 PM
Robert Frost. Also the author of perhaps the most widely misinterpreted poem of all time.

There was a young man from Nantucket?

Rhiannon8404
03-27-2015, 06:58 PM
Robert Mitchum
Robert Carlyle

Biffy the Elephant Shrew
03-27-2015, 07:02 PM
Fripp.

(I don't think of Dylan as a "Robert.")

jz78817
03-27-2015, 07:09 PM
Robert Loggia. Spelled R as in Robert Loggia. O as in "Oh my god, it's Robert Loggia." B as in "By God! It's Robert Loggia." E as in "Everybody loves Robert Loggia." R as in Robert Loggia. T as in "Tim, look over there! It's Robert Loggia." Space. L as in "Look! It's Robert Loggia."

bmasters1
03-28-2015, 03:39 AM
Robert Wagner, of It Takes a Thief, Switch, Hart to Hart, and currently NCIS

Chefguy
03-28-2015, 08:51 AM
Fripp.

(I don't think of Dylan as a "Robert.")

Think of him as Robert Allen Zimmerman, if that helps.

panache45
03-28-2015, 08:51 AM
Robert Picardo, great actor.

What Exit?
03-28-2015, 08:53 AM
Robert Heinlein is the first that comes to mind.

foolsguinea
03-28-2015, 08:59 AM
Robert Urich
Robert Downey Jr.

...RPattz
Robert "RJ" Wagner

Yup, all I got are actors. Robbie Robertson is cool, but not actually named Robert.

Edit: :looks at first few posts: Robert Plant! Argh. Yeah, he might have made the list.
Edit: Never mind, Robert Loggia is my favorite Robert. I completely forgot about him, though.

Honey
03-28-2015, 09:03 AM
Robert Englund
Robert Vaugn

foolsguinea
03-28-2015, 09:09 AM
Oh, look, YouTube has the best orange juice commercial of all time. Featuring Robert Loggia. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZIzRqDOSZo)

not what you'd expect
03-28-2015, 09:45 AM
I always really liked Robert Mitchum. Robert Kennedy is another.

Mean Mr. Mustard
03-28-2015, 11:05 AM
Is Roberto Clemente allowed?


mmm

Tamerlane
03-28-2015, 11:51 AM
Robert 'Guiscard', because very little beats "Robert the Weasel" as a medieval nickname ;).

Teach-me-not
03-28-2015, 12:15 PM
I just learned that the Scottish king in the Bruce and the Spider poem (http://www.poetry-archive.com/b/bruce_and_the_spider.html) was a Robert (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_the_Bruce).

The Second Stone
03-28-2015, 12:31 PM
Robert "Rob" Roy. I'll drink to that!

Robert H. Jackson

Sefton
03-28-2015, 02:36 PM
Robert Guillaume. Loved watching Benson as a kid.

chiquitita
03-28-2015, 03:47 PM
Robert Mitchum
Robert Desnos
Robert Nesta Marley

Eddie F.
03-28-2015, 04:38 PM
Robert Crumb

You win the thread.

Eddie F.
03-28-2015, 04:39 PM
Thanks! :D

(maybe I've said too much... :) )

Hey, uncle Bob! Long time no see! :D

Teuton
03-28-2015, 05:56 PM
Rankin

wolf_meister
03-28-2015, 06:18 PM
What about listing some scientists?
Robert Oppenheimer (okay it's J Robert Oppenheimer)
Robert Hooke (discovered the cell)
Robert Brown (discovered Brownian motion)
Robert Boyle (Boyle's Law)
Robert Goddard (rocketry & propulsion)
Robert Bunsen (Bunsen burner & many other discoveries)

notfrommensa
03-28-2015, 06:30 PM
Rules of Order

RivkahChaya
03-28-2015, 06:33 PM
Robert Benchley
Robert Preston (with a capital P)
Robert Hall
Robert J. Flaherty
Robert Browning
Robert Burns
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Altman
Robert Donat
Robert Walker
Robert Armstrong
Robert Enrico
Robert Frost
Robert Herrick
J. Robert Oppenheimer
Theodore Robert Bundy


(OK, the last two aren't favorites, so much as people whom I find very interesting.)

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