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Robin Williams funded a scholarship at his alma mater, Juilliard, that saw a full-ride given to a student every two years. One of the people who won the award was future Oscar winner Jessica Chastain, who became the first person from her family to go to college

Jessica Chastain Reveals Robin Williams Gave Her a Scholarship to Juilliard

It turns out two-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain, 37, has the late Robin Williams to thank for making it possible for her to study acting at Juilliard.

In a Facebook post Monday, Chastain explained how Williams’ generosity changed her life.

“Robin Williams changed my life. He was a great actor and a generous person,” she wrote. “Through a scholarship, he made it possible for me to graduate college. His generous spirit will forever inspire me to support others as he supported me. He will forever be missed.”

Chastain graduated from Juilliard in 2003 with a BFA in drama and became a part of the famed school’s drama division’s Group 32.

She went on to star in such critically acclaimed films as The Tree of Life, The Help and … Continue Reading (2 minute read)

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