Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus.
Robin Williams, stars with Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan. It follows a recently divorced actor who dresses up as a female housekeeper to be able to interact with his children. The film addresses themes of divorce, separation, and the effect they have on a family. The makeup for Mrs. Doubtfire’s appearance took four hours to apply.
The film was released in the United States on November 24, 1993, winning the Academy Award for Best Makeup and the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture. Robin Williams was awarded the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor.
It grossed $441.3 million on a $25 million budget, becoming the second-highest-grossing film of 1993 worldwide. Though the film received mixed reviews, it was placed 67th in the American Film Institute’s “AFI’s 100 Years…100 Laughs” list and 40th on “100 Funniest Movies of All Time”.