Good Morning, Vietnam ended up being one of the most significant films in Robin William’s career as it put him on the map as an actor. However, this important movie almost never happened and it took a very long time to get greenlit.
The film was first developed in 1979 and passed around to different studios and potential actors before William’s found himself at the forefront of it. He knew he had a goldmine on his hands and it was the movie that would get him taken seriously as an actor. It paid off and it became his first Oscar nomination.