Mrs Doubtfire is a classic movie directed by Chris Columbus in 1993 (and no, not the Christopher Columbus you are probably thinking of!) The film was based on the novel written by Anne Fine and became an instant global hit upon its release. The movie won an Academy Award for Best Makeup, a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, and star actor Robin Williams took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor.
If you haven’t seen the movie (first of all, why not?!) it follows Daniel Hillard, who has recently gone through a divorce with his wife Miranda. Daniel decides it would be a good idea to dress up as a housekeeper/nanny so that he is able to still see his children whilst undercover.
Where is the Mrs Doubtfire house in San Francisco?
The Mrs Doubtfire house is a beautiful Victorian-style mansion located on Steiner Street in San Francisco. It was built way back in 1893 and overlooks the stunning San Francisco Bay.
The 3,300 square foot home went on sale in April 2000 and was sold for $1.395 million. After the star of the movie, Robin Williams died suddenly in 2014, the home became crowded with adoring fans who wanted to leave flowers and notes for the deceased actor. The property transformed into somewhat of a memorial during this sad time.
The four bedroom, three bathroom property was then put back on the market in 2015, and this time is sold for a whopping $4.15 million in November 2016.
The home is spread across three levels and features ornate and original details such as wooden floors, lead glass windows, and millwork moldings. The inside of the home has a much more modern taste, rather than traditional feel you see in the movie, although the structure and layout have remained intact.
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Where was Mrs. Doubtfire filmed?
The entire movie was filmed in San Fran itself, with scenes taking place in different areas located all around the city. For example, the TV studio in which the main character Daniel Hillard gets a job is located in the East Bay area. East Bay is also the location where Daniel/Mrs. Doubtfire goes for dinner, where Daniel has to perform a quick ‘switch’ between characters. The restaurant is actually named Bridge Restaurant which is situated at 44 Church Street, Danville.
What street was Mrs. Doubtfire filmed on?
The family home in which Mrs. Doubtfire attends as a nanny sits on Steiner Street at Broadway, which is within a fancy neighborhood known as Pacific Heights. In the movie, Miranda (Sally Field) tells Mrs. Doubtfire (Robin Williams) the address of the property after hiring her as her nanny. The address she says is actually the real address of the home, which has made it a popular tourist spot over the years.
There is a scene where Mrs. Doubtfire has a tiff with someone who is trying to mug her. This scene took place on Columbus Avenue, and if you look closely, you can see the famed Flatiron Building in the background.
What year was Mrs. Doubtfire made?
Mrs. Doubtfire was released on November 24th, 1993 in the United States, making the movie an incredible 24 years old as of this post!!
Why is Mrs. Doubtfire rated PG 13?
The movie was given a PG13 rating for several reasons, actually. These include:
- The use of language is fairly mild but does have several uses of profanity.
- Although there are no actual scenes of a sexual nature, there are many sexual connotations and innuendos that would be inappropriate for anyone under the age of 13.
- There are also a few scenes which show and discuss alcohol, being drunk and drinking.
Who stars in Mrs. Doubtfire?
Mrs. Doubtfire has quite the all-star cast which includes A-list actors and actresses such as Robin Williams, Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan.
Who played the kids in Mrs. Doubtfire?
The Hillard children Lydia, Chris and Natalie are played by Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence and Mara Wilson.
How old was Sally Field in Mrs. Doubtfire?
Sally Field, who plays Daniel’s wife Miranda, was born in 1946. She was 47 years old when the movie was released. Field is also known for her roles in classic and well-known movies such as Forrest Gump, Steel Magnolias, Lincoln, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning, and the TV series ER.
Field is a two time Oscar winner! She has won Best Actress twice – once for her role as X in the 1980 movie Norma Rae, and again in 1985 in Places in the Heart. She was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in 2013 for her role in Lincoln. She has been nominated for 11 Golden Globe Awards, of which she has won 2. AND she has been nominated for 8 Primetime Emmy Awards, of which she has won 3.
How old was Robin Williams in Mrs. Doubtfire?
Robin Williams was born on July 21st, 1951 in Chicago. He was 53 years old when the movie was released in 1993. Robin Williams was also known for his roles in Good Morning Vietnam, Flubber, Good Will Hunting, One Hour Photo, Night at the Museum and The Face of Love, amongst many more.
Unfortunately, the successful actor died in 2014 at the age of 63, after committing suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, California. His wife told media that Williams had been suffering from intense paranoia and anxiety, as well as Lewy Bodies Disease.
How old was the little girl in Mrs. Doubtfire?
The ‘little girl’ known as Natalie in the 90’s movie is named Mara Wilson and she was just 6 years old during the filming of Mrs. Doubtfire. And you may recognize her! She was a childhood star in her youth and is well-known for her roles as Susan in Miracle on 34th Street and Matilda in Matilda! The now 30-year-old star (born July 24th, 1987) quit acting in 2012 after admitting to fans that ‘it’s not very fun.’ Wilson now works for Publicolor, a New York-based company that is dedicated to exploring the psychological effects of color.
How old was the son in Mrs. Doubtfire?
Matthew Lawrence, who played Chris, was born on February 11th, 1980 making him only 13 years old during filming. Lawrence is known for his following roles in movies such as Planes, Trains and Automobiles, The Comebacks and Creature of the Darkness, as well as TV Series including Boy Meets World, Brotherly Love and Melissa and Joey.