People, Oct. 6, 1980

"I yam what I yam," shrugs Popeye the Sailor, which may be easy for him to say. But just try being Popeye for a while, as Robin Williams did while making a Robert Altman film about the old gob, set for release in December. Not only did the actor have to master a vocabulary of malapropisms far more complex than the nano-nanos of Mork from Ork. He had to cavort under the fierce Malta sun, wearing thick rubber arm pads to simulate the cartoon sailor's anvil forearms. He had to squint perpetually out of...

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