Kevin Costner reveals Robin Williams almost played his role in Field of Dreams

It was an adaptation of W P Kinsella’s novel Shoeless Joe and earned three Academy Awards nominations, including for Best Original Score, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. And when I finally asked (director) Phil, I said, ‘Well, why did you wait for me? I get a lot of credit for Field of Dreams and all the credit goes to Phil. And I thought that was a really insightful thing. But I think that Robin could hear voices in the corn, and I needed a guy that you don’t believe is going to hear a voice in a corn. “There was an idea that maybe Robin Williams was going to do it, who I thought was sensational. 0
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The veteran actor has revealed the makers were planning to cast cinema icon Robin Williams in the film, before they approached him. I just played it,” Costner told Entertainment Weekly. Advertising

Fields of Dreams, written and directed by Phil Alden Robinson, released in 1989. Because I think Robin’s really great.’
“And he was like, ‘I do too.