How Robin Williams Changed Jessica Chastain's Life

August 12, 2014 AT 8:58 AM
Hollywood was left in shock and mourning on Monday when news broke of Robin Williams's tragic and sudden death and many stars took to social media to express the impact the comedic genius had on their lives. Few felt that impact quite like Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain. In a message on Facebook, the actress explained how Williams made it possible for her to attend college at New York's Julliard School. "Robin Williams changed my life," she wrote. "He was a great actor and a generous person.