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    Ethan Hawke Admits He Was "Irritated" By Robin Williams While Filming "Dead Poets Society"

    "He wouldn’t stop and I wouldn’t laugh at anything he did."

    Ethan Hawke didn't start things on the right foot with his Dead Poets Society co-star Robin Williams.

    Ethan looks serious while attending a red carpet

    In fact, Ethan admits he was incredibly irritated by the late actor while they were filming the 1989 flick.

    Ethan stands next to Robin in a classroom with other students on the film's set

    During a Q&A at the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Ethan opened up about his relationship with Robin.

    Ethan holds an award on the red carpet at the film fest

    "I thought Robin hated me. He had a habit of making a ton of jokes on set. At 18, I found that incredibly irritating. He wouldn’t stop and I wouldn’t laugh at anything he did," Ethan explained.

    Robin reads from a book while looking at a classroom of students on the film's set

    He detailed one joke in particular, where Robin called Ethan "intimidating" after reciting a poem while filming a scene.

    Robin softly smiles at the camera on set

    Ethan says that as he's continued on in his career, he's realized Robin's comments weren't a joke at all, and instead, something he relates to now.

    Ethan wears a blue velvet blazer to an event

    "As I get older, I realize there is something intimidating about young people’s earnestness, their intensity. It is intimidating — to be the person they think you are. Robin was that for me," Ethan continued.

    And while Ethan thought that Robin disliked him at the time, he soon discovered that wasn't the case at all when he got a call from the first agent who wanted to sign him.

    Robin smiles while wearing a newspaper cap and jacket to an event

    "He called, saying, 'Robin Williams says you are going to do really well,'" Ethan revealed.

    Robin wears a suit and smiles into the distance on a red carpet

    Unfortunately, Robin passed away in 2014, but Ethan is forever grateful for Robin's support in his career.