Mrs. Doubtfire is a 1993 American comedy film, starring Robin Williams and Sally Field and based on the novel Alias Madame Doubtfire by Anne Fine. It was directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It won the Academy Award for Best Makeup. Although the film received mixed reviews during its original theatrical run, subsequent reevaluation has been more positive: the film was placed 67th in the American Film Institute's 100 Years, 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies, a list of the 100 funniest movies of the 20th century, and was also rated No. 40 on Bravo's 100 Funniest Movies of All Time. Daniel Hillard is a voice actor living in California, who quits a role over a questionable script. Though a devoted father to his three children Lydia, Chris, and Natalie, Daniel is not a responsible husband, and when he throws a rousing birthday party for Chris, his wife Miranda takes it a sign he is too immature and seeks a divorce. At their first custody hearing, the judge grants Miranda custody of the children, since Daniel has neither a residence or a job. Daniel soon learns that Miranda intends to hire a housekeeper, and surreptitiously alters her classifieds form. He then calls Miranda several times, using his voice acting to trick her into thinking that many terrible job applicants are calling. He then calls her as an elderly Scottish-accented nanny, whom he dubs "Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire".