Robin Williams Ruling Amazon Charts: 70 Percent Are Williams Movies!

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Normally when a celebrated actor or actress passes, there is an increased interest in their previous work that sends a few of their films up the sales charts. Perhaps speaking to how upsetting it was when the news arrived that Robin Williams died, if you look at the Amazon DVD sales chart, you’ll notice something astonishing.

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Seven of the top 10 movies on their sales charts as of today are films that star Williams!

Leading the way is Mrs. Doubtfire in the 2008 upgrade DVD of the comedy that also stars Sally Field. Also generating huge sales is Good Morning Vietnam, Hook, The Birdcage, Dead Poet’s Society, Patch Adams and Good Will Hunting.  

Normally one or two of a late star's films will land in the top 10 for a few days. But, the fact that 70 percent of the Amazon top 10 are films that star Williams speaks to how much we as a society truly miss and adore this man and his work.

Many of these movies feature some of our favorite Robin Williams quotes and they are all on our list of 18 favorite Williams films. See which others are our faves, and click through the below slideshow. 

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Robin Williams

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Robin Williams is an Academy Award-winning actor and comedian born in Chicago, Illinois. Williams got his big break from the hit television show, Mork & Mindy in the late 70's as the iconic Mork.

Robin Williams came to prominence on the big screen for his Academy Award-nominated performance in Good Morning, Vietnam in 1987. After that Williams went on to star in such films as Dead Poet's Society, Hook, and The Fisher King.

In 1992, Williams lent his voice to the Genie in Disney's highly successful animated Aladdin. It was this casting that helped paved the way for future big name stars doing voices in animated flicks. Williams has also done voice work in Fern Gully, Robots, and Happy Feet.

William's film career has continued to have success including his Mrs. Doubtfire, The Bird Cage, Academy Award-winning performance in Good Will Hunting, and Patch Adams.

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