Robin Williams: A Life in Movies

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Robin Williams has passed away from a supposed suicide at the age of 63. Although he will be forever missed and this is beyond sad news, the fact remains that we will always have the man's work on the big screen to remember him by. 

From Aladdin to Good Will Hunting to Good Morning Vietnam, the man was adept at all genres of film and his loss is a huge one here in Hollywood. 

Click through and celebrate the life on screen of one of the best to make it in this business, Robin Williams.

1. Popeye

Robin Williams was Popeye, and can you imagine anyone else playing the comic hero? Hardly!

2. The World According to Garp

The World According to Garp
The World According to Garp showed the world that Williams was much more than just a funny man.

3. Moscow on the Hudson

Moscow on the Hudson
Moscow on the Hudson further showed Robin Williams' talents as a Russian citizen who defects to the U.S. in the middle of the Cold War.

4. Good Morning, Vietnam

Good Morning, Vietnam
Good Morning, Vietnam was probably Williams' first blockbuster hit. He played the real life DJ who brought sunshine to those fighting in Vietnam.

5. Dead Poets Society

Dead Poets Society
Dead Poets Society was another great work from Williams with him playing a private school teacher who intellectually opened the eyes of his students.

6. Awakenings

Robin Williams was the doctor who helped Robert De Niro get back into life after being in a coma for an uber long time in Awakenings.

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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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