Robin Williams: A Life in Movies

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7. The Fisher King

The Fisher King
No one played crazy and funny like Williams and that was on full display in The Fisher King, one of our favorite movies of the late actor's.

8. Hook

Robin Williams as a grown-up Peter Pan for Steven Spielberg with Dustin Hoffman as Captain Hook? Yes, please!

9. Aladdin

Robin Williams gave one of Disney's most memorable performances as the genie in Aladdin.

10. Mrs. Doubtfire

Mrs. Doubtfire
Williams was a father who just wanted to be near his kids more in Mrs. Doubtfire. So, he did what any of us would do: Dress up as a nanny!

11. Jumanji

Robin Williams had a ball making Jumanji in the film based on the blockbuster board game.

12. The Birdcage

The Birdcage
The Birdcage was both funny and heartbreaking as Williams played the father to a son who could not let his future in-laws know that his pop was gay.

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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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