Robin Williams (1951-2020) first found fame through his stand up comedy and his role as Mork the alien on “Mork & Mindy”, before moving on to the big screen and earning an Oscar, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, and five Grammy Awards. His latest role was in the CBS sitcom “The Crazy Ones”.
Check out some of the most memorable Robin Williams moments from both his legendary comedies, his dramatic roles that earned him an Academy Award, and the voice work that turned him into one of the Disney Legends.
Definitely one of the most memorable Robin Williams moments, his role as loving father turned British nanny in order to be close to his children in “Mrs. Doubtfire”.
From his dancing in a fat suit to the moment where he disguises his lack of makeup using whipped cream, the 1993 comedy was an instant classic, and a “Mrs. Doubtfire” sequel was in the works at the time of his passing.
Dead Poets Society
One of his most iconic roles, “Dead Poets Society” also features some of the most memorable Robin Williams moments.
Taking on the role of an inspirational English teacher who leaves a mark on his students after helping them learn a lot about poetry, life, and death.
While the comedian and Disney had a lot of conflict over his voice work in “Aladdin”, the genie remains the source of some of the most memorable Robin Williams moments, from his musical antics to the touching moment when the young thief sets him free from the lamp.
Good Will Hunting
Definitely one of the most memorable Robin Williams moments, his touching scenes with Matt Damon in “Good Will Hunting” finally earned the comedian turned dramatic actor an Academy Award for Best Supporting Role.
While “Bicentennial Man” wasn’t a box office or critical hit, Robin Williams shined in his portrayal of an android yearning to be a real person, bringing a vulnerability and humanity to the role that few other actors could.
Definitely one of the most memorable Robin Williams moments, his portrayal of Popeye in the 1980 musical showcased his immense talent at bringing to life a cartoon character while still giving him depth.
Night at the Museum
Bringing Theodore Roosevelt to life on screen in “Night at the Museum”, Robin Williams proved once again that he never lost his comedic touch. His manic energy also threw him into a free style rap during the promo tour for the movie.