Thursday, 14 August 2014

Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles, he soon rose to fame as Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–82). Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting.

Williams' film career included such acclaimed films as Popeye (1980), The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), and Good Will Hunting (1997), as well as financial successes such as Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006).

Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting. He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards. Terry Gilliam, who directed Williams in two films, was awed by his ability to "go from manic to mad to tender and vulnerable," stating that Williams was "the most unique mind on the planet. There's nobody like him out there."

Williams sometimes suffered from depression and struggled with drug and alcohol addiction for much of his career. On August 11, 2014, he was found dead after committing suicide at his home in Paradise Cay, near Tiburon, California. [Wikipedia]

Steven Spielberg: “Robin was a lightning storm of comic genius and our laughter was the thunder that sustained him. He was a pal and I can’t believe he’s gone.”

Chevy Chase: “Robin and I were great friends, suffering from the same little-known disease: depression. I never could have expected this ending to his life, and to ours with him. God bless him and God bless us all for his LIFE!  I cannot believe this. I am overwhelmed with grief."

Popeye (1980)

Popeye (1980) Spanish poster

The World According to Garp (1982)

Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

The Best of Times (1986)

Club Paradise (1986)

Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

Dead Poet's Society (1989)

Awakenings (1990)

Cadillac Man (1990)

Hook (1991)

The Fisher King (1991)

The Fisher King (1991)

Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992)

Aladdin (1992)

Toys (1992)

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Jumanji (1995)

Jack (1996)

The Birdcage (1996)

Fathers' Day (1997)

Flubber (1997)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Patch Adams (1998)

What Dreams May Come (1998)

Bicentennial Man (1999)

Death to Smoochy (2002)

Insomnia (2002)

One Hour Photo (2002)

Robots (2005)

Happy Feet (2006)

Man of the Year (2006)

Night at the Museum (2006)

RV (2006)

License to Wed (2007)

License to Wed (2007)

Old Dogs (2009)

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

Happy Feet Two (2011)

The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

Robin Williams 1951-2014


  1. Nice tribute to one of the great comic minds of our time. Looking at the timeline of the looks like his stellar box office run ended with Patch Adams.....but he had an awesome run. Glad to see Fisher King getting two posters.....but where is The Survivors? Watching him with Walter Matthau is a guilty pleasure of mine. RIP Robin Williams.

  2. I always seem to miss out your favorites Bruce. Williams has 70 films credited at IMDB I had to whittle it down a bit. I've never seen Survivors. Thanks again for commenting.