Robin Williams, who left us last night was a very special actor. His memorable smile and powerful charisma combined with acting talent gave an incredible result in the form of characters, which remains in the memory. Whatever his film we are watching, it seems as if the script written just below Williams, so naturally he looked at any of his roles. The feeling is that every time he played himself. Each of the characters Williams teaches us that the most important thing – it’s the simple pleasures of life.
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 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. TV producer George Schlatter, who first saw Williams doing stand-up comedy in 1977 and gave him his first TV spot in Laugh-In, recognized Williams’s talent immediately, telling friends and associates that Williams “is gonna be an important force. Not just a talent, but an important force in show business.” 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.”
Actor and comedian Robin Williams died Monday at his home in California in an apparent suicide. He was 63.
Williams, who got his breakout role in the 1978 sitcom “Mork and Mindy,” had an incredible range.
The talented star made us laugh in movies like “Mrs. Doubtfire” and won best supporting actor at the 1998 Oscars for the character he portrayed in the drama “Good Will Hunting.”
In memory of Williams, Photo Vide compiled 10 of his best moments on film that display both his comic and dramatic genius.
10 of Robin Williams Best Moments on Film:
1. In “Moscow on the Hudson” (1984) Williams plays a Russian sax player who comes to New York City. His comic skills shine in the grocery store scene where his character Vladimir Ivanof is overwhelmed by the variety of coffee selections.
2. Williams demonstrates his range of on-screen personalities starring as a radio D.J. in the film”Good Morning Vietnam” (1987) for which he earned an Academy Award nomination.
3. Williams’ “seize the day” speech in “Dead Poet’s Society” (1989) also led to an Oscar nod. In the movie, Williams plays an inspirational English teacher, John Keating, who famously tells his students: “Now in this class you can either call me Mr. Keating, or if you’re slightly more daring, O Captain My Captain.”
4. The fight scene aboard Captain Hook’s ship in the adaptation “Hook” (1991) is a classic.
5. Williams brought the genie to life in the Disney hit “Aladdin” (1992). The actor’s vibrant energy is encapsulated by the animated character.
6. The actor uses his voice acting skills to play an elderly Scottish nanny in the comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993). The movie is filled with hilarious moments, but everyone is fond of the scene where “Mrs. Doubtfire” dips her face in cake frosting so “her” true identity is not revealed.
7. Williams demonstrates his improvisational genius in this dancing scene from “The Birdcage” (1996) with Nathan Lane.
8. The heartwarming graduation speech from “Jack” (1996) shows the actor’s ability to play more serious roles.
9. Williams was named best supporting actor for his role as psychiatrist Sean Maguire in “Good Will Hunting” (1997). The park bench scene in which he delivers an inspirational speech to Matt Damon’s character is one of the most memorable from the movie and showcases Williams’ dramatic acting skill.
10. This scene in the children’s ward of “Patch Adams” (1998) shows that sometimes the best medicine is a laugh.