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Robin Williams' Greatest Ever Movie Moments

Tuesday 12th August 2014

As the world pays tribute to the late Robin Williams - who has been found dead at the age of 63 - we look back at some of his best and most memorable on screen appearances.

Robin Williams began his career as a comic, achieving minor roles in a series of shows before shooting to fame in the late 1970s as an alien in the American TV comedy series Mork & Mindy.

Known by many for his comedy roles Robin Williams was equally capable of taking on serious parts and was nominated for a series of Oscars before winning his first Academy Award for his portrayal of a therapist in Good Will Hunting.

Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

One of Williams' breakthrough film roles Good Morning Vietnam followed the path of an irreverent DJ assigned to the country by the US Armed Forces. 

Robin Williams was nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his performance.


Dead Poets Society (1989)

Robin Williams played English Teacher John Keating who endeavors to inspire his pupils to love literature and seize the day.

He was once again nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Oscars.

Hook (1991)

Robin Williams plays a grown up Peter Pan who must return to Neverland to rescue his children, who have been kidnapped by Captain Hook.


Aladdin (1992)

Another family favourite Robin Williams lent his voice to the larger than life Genie in Disney's Aladdin.


Mrs Doubtfire (1993)

Continuing with the family favourites is Mrs Doubtfire, in which Robin Williams plays a father who tries to maintain a relationship with his children by disguising himself as a housekeeper, who is hired by his estranged wife.


Good Will Hunting (1997)

His role as a psychologist who mentors an incredibly gifted young man with little formal education finally won Robin Williams an Oscar, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.