Top 6 Robin Williams Films

robinThe first time I remember him was as the alien Mork from the sitcom Mork & Mindy. He was born in Chicago, Illinois in July 1951.

Today at 12 noon (Pacific Time) Robin Williams was found dead at his home in California from an apparent suicide.

Here is a list of my 6 favorite Robin Williams movies. They are listed in chronological order by year of release.

1. Popeye
In this 1980 musical comedy directed by Robert Altman, Williams starred as the comic strip character Popeye the Sailor Man. Other actors in this film included Shelley Duvall as Olive Oyl, Ray Waltston as Poopdeck Pappy, Paul Smith as Bluto and Paul Dooley as Wimpy.

2. Good Morning Vietnam
War-comedy film released in 1987 and set during the Vietnam War, Williams played Armed Forces DJ Adrian Cronauer. Williams received a Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy for the role and was nominated for Best Actor Academy Award. The film also starred Forest Whitaker, Robert Wuhl and J.T. Walsh. It was directed by Barry Levinson.

3. Dead Poets Society
In this 1989 Peter Weir-directed drama, Williams played English professor John Keating. His portrayal earned him a nomination from the Academy for Best Actor.

4. The Fisher King
Williams starred as Perry in this 1991 comedy-drama directed by Terry Gilliam. Also starring in this film were Jeff Bridges and Amanda Plummer. Williams was nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for this film as well and won a Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy.

5. Good Will Hunting
This 1997 drama was directed by Gus Van Sant. Williams starred therapist Sean Maguire, a role for which he won the best support actor Oscar. This film also starred Matt Damon and Ben Affleck (who co-wrote the film), Minnie Driver and Stellan Skarsgard.

6. Bicentennial Man
Chris Columbus directed this 1999 science fiction drama based on the Isaac Asimov novel The Positronic Man. Williams played the role of the android Andrew. Also in this film were Sam Neill, Oliver Platt, and Stephen Root.

Honorable Mentions:

Hook – Peter Pan (1991)
Aladdin – Genie (1992)
Mrs. Doubtfire – Daniel / Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Jumanji – Alan Parrish (1995)
The Birdcage – Armand (1996)
Insomnia – Walter (2002)
Night at the Museum – Theodore Roosevelt (2006)
The Butler – Dwight D. Eisenhower (2013)

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  1. Pingback: Robin Williams and Bicentennial Man | Mish Sci Fi Musings

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