Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and stand-up comedian. Rising to fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–1982), Williams went on to establish a successful career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. His film career included such acclaimed films as "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 Popeye (1980), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Night at the Museum (2006), and Happy Feet (2006). He also appeared in the video "Don't Worry, Be Happy" by Bobby McFerrin. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, Williams received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting (1997). He also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. On August 11, 2014, Williams was found unconscious at his residence and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Marin County, California, coroner's office said they believe the cause of death was asphyxiation.

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Night at the Museum (2006)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jake Cherry  •  Carla Gugino  •  Robin Williams

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jake Cherry  •  Carla Gugino  •  Robin Williams

Nine Months (1995)

When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tom Arnold  •  Joan Cusack

When he finds out his longtime girlfriend is pregnant, a commitment-phobe realizes he might have to change his lifestyle for better or much, much worse.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Columbus
CAST:  Hugh Grant  •  Julianne Moore  •  Tom Arnold  •  Joan Cusack

Noel (2004)

Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chazz Palminteri
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Alan Arkin  •  Paul Walker  •  Penélope Cruz

Christmas Eve in New York, and the lonely divorced publisher, Rose Collins, needs a miracle to improve the health of her mother, interned in a hospital with Alzheimers. She feels sorry for another patient and meets his visitor. Meanwhile, Nina Vasquez breaks her ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chazz Palminteri
CAST:  Susan Sarandon  •  Alan Arkin  •  Paul Walker  •  Penélope Cruz

One Hour Photo (2002)

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Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their family. When "Uncle" Sy's picture-perfect ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Michael Vartan  •  Erin Daniels

Sy "the photo guy" Parrish has lovingly developed photos for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as the Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually believes he's part of their family. When "Uncle" Sy's picture-perfect ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Romanek
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Connie Nielsen  •  Michael Vartan  •  Erin Daniels

Patch Adams (1998)

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Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Bob Gunton  •  Peter Coyote

Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tom Shadyac
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Bob Gunton  •  Peter Coyote

Popeye (1980)

Popeye is a super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man who's searching for his father. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive. Before he can win her heart, he must first contend with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Shelley Duvall  •  Ray Walston  •  Paul Dooley

Popeye is a super-strong, spinach-scarfing sailor man who's searching for his father. During a storm that wrecks his ship, Popeye washes ashore and winds up rooming at the Oyl household, where he meets Olive. Before he can win her heart, he must first contend with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Altman
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Shelley Duvall  •  Ray Walston  •  Paul Dooley

Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! (2003)

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

This documentary praises comedian Richard Pryor by showing fragments of various shows Pryor made and having famous comedians talk about the importance and greatness of Pryor. Different themes are reviewed this way. Among others, they are the use of the word nigger, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Billy Grundfest
CAST:  Richard Pryor  •  Mario Cantone  •  Cedric the Entertainer  •  Dave Chappelle

Robots (2005)

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Wedge
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Halle Berry  •  Mel Brooks

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Chris Wedge
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ewan McGregor  •  Halle Berry  •  Mel Brooks

RV (2006)

Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one seriously small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cheryl Hines  •  JoJo  •  Josh Hutcherson

Climbing aboard their mammoth recreational vehicle for a cross-country road trip to the Colorado Rockies, the McNeive family – led by dysfunctional patriarch, Bob – prepares for the adventure of a lifetime. But spending two weeks together in one seriously small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Sonnenfeld
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cheryl Hines  •  JoJo  •  Josh Hutcherson

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed

An account of Baron Munchausen's supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  John Neville  •  Eric Idle  •  Sarah Polley  •  Oliver Reed

The Aristocrats (2005)

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penn Jillette  •  Paul Provenza
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Chris Albrecht  •  Hank Azaria  •  Shelley Berman

One hundred superstar comedians tell the same very, VERY dirty, filthy joke--one shared privately by comics since Vaudeville.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penn Jillette  •  Paul Provenza
CAST:  Jason Alexander  •  Chris Albrecht  •  Hank Azaria  •  Shelley Berman

The Best of Times (1986)

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pamela Reed  •  Holly Palance

A small-town loser determines to have one more shot at the big time by winning a football game.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Spottiswoode
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Kurt Russell  •  Pamela Reed  •  Holly Palance

The Big White (2005)

To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Holly Hunter  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  W. Earl Brown

To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mark Mylod
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Holly Hunter  •  Tim Blake Nelson  •  W. Earl Brown

The Birdcage (1996)

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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's conservative moralistic parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Gene Hackman  •  Nathan Lane  •  Dianne Wiest

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's conservative moralistic parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Gene Hackman  •  Nathan Lane  •  Dianne Wiest

The Fisher King (1991)

Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Robin Williams  •  Mercedes Ruehl  •  Amanda Plummer

Two troubled men face their terrible destinies and events of their past as they join together on a mission to find the Holy Grail and thus to save themselves.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Gilliam
CAST:  Jeff Bridges  •  Robin Williams  •  Mercedes Ruehl  •  Amanda Plummer

The Night Listener (2006)

In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan—a young boy—via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Stettner
CAST:  Toni Collette  •  Robin Williams  •  Joe Morton  •  Bobby Cannavale

In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan—a young boy—via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Patrick Stettner
CAST:  Toni Collette  •  Robin Williams  •  Joe Morton  •  Bobby Cannavale

To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)

Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Wesley Snipes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Stockard Channing

Three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant get stranded in a small Midwestern town for the entire weekend when their car breaks down. While waiting for parts for their Cadillac convertible, the flamboyant trio shows the local ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beeban Kidron
CAST:  Patrick Swayze  •  Wesley Snipes  •  John Leguizamo  •  Stockard Channing

Toys (1992)

Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving inventor who must save his late father's toy factory from his evil uncle, Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist and builds weapons disguised as toys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Michael Gambon  •  Joan Cusack  •  Robin Wright

Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving inventor who must save his late father's toy factory from his evil uncle, Leland, a war-mongering general who rules the operation with an iron fist and builds weapons disguised as toys.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Michael Gambon  •  Joan Cusack  •  Robin Wright

Awakenings (1990)

Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Robin Williams  •  Julie Kavner  •  Ruth Nelson

Dr. Malcolm Sayer, a shy research physician, uses an experimental drug to "awaken" the catatonic victims of a rare disease. Leonard is the first patient to receive the controversial treatment. His awakening, filled with awe and enthusiasm, proves a rebirth for ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Penny Marshall
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Robin Williams  •  Julie Kavner  •  Ruth Nelson

Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Alejandro Rey

A Russian circus visits the US. A clown wants to defect, but doesn't have the nerve. His saxophone playing friend however comes to the decision to defect in the middle of Bloomingdales. He is befriended by the black security guard and falls in love with the Italian ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Paul Mazursky
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  María Conchita Alonso  •  Cleavant Derricks  •  Alejandro Rey
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