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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What Dreams May Come (1998)

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Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Max von Sydow

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Ward
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Cuba Gooding Jr.  •  Annabella Sciorra  •  Max von Sydow

Jack (1996)

Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. The children ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Diane Lane  •  Brian Kerwin  •  Jennifer Lopez

Jack Powell suffers from an affliction that makes him grow four times faster than normal, so the 10-year-old looks like a 40-year-old man. After years of being tutored at home, Jack convinces his overprotective parents to send him to public school. The children ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Francis Ford Coppola
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Diane Lane  •  Brian Kerwin  •  Jennifer Lopez

Dead Again (1991)

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In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Andy García  •  Robin Williams

In 1949 composer Roman Strauss is executed for the vicious murder of his wife Margaret with a pair of scissors. In 1990s Los Angeles a mute amnesiac woman shows up at an orphanage and private eye Mike Church is called in to investigate. Under hypnosis both the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kenneth Branagh
CAST:  Kenneth Branagh  •  Emma Thompson  •  Andy García  •  Robin Williams

Fathers' Day (1997)

Smart aleck lawyer, Jack Lawrence is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her child is his. Enter Dale Putley. A depressed goofball who is also a writer, Dale meets with the same ex-girlfriend who also tells him her child is his. One day Jack and Dale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Billy Crystal  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Nastassja Kinski

Smart aleck lawyer, Jack Lawrence is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her child is his. Enter Dale Putley. A depressed goofball who is also a writer, Dale meets with the same ex-girlfriend who also tells him her child is his. One day Jack and Dale ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ivan Reitman
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Billy Crystal  •  Julia Louis-Dreyfus  •  Nastassja Kinski

The Final Cut (2004)

Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a 'cutter'—someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Omar Naim
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Mimi Kuzyk

Set in a world with memory implants, Alan Hakman is a 'cutter'—someone with the power of final edit over people's recorded histories—but his latest assignment puts him in great danger.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Omar Naim
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mira Sorvino  •  Jim Caviezel  •  Mimi Kuzyk

Being Human (1994)

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Maudie Johnson  •  Max Johnson  •  Robert Carlyle

One man must learn the meaning of courage across four lifetimes centuries apart.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Forsyth
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Maudie Johnson  •  Max Johnson  •  Robert Carlyle

August Rush (2007)

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An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirsten Sheridan
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Keri Russell  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Terrence Howard

An orphaned musical prodigy uses his gift as a clue to finding his birth parents.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kirsten Sheridan
CAST:  Freddie Highmore  •  Keri Russell  •  Jonathan Rhys Meyers  •  Terrence Howard

Shakes the Clown (1991)

Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he can't get his act ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobcat Goldthwait
CAST:  Bobcat Goldthwait  •  Julie Brown  •  Robin Williams  •  Kathy Griffin

Shakes plods about his duties as party clown, and uses all of his free time getting seriously drunk. Binky, another clown, wins the spot on a local kiddie show, which depresses Shakes even more, and his boss threatens him with unemployment if he can't get his act ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobcat Goldthwait
CAST:  Bobcat Goldthwait  •  Julie Brown  •  Robin Williams  •  Kathy Griffin

Jakob the Liar (1999)

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kassovitz
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Hannah Taylor-Gordon  •  Éva Igó

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Peter Kassovitz
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Armin Mueller-Stahl  •  Hannah Taylor-Gordon  •  Éva Igó

Happy Feet Two (2011)

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Robin Williams  •  Pink  •  Elizabeth Daily

Mumble the penguin has a problem: his son Erik, who is reluctant to dance, encounters The Mighty Sven, a penguin who can fly! Things get worse for Mumble when the world is shaken by powerful forces, causing him to brings together the penguin nations and their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Miller
CAST:  Elijah Wood  •  Robin Williams  •  Pink  •  Elizabeth Daily

A Wish for Wings That Work (1991)

Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Skip Jones
CAST:  Michael Bell  •  Joe Alaskey  •  John Byner  •  Tress MacNeille

Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Skip Jones
CAST:  Michael Bell  •  Joe Alaskey  •  John Byner  •  Tress MacNeille

The Secret Agent (1996)

In 1880s London, pornographic bookseller Verloc is a double agent for the Russian government, providing information to Chief Inspector Heat about a lazy anarchist organization. In order for the anarchists to be arrested, an act of terrorism must occur. So Verloc ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Hampton
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Jim Broadbent

In 1880s London, pornographic bookseller Verloc is a double agent for the Russian government, providing information to Chief Inspector Heat about a lazy anarchist organization. In order for the anarchists to be arrested, an act of terrorism must occur. So Verloc ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Christopher Hampton
CAST:  Bob Hoskins  •  Patricia Arquette  •  Gérard Depardieu  •  Jim Broadbent

I'm from Hollywood (1989)

I'm from Hollywood is about the adventures of late performance artist Andy Kaufman in the world of professional wrestling. This film includes interviews with Taxi co-stars Marilu Henner and Tony Danza and interviews with comedian Robin Williams, wrestler Jerry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Margulies  •  Joe Orr
CAST:  Andy Kaufman  •  Tony Danza  •  Jimmy Hart  •  Marilu Henner

I'm from Hollywood is about the adventures of late performance artist Andy Kaufman in the world of professional wrestling. This film includes interviews with Taxi co-stars Marilu Henner and Tony Danza and interviews with comedian Robin Williams, wrestler Jerry ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lynne Margulies  •  Joe Orr
CAST:  Andy Kaufman  •  Tony Danza  •  Jimmy Hart  •  Marilu Henner

Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale (2013)

Clarkson and guests will celebrate the festive season with a comedic musical take on a traditional Christmas morality tale. Song selection will come directly off her just-released Christmas album, "Wrapped in Red," featuring classics such as "Silent Night" and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hamish Hamilton
CAST:  Kelly Clarkson  •  Blake Shelton  •  Reba McEntire  •  Trisha Yearwood

Clarkson and guests will celebrate the festive season with a comedic musical take on a traditional Christmas morality tale. Song selection will come directly off her just-released Christmas album, "Wrapped in Red," featuring classics such as "Silent Night" and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Hamish Hamilton
CAST:  Kelly Clarkson  •  Blake Shelton  •  Reba McEntire  •  Trisha Yearwood

Persistence of Vision (2012)

It was to be the greatest animated film of all time. Not just an eye-opener, but a game-changer. Richard Williams demanded nothing less, investing nearly three decades into his movie masterpiece. From as early as 1964 he ploughed most of the profits right back into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Schreck
CAST:  Richard Williams  •  Omar Ali-Shah  •  Charles Fleischer  •  Robin Williams

It was to be the greatest animated film of all time. Not just an eye-opener, but a game-changer. Richard Williams demanded nothing less, investing nearly three decades into his movie masterpiece. From as early as 1964 he ploughed most of the profits right back into ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Schreck
CAST:  Richard Williams  •  Omar Ali-Shah  •  Charles Fleischer  •  Robin Williams

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobcat Goldthwait
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Alexie Gilmore  •  Daryl Sabara  •  Geoff Pierson

In the wake of a freak accident, Lance suffers the worst tragedy and the greatest opportunity of his life. He is suddenly faced with the possibility of fame, fortune and popularity, if he can only live with the knowledge of how he got there.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bobcat Goldthwait
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Alexie Gilmore  •  Daryl Sabara  •  Geoff Pierson

The Face of Love (2013)

A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arie Posin
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ed Harris  •  Annette Bening  •  Amy Brenneman

A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Arie Posin
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Ed Harris  •  Annette Bening  •  Amy Brenneman

Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)

Mike Epps, Richard Pryor Jr. and others recount the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor - one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marina Zenovich
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Richard Pryor  •  Robin Williams  •  Dave Chappelle

Mike Epps, Richard Pryor Jr. and others recount the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor - one of America's most brilliant, iconic comic minds.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marina Zenovich
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Richard Pryor  •  Robin Williams  •  Dave Chappelle

But... Seriously (1994)

A documentary juxtaposing the events of the 20th century with the commentary of stand-up comedians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Lieberman
CAST:  George Carlin  •  Richard Pryor  •  Bill Hicks  •  Lenny Bruce

A documentary juxtaposing the events of the 20th century with the commentary of stand-up comedians.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jeff Lieberman
CAST:  George Carlin  •  Richard Pryor  •  Bill Hicks  •  Lenny Bruce

The Earth Day Special (1990)

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Meryl Streep

The Earth Day Special is a television special revolving around Earth Day that aired on ABC on April 22, 1990. Sponsored by Time Warner, the two hour special featured an all-star cast addressing concerns about global warming, deforestation, and other environmental ills.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dwight Hemion
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Barbra Streisand  •  Bette Midler  •  Meryl Streep
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