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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The Angriest Man in Brooklyn (2014)

After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Mila Kunis  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Robin Williams  •  Melissa Leo

After learning that a brain aneurysm will kill him in about 90 minutes, a perpetually unhappy man struggles to come to terms with his fate and make amends with everyone he has ever hurt.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phil Alden Robinson
CAST:  Mila Kunis  •  Peter Dinklage  •  Robin Williams  •  Melissa Leo

The Butler (2013)

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A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Daniels
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  David Banner  •  Michael Rainey Jr.  •  LaJessie Smith

A look at the life of Cecil Gaines who served eight presidents as the White House's head butler from 1952 to 1986, and had a unique front-row seat as political and racial history was made.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lee Daniels
CAST:  Forest Whitaker  •  David Banner  •  Michael Rainey Jr.  •  LaJessie Smith

Industrial Light & Magic: Creating the Impossible (2010)

Leslie Iwerks' documentary takes audiences behind the scenes at ILM with in depth interviews with some of the company's top talent and showcases never before seen footage highlighting many of their pioneering milestones. From creating the first ever computer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Iwerks
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  George Lucas  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Ron Howard

Leslie Iwerks' documentary takes audiences behind the scenes at ILM with in depth interviews with some of the company's top talent and showcases never before seen footage highlighting many of their pioneering milestones. From creating the first ever computer ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Leslie Iwerks
CAST:  Tom Cruise  •  George Lucas  •  Steven Spielberg  •  Ron Howard

Starz Inside: Ladies or Gentlemen (2008)

Why do movie audiences find men in skirts and women in pants anything but a drag? Discover the playful history of the most daring cross-sexual performances in Hollywood history, from Some Like it Hot to Big Momma's House.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  RuPaul  •  Tim Curry  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Robin Williams

Why do movie audiences find men in skirts and women in pants anything but a drag? Discover the playful history of the most daring cross-sexual performances in Hollywood history, from Some Like it Hot to Big Momma's House.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Kevin Burns
CAST:  RuPaul  •  Tim Curry  •  Jack Lemmon  •  Robin Williams

Certifiably Jonathan (2007)

A famous comedian and artist wants to display his work at an art museum. Just when he thinks he's lost his touch, a series of famous comedians drop by to help him rekindle his artistic and comedic spark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James David Pasternak
CAST:  Jonathan Winters  •  Robin Williams  •  Sarah Silverman  •  Patricia Arquette

A famous comedian and artist wants to display his work at an art museum. Just when he thinks he's lost his touch, a series of famous comedians drop by to help him rekindle his artistic and comedic spark.  (more)

DIRECTION:  James David Pasternak
CAST:  Jonathan Winters  •  Robin Williams  •  Sarah Silverman  •  Patricia Arquette

The Big Wedding (2013)

To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Zackham
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Diane Keaton  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Amanda Seyfried

To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Justin Zackham
CAST:  Robert De Niro  •  Diane Keaton  •  Katherine Heigl  •  Amanda Seyfried

Rabbit Ears - The Fool and the Flying Ship (1991)

Long ago in Russia, a proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. But when a country bumpkin and his oddball crew of extraordinary friends show up to claim her, the dumbfounded Tsar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  C.W. Rogers
CAST:  Robin Williams

Long ago in Russia, a proclamation went out through all the land that whosoever could build a flying ship would win the hand of the Tsar's daughter. But when a country bumpkin and his oddball crew of extraordinary friends show up to claim her, the dumbfounded Tsar ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  C.W. Rogers
CAST:  Robin Williams

The Return of Spinal Tap (1992)

Spinal Tap is back in a whole new feature-length rockumentary. Go behind the scenes and find out where the somewhat-less-than-fab three (Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer) are now -- and where it all began in Squatney, England. Also, catch up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Di Bergi
CAST:  Michael McKean  •  Christopher Guest  •  Harry Shearer  •  June Chadwick

Spinal Tap is back in a whole new feature-length rockumentary. Go behind the scenes and find out where the somewhat-less-than-fab three (Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer) are now -- and where it all began in Squatney, England. Also, catch up with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jim Di Bergi
CAST:  Michael McKean  •  Christopher Guest  •  Harry Shearer  •  June Chadwick

Can I Do It Till I Need Glasses? (1977)

A comedy comprised of short sexually suggestive skits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  I. Robert Levy
CAST:  Roger Behr  •  Mike Callie  •  Joey Camen  •  Moose Carlson

A comedy comprised of short sexually suggestive skits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  I. Robert Levy
CAST:  Roger Behr  •  Mike Callie  •  Joey Camen  •  Moose Carlson

Robin Williams: Weapons of Self Destruction (2009)

HBO presents one of the most gifted and revered performers of our time, Academy-Award winning Robin Williams, starring in his fifth exclusive HBO special, taped before a live audience at Washington's Constitution Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marty Callner
CAST:  Robin Williams

HBO presents one of the most gifted and revered performers of our time, Academy-Award winning Robin Williams, starring in his fifth exclusive HBO special, taped before a live audience at Washington's Constitution Hall.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marty Callner
CAST:  Robin Williams

Cannes: All Access (2007)

From its simple beginnings in 1939 in a sleepy beach town in the south of France, the prestigious Cannes Film Festival has become the must-attend red carpet event of the year. Filmmaker Richard Schickel's fascinating documentary captures the glitz and glamour of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schickel
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Dino De Laurentiis  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Abel Ferrara

From its simple beginnings in 1939 in a sleepy beach town in the south of France, the prestigious Cannes Film Festival has become the must-attend red carpet event of the year. Filmmaker Richard Schickel's fascinating documentary captures the glitz and glamour of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Richard Schickel
CAST:  Willem Dafoe  •  Dino De Laurentiis  •  Clint Eastwood  •  Abel Ferrara

Seize the Day (1986)

Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but caught in a downward ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Richard B. Shull  •  David Bickford  •  Glenne Headly

Tommy Wilhelm (Robin Williams) is a salesman. An honest, hard-working guy who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and left part of his sanity behind as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life. He's always been able to sell, but caught in a downward ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fielder Cook
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Richard B. Shull  •  David Bickford  •  Glenne Headly

Back to Neverland (1989)

Legendary TV news anchor Walter Cronkite takes ecstatic Disneyland tourist Robin through the process of Disney's hand drawn animation and makes Robin's wish of visiting the animated world of Peter Pan (1953) come true.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Rees
CAST:  Walter Cronkite  •  Corey Burton  •  Bruce W. Smith  •  Robin Williams

Legendary TV news anchor Walter Cronkite takes ecstatic Disneyland tourist Robin through the process of Disney's hand drawn animation and makes Robin's wish of visiting the animated world of Peter Pan (1953) come true.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jerry Rees
CAST:  Walter Cronkite  •  Corey Burton  •  Bruce W. Smith  •  Robin Williams

AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Al Pacino (2007)

The American Film Institute (AFI) presents its 35th Life Achievement Award to Al Pacino.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Robin Williams  •  Sean Connery

The American Film Institute (AFI) presents its 35th Life Achievement Award to Al Pacino.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Louis J. Horvitz
CAST:  Al Pacino  •  Jamie Foxx  •  Robin Williams  •  Sean Connery

Man of the Year (2006)

The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch is responsible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Christopher Walken  •  Laura Linney  •  Lewis Black

The irreverent host of a political satire talk show decides to run for president and expose corruption in Washington. His stunt goes further than he expects when he actually wins the election, but a software engineer suspects that a computer glitch is responsible ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Christopher Walken  •  Laura Linney  •  Lewis Black

America: A Tribute to Heroes (2001)

A benefit concert and telethon organized by George Clooney and broadcast uninterrupted and commercial-free by the four major television networks just 10 days after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon to raise money for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beth McCarthy-Miller  •  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Eddie Vedder  •  Bruce Springsteen  •  Tom Hanks  •  Stevie Wonder

A benefit concert and telethon organized by George Clooney and broadcast uninterrupted and commercial-free by the four major television networks just 10 days after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and The Pentagon to raise money for the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Beth McCarthy-Miller  •  Joel Gallen
CAST:  Eddie Vedder  •  Bruce Springsteen  •  Tom Hanks  •  Stevie Wonder

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Rami Malek  •  Ricky Gervais  •  Dan Stevens

When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Rami Malek  •  Ricky Gervais  •  Dan Stevens

Get Bruce! (1999)

Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch, who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see photos of his childhood; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew J. Kuehn
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Bette Midler  •  Robin Williams  •  Nathan Lane

Affectionate tribute to Bruce Vilanch, who writes material for celebrities who make public appearances, from Oscar hosts and award recipients to Presidents. We meet his mom and see photos of his childhood; in Chicago, he writes for the Tribune and then heads West. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Andrew J. Kuehn
CAST:  Whoopi Goldberg  •  Bette Midler  •  Robin Williams  •  Nathan Lane

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (2010)

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The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?" The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Scheinfeld
CAST:  Harry Nilsson  •  Richard Perry  •  Doug Hoefer  •  Jimmy Webb

The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, "Who is Harry Nilsson?" The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Scheinfeld
CAST:  Harry Nilsson  •  Richard Perry  •  Doug Hoefer  •  Jimmy Webb

Shrink (2009)

Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Pate
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Mark Webber  •  Keke Palmer  •  Jack Huston

Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jonas Pate
CAST:  Kevin Spacey  •  Mark Webber  •  Keke Palmer  •  Jack Huston
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