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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Robin Williams: Live on Broadway (2002)

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2002 HBO Stand-up Special starring Robin Williams. Recorded and broadcast live from New Your City's Broadway Theater at the culmination of his historic 2002 sold-out tour, this special finds the Oscar-winning actor/writer/comedian returning after 16 years to his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marty Callner
CAST:  Robin Williams

2002 HBO Stand-up Special starring Robin Williams. Recorded and broadcast live from New Your City's Broadway Theater at the culmination of his historic 2002 sold-out tour, this special finds the Oscar-winning actor/writer/comedian returning after 16 years to his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Marty Callner
CAST:  Robin Williams

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Amy Adams  •  Owen Wilson  •  Hank Azaria

Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that they've been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larry's (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Amy Adams  •  Owen Wilson  •  Hank Azaria

Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008)

The documentary story of Harlan Ellison  (more)

DIRECTION:  Erik Nelson
CAST:  Harlan Ellison  •  Robin Williams  •  Neil Gaiman  •  Edie Adams

The documentary story of Harlan Ellison  (more)

DIRECTION:  Erik Nelson
CAST:  Harlan Ellison  •  Robin Williams  •  Neil Gaiman  •  Edie Adams

Old Dogs (2009)

Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman he married on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walt Becker
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  John Travolta  •  Seth Green  •  Justin Long

Charlie and Dan have been best friends and business partners for thirty years; their Manhattan public relations firm is on the verge of a huge business deal with a Japanese company. With two weeks to sew up the contract, Dan gets a surprise: a woman he married on a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walt Becker
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  John Travolta  •  Seth Green  •  Justin Long

Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)

The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries, (Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, etc.), established comedians (Billy Crystal, Rosanna Barr, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, etc.) and young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Don Rickles  •  Dave Attell  •  Richard Lewis  •  Chris Rock

The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries, (Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, etc.), established comedians (Billy Crystal, Rosanna Barr, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, etc.) and young ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Landis
CAST:  Don Rickles  •  Dave Attell  •  Richard Lewis  •  Chris Rock

Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam (1987)

Real-life letters written by American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archive footage of the war and news coverage thereof augment the first-person "narrative" by men and women who were in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Couturié
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Tom Berenger  •  J. Kenneth Campbell  •  Richard Chaves

Real-life letters written by American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archive footage of the war and news coverage thereof augment the first-person "narrative" by men and women who were in the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Bill Couturié
CAST:  Ellen Burstyn  •  Tom Berenger  •  J. Kenneth Campbell  •  Richard Chaves

Cadillac Man (1990)

Joe's a car salesman with a problem—he has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two-timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Tim Robbins  •  Pamela Reed  •  Fran Drescher

Joe's a car salesman with a problem—he has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (he's two-timing), a missing teenage daughter and an ex-wife.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Roger Donaldson
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Tim Robbins  •  Pamela Reed  •  Fran Drescher

In Search of Dr. Seuss (1994)

A nosy reporter wants to find out all she can about Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, and gets told the real facts by several of his characters, with large snippets of his stories and songs interspersed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Paterson
CAST:  Kathy Najimy  •  Matt Frewer  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Patrick Stewart

A nosy reporter wants to find out all she can about Dr. Seuss, aka Ted Geisel, and gets told the real facts by several of his characters, with large snippets of his stories and songs interspersed.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Vincent Paterson
CAST:  Kathy Najimy  •  Matt Frewer  •  Christopher Lloyd  •  Patrick Stewart

The Survivors (1983)

Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Walter Matthau  •  Jerry Reed  •  James Wainwright

Having both lost their jobs, two strangers become unlikely friends after a run in with a would be robber, who is actually a hitman with a grudge against the two.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Michael Ritchie
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Walter Matthau  •  Jerry Reed  •  James Wainwright

The World According to Garp (1982)

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Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Glenn Close  •  John Lithgow

Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.  (more)

DIRECTION:  George Roy Hill
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mary Beth Hurt  •  Glenn Close  •  John Lithgow

And the Oscar Goes To... (2014)

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rob Epstein  •  Jeffrey Friedman
CAST:  Anjelica Huston  •  Annette Bening  •  Ellen Burstyn  •  Cher

Boulevard (2014)

Nolan Mack, a soft-spoken bank employee, undoubtedly loves his wife Joy, though their cavernous empty house only underscores how disconnected they’ve always been from each other. Nolan finds himself drifting from his familiar present-day life in pursuit of lost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Kathy Baker  •  Giles Matthey

Nolan Mack, a soft-spoken bank employee, undoubtedly loves his wife Joy, though their cavernous empty house only underscores how disconnected they’ve always been from each other. Nolan finds himself drifting from his familiar present-day life in pursuit of lost ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dito Montiel
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Kathy Baker  •  Giles Matthey

All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State (2014)

All About Ann celebrates the achievements of larger-than-life Ann Richards, who became the first elected female governor of Texas. Her cool demeanor, acid wit, and passion for social inclusivity made her one of the most powerful and progressive governors in U.S. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Schopper  •  Keith Patterson
CAST:  Willie Nelson  •  Nancy Pelosi  •  Bill Clinton  •  Dan Rather

All About Ann celebrates the achievements of larger-than-life Ann Richards, who became the first elected female governor of Texas. Her cool demeanor, acid wit, and passion for social inclusivity made her one of the most powerful and progressive governors in U.S. ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Phillip Schopper  •  Keith Patterson
CAST:  Willie Nelson  •  Nancy Pelosi  •  Bill Clinton  •  Dan Rather

Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens – A Life in Animation (2000)

This biography, shown on American television as part of the PBS "Great Performances" series, examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck (Charles M.) Jones. He is best known for Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Margaret Selby
CAST:  Chuck Jones  •  Ken Burns  •  Linda Jones Clough  •  Joe Dante

This biography, shown on American television as part of the PBS "Great Performances" series, examines the life works of one of Hollywood's most celebrated animators, Chuck (Charles M.) Jones. He is best known for Warner Brothers cartoons featuring Bugs Bunny, Daffy ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Margaret Selby
CAST:  Chuck Jones  •  Ken Burns  •  Linda Jones Clough  •  Joe Dante

Altman (2014)

Maverick. Auteur. Rebel. Innovator. Storyteller. Rambler. Gambler. Mad man. Family man. Director. Artist. Robert Altman's life and career contained multitudes. This father of American independent cinema left an indelible mark, not merely on the evolution of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Mann
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Julianne Moore  •  Bruce Willis  •  Paul Thomas Anderson

Maverick. Auteur. Rebel. Innovator. Storyteller. Rambler. Gambler. Mad man. Family man. Director. Artist. Robert Altman's life and career contained multitudes. This father of American independent cinema left an indelible mark, not merely on the evolution of his ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ron Mann
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Julianne Moore  •  Bruce Willis  •  Paul Thomas Anderson

3 Still Standing (2014)

Three stand-up comedians seek fame and fortune in the hottest comedy scene in the world: San Francisco in the 1980s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Campos  •  Donna LoCicero
CAST:  Geoff Bolt  •  Larry Brown  •  Dana Carvey  •  Debi Durst

Three stand-up comedians seek fame and fortune in the hottest comedy scene in the world: San Francisco in the 1980s.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Campos  •  Donna LoCicero
CAST:  Geoff Bolt  •  Larry Brown  •  Dana Carvey  •  Debi Durst

Absolutely Anything (2015)

Eccentric aliens give a man the power to do anything he wants to determine if Earth is worth saving.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Robin Williams  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Michael Palin

Eccentric aliens give a man the power to do anything he wants to determine if Earth is worth saving.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Terry Jones
CAST:  Kate Beckinsale  •  Robin Williams  •  Terry Gilliam  •  Michael Palin

A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tristram Shapeero
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Lauren Graham  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Joel McHale

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Tristram Shapeero
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Lauren Graham  •  Wendi McLendon-Covey  •  Joel McHale

History of the Joke (2008)

Comedian Lewis Black presents a "history of the joke" while trying to find the greatest joke ever told.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Greene
CAST:  Lewis Black  •  Dave Attell  •  George Carlin  •  Kathy Griffin

Comedian Lewis Black presents a "history of the joke" while trying to find the greatest joke ever told.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dave Greene
CAST:  Lewis Black  •  Dave Attell  •  George Carlin  •  Kathy Griffin

License to Wed (2007)

Newly engaged, Ben and Sadie can't wait to start their life together and live happily ever after. However Sadie's family church's Reverend Frank won't bless their union until they pass his patented, "foolproof" marriage prep course consisting of outrageous classes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mandy Moore  •  John Krasinski  •  Eric Christian Olsen

Newly engaged, Ben and Sadie can't wait to start their life together and live happily ever after. However Sadie's family church's Reverend Frank won't bless their union until they pass his patented, "foolproof" marriage prep course consisting of outrageous classes, ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ken Kwapis
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Mandy Moore  •  John Krasinski  •  Eric Christian Olsen
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