Updated: Oct 23
Born: 21st July 1951
Died: Age 63
Robin Williams was an American actor and comedian. Known for his improvisational skills[ and the wide variety of characters he created on the spur of the moment and portrayed on film, in dramas and comedies alike, he is regarded as one of the greatest comedians of all time. He received numerous accolades including an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and five Grammy Awards.
Williams began performing stand-up comedy in San Francisco and Los Angeles during the mid-1970s, and released several comedy albums including Reality ... What a Concept in 1980. He rose to fame playing the alien Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982). He received his first leading film role in Popeye (1980). Williams went on to win the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting (1997). His other Oscar-nominated roles were for Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), and The Fisher King (1991).
Williams starred in the critically acclaimed dramas Moscow on the Hudson (1984), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990) and Patch Adams (1998). He also starred in family films such as Hook (1991), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), Jack (1996), Flubber (1997), RV (2006), and the Night at the Museum trilogy (2006–2014). He lent his voice to the animated films Aladdin (1992), Robots (2005), Happy Feet (2006), and its 2011 sequel.
Top 10 Robin Williams Movies...
Once Upon a Studio (2023) - ★★★★★
Aladdin (1992) - ★★★★★
Hook (1991) - ★★★★
Jumanji (1995) - ★★★★
Night at the Museum (2006) - ★★★★
Awakenings (1990) - ★★★★
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) - ★★★★
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) - ★★★
Toys (1992) - ★★★
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) - ★★★
How do you rate Robin Williams' films?...
WATCH ROBIN WILLIAMS THIS WEEK...
Animated musical adventure, featuring the voice of Williams. When street urchin Aladdin releases a genie from a magic lamp, he uses its powers to help him woo the beautiful Princess Jasmine. But the genie's abilities are also coveted by the evil Jafar, who plans to seize power and rule the land.
Williams returns as the Genie (using old vocal outtakes) for the animated short, Once Upon a Studio.
ON AMAZON PRIME
FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992)
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian - Sunday 22nd October
Happy Feet - Monday 23rd October Sky Animation 10::30am
Happy Feet Two - Monday 23rd October Sky Animation 12:30pm
Jumanji - Saturday 28th October E4 5:05pm
Make sure you are booked in for this week's DRAMA CLASSES
Mix Up Theatre provide drama classes Online for anyone aged 12-18 (can be based anywhere!)
and in-person drama classes for ages 3-18 throughout Scotland.