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We Remember Robin Williams – His Best Films

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Photo: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb on IMDB

Although the 63-year-old actor committed suicide this August, Robin Williams has definitely left a devoted fan base behind. Directed by Shawn Levy, the new adventure flick Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb was the actor’s final role before his death. He returned to play Teddy Roosevelt, in this third film in the Night at the Museum saga.

In honour of the actor’s last role and legendary career, we’ve compiled a round-up of our top Robin Williams movies.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987): This war comedy directed by Barry Levinson featured Williams as Adrian Cronauer, a free-spirited radio DJ for the Armed Forces Radio Service in Saigon in 1965. Despite the war environment, Adrian tries to lighten the atmosphere with his jokes and antics.

Dead Poets’ Society (1989): In this drama film directed by Peter Weir, Williams played passionate poetry teacher John Keating. Surrounded by a classroom of unique students like Todd (Ethan Hawke), quirky Mr. Keating takes on a job at an all-boys school. He encourages the boys to “carpe diem”, and quickly spreads his words of positivity and wisdom around campus.

Hook (1991): As Peter Banning in this adventure-comedy directed by Steven Spielberg, Williams played a grown-up Peter Pan who is now a lawyer and husband. After his children are kidnapped, Peter is forced to return to Neverland to face the treacherous Captain Hook once again.

The Fisher King (1991): Directed by Terry Gilliam, this comedy-drama starred Williams as Parry, a homeless man and former history professor who often thinks about the old legend of the Fisher King. When troubled former DJ Jack (Jeff Bridges) meets Parry, he decides to help him search for love and happiness again.

Aladdin (1992): This classic Disney film directed by Ron Clements and John Musker wouldn’t have been the same without the powerful voice of Williams, as the Genie and Merchant. With his fierce sense of humour and magical abilities, the Genie helped bring the exotic romance of Aladdin and Jasmine to life.

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993): Directed by Chris Columbus, this classic family comedy starred the actor as Daniel Hillard, the divorced father of Lydia (Lisa Jakub), Chris (Matthew Lawrence) and Natalie (Mara Wilson). With the kids now living with their mom (Sally Field), Daniel strikes back as their infamous and hilarious British nanny in drag, Mrs. Doubtfire.

Jumanji (1995): In this adventure-fantasy directed by Joe Johnston, Robin Williams starred as Alan Parrish, a man who is trapped in the mysterious Jumanji board game after playing the game as a kid. When orphaned siblings Judy (Kirsten Dunst) and Peter (Bradley Pierce) find the game, Alan is finally released in time for the ultimate round of Jumanji.

Good Will Hunting (1997): In this drama directed by Gus Van Sant, Williams played the serious and compassionate role of Dr. Sean Maguire. As a caring psychologist who broke through the tough shell of troubled 20-year-old math genius and janitor Will Hunting (Matt Damon), Williams won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.



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