People are reeling this morning after news that one of the world’s best-loved comedic actors, Robin Williams, has died.
The 63-year-old Mrs Doubtfire and Dead Poets Society star was found dead Monday at his home. Williams reportedly checked into rehab three weeks ago, after a long battle with depression. You can read more about the reaction to Robin William’s death, here.
Robin William’s wife, Susan Schneider, said this morning in a statement, “As he is remembered, it is our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
With those wishes of the family in mind, here are some of Robin Williams’ most amazing moments in film. The most joyful, the most moving, or the most hilarious.
Dead Poet’s Society:
In Dead Poets Society, released in 1989, Robin Williams plays an English teacher at a conservative aristocratic school, who inspires his students through poetry.
In the classic 1993 comedy Mrs Doubtfire, Williams is an unemployed voice actor who has separated from his wife. In an attempt to get back into the lives of his kids, he poses as “Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire” and becomes the household nanny.
Good Will Hunting:
Good Will Hunting, the 1997 drama directed by Gus Van Sant, follows Will Hunting (Matt Damon) – an unrecognised genius – who becomes the patient of a therapist (Williams). The two form a close bond, and help each other make decisions about their lives and move on.
Good Morning Vietnam:
Good Morning, Vietnam is an 1987 American war-comedy, which stars Williams as a DJ for the army radio station.
Patch Adams was released in 1998 , and is a semi-biographical comedy-drama based on the life story of Dr Hunter “Patch” Adams – a doctor who tries to show that laughter really is the best medicine.