Robin Williams was found dead on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at his home in Tiburon, Calif. The actor, 63, was known for both comedic and dramatic roles in movies and television including “Good Will Hunting,” for which he won a supporting actor Oscar in 1997. In addition, he won two Emmys and four Golden Globes.
“Mork and Mindy” (1978)
Comedian Robin Williams played the alien Mork opposite Pam Dawber in the “Happy Days” spinoff “Mork and Mindy.”
Golden Globes, 1979
Robin Williams with Linda Lavin and Joyce DeWitt at the 1979 Golden Globes. Williams won the Globe for lead comedy actor for “Mork and Mindy.”
In his first feature role, Robin Williams played the cartoon sailor man. The quirky film directed by Robert Altman was a box office hit.
“The World According to Garp” (1982)
Williams played wrestler and aspiring writer TS Garp in the film version of the bestselling novel themed around “lunacy and sorrow” by John Irving.
“Moscow on the Hudson” (1984)
Paul Mazursky’s 1984 comedy showcased Williams at his most antic as a Russian refugee adjusting to life in the U.S.
Comic Relief, 1986
Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg and Billy Crystal brought Comic Relief to the U.S. in 1986. The three friends have hosted the televised fundraiser ever since.
“Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987)
Robin Williams was Oscar-nommed for 1987’s “Good Morning, Vietnam” for his role as an irreverent dj at a U.S. Army radio station.
“Dead Poets Society” (1989)
In 1989, Robin Williams played it serious as an inspirational high school teacher in “Dead Poets Society,” for which he was Oscar-nommed.
Based on the non-fiction book by neurologist Oliver Sacks. Williams played a doctor (pictured with Robert De Niro) who devised an innovative treatment for elderly catatonic patients that virtually brought them back to life.
“The Fisher King” (1991)
Another Oscar nomination came for Terry Gilliam’s 1991 “The Fisher King,” in which Robin Williams played a deranged homeless man.
The actor was in his element when he played the adult Peter Pan in “Hook,” starring alongside Dustin Hoffman and Julia Roberts in the Steven Spielberg film.
“Aladdin” filmmakers wrote the part of the Genie for Robin Williams. In addition to critical praise, Williams received a special achievement award from the Golden Globes.
“Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993)
Perhaps his most enduring character was “Mrs. Doubtfire,” the well-padded cross-dressing nanny for which he won a comedy Golden Globe; the film also won a makeup Oscar. Williams was rumored to have been gearing up to reprise his role as Daniel Hillard in a sequel.
Sucked into a board game in the 1995 action adventure pic “Jumanji,” Robin Williams mastered his the survival techniques necessary to navigate both the tropical and urban jungles.
“The Birdcage” (1996)
Playing the owner of a gay nightclub in South Beach, Robin Williams was decked out in Hawaiian shirts and khakis for his role in “The Birdcage.”
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Williams played a boy entering the fifth grade trapped in a fully grown man’s body in “Jack.”
“Good Will Hunting” (1997)
Robin Williams proved he could be the ultimate confidant as a therapist opposite a genius Matt Damon in “Good Will Hunting,” the film that would launch Damon and Ben Affleck’s careers.
At the 1998 Oscars, Williams posed with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, all three of whom took home Academy Awards — Williams for supporting actor and Damon and Affleck for original screenplay.
“Patch Adams” (1998)
Based on a true story about an unorthodox doctor who believed laughter was truly the best medicine, the role was quintessential Williams: heartwarming yet anti-establishment.
“What Dreams May Come” (1998)
“What Dreams May Come,” based on the novel of the same name by Richard Matheson, took Williams into a ghostly role, where he played a man killed in a car crash who lingered on Earth in an attempt to reconnect with his wife.
Director Christopher Nolan’s noirish “Alaska”-set thriller was a far cry from “Batman,” but Williams got a chance to flex his acting muscles as the villain of the 2002 crime pic.
“One Hour Photo” (2002)
Williams took a dark turn with “One Hour Photo,” starring as a lonely employee of a one-hour photo lab who idolizes a suburban family, and his obsession becomes dangerous.
“Night at the Museum” (2006)
In Ben Stiller’s “Night at the Museum” franchise, Williams plays Teddy Roosevelt, a role which he reprised three times, most recently in the upcoming Dec. 19 “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.”
“World’s Greatest Dad” (2009)
Williams again danced on the line between comedy and drama in Bobcat Goldthwait’s film about a high school teacher who has the chance to change his life.
“Happy Feet 2” (2011)
Robin Williams voiced emperor penguins Ramon and Lovelace in “Happy Feet” and its sequel.
“The Crazy Ones” (2013)
Robin Williams played a quirky, crazy but loving dad to Sarah Michelle Gellar and advertising executive in “The Crazy Ones,” which CBS canceled after one season.
“The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” (2014)
The final movie released before his death, “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” stars Williams as a terminally ill man opposite Mila Kunis.