The Career of Robin Williams

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The Illustruous Career of Robin Williams

Where did acting start for Robin Williams?

He was a shy and overweight child and other children didn’t want to play with him. To entertain himself, he used to talk in different voices, perhaps as imaginary friends.

Whilst performing in night clubs, he was discovered for the role in an episode of TV series Happy Days in 1974. This lead to a role in Mork and Mindy,  in 1978. In the role as the alien Mork, he became famous. Then later also with stand up comedy.  In 1997, he was named funniest man alive by Entertainment Weekly. They also listed him as one of the 25 best Actors way back in 1998 .

In 2004, Robin Williams made the 13th place on Comedy Central’s list of 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. Movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage, casted Robin Williams in comedy roles.

Not only is his face famous, but also his voice in movies Aladdin, Aladdin and the King of Thieves, Robots, Happy Feet and Everyone’s Hero.

However, we will never forget his dramatic movies such as Dead Poets Society, The Fisher King, Hook, Awakenings and What Dreams May Come. Robin Williams also acted in thrillers Insomnia and One Hour Photo. He was the all-rounder of Hollywood. 

Robin Williams in stand-up comedy

He has done various stand-up comedy tours. Some of his tours were:

  • An Evening With Robin Williams
  • Robin Williams: At The Met
  • Robin Williams LIVE on Broadway

The latter won a Grammy in 2003.

Robin Williams in the movies

Williams won an Oscar in 1998 for the best actor in a supporting role in the movie Good Will Hunting. He had Oscar nominations for best actor in a leading role in the movies The Fisher King, Dead Poets Society  and Good Morning, Vietnam. He won a Golden Globe award for Mrs. Doubtfire. He has claimed 44 other awards and was nominated for many other awards throughout his career.

The top 10 Robin Williams Movies are:

  • Good Will Hunting (1997)
  • Aladdin (1992)
  • Happy Feet (2006)
  • Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
  • Patch Adams (1998)
  • Dead Poets Society (1989)
  • Jumanji (1995)
  • Bicentennial Man (1999)
  • Toys (1992)
  • Hook (1991)

Robin Williams Movies over the past 10 years

  • 2011    Happy Feet 2  his voice was used
  • 2009    Old Dogs as Dan
  • 2009    Shrink as Holden
  • 2009    Night at the Museum 2 as Teddy Roosevelt
  • 2009    World’s Greatest Dad as Lance Clayton
  • 2007    License to Wed           as Reverend Frank
  • 2007    August Rush as Maxwell “Wizard” Wallace
  • 2006    Man of the Year as Tom Dobbs
  • 2006    Night At The Museum as Theodore Roosevelt
  • 2006    RV as Bob Munro
  • 2006    The Night Listener as Gabriel Noone
  • 2005    In Search of Ted as Demme
  • 2005    The Big White as Paul Barnell
  • 2005    Robotsas Fender
  • 2005    The Aristocrats            as Himself
  • 2004    Noel as Charlie Boyd
  • 2004    House of D as Pappass
  • 2004    The Final Cut as Alan W. Hakman

Robin Williams acted in the forthcoming film “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” playing the statue of Teddy Roosevelt  and holiday comedy “Merry Friggin’ Christmas.”

He is without a trace of doubt, a legend in the entertainment world.