Robin Williams' films have never failed to strike a chord
It's a tragic irony indeed when you wake up to the news that Robin Williams, an actor best known for his comic timing, has died due to what is being called suspected suicide.
To think that the actor was fighting a battle with depression is just difficult to believe. Needless to say, his death has left scores of fans across the world in shock. As a tribute, hitlist points out some of the Oscar-winning actor's unforgettable films...
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Set against a long war, Robin combined his rebellious streak with humour in a way that only he can do. Here he played a radio DJ who didn't shy away from speaking his mind.
Robin Williams wowed us all in his role of a kind-hearted radio jockey in Good Morning, Vietnam
Dead Poets Society (1989)
In this film, he played an English teacher who wants his students to look beyond the obvious. In a remarkable scene, he even persuades them to stand on their desks and dare to dream.
Can you imagine Genie in any other voice except that of Williams'? Neither can we. The comedian-turned-actor made the most of his gift of the gab and he made this film what it is.
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Just when we thought there's nothing new in comedy, he turned up in a drag avatar and won our hearts all over again with this entertainer.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
The film that fetched him his only Academy Award had him play a character that was full of hope and wisdom. Almost everything he said in this movie is quotable.
Robin Williams earned four Oscar nominations in his career, but it was his performance in Good Will Hunting that won him his only Academy Award
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Though the special effects in this fantasy drama take the cake, it's Robin Williams who convinced us that the protagonist had died and gone to a better place.
Patch Adams (1998)
Can we ask for a friendlier doctor? Williams' attempt at leading with laughter-is-the-best-medicine mantra might have ticked off the person on whom the story was based, but we definitely loved him in the film.
Bicentennial Man (1999)
In this futuristic drama, he once again did justice to his role in his usual endearing fashion.
In what was a brief detour, Williams played a grey character in this thriller. The confrontation scene between him and Al Pacino is one for keeps.
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