Comedic genius and superstar actor Robin Williams, who has been found dead of an apparent suicide in his home in California, was well known for his hilarious on-screen performances, fantastic impersonations and rolling improvisations.
We’ve pulled together clips of some of his most memorable moments on screen.
The clip below – from the 1987 war-comedy Good Morning, Vietnam – showcases the huge range of his talents.
You can see more of Williams’ uproarious, high-spirited, thrilling and intensely dramatic performances below.
Friend and co-star Robert De Niro says “Robin Williams is quite something.. very, very amazing and very funny,” during outtakes of their gripping drama, Awakenings (1990).
Hook (1991) remains a classic in many VHS collections. Here’s a favourite scene where Peter Pan (Williams) confronts Captain James Hook (Dustin Hoffman) aboard the Jolly Roger.
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen partner agree to ‘act straight’ in The Birdcage (1996) as a ruse to help their son get married.
“Did someone roll a five or an eight?” Who doesn’t remember Jumanji (1995)? The give-and-take boardgame blockbuster was full of surprises, like this crazy living-room stampede.
“What will your verse be?” Williams challenged his students in the oft-referenced drama Dead Poet’s Society (1989).
Eccentric father of three, Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams), dresses up as a loveable female housekeeper in order to spend time with his family after splitting with his wife (Sally Field) in Mrs Doubtfire (1993).
Robin Williams’s unmistakable voicing of the all-powerful Genie is the main draw card for viewers of Aladdin (1992).
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