Robin Williams' 11 Most Memorable Roles
This week we mourn the loss of one of the most notable performers of a generation. Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead in his Tiburon, California, home from an apparent suicide on Monday, August 11. He was 63 years old.
His unexpected passing comes as both a shock and a loss to his fans and the entertainment community. From comedy to drama, stand-up to animated voiceovers, Williams' talents stretched far and wide. Which is why, as we think of him today, we're remembering him for not one but 11 of his most memorable roles.
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Alan Parrish in Jumanji
In this 1995 family adventure film, Williams played a man trapped for decades inside a magical board game. Once he escapes, it's up to him, two young siblings, and his long lost friend to finish what they started. The film was an action-packed hit that epitomized Williams' mass appeal to audiences of all ages.
Mork in Mork and Mindy
Whether you watched re-runs on late night television or followed him from the start of his career, Robin Williams playing the loveable sitcom alien in Mork and Mindy may be his most memorable role of all. It launched Williams' career as a comedian and an actor, and without it we may never have been able to enjoy the numerous projects he made in the decades following.