Robin Williams' Best Film Moments

Robin Williams

Robin Williams captured our hearts with his larger than life personality and hilarious film roles. As the world pays tribute to the late actor we look back at some of his best and most memorable on screen appearances.

As the world wakes up to the news that Robin Williams has passed away aged 63, we take a trip down memory lane to remember the actor who lit up the screens with his charisma and humour in family classics such as 'Hook', 'Jumanji' and 'Mrs.Doubtfire'.

With a career spanning over 40 years, Williams began his career as a comic, achieving minor roles in a series of shows before shooting to fame in the late 1970s as an alien in the American TV comedy series 'Mork & Mindy'.

Known by many for his comedy roles Robin Williams was equally capable of taking on serious parts and was nominated for a series of Oscars before winning his first Academy Award for his portrayal of a therapist in 'Good Will Hunting' in 1997. 

He is survived by his wife Susan Schnieder and three children, Zelda Rae Williams, Cody Alan Williams and Zachary Pym Williams but his legacy lives on. 

Good Morning Vietnam (1987)  "Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam"

One of Williams' breakthrough film roles 'Good Morning Vietnam' followed the path of an DJ assigned to the country by the US Armed Forces. 

Robin Williams was nominated for the Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar for his performance.

Dead Poets Society (1989) “What will your verse be?”

Robin Williams played English Teacher John Keating who endeavors to inspire his pupils to love literature and seize the day.

He was once again nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role at the Oscars.


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Hook (1991) "I believe in fairies!"

Robin Williams plays a grown up Peter Pan who must return to Neverland to rescue his children, who have been kidnapped by Captain Hook. 

Aladdin (1992)  "It's all part and parcel, the whole genie gig." 

Another family favourite Robin Williams lent his voice to the larger than life Genie in Disney's Aladdin.

Mrs Doubtfire (1993) "My first day as a woman and I'm getting hot flashes."

Continuing with the family favourites is Mrs Doubtfire, in which Robin Williams plays a father who tries to maintain a relationship with his children by disguising himself as a housekeeper, who is hired by his estranged wife.

Jumanji (1995) "A game for those who wish to find, a way to leave their world behind."


Robin had our pulses racing in this classic which saw two children playing a board with terrifying consequences. There were plenty of laughs too with his portrayal of Alan Parrish, who has to finish the game in a bid to undo all of its destruction after being trapped within a realm of the game for 26 years. 

Jack (1996) "What do I want to be when I grow up? Alive."

A true heart-warmer, this comedy tells the story of Jack Powell, a boy who ages four times as fast as normal as a result of a disease, Werner syndrome. Jennifer Lopez and Bill Cosby also star. 

Good Will Hunting (1997)  "People call those imperfections, but no, that's the good stuff."

His role as a psychologist who mentors an incredibly gifted young man with little formal education finally won Robin Williams an Oscar, for Best Actor in a Supporting Role.


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Flubber (1997)  "I love you with every cell, with every atom. I love you on a subatomic level."

Robin's portrayl of the brilliant but eccentric Professor Phillip Brainard will always be remembered as a family classic. He  is on the brink of inventing a revolutionary energy source which turns out to be the bounciest, stretchiest, and funniest tub of goo around!