1951 - 2014
On August 11, 2014, Robin Williams, an Academy Award winning actor, accomplished stand-up comedian and cultural icon, died due to an apparent suicide attempt. He was 63 years old. Williams was a rising stand-up comedian before rocketing to fame on the sitcom "Mork & Mindy" in 1978. His film career took off shortly afterwards, beginning in films like Popeye, The World According to Garp, finding critical acclaim in Good Morning, America and Dead Poets Society and reaching a new audience in children with films like Aladdin and the Night at the Museum series. In 1998, he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Good Will Hunting. In this article, I'd like to pay tribute to his great career and listing his essential performances.