Robin Williams would be turning 70 today if he was still with us, and fans around the world are paying tribute to the beloved actor. Williams, who was a household name since the 1970s, died by suicide in 2014, when he was just 63 years old. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been seven years, because the pain and heartbreak felt by fans in that time is still just as strong. As always, it was almost making it feel like yesterday.
A one-of-a-kind comedian exceptionally skilled at improv, Robin Williams Long considered one of the greatest minds in comedy of all time. He first rose to fame playing the role of Alien Mork in the ABC comedy series Mork and Mindy Late 70’s and early 80’s. This success led to his transition to films with Williams playing a titular role. popeye As his first starring role in 1980. He further displayed the limits of his abilities by landing the starring role good Morning Vietnam, which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor.
It’s nearly impossible for fans to pick out a particular favorite performance of Robin Williams, as he’s been known to appear in several great movies over the years. As an improvisational magician and a skilled stand-up comedian, he is certainly well known for his comedic roles in movies, which include popular titles such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, bird cage, And this museum night Chain. One of his most popular roles is as an adult Peter Pan. hook.
As skilled as he was at comedy, the talented actor always excelled with his more dramatic roles. We’ve seen it in titles like dead Poets Society, patch adams, good will Hunting, what Dreams May Come, and Bicentennial Man. He even played the creepy antagonist in the thriller insomnia and one hour photo. Williams was also praised for her more theatrical performances in Terry Gilliam’s films. fisher king and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.
Even in animation, Williams was unforgettable. He provided the voice of The Genie at Disney aladdin, a role that was written especially for him. Although it is animated, it has become one of Williams’ most famous and beloved roles, and Williams reprized the voice of Genie in the sequel. aladdin and the king of thieves. He was named a Disney Legend in 2009 for his work aladdin. The actor’s other voiceover work includes fern alley, robots, happy Feet, and AI Artificial Intelligence.
Williams’ last film released in his lifetime The Angryest Man in Brooklyn. Starring Mila Kunis, Peter Dinklage, Melissa Leo and James Earl Jones, the film starred Williams in the lead role as an angry man hoping to redeem himself after learning that he has a terminal illness. . After Williams’ death in 2014, he appeared in a posthumous comedy a merry friggin’ christmas and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. His final film role was as the voice of Dennis the Dog in Terry Jones’ sci-fi comedy absolutely anything.
Before his demise, Williams was planning to return for a sequel. Mrs. Doubtfire. Just four months before Williams’ death, 20th Century Fox announced that Mrs. Doubt 2 Williams and director Chris Columbus were expected to return. The project was shelved upon Williams’ passing, although it has since been reimagined as a stage musical that pays tribute to Williams and his performance in the original film.
Happy birthday to you Robin Williams. It’s not hard to imagine what more we could have seen from the legendary actor and comedian if we hadn’t lost him in 2014, but he has left behind such an incredible work that his legacy will live on forever. You can see what some fans on Twitter are saying in honor of Williams and her upcoming 70th birthday.