Robin Williams, a once in a generation type comedic talent, was found dead at his home earlier today near San Francisco. He was only 63 years old.
His wife, Susan Schneider, was quoted as saying,
“Our hope the focus will not be on Robin’s death, but on the countless moments of joy and laughter he gave to millions.”
And there were countless moments.
My Top 5 favorite Robin Williams films:
5.) “Cadillac Man” (1990): No one else could make a use car salesman this likeable.
4.) Tie, between “Insomnia” (2002) and “One Hour Photo” (2002): A tie, only because I feel both of these films, released in the same year, established Williams as a guy who could play creepy–really, really well.
3.) “Dead Poets Society” (1989): Even if it meant that Carpe Diem became a national catchphrase, nearly as annoying as THIS.
2.) “Good Morning Vietnam” (1987): Great, underrated film, although Robin Williams was much funnier than Adrian Cronauer, the real Armed Forces Radio DJ his character was based on, ever was.
1.) “Good Will Hunting” (1997): It wasn’t really close either. Williams won the Academy Award for this role as a psychiatrist tasked with the most difficult patient of his career. He puts on an acting clinic in this scene.
He may be gone, but he’ll never be forgotten.
RIP Robin Williams.