Remembering Robin Williams with a Look at His Best Work
By now, everyone has heard of the sad and tragic news of the passing of Robin Williams. His wife said in a statement yesterday that she would like people to remember him for all his greatness and not the way in which he died. So, here is a look at some of his best moments from TV and Movies…
I was 13 years old when ‘Aladdin’ hit theaters. I still know every single song by heart.
‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ is one of those iconic movies that I will watch whenever it’s on TV.
Even as a children’s movie, ‘Jumanji’ had very real and grown-up issues.
‘Good Will Hunting’
Robin Williams won his first and only Oscar for an excellent role. He was so much more than just a comedian.
As ‘Good Will Hunting’ showed Robin Williams and his serious acting ability – ‘Birdcage’ showed us his great comedic timing.
‘Dead Poets Society’
A seminal movie of my childhood. Heartbreaking and real.
‘Mork and Mindy’
‘Mork and Mindy’ was before my time, but the reruns were always great. And I just learned yesterday that Mork made his first appearance on ‘Happy Days.’ I had no idea.
‘Good Morning, Vietnam’
Another seminal movie of my childhood. I watch this movie differently that the normal population because I am in the radio business, but it’s still a great movie with a lot of heart.
‘The Fisher King’
A movie that I think everyone should see is ‘The Fisher King.’ It shows Robin Williams and all of his quirkiness while dealing with a dark plot line.
And a scary scene from Robin Williams in ‘The Greatest Dad…’ In character, he actually talks about suicide and how it’s a permanent solution to a temporary problem… I’m just sorry he could not remember this moment from that movie yesterday.
The only light at the end of the tunnel is that Robin Williams’ death might help save the life of another person suffering from depression. Know that there is ALWAYS someone who cares and someone to talk to if you are dealing with depression or other issues. Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline 24/7 at 1-800-273-8255. Or click here to go to their website.