The world tragically lost Robin Williams in 2014 and he is sorely missed to this day. Starting as a stand-up comic in the 70s, Williams first graced our screens as Mork from sitcom Mork & Mindy. This paved the way for the iconic entertainer to appear in several Hollywood comedy films, where he soon became a star thanks to his energetic performances and famed improvisational skills. However, Williams also proved himself as a highly talented actor in several dramas, helping him to earn an Academy Award in 1998.
In honor of the late actor and comedian’s birthday, join us as we countdown 10 of Robin Williams’ greatest films of all time. Enjoy!
10. What Dreams May Come (1998)
An often overlooked Robin Williams movie, 1998’s What Dreams May Come is a fantasy-drama based on the novel of the same name. The film sees Chris Nielsen (Williams) marry and have two kids, only for both to die in a car crash. Life becomes difficult and they consider divorce, but then change their mind. On the anniversary of the day they decided not to divorce, Chris himself is killed in a car crash. He lingers on Earth and attempts to communicate with his wife, but moves on after being unable to do so. Guided by the voice of an old friend (Cuba Gooding Jr.), Nielsen learns about the afterlife. However, after his wife commits suicide and ends up in hell, he decides to try and rescue her. Like he does with every role, Williams has a brilliant ability to embrace the soul of his character and deliver a touching performance.