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Tatanisha Wooley

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Photo source: Wikipedia

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When it was announced that Robin Williams passed away, many people were shocked and sadden. The world has lost one of the greatest comedians of his time. Many people turned to Williams for laugh out loud moments. Throughout his career Robin, had won five Grammys, four Golden Globes, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmys, and an Oscar. Not to mention his movies has grossed a total of 3 billion dollars total. Robin has had such an impressive career that it was hard to decide his best movies, so I choose his five well-known movies.

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987): When, you read this title it is impossible not to hear Robin Williams voice as he yells out the title. This movie earned him first Oscar nomination and his first Golden Globe Award. Good Morning, Vietnam was so popular because even though it dramatized the War it managed to have belly laugh in the drama. It’s hard to have comedy in a war movie, but Williams manage to do the impossible. The movie was about the experiences of Armed Forces Radio Service DJ Adrian- Croauer. Robin would be known as the man who could deliver comedy among a tragedy and make it work.

Aladdin (1992): Robin as the Genie in the popular Disney classic is the work of a comedic genius. Most of his lines were ad-libbed, which shows how great of a comedian he really was. Robin knew what was funny and how to deliver the lines. Robin delivered some of his best work, without having to carry the movie. Reporting, the movie was denied a Best Screenplay nomination because of the ad-libbing Robin had done.

The Birdcage (1996): The movie was adapted into a movie from the book, La Cage aux Folles. It is about a gay club owner played by Williams and his partner as they attempt to play straight when their son gets engaged to the daughter of a conservative politician. Many thought the movie, was going to be too flamboyant and about the broad affection of the gays. This movie does none of that; watch Williams’ performance in particular. The movie is about the affections of the straight as well as the concept of what is a real man.

Dead Poets Society (1989): Many people throughout different generations watched this movie. Dead Poets Society contains Williams’ most quotable lines. Robin played an inspirational teacher at a 1950s all boys’ prep school. He taught his students how to live in the moment and that poetry was important because of the messages it contains. The movie has gained a cult following, and is beloved by many. Initially, critics dismissed the movie, but that did not stop moviegoers. Dead Poets Society ranked in over $235 million dollars, as well as four Academy Award nominations.

Good Will Hunting (1997): After many Oscar nominations, Robin won because of his work in the movie. Good Will Hunting is arguably one of Robin Williams’ best movies. He was delivering his best acting skills while in this movie. Even though he was a supporting actor, Robin still captured everyone’s hearts and give lead Matt Damon a run for his money.