The news of Robin Williams' death came as a shock as it left his family and the entertainment industry grieving over the loss of true talent and a good human being. The man who made many laugh, left many in tears as he passed away. His wife said "As he is remembered, it is 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 so, we at ClapsnSlaps rightly remember some of the best moments in cinema and entertainment. Let us take a look at some of the outstanding roles that the actor played. Out of so many outstanding performances, it was difficult to pick a few.
Good Morning Vietnam
Robin Williams played the role of a radio D.J in the film Good Morning Vietnam was much loved. He went on to win a golden globe award for this role and was also nominated for an academy award. His role in the film was that of an entertainer who was sent to entertain the U.S troops in Vietnam.
Robin Williams played the character of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams in this film. Through his character in this film, he tells us that illnesses can be treated with humour and compassion. He indeed stood by everything this character portrays in real life.
It is difficult to forget Robin Williams as Mrs.Doubtfire. He played a very challenging role in this film with ease. His role in the film was that of a man impersonating an elderly woman with the help of prosthetic make-up. This film makes for a good watch on any chosen day.
Good Will Hunting
Robin Williams chose to play a serious role alongside Matt Damon in the film 'Goodwill Hunting'. This role bagged him an academy award and was also appreciated by his fans. Even though his role didn't demand it, Williams managed to sneak in a few laughs in the film.
Dead Poets Society
In this movie, Robin Wiliams played the role of John Keating, a university teacher that inspired his students to make the most out of education. His character encouraged them to dig deeper into poetry and follow their hearts.