“Winning an Oscar is an honor, but, between you and me, it does not makes things easier”
Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014)was an American actor and comedian. Starting as a stand-up comedian in San Francisco and Los Angeles in the mid-1970s, he is credited with leading San Francisco’s comedy renaissance.
After rising to fame as Mork in the sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–82), he went on to establish a career in both stand-up comedy and feature film acting. He was known for his improvisational skills.
After his film debut in the musical comedy “Popeye” (1980), he starred or co-starred in widely acclaimed films, including the comedy-drama “The World According to Garp” (1982), war comedy “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987), dramas “Dead Poets Society” (1989) and “Awakenings” (1990), comedy-drama “The Fisher King” (1991), the animated musical-fantasy “Aladdin” (1992), drama “Good Will Hunting” (1997), and psychological thriller “One Hour Photo” (2002), as well as financial successes such as the fantasy adventure film “Hook” (1991), comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993), fantasy adventure “Jumanji” (1995), comedy “The Birdcage” (1996), and the “Night at the Museum” trilogy.
In 1998, Williams won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Dr. Sean Maguire in “Good Will Hunting”. In addition, Williams was nominated thrice in the Best Actor for his performances in “Good Morning, Vietnam”, “Dead Poets Society” and “The Fisher King”.
He also received two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and four Grammy Awards throughout his career, and was inducted as a Disney Legend in 2009.