An obituary for Robin Williams in the form of his best scenes

Robin Williams, 1951-2014.
Robin Williams, 1951-2014.
Image: Touchstone Pictures
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Robin Williams, the gregarious American actor who delighted audiences in films from Dead Poets Society to Good Will Hunting, was found dead today in his home outside San Francisco. He was 63. The police called his death a suspected suicide (pdf), and his publicist said Williams “had been battling severe depression.”

His long career on the stage and screen can be measured and remembered in many ways, but for now it might suffice to enjoy the actor’s most famous or otherwise evocative scenes. Here they are in chronological order.

Death to Smoochy (2002)

Bicentennial Man (1999)

What Dreams May Come (1998)

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Jack (1996)

Birdcage (1996)

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Aladdin (1992)

Awakenings (1990)

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Good Morning Vietnam (1987)

HBO: An Evening With Robin Williams (1982)

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1981)

Mork & Mindy (1978-1982)