Here are but seven of Williams' numerous memorable movie roles:
"Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987): Having first made his name on the TV series "Mork & Mindy," Williams transitioned to big-screen comedies in the '80s and scored a hit with this
"Dead Poets Society" (1989): Shifting gears from comedy, Williams showed his dramatic chops in Peter Weir's coming-of-age tale about an unorthodox English teacher (Williams) who inspires his students at an elite prep school by teaching them poetry and encouraging them to seize the day. Numerous critics praised Williams' performance, which garnered him another Oscar nomination.
"Hook" (1991): For a generation of moviegoers, Williams will no doubt be remembered as a fixture of their favorite family movies.
"Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993): Another classic family comedy, "Mrs. Doubtfire" found Williams donning an old-lady getup as Daniel Hillard, a struggling actor and divorced dad who impersonates a kindly British nanny to spend time with his kids. With an Oscar-winning makeup job, Williams disappeared into the title role and helped power the film to $219 million at the domestic box office, behind only
"Insomnia" (2002): After years of taking on jovial and avuncular characters, Williams played against type to chilling effect in the