Robin Williams had a successful career in stand up comedy, television and film before making the decision to take his own life on August 11, 2014. Even though he is mostly known for his comedic performances, he was also skilled as a dramatic actor. He was nominated for four Academy Awards in total; however, the only Oscar he ended up winning was for the dramatic role he had in “Good Will Hunting” as a therapist. Sadly, we won’t be see anything else from this wonderfully gifted actor. In honor of his prolific career in movies, we’ve taken a look at his 9 best performances. Check them out:
9. Good Morning, Vietnam
Robin Williams’ performance as an irreverent American military radio DJ who is assigned to the US Armed Services Station during the Vietnam War in “Good Morning, Vietnam” was one of his most memorable. His character is funny, sensitive, dramatic and improvisational – many of the speeches were actually improvised by Williams. His performance is so inspired that it nabbed him a Golden Globe Award and his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role.