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Top 10 Best Performances of Robin Williams

Robin Williams, this actor/comedian played a major role in everybody's childhood. I don't know about you, but i grew up watching Mrs. Doubtfire, Aladdin and Flubber! It is saddening to know that he is no longer among us! Here is a list of his wonderful performances. Please feel free to add your favorites and leave in your comments.

As Daniel Hillard in Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Daniel Hillard is an eccentric actor who specializes in dubbing voices for cartoon characters. Daniel is a kind man and a loving father to his three kids Lydia, Chris, and Natalie, but Daniel's wife Miranda sees him as a poor disciplinarian, and a bad role model. After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

As Adrian Cronauer in Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on its ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G.I.

As John Keating in Dead Poets Society (1989)

Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. English teacher John Keating inspires his students to a love of poetry and to seize the day.

As Genie / Merchant (voice) in Aladdin (1992)

Won 2 Oscars. Another 24 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards " Storyline Aladdin is a street-urchin who lives in a large and busy town long ago with his faithful monkey friend Abu. When Princess Jasmine gets tired of being forced to remain in the palace that overlooks the city, she sneaks out to the marketplace, where she accidentally meets Aladdin.

As Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting (1997)

A touching tale of a wayward young man who struggles to find his identity, living in a world where he can solve any problem, except the one brewing deep within himself, until one day he meets his soul mate who opens his mind and his heart. Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

As Chris Nelson in What Dreams May Come (1998)

Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.

As Dr. Malcolm Sayer in Awakenings (1990)

The victims of an encephalitis epidemic many years ago have been catatonic ever since, but now a new drug offers the prospect of reviving them.. A new doctor finds himself with a ward full of catatonic patients. He is disturbed by them and the fact that they have been catatonic for decades with no hope of any cure.

As Vladimir Ivanoff in Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

When a Russian musician defects in Bloomingdale's department store in New York, he finds adjusting to American life more difficult than he imagined.

As Professor Philip Brainard in Flubber (1997)

Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent-minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president.

As Jakob in Jakob the Liar (1999)

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out near curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements.

In and as Patch Adams (1998)

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards " Storyline Patch Adams is determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. Unfortunately, the medical and scientific community does not appreciate his methods of healing the sick, while the actual patients, medical professors, and hospital nurses all appreciate the work he can do, because they are unable to do it.

As Armand Goldman in The Birdcage (1996)

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards " Storyline Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover Albert stars there as Starina.

The World According to Garp (1982)

Directed by George Roy Hill. With Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow. Based on the John Irving novel, this film chronicles the life of T S Garp, and his mother, Jenny. Whilst Garp sees himself as a "serious" writer, Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.