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Robin Williams

“O captain, my captain.”

In the wake of the death of beloved comedian Robin Williams on Monday, this line from his 1989 film Dead Poets Society is particularly poignant. Just as his character inspired students to think for themselves and question the status quo, so did Williams inspire multiple generations with his unique style of comedy.

Remembering Robin Williams: Video highlights from his career

In honor of Williams, here is a sampling of his wide-ranging contributions to comedy, film and television:

Williams first starting making a name for himself as a stand-up comedian. Check out this spastic, brilliant early 1977 set for HBO: 

Williams became a household name playing the alien Mork from Ork, who was introduced on Happy Days and then spun off into his own series, Mork & Mindy. Check out Mork meeting the Fonz and the pilot episode of Mork & Mindy:

Williams’ first appearance on The Tonight Show, where, among other things, he talked about, well, herpes:

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The students in the Dead Poets Society pay their teacher, who was wrongly fired, one last, rebellious tribute:

Williams takes on the two-headed monster on Sesame Street to discuss “conflict”:

See Williams create magic as the voice of the genie in Aladdin:

Just another day in the South Beach drag club The Birdcage:

Williams drops some wisdom on Good Will Hunting:

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Williams is cast against type as a haunting and very creepy photo developer in One Hour Photo. Watch the trailer:

Williams goes back to his stand-up roots for Comic Relief VI:

Here, Williams discusses playing President Eisenhower in Lee Daniels’ The Butler:

Finally, check out TVGuide.com’s final interview with Williams for his return to TV on The Crazy Ones:

What were you favorite scenes and performances from Robin Williams?


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