Some of Robin Williams' most popular movies are "Good Will Hunting," "Dead Poets Society," "Flubber" and "Mrs. Doubtfire." He is well-remembered for playing roles such as Adrian Cronauer in "Good Morning, Vietnam" and Dr. Malcolm Sayer in "Awakenings." He additionally played the voice of Genie in "Aladdin."Continue Reading
Williams played the wise and inspirational psychotherapist Sean Maguire in the 1997 film "Good Will Hunting." The character takes a troubled young man named Will Hunting, played by Matt Damon, under his wing and helps him recognize his potential despite his past. One of the most emotional and well-known scenes in the film occurs near the end, when Williams' character repeatedly tells Damon's character that his childhood abuse was not his fault.
In "Dead Poets Society," Williams played John Keating, an English teacher who introduces his students to a poetry society that changes their lives. One of the most recognizable quotes of Williams' career, "Carpe diem," is from this film.
Williams is also well-known for his role as the quirky Professor Philip Brainard in the 1997 film "Flubber." In this humorous movie, Williams' character makes an unusual discovery while attempting to find a new energy source. His discovery is a bouncy substance that makes it possible for objects to fly. He names the substance flubber due to its resemblance to rubber.Learn more about Art & Literature