Top 10 Best Robin Williams Performances Part 2

Walter finishes off Robin Williams best performances with his five greatest roles. Did your favorite make it?

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  1. As I said last week Robbin Williams was completely unrecognizable in August Rush. The rest of the film is mediocre but his portrayal of a cold-hearted man who exploits homeless children for money was unique.

  2. lilith_ascennding

    Let’s not forget this memorable scene from One Hour Photo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5FmFaK7pMU

    Okay, but in all seriousness, this is actually the only scene from One Hour Photo I’ve actually seen but after hearing about the movie, I’ve actually been really interested in watching it. It’s so hard to imagine Robin Williams as a villain of any kind, sympathetic or otherwise, so I’d definitely love to see him show that side.

    • Interestingly enough, I recently found out that Williams was a fan of anime, and that was one of his own Evangelion figures used in that scene.

      • lilith_ascennding

        Oh, I know he was big into anime and games. His daughter, Zelda, is named after The Legend of Zelda games. I actually also recently learned that that action figure was his, though. Kind of makes him even cooler in my geeky eyes :’)

  3. I’ve never seen the Dead Poets Society. Yeah, I saw a Carpe Diem sign at one of my high schools but I never knew what it meant. I’ve also never seen the Fisher King, Ms. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, and One Hour Photo. Heck, I’ve never heard of the Fisher King or One Hour Photo. One last thing: That eye scene scared the heck out of me. O.O Like last time, his Teddy Roosevelt character is my favorite. R.I.P.

    • lilith_ascennding

      I haven’t seen Fisher King or One Hour Photo (although I heard there was a really graphic scene of a woman getting shot with a shotgun in slow motion in Fisher King), but I have seen the other three movies you mentioned, and at least two of those films will make you cry. Dead Poets Society is an extremely moving story and has one of the most emotional final scenes in a movie in my opinion. It’ll definitely make you in fall in love with the Walt Whitman poem “O Captain, My Captain.” Good Will Hunting is by far (in my personal opinion) Williams’ best dramatic performance. I was going through a lot of personal issues when I first watched this film and in a way, Robin Williams’ psychologist character actually helped me figure out a lot of issues with myself that I had. He’s probably at his most “human” in this role as he shows a great balance of seriousness and humor, while not being too over the top. I know this was the film that Williams scored his only Oscar in, and it’s well deserved. I haven’t seen Mrs. Doubtfire in a while, but it’s a film that left an impression on me. It’s definitely funny and heartwarming.

  4. I’m so glad Fisher King is on this list. It was the first role that I saw him as more than a comedian.

  5. English woman

  6. Mrs. Doubtfire is clearly an English accented “woman or old lady” not, Scottish. Maybe Dustin Hoffman as Tootsie (1982) was doing Scottish accent?

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