Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and stand-up comedian.
He found fame with his role as the alien Mork in the TV series Mork & Mindy (1978–1982), and went on to establish a successful acting career that included feature films such as Popeye (1980), The World According to Garp (1982), Good Morning, Vietnam (1987), Dead Poets Society (1989), Awakenings (1990), The Fisher King (1991), Hook (1991), Aladdin (1992), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Jumanji (1995), The Birdcage (1996), Good Will Hunting (1997), Night at the Museum (2006) and Happy Feet (2006).
Williams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times, and he received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Good Will Hunting. Williams also received two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards.
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