My Top 5 Robin Williams Performances

It’s true that I was one of the many millions of people who were deeply distraught over the death of Robin Williams earlier this year. He was truly gifted actor both comedically and dramatically.

So, I thought I’d do a recap of my top 5 performances of his.

Now, I haven’t seen all of his films but this is my personal top 5.

5. The Birdcage

Williams is wonderfully camp as Armand Goldman, but never over plays the stereotype. He briliantly goes beyond the stereotype to bring depth and humanity to the character. He’s also hilarious.

4. Good Vietnam, Vietnam

Combining his talent for improvisation and realistic acting, Williams is perfect as Adrian Cronauer and manages to lift the energy of the film throughout, proving that he is a very powerful screen powerful.

3. Good Will Hunting

Williams nabbed his first Oscar for ‘Good Will Hunting’, and quite rightly so. Williams is so natural in the role and his sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic interactions with Matt Damon’s character are some of the film’s highlights.

2. One Hour Photo

Beautifully creepy and always causing tension, this rare Robin Williams thriller really puts the actor’s acting talents to work playing a loner photo technician who begins to spy on a family. He is odd and strange throughout and it’s definetly one of his cleverest performances.

1. The Fisher King

The part Williams was born to play, his comic and dramatic acting are expertly combined by Gilliam in this excellent picture. Williams plays Parry with such sensitivity and depth, it’s heart-breaking and hilarious. Not to mention, his interactions with Jeff Bridges character are masterful and electric making The Fisher King a perfect showcase for all Williams’ talents.

What are your favourite Robin Williams performances? Do you agree with my list?

Please share the blog if you’ve enjoyed it so far, and thanks to all that have read so far.

– Iwan D

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One comment

  1. NIgel M · October 20, 2014

    Not really a fan so probably couldn’t come up with 5. Did really like World According to Garp though. My brother was a real fan of that film so got to see it quite a few times back in the day.

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