Robin Williams always stood out from the crowd. Was he hyper? Manic? Whatever it was, it was always magic. Mr. Williams always seemed to know how to make the world laugh, though there was always an undercurrent of seriousness in everything he did. While he got his start on ABC's goofy Mork and Mindy, it was his dramedy films for Disney's Touchstone Pictures that showed he could tackle the more serious roles that came his way. In Good Morning Vietnam and Dead Poets Society he proved that he could do much more than just make us laugh, though he wouldn't earn an Academy Award until 1998's Good Will Hunting, a film released by Disney's Miramax Films division.
In 2009, Robin received the coveted Disney Legends award. Even if the aforementioned films were all he had done for Disney his honor would have been well earned, but Robin also brought to life the liveliest cartoon character who ever graced the silver screen- The beloved Genie from Aladdin.
Hopefully Mr. Williams has found the peace and joy he provided to his many fans. The world will certainly miss one of its funniest clowns.