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Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

Robin Williams as "Dwight Eisenhower"

After leaving the South as a young man and finding employment at an elite hotel in Washington, D.C., Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker) gets the opportunity of a lifetime when he is hired as a butler at the White House. Over the course of three decades, Cecil has a front-row seat to history and the inner workings of the Oval Office. However, his commitment to his "First Family" leads to tension at home, alienating his wife (Oprah Winfrey) and causing conflict with his anti-establishment son.

Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013) Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Patch Adams (1998)

Robin Williams as "Hunter "Patch" Adams"

After struggling with depression in a mental hospital, Hunter "Patch" Adams (Robin Williams) decides he wants to become a doctor. He enrolls at Virginia Medical University but is disillusioned by the school's clinical perspective on patient care. With the aid of a wealthy friend, Adams opens his own medical clinic for those without insurance. He forms a deep bond with fellow medical student Carin Fisher (Monica Potter) before a tragedy causes Adams to re-evaluate his approach.

Golden Globe (1999) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Robin Williams as "Sean Maguire"

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau (Stellan Skarsgard), who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire (Robin Williams).

Academy Award (1997) Won Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1997) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1997) Won Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Robin Williams as "Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Euphegenia Doubtfire"

Troubled that he has little access to his children, divorced Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) hatches an elaborate plan. With help from his creative brother Frank (Harvey Fierstein), he dresses as an older British woman and convinces his ex-wife, Miranda (Sally Field), to hire him as a nanny. "Mrs. Doubtfire" wins over the children and helps Daniel become a better parent -- but when both Daniel and his nanny persona must meet different parties at the same restaurant, his secrets may be exposed.

Golden Globe (1993) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

The Fisher King (1991)

Robin Williams as "Henry Sagan, 'Parry'"

After shock jock Jack Lucas (Jeff Bridges) inadvertently provokes a caller into murdering a group of innocent people in a Manhattan bar, he grows depressed and turns to booze. As he's about to hit rock bottom, Lucas meets a homeless man named Parry (Robin Williams), whose wife was killed by the caller Lucas pushed to the brink. Mentally scarred by his loss, Parry spends his days searching for the Holy Grail. Lucas, feeling culpable for the poor man's plight, pledges to help him in his quest.

Academy Award (1991) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1991) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Awakenings (1990)

Robin Williams as "Dr. Malcolm Sayer"

The story of a doctor's extraordinary work in the Sixties with a group of catatonic patients he finds languishing in a Bronx hospital. Speculating that their rigidity may be akin to an extreme form of Parkinsonism, he seeks permission from his skeptical superiors to treat them with L-dopa, a drug that was used to treat Parkinson's disease at the time.

Golden Globe (1990) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Dead Poets Society (1989)

Robin Williams as "John Keating"

A new English teacher, John Keating (Robin Williams), is introduced to an all-boys preparatory school that is known for its ancient traditions and high standards. He uses unorthodox methods to reach out to his students, who face enormous pressures from their parents and the school. With Keating's help, students Neil Perry (Robert Sean Leonard), Todd Anderson (Ethan Hawke) and others learn to break out of their shells, pursue their dreams and seize the day.

Academy Award (1989) Nominated Best Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1989) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Golden Globe (1989) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

Robin Williams as "A2C Adrian Cronauer"

Radio funny man Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is sent to Vietnam to bring a little comedy back into the lives of the soldiers. After setting up shop, Cronauer delights the G.I.s but shocks his superior officer, Sergeant Major Dickerson (J.T. Walsh), with his irreverent take on the war. While Dickerson attempts to censor Cronauer's broadcasts, Cronauer pursues a relationship with a Vietnamese girl named Trinh (Chintara Sukapatana), who shows him the horrors of war first-hand.

British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1988) Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Academy Award (1987) Nominated Best Actor
Golden Globe (1987) Won Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Moscow on the Hudson (1984)

Robin Williams as "Vladimir Ivanoff"

A Russian musician defects to the United States and settles in New York with the help of a Bloomingdale's employee.

Golden Globe (1984) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Mork & Mindy (1978)

Robin Williams as "Mork"

Mork, an alien from the planet Ork on a mission to Earth to study human behavior, travels to 1970s Boulder, Colo., where he meets up with Mindy, a young journalism graduate, after his egg-shaped spacecraft lands there. The bumbling alien is trying to get a handle on Earth culture, and his frequent dispatches back to his home planet give him the opportunity to sound off on human foibles. This spinoff of "Happy Days" features Robin Williams as Mork in an early starring role for the comic actor. As Mork would say, "Na-nu, na-nu!"

Golden Globe (1980) Nominated Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Emmy (Primetime) (1979) Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Golden Globe (1979) Won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

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