“O Captain! My Captain!” Williams’ stirring role as a teacher at an all-boys’ boarding school inspired a generation of young people to stand on desks.
If we rub enough lamps, one day we hope to have a friend like the Genie from Disney’s 1992 animated musical.
Williams played a therapist to Matt Damon’s character. Remember, “It’s not your fault.”
He immortalized the 1960s radio personality Cronauer in the 1987 film, winning the Golden Globe for best actor.
As the wax president says, quoting Shakespeare, “Some men are born great, others have greatness thrust upon them.” Williams was certainly great.
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Williams played the titular nanny, who is actually divorcé Daniel Hillard in drag so he can spend time with his children.
In stark contrast to his comedic roles, Williams played the villain in Christopher Nolan’s film. He had the range!
This sweet and silly, family-friendly movie may not be the most critically acclaimed, but it certainly is heartwarming.
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Jumanji was the 10th highest grossing movie of 1995 and inspired sequels in 2017 and 2019 starring Dwayne Johnson. But we’ll always fondly remember Williams as Alan.