Remember THAT Oscars speech? Robin Williams' most memorable moments
Published 12/08/2014 | 10:36
Not just a genius in film, Robin had his fair share of moments off the big screen too. Here are a few:
1. THAT Oscars speech (1998)
After winning the Best Supporting Actor gold statue for his role in Good Will Hunting, his speech lives on in Oscar history as one of the most touching Academy moments...ever. Watch here:
2. Roast of Richard Pryor (1977)
Before he was a household name, Robin took to the stage too 'roast' legendary comedian Richard Pryor. He also played a defence attorney defending a black man in 1926 Mississippi for Pryor's sketch show.
3. Raising $80m for charity (his entire career)
Robin will be known among the masses for his classic onscreen portrayals, but to many, he will be forever remembered for his generous charity work; including UNICEF, Amnesty International as well as raising funds for the families of 9/11 victims among many others.
4. Illinois Bell ad (1970s)
If you can find it, it's worth every second. One of his earliest available works, he plays a husband who even makes a telephone ad funny.
5. Dancing with Craig Ferguson to Britney (2010)
Robin performed with long-time pal and late night chat show host Craig Ferguson in 2010 a very impressive and perfectly synced routine of Britney Spears' 1999 hit Baby One More Time.
6. His American Idol appearance
In 1998, when American Idol was at the height of its fame, Robin showed how it was done in Russia...or at least his version of it. Watch here: