It’s hard to sum up the person that was and always will be Robin Williams.
To be honest, you really can’t. His talent was immeasurable, his spirit unlike any other.
Robin was found dead from an apparent suicide inside his Northern California home Monday, Aug. 11. His rep said he had been battling severe depression.
For nearly four decades, the Chicago-native made millions of people feel a multitude of emotions through film.
Whether he had us chuckling as beloved Mrs. Doubtfire or teaching us a lesson as John Keating, the comedian made a long-lasting impression on the world.
To remember the one-of-a-kind talent, we’ve put together 11 of his most memorable roles below in no particular order — and, yes, it was extremely difficult to do this with a career spanning more than 35 years.
Thank you for the memories and laughs, Pan the Man. May you find your forever Neverland and your family find peace:
“Goooood morning Vietnam! It’s 0600 hours. What does the 'O' stand for? O my God, it’s early!”
“You think that mosquitoes, monkeys, and lions are bad? That is just the beginning. I've seen things you've only seen in your nightmares. Things you can't even imagine. Things you can't even see. There are things that hunt you in the night. Then something screams. Then you hear them eating, and you hope to God that you're not dessert. Afraid? You don't even know what afraid is. You would not last five minutes without me.”
“Rufio, if I'm a maggot burger why don't you eat me! You two-toned zebra-headed, slime-coated, pimple-farmin' paramecium brain, munchin' on your own mucus, suffering from Peter Pan envy!”
“Carpe. Hear it? (whispering) Carpe. Carpe Diem. Seize the day boys. Make your lives extraordinary.”
“Sorry guys, I gotta see about a girl.”
“Al, you old son of a b*tch! How ya doin'? How do you feel about that call today? I mean the Dolphins! Fourth-and-three play on their 30-yard line with only 34 seconds to go!”
“You ain’t never had a friend like me!”
“Oh Gradual school is where you go to school and you gradually find out you don’t want to go to school anymore.”
“Please, don't worry so much, because in the end none of us have very long on this earth - life is fleeting. And if you're ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night, and when a shooting star streaks through the blackness turning night into day, make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did. I made it, mom! I'm a grown up.”
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