Robin Williams - Details


Robin WilliamsONE HOUR PHOTO marks Robin Williams’ third feature film released in 2002. Previously he starred opposite Al Pacino in Christopher Nolan’s INSOMNIA and in Danny DeVito’s DEATH TO SMOOCHY.

Williams received both the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award® and the Screen Actors Guild Actor® award for his compassionate, intelligent portrayal of Dr. Sean McGuire in the 1997 film GOOD WILL HUNTING.
His first feature film was Robert Altman’s POPEYE in 1980. Audiences then embraced a more poignant Williams in THE WORLD ACCORDING TO GARP, followed by Paul Mazursky’s MOSCOW ON THE HUDSON. Barry Levinson’s landmark film, GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, earned Williams his first Academy Award nomination, with Peter Weir’s enormously popular DEAD POETS SOCIETY, earning him a second Oscar® nomination.

Subsequently, Williams starred opposite Robert De Niro in Penny Marshall’s AWAKENINGS (bringing him a special honor from the National Board of Review) followed by Terry Gilliam’s THE FISHER KING, for which Williams received his third Academy Award nomination. He also starred in Barry Levinson’s TOYS, Steven Spielberg’s HOOK, and Mike Nichols’ THE BIRDCAGE.

Williams received Golden Globe Awards for his unforgettable performances in MRS. DOUBTFIRE and THE FISHER KING and also earned a Special Achievement Award from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for his vocal contributions as Genie in the animated blockbuster feature ALADDIN.

First capturing the attention of television audiences when he guest-starred as Mork on the hit sit-com “Happy Days,” Williams was quickly signed for the spin-off series “Mork & Mindy.” Williams, who began his career as a stand-up comedian, has won four Grammy® Awards, including one for “Robin Williams: Live at the Met” on HBO, the culmination of a 23-city SRO tour. He also won Emmy® Awards for the television specials, “Carol, Carl, Whoopi and Robin” and “ABC Presents A Royal Gala.” On July 14, 2002, Williams returned to HBO for “Robin Williams: Live from Broadway,” his first live comedy special in more than 16 years.

He is active in several humanitarian organizations, and has been a primary force in “Comic Relief,” an annual benefit to aid the homeless, which has raised America’s consciousness, and $50 million to date.



  • 21st July 1952 - Birth