“A Little Spark of Madness”: Revisiting Robin Williams' Most Iconic Roles

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This year, the late Robin Williams would have celebrated his 70th birthday. To honor the great comedian and actor, we’re reflecting on the ways his inimitable wit and impressions entertained folks of all ages and helped shape a generation of young comedians’ craft. “You’re only given a little spark of madness,” Williams once said. “You mustn’t lose it.” And it’s clear, from his body of work, that Williams never lost that spark, thus cementing his place as one of the greatest comedians of all time.

From portraying a charming alien on Mork & Mindy to voicing the Genie in Aladdin (1992) to showing off his more serious acting chops in films like Good Will Hunting (1997), Williams crafted a truly incredible legacy. So, let’s take a look at some of his most iconic roles.