“You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.” — Robin Williams, Academy Award-winning Actor and Comedian
Today, theTUNDRA celebrates the life of Academy-Award winning actor and comedian Robin Williams, who tragically passed away five years ago today at the age of 63. After making a name for himself as a hyperactive and improvisational stand-up comic, Williams landed his own television show in 1978 titled “Mork & Mindy”, playing an alien that landed on Earth. With his larger-than-life personality, Williams instantly became a household name, eventually transitioning to the big screen, starring in major Hollywood films like “Good Morning Vietnam” and “Dead Poets Society” that showcased both his comedic talents and his skills as a dramatic actor. During the ’90s, Williams tackled more family-friendly films like the timeless comedy “Mrs. Doubtfire” and the hit animated flick “Aladdin”, though it would be his intense performance as a psychiatrist in 1997’s “Good Will Hunting” that would finally earn him the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Later in his career, Williams returned to television for the short-lived sitcom “The Crazy Ones” and continued performing stand-up, selling out shows worldwide.