Today marks eight years since the passing of Robin Williams. An actor, comedian, legend, hero to many, we’ve all experienced Robin Williams in some way through his work. He was first introduced to me as Genie from Aladdin (1992), though I picture him as the English professor from Dead Poet’s Society (1989) more often now. Whether you laughed along to Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) or enjoyed a more dramatic performance in Good Will Hunting (1997), he certainly has left his mark in Hollywood.
Plenty of biographies have been written about Robin Williams. Here are few books with different perspectives:
If you’re looking for a definitive biography, this will be the one.
Robin Williams, American Master: The Movies and Art of a Lost Genius by Stephen J. Spignesi
More interested in facts and trivia about Robin Williams’ films and life? Then you’ll enjoy Spignesi’s biography.
Robin Williams: A Singular Portrait, 1986-2002 by Arthur Grace
Arthur Grace has created a biography told in a series of photographs, taken over decades.
And of course, here are a few of his films to remember him by: