Robin Williams | 5 films

Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian who died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide, was a prolific and dynamic screen presence who left his mark on a diverse assortment of films. Here are but five of Williams’ numerous memorable movie roles:

v “Good Morning, Vietnam” (1987): In this hit Vietnam War tale directed by Barry Levinson. Williams put his irreverent, motormouthed humor to good use as an army DJ who is sent to Saigon, where he quickly irritates his staid superiors and wins over rank and file soldiers.

v “Dead Poets Society” (1989): Williams showed his dramatic chops in Peter Weir’s coming-of-age tale about an unorthodox English teacher (Williams) who inspires his students at an elite prep school by teaching them poetry and encouraging them to seize the day.

v “Mrs. Doubtfire” (1993): A classic family comedy, “Mrs. Doubtfire” found Williams donning an old-lady getup as Daniel Hillard, a struggling actor and divorced dad who impersonates a kindly British nanny to spend time with his kids.

v “Good Will Hunting” (1997): Reining in his outsize comedic persona, Williams appeared opposite Matt Damon in this Gus Van Sant-directed drama about an MIT janitor (Damon) who is actually a troubled self-taught genius. Williams’ performance as a tough-but-tender therapist who helps the young man open up won the actor his first and only Oscar.

v “Insomnia” (2002): After years of taking on jovial and avuncular characters, Williams played against type to chilling effect in the Christopher Nolan psychological thriller “Insomnia.” In the snowbound suspense tale, Williams starred as a crime novelist with a dark secret who’s hunted by Al Pacino’s unraveling detective.

“Legends” (9 p.m., TNT): Sean Bean is one tough dude. After getting his head lopped off in “Game of Thrones,” he bounces right back to lead the drama series “Legends.” Bean plays an FBI agent who goes so deep undercover that he loses a grip on his own identity.

“Wahlburgers” (10 p.m., A&E): NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski guests in the second-season premiere.

“Franklin & Bash” (10 p.m., TNT): Season 4 begins.

TV listings, B6


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