It's hard to believe that almost a year has gone by since Robin Williams took his own life
. The first anniversary of his death is August 11, but today, July 21, marks a happier holiday: The actor's birthday. Williams would have been 64-years-old today, which means it's a good time to reflect on his life, his art, and his lasting legacy.
Everyone has a favorite Williams film. It could be the slapstick humor of Aladdin
or Mrs. Doubtfire
. It could be his poignant, inspiring roles in Dead Poets Society
or Good Will Hunting
. It could even be his darker, more sinister turns in One Hour Photo
Whether it's Jumanji
or The Birdcage
, there's a Williams film that speaks to us all. His repertoire may be vast and varied, but one thing remains constant: There's always a deeper lesson to impart. Here, we break down some of our best-loved Williams roles, quotes, and meaningful messages. Take note, get inspired, and live the lesson. What could be a better birthday gift?OPENER IMAGE: Rex USA.