10 Life Lessons From Robin Williams' Films

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 or Insomnia.

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?


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