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Robin Williams was a rare actor that could make you laugh one minute and make you cry the next.
He was widely thought of as having transitioned to drama later in life, but if you look back you can see that throughout his entire career he stepped back and forth over the line between manic glee and pure heartbreak.
As early as Good Morning Vietnam, Robin showed us his depth as he reminded us in a moment with the troops how important his on-air silliness was.
When the Dead Poets Society say goodbye to Keating by standing on their desks in salute? So moving.
In The Fisher King, Robin's deranged, quixotic homeless hero brought a moment of clarity and romance to a very sad first date.
Before the hysterical premise of Mrs. Doubtfire gets going, before the wigs and prosthetics, Robin and costar Sally Field give what is probably the realest portrayal of a crumbling marriage ever seen in a family comedy.
The "It's not your fault" scene from Good Will Hunting. Gets us every time.
The cathartic end of Bobcat Goldthwait's black comedy World's Greatest Dad provided Robin yet another opportunity to take us from laughing our butts off to crying our eyes out.