Robin Williams was one of the first comic performers I realized could not only do comedy, but heavy drama. Through youthful eyes I would watch Peter Pan in Hook, Aladdin emerge from a lamp and a nanny disguised as a father cover his face in cake. He would later speak a monologue about the importance of being in love, talk to Will Hunting about intelligence vs. experience and profess Carpe Diem to a bunch of English students. He gave a handful of performances that many hold dear to their hearts.
1. Perry in The Fisher King
2. Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting
3. John Keating in Dead Poets Society