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Remember Robin Williams with laughter and learning

The tragic news began to pop up on newsfeeds across the internet. In disbelief readers began to learn that it was true and no hoax: Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide. Speculations began as murmurings of his bouts with depression, rehab, failed marriages and more of his sadness surfaced and added to the starch reality that in the end was apparently too much.

Robin Williams Suicide
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Whether you knew him as an alien named Mork or as President Theodore Roosevelt perched upon a horse in “Night at the Museum,” he made his way into the hearts and minds of millions as he brought spontaneous laughter to the screen.

His most recent debut was in “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” which is a movie about a man who finds out he has 90 minutes to live and sets out to reconcile relationships. He recently finished filming on the soon-to-be-released “Night at the Museum” sequel that is set to make it to theaters in December this year. He also wrapped up two other filmings on movies that are currently in post production. One of them is the voice of Dennis the Dog in “Absolutely Anything” and the part of Mitch in a movie called, “Merry Friggin’ Christmas”.

As his personal life seemed to involve much deeper emotions than he would openly share with fans, many of his movies even fit into core subject learning and not mere entertainment. Of course not every movie he appeared in is appropriate for children or for the classroom, but it seems fitting to remember him in his finest roles honoring him through laughter that he worked hard to deliver in the midst of and through the heartache.

Following is just the beginning of a list of movies that Robin Williams appeared in which could also easily be used to learn history, literature, and so much more. Find a list of every movie he ever appeared in at IMDb, or get started with these:

“Good Morning Viet Nam”

“Dead Poets Society”

“Mrs. Doubtfire”

“Good Will Hunting”


“What Dreams May Come”



“Bicentennial Man”

“Patch Adams”






“The Angriest Man in Brooklyn”

“One Hour Photo”

“Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”


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