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Robin Williams' 10 most memorable movie roles from CBS

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Robin Williams has played some memorable roles over his career. We take a look back at his top 10 most memorable, fun-loving roles according to CBS News.

10. Theodore Roosevelt in "Night at the Museum" (2006) and sequels

He played Theodore Roosevelt and reprised the role in a 2008 sequel and a third film, "Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb," which is scheduled to come out on Dec. 19, 2014.

9. Dr. Sean Maguire in "Good Will Hunting" (1997)

Williams earned a best supporting actor Oscar for his role as a therapist who helps a troubled M.I.T. janitor and math prodigy find direction in his life.

8. Armand Goldman in "The Birdcage" (1996)

This is a remake of "La Cage aux Folles", which stars Williams as the partner of a gay nightclub owner who dresses in drag when their son brings his new fiancee and her moralistic parents home to meet them.

7. Alan Parrish in "Jumanji" (1995)

Williams played a young boy who became trapped in the magical board game of Jumanji, only to be freed by two other children who stumble upon it 26 years later.

6. Daniel Hillard/Mrs. Doubtfire in "Mrs. Doubtfire" (1993)

In this 1993 classic, Williams played a voice actor who, after a divorce, poses as an elderly British nanny to spend more time with his children. A sequel was in the works at the time of the Williams death.

5. The Genie in "Aladdin" (1992)

Willaims' blue body genie was one of the highlights of this animated Disney film. His performance is strewn with rapid-fire pop culture references, impressions and the memorable song, "Friend Like Me."

4. Peter Pan/Peter Banning in "Hook" (1991)

Williams played a grown-up version of the boy who once refused to grow up in this Peter Pan tale. When Captain Hook kidnaps his children, an adult Peter -- now a busy and absent corporate lawyer -- must return to Neverland and recapture his youthful spirit in order to rescue them.

3. Dr. Malcolm Sayer in "Awakenings" (1990)

Williams earned raves playing a doctor who administered a new drug that revived patients who had been in a catatonic state for decades. As they are reintroduced to the world, he rediscovers the joys of life along with them.

2. John Keating in "Dead Poets Society" (1989)

Williams played a spirited English teacher at a New England boarding school who taught his students to appreciate poetry and seize the day through his teaching methods. At the end, the boys take to their desks and show their support for Keating by quoting Walt Whitman's "O Captain! My Captain." The role earned Williams an Oscar nomination.

1. Adrian Cronauer in "Good Morning Vietnam" (1987)

One of Williams' first breakout film roles was his portrayal of a radio DJ in Saigon in 1965 during the Vietnam War. Cronauer's unorthodox style wasn't too popular with his superiors, but it gave Williams plenty of opportunities to do what he did best.