Robin Williams 1951-2014

Remembering Robin Williams: His Life in Pictures

From his sold-out stand-up shows to his Oscar-winning turn on the big screen, we honor the late actor two years after his tragic death

BIRD IS THE WORD

Three years after Mrs. Doubtfire, Williams once again helped bring drag to the big screen in 1996's dazzling The Birdcage, a remake of the 1978 La Cage aux Folles. Contrasting his performance with costar Nathan Lane's, PEOPLE's critic pointed out his layered performance, writing, "Williams, on the other hand, is unusually sensitive. He lets a lot of bruised hurt seep through the comic froth."