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

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Williams took an unusual turn for the dramatic, playing Matt Damon's therapist in 1997's Good Will Hunting, and Hollywood noticed, rewarding him with an Oscar. "It's the same sense I had on Dead Poets Society, that there was something really powerful there," he told Boston magazine in 2013. "I just knew it was a really beautiful piece of writing that's worth doing, getting it out there. That alone, you gotta say, 'I gotta take the shot.'"