Like many, I'm saddened by the loss of the immense talent who went by the name of Robin Williams. Yesterday, Williams passed away at the age of 63. When RVA Magazine reached out and asked me to do a Top 5 in memory of this comedic genius who had acting chops like Daniel Day-Lewis, I readily agreed. It was an emotional experience to say the least; I'm not sure that I truly realized just how much I treasured Robin and his work until I sat down to write the story. I've grown up with this man's art and I will most certainly remember him fondly.
Here's my Top 5 Robin Williams Movies for those of you who are also experiencing some feels as we ponder his death. My hope is that we can shift our focus to his work and all the joy he delivered to the world, for I'm pretty sure that's what he would want. He lived to entertain and he was a master of his craft--therefore, even in death, he will provoke laughter and tears with his delirious comedy and his tremendous acting. There will never be another like him, no one will argue that.
Yes, Robin Williams will be sorely missed, but his legacy lives on. Let us celebrate him even as we mourn his departure.