Robin Williams delighted audiences with his boisterous physical comedy in films like The Birdcage, Night at the Museum, and Mrs. Doubtfire, his childlike spirit in Hook, and his deeply moving portrayal of beloved characters in Good Will Hunting and Patch Adams. His passing in 2014 devastated his family, friends, and fans, but helped bring to light the importance of discussing mental health issues. Williams had a long and storied career in film, comedy, and television, working with a wide variety of actors and directors.
He forged lasting relationships with some of the biggest names in comedy, including Billy Crystal and Whoopi Goldberg, and still generously mentored young stars who remain grateful, to this day, for his kindness and leadership. Read on to hear what some of his many co-stars remembered about working with the legendary comedian.