GOOD WILL HUNTING
ROBIN WILLIAMS plays Sean McGuire,a college professor/therapist
who shares his life experience with a younger person Will
Hunting to teach him how to deal with his own life.
Hailed for his comic genius, Williams has earned equal acclaim
for his powerful performances in a number of decidedly dramatic
roles. He first dazzled audiences when he landed a gueststarring
role as Mork, an extraterrestrial on the TV series "Happy
Days," which led to the hit spinoff series "Mork
In 1980, Williams made his film debut in Robert Altman's "Popeye,"
followed by "The World According to Carp" and "Moscow
on the Hudson." "Good Morning Vietnam" earned Williams
his first Academy Award nomination as Best Actor. "Dead Poet's
Society" earned him a second.
Williams next appeared opposite Robert De Niro in Penny Marshall's
"Awakenings," for which he was honored by The National
Board of Review; in Terry Gilliam's "The Fisher King,"
for which he received a third Oscar nomination, and in Steven
Spielberg's "Hook," Barry Levinson's "Toys"
and Bill Forsyth's "Being Human."
His recent films include "Father's Day," "Nine
Months," "Jumanji," "The Birdcage," "Jack"
and Kenneth Branagh's 'Hamlet." This fall, along with "Good
Will Hunting," he can be seen in Disney's "Flubber."
Williams received a Golden Globe Award for his starring performance
in "Mrs. Doubtfire" and earned special achievement awards
from the Hollywood Foreign Press for his work as the genie in
Disney's' animated feature "Aladdin" and its homevideo
sequel, "Aladdin and the King of Thieves."
Williams was born in Chicago and raised in northern California.
He studied political science at Claremont College and theater,
and at the Juilliard School in New York, then began his career
as a standup comedian.
Williams has won four Grammy Awards and starred in HBO's "Robin
Williams Live at the Met," the culmination of a 23city
tour. He and Whoopi Goldberg have been a primary force in the
HBO fundraising comedy specials, "Comic Relief" annual
benefits to aid the homeless.
He also won Emmy Awards for his television specials "Carol,
Carl, Whoopi and Robin" and "ABC Presents A Royal Gala."
On stage, he performed with Steve Martin in Mike Nichols' offBroadway
production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot."
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