Robin Williams: Life in Pictures

In this 1982 file photo originally released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows actor Robin Williams as T.S. Garp from the film, "The World According to Garp." (Photo: AP)

In this 1978 file photo originally released by ABC of actor Robin Williams on the set of ABCs Mork and Mindy (Photo: AP)

In this Nov. 12, 1979 file photo of actor-comedian Robin Williams, third from right, dressed as a cheerleader with the Broncos' Pony Express cheerleaders during the filming of an episode of "Mork & Mindy," in Denver (Photo: AP)

In this 1987 file photo released by Touchstone Pictures shows actor Robin Williams in character as disc-jockey Adrian Cronauer in director Barry Levinsons comedy drama, "Good Morning Vietnam." (Photo: AP)

In this March 23, 1998 file photo of Robin Williams holding his Oscar high backstage at the 70th Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles after won Best Supporting Actor for "Good Will Hunting." (Photo: AP)

File Photo: Comedian Robin Williams holds his Grammy Award to his ear as he poses for photographers at the 45th annual Grammy Awards at New York's Madison Square Garden, in this file picture taken February 23, 2003 (Photo: Reuters)

Actor/comedian Robin Williams poses backstage with the Cecil B. DeMille award he received at the 62nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, in this file picture taken January 16, 2005 (Photo: Reuters)

Comedian Robin Williams reacts after receiving the Stand Up Icon Award during the second annual 2012 Comedy Awards in New York in this April 28, 2012 file photo (Photo: Reuters)

Hollywood director Ivan Reitman (C) poses with Robin Williams (R) and Billy Crystal as they arrive for the premiere of their new film "Father's Day" at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood in this file picture taken May 6, 1997 (Photo: Reuters)

Comedian Robin Williams, wearing a camouflage jacket, entertains a cheering crowd of U.S. Army troops at Baghdad airport in this file picture taken December 16, 2003 (Photo: Reuters)

In this Nov. 9, 2009 file photo of actor Robin Williams, right, and his wife Susan Schneider at the premiere of "Old Dogs" in Los Angeles (Photo: AP)

In this Nov. 13, 2011 file photo shows actor Robin Williams, left, and his daughter, Zelda at the premiere of "Happy Feet Two" in Los Angeles (Photo: AP)

In this film publicity image released by Twentieth Century Fox, Teddy Roosevelt, portrayed by Robin Williams, right, and Larry Daley, portrayed by Ben Stiller are shown in a scene from, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian." (Photo: AP)

AJ Polis leaves a flower alongside a placard and a photo of the late actor Robin Williams as Mork from Ork, as people pay their respects at the home where the 80's TV series "Mork & Mindy",was set, in Boulder, Colo., Monday Aug. 11, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Flowers are placed in memory of actor/comedian Robin Williams on his Walk of Fame star in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Williams as Popeye in 1980 (Photo: AP)

This film image released by The Weinstein Company shows Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, left, and Forest Whitaker as Cecil Gaines in a scene from "Lee Daniels' The Butler." (Photo: AP)

People meet under the marquee of the The Comedy Store with a message remembering Robin Williams in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 (Photo: AP)

Flowers are placed in memory of actor/comedian Robin Williams on his Walk of Fame star in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 (Photo: AP)
Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning US actor and comedian known worldwide for roles that ranged from a cross-dressing dad in "Mrs. Doubtfire" to a New England prep-school teacher in "Dead Poets Society," was found dead Monday at age 63.
Williams came to fame on the small screen but quickly worked his way into a number of iconic movie roles, in a career that spanned decades and endeared him to multiple generations.
Here are some of his most notable roles and awards.
Williams was nominated for an Oscar and Golden Globe for his performance as an inspirational New England prep-school teacher with a love for poetry. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for best picture and won for best screenplay writing.
In one of his most iconic roles, Williams transformed into the elderly Mrs Euphegenia Doubtfire, earning a Golden Globe, an American Comedy Award, Kids' Choice Award and an MTV Movie Award. Williams had been cast to star in a sequel to the mega '90s hit.

Williams' performance as a DJ for the US Armed Services in Vietnam, a role that was carried by the actor's personality, saw him nominated for an Academy Award and win a Golden Globe.

For his role playing the title role -- a medical student who decides the best medicine for his patients is humor -- Williams was nominated for a Golden Globe and American Comedy Award.

The comedy-drama starring Williams as a homeless man traumatised by the loss of his wife and beset with Arthurian hallucinations, saw the comedian nominated for an Academy Award and win a Golden Globe.

In his role as psychologist to a genius mathematician janitor played by Matt Damon, Williams won his sole Oscar -- for best actor in a supporting role. The movie also won Damon and Ben Affleck an Oscar for best screenplay writing.
Endearing himself to children worldwide, Williams was the voice behind zany Genie in the Disney animated classic, singing the movie's iconic "Friend Like Me." The cartoon won an Oscar for best original song and best original score, while Williams won a special Golden Globe award for his vocal work.

Starring in a kids' romp about a board game that comes to life -- and the man who had been trapped inside it for years -- Williams once again endeared himself to a generation of children, starring alongside a young and relatively unknown Kirsten Dunst.
In the first role catapult him into the national spotlight, Williams starred as an outrageous space alien who landed on Earth and lived alongside a human woman played by Pam Dawber. The sitcom earned him a Golden Globe for best TV actor in 1979 and an Emmy nomination the same year. The sitcom was a spinoff from the series "Happy Days."

In one of his most recent roles, Williams plays an eccentric boss at an ad firm with his daughter, played by Sarah Michelle Gellar.