At 63, Williams leaves behind a career that spanned decades, from comedy to television to many unforgettable roles on the big screen. Those included a unconventional poetry professor, a kindly British nanny and a manic cartoon genie. Here's a list of 10 of our all-time favorites:
Adrian Cronauer in "Good Morning Vietnam" (1987)
On of Williams' first breakout film roles was his portrayal of a radio DJ in Saigon in 1965 during the Vietnam War. Cronauer's unorthodox style wasn't too popular with his superiors, but it gave Williams plenty of opportunities to do what he did best.