Robin Williams died in 2014 at the age of 63, leaving behind a substantial body of work and a solid legacy as a popular humorous performer and actor:
Robin Williams died in 2014 at the age of 63, leaving behind a substantial body of work and a solid reputation as a renowned humorous performer and actor. Over the course of his career in show business, Williams was a prolific — some might say relentless — entertainer, spanning TV, film, standup comedy, voice acting, live theatre, and more. Unfortunately, his career was cut short, but much of his legacy is still available through different recorded media, a treasure trove for both old and new followers. As it happens, two credits on Williams’ acting resume may be considered his final cinematic appearance. Which of the two is “final” depends on whether you consider exclusively voice acting performances, as opposed to on-screen performances, to be “final.” Excluding voice work would surely be a mistake in Williams’ case, considering that one of his most outstanding performances was as the Genie in the 1992 animated “Aladdin.”
You may not have witnessed his final cinematic appearance:
If you omit voice acting, Robin Williams’ most recent movie appearance was in the third edition of a well-known film franchise, “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,” in which he played Teddy Roosevelt (or, at the very least, the Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb). For the project, he also provided the voice of the fabled bird deity Garuda. However, as previously noted, Williams was nearly more well known for his voice acting than for his live-action roles, so you might be shocked to hear that his IMDb page includes one last job in this medium that is a touch beneath the radar when compared to a “Night at the Museum” film. That film is “Absolutely Anything,” a sci-fi/fantasy comedy directed by the late Terry Jones of Monty Python fame and starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale. The film includes a number of non-human characters, the majority of whom are voiced by all of the Monty Python troupe’s surviving members, who are joined by Williams as “Dennis the Dog.” The film was released in the United Kingdom in 2015, but it took another two years to be released in the United States, which may be one of the reasons it doesn’t have as great a profile as you might think. It is the final cinematic performance of an outstanding career.