Robin Williams impressive filmography includes the comedies Mrs. Doubtfire and The Birdcage, the dramas Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting and the animated features Aladdin and Happy Feet. At the time of his death Monday, the beloved comic had four films slated for release in 2014 and 2015.
The actor, who died of an apparent suicide at age 63, stars in the indie comedy Merry Friggin' Christmas. It co-stars Candice Bergen, Clark Duke, Pierce Gagnon, Lauren Graham, Tim Heidecker, Joel McHale, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Oliver Platt and Jeffrey Tambor. Phase 4 Films will release the movie in theaters and video on demand (VOD) Nov. 7. Universal Pictures International will distribute it overseas.
Williams reprised his role as Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb. The sequel wrapped production in May, according to Twentieth Century Fox, and will premiere on Dec. 19. Produced by director Shawn Levy, plus Chris Columbus and Michael Barnathan, it stars Steve Coogan, Ricky Gervais, Skyler Gisondo, Ben Kingsley, Dan Stevens, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Rebel Wilson.
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Additionally, Williams starred opposite Bob Odenkirk in director Dito Montiel's movie Boulevard. The drama debuted earlier this year at the Tribeca Film Festival, but has yet to find theatrical distribution.
Williams also voiced the animated character of Dennis the Dog in Absolutely Anything, starring Kate Beckinsale and Simon Pegg in live-action roles. The movie is scheduled to arrive in theaters in 2015.
20th Century Fox had also been developing a sequel to Williams' 1993 hit Mrs. Doubtfire. Prior to his death, the actor had met with screenwriter David Berenbaum, who was working on a second draft. If all went well, Williams and director Columbus were likely to join the project. "We have lost one of our most inspired and gifted comic minds, as well as one of this generation's greatest actors. To watch Robin work, was a magical and special privilege. His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place. He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of genius," the filmmaker said in a statement. "We were friends for 21 years. Our children grew up together, he inspired us to spend our lives in San Francisco and I loved him like a brother. The world was a better place with Robin in it. And his beautiful legacy will live on forever."
It's unclear if the Mrs. Doubtfire sequel will move forward in light of Williams' death.
In addition to being a stand-up comic and TV star, Williams was a big box office draw. Per CNBC, his films had a total U.S. gross of $3.165 billion and a worldwide gross of $5.16 billion, not adjusting for inflation.
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