Robin Williams is a common name to people who are familiar with comedic movies and sitcoms. Despite having dyslexia, Williams has proven himself in the acting world through his extraordinary talent. He has starred in films such as Aladdin, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jumanji, Night at the Museum, and Hook, all of which have been huge successes. Although he is best-known for his acting roles, Williams started out in stand-up comedy where he is known for his improvisational skills.

Williams was a timid child, but it didn’t take long for him to show the lively personality he is known for today. In high school, he joined the drama club and was also voted “Funniest” in a mock election by his classmates. Everyone knew Williams for his unique character and humor. After pursuing a political science degree for a short period of time after graduating high school, he decided to switch his focus to a career in acting. Soon thereafter, Williams obtained a full scholarship to the prestigious Juilliard School in New York CIty. However, he left the school during his junior year after encouragement from teachers who told him that Juilliard had nothing left to teach him. His vast natural talent took the acting world by storm in his first big role in Popeye in 1980. Since then, Williams has won a plethora of awards for his acting performances. Unfortunately, the talented actor ended his life in 2014 after suffering from dementia, but he will always be viewed as a treasure to the world for his bigger-than-life personality and spirit.

Read more about Robin Williams’ life in this biography. Also, explore other famous dyslexics here.