08/13/2014 11:02 am ET Updated Aug 13, 2014

7 Social Issues Robin Williams Brought To The Big Screen

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Robin Williams was serious about a lot of issues in his personal life, whether campaigning for a new G.I. bill, or raising money for Hurricane Katrina victims. But even in his funny moments on the screen, the comedian managed to bring to the fore a lot of important societal issues. In fact, Williams’ characters evinced a progressivism that the actor didn’t necessarily bring offstage with him. Here are a look at some of the movies where Robin Williams put progressive issues into the spotlight:

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