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From Pacino to John Wayne, Jack Nicholson to Siri, these are Robin Williams’ best impersonations

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THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Episode 1738 -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedian Robin Williams during an interview with host Jay Leno on December 13, 1999 (Photo by NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

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In films like Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting, Robin Williams proved time and time again that he was so much more than simply a comedic actor. But by God, what a gifted comedian he was. He was rightly lauded for his improvisational genius, and his truly remarkable knack for mimicry. In just a quick facial expression or a single word, Williams' impressions captured the essence of his subjects, which encompassed everything from his fellow Hollywood stars like Jack Nicholson and Christopher Walken to Siri, the iPhone gal friday. Here are some of his best. 

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Elmer Fudd (as Bruce Springsteen)

Did you ever wonder what Elmer Fudd would sound like singing Bruce Springsteen's "Fire"? Thanks to Williams, now you know. 

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Popeye

As the title character in Robert Altman's 1980 version of Popeye, Williams clearly, and accurately, cribbed from the vocal template of the original cartoon Popeye voice actor, Jack Mercer. 

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