Original Australian One Sheet movie poster. Good Morning, Vietnam is a 1987 American military comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, written by Mitch Markowitz and directed by Barry Levinson. Also starring were Forest Whitaker, Bruno Kirby & J. T. Walsh. The story is loosely based on the experiences of AFRS radio DJ Adrian Cronauer. Most of Williams' radio broadcasts were improvised. The film was a critical and commercial success; for his work in the film, Williams won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor.