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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The British actor Bob Hoskins, who rose to fame for his performances in the films The Long Good Friday and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, died Tuesday after a bout of pneumonia. He was 71. Hoskins was nominated for a best actor Oscar in 1987 for Mona Lisa, in which he starred opposite Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane. His last movie role was portraying one of the seven dwarves in the 2012 film Snow White and the Huntsman.


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Tough guy or funny guy, star of second banana, he played it all, and did it well. RIP and may you forever dream of Jessica.

#1 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-04-30 10:28 AM | Reply | Flag:

I first saw him in 'The Long Good Friday'. He could play ruthless and violent and then be the complete opposite. He was a really good actor.

RIP Bob.

#2 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2014-04-30 10:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

His two-word intro to "Comfortably Numb" in The Wall...classic.

#3 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-04-30 10:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

Terrific actor, sidelined too early, gone too soon.

#4 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2014-04-30 11:03 AM | Reply | Flag:

3: Is that in the movie only?

#5 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-04-30 11:18 AM | Reply | Flag:

'Unleashed' with Jet Li. Hoskins was one mean ass mafioso.

'Super Mario Bros.'. Hoskins was one goofy plumber.

'Mona Lisa'

'Roger Rabbit'

Every role Hoskins seemed to take on an entirely different persona. He was amazing.

#6 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-04-30 11:51 AM | Reply | Flag:

Hoskins looked the same in most roles but my God he played parts well.

#7 | Posted by Tor at 2014-04-30 12:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

i saw him playing iago from othello in high school. never forgot that voice...

and that beard...

#8 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-04-30 12:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

#5 | Posted by pragmatist
"Is that in the movie only?"

Yes, just the movie.

#9 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-04-30 05:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Unleashed is an undersung movie.

9: Thanks for clarifying. I couldn't remember hearing any such intro on the record. But you know, maybe I didn't ... remember... for some... reason... :)

#10 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-05-01 11:26 AM | Reply | Flag:


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