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It's been 30 years since Sam Baker's family forgot about her birthday in "Sixteen Candles," and just as long since Jake Ryan stole all our collective hearts.But in the years following the film's release, the actor who played him all but vanished.While Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, John Cusack, Liane Curtis and even the guy who played Long Duk Dong have all enjoyed steady success in entertainment, Michael Schoeffling disappeared.See how the entire cast -- sans Michael -- have all aged in the gallery above. Plus, see what they're doing now.As for Schoeffling, let's dig a little deeper.The dreamy actor was 23 when he played the sweet high school jock in "Sixteen Candles," and continued to smolder in films like "Mermaids" and "Let's Get Harry" before his final role in 1991's "Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken."The actor then left Hollywood behind and raised two children, »
- tooFab Staff
Bob Hoskins was one of those wonderfully consistent actors that it was easy to take for granted; often chosen as much for his unique physicality as he was for his acting abilities (alas, critic Pauline Kael once described him as “a testicle with legs”), he was the kind of filmic presence that demanded you sat up and took notice whenever he appeared on screen. Hearing of his untimely death yesterday (he died aged 71 of pneumonia), it’s been made apparent that we’ve lost a true legend of British cinema. There really will be no replacing the likes of Bob Hoskins.
Many will know Hoskins for his turn in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, where the actor found himself as part of an insanely ambitious project that blended the styles of cartoon and live-action to great success. As Eddie Valiant, a down on his luck detective, Hoskins renders a »
- Sam Hill
The world was shocked today with the news that beloved actor Bob Hoskins passed away at the age 0f 71 from pneumonia. The British actor first made his mark on the big screen in the 80's, starring in a string of crime dramas, including The Long Good Friday (which bagged his first of many awards), as well as turns in cult classics, like Pink Floyd's the Wall and Brazil. His big break came in the form of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit, a role he is remembered for to this day. He went on from there to star in varied movies, including memorable turns in Mermaids, Hook, Unleashed, and, even though he wished he could erase it from filmography, Super Mario Bros. He is also known to an entire generation of us on this side of the pond as the voice and face of British Telecom. His last »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
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Bob Hoskins, one of Britain's best-loved actors, has died aged 71. The star of films including The Long Good Friday (1980), Brazil (1985), Mona Lisa (1986), Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) and Mermaids (1990) had been suffering from pneumonia.
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- Guardian Staff
British acting legend Bob Hoskins has died of pneumonia at the age of 71. Hoskins' agent confirmed to the BBC that he died on Tuesday in hospital, surrounded by family.
With over a hundred credits to his name across film and television, Hoskins announced his retirement from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. His final films were British comedy "Outside Bet" and big-budget fantasy feature "Snow White and the Huntsmen".
Hoskins will be remembered far more though for his memorable turns in films such as "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," "The Long Good Friday," "Mona Lisa," "The Honorary Consul," "Brazil," "Hook," "Nixon," "The Cotton Club," "Twenty Four Seven," "Super Mario Bros.," "Last Orders," "Mermaids," "Mrs. Henderson Presents," "Unleashed," "Hollywoodland," "Doomsday," "Enemy at the Gates," "The Wall" and TV productions like "Pennies from Heaven," "On the Move," "The Lost World" and "The Street".
Hoskins had a dry sense of humor, famously »
- Garth Franklin
Bob Hoskins, the legendary British actor whose career spanned more than 40 years, has died at the age of 71. Hoskins passed away today (April 30) after contracting pneumonia. He announced his retirement from acting in 2012 following a Parkinson's diagnosis.
The Long Good Friday (1980)
Probably the greatest British gangster film ever made, Hoskins delivered an explosive turn as Harold Shand, a criminal looking to refashion himself as a legit businessman. John McKenzie's film has stood the test of time exceptionally well, having contemporary resonance in Shand's plans to rejuvenate the London Docklands to make way for the Olympic Games.
Mona Lisa (1986)
This Neil Jordan drama was the film that »
A diverse résumé of roles varying from the Peter Pan pirate softie Smee in Hook to the ever-complex J. Edgar Hoover in Nixon – the latter of which earned Hoskins a Screen Actor's Guild nomination – made the British-born actor familiar yet unpredictable to moviegoers. Hoskins first caught critics' attentions in the 1980 gangster movie The Long Good Friday and the 1983 country-in-upheaval-themed Beyond the Limit, »
It is with a heavy heart that Thn must bring you the news that actor Bob Hoskins has passed away, aged 71. His agent broke the news earlier today confirming that the actor died last night after having recently contracted pneumonia. His family were with him at the time and stated that he died peacefully, they have asked that their privacy be respected during this difficult time.
Hoskins had a lengthy career in the world of acting, he started on stage before branching out into television before making the move to films. The actor was nominated for the best actor Oscar in 1987 for his part in Mona Lisa, and is most famous for his role in The Long Good Friday, Hook, and of course Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
- Kat Smith
Last night, Bob Hoskins died from pneumonia. Born Robert William Hoskins Jr. in 1942 to a nursery-school teacher and a truck driver in West Suffolk, England, Hoskins went on to a varied, wonderful, 40-plus-year acting career. Starting in 1969, Hoskins didn't break through until his performances in the 1978 BBC musical drama Pennies From Heaven and the 1980 British gangster movie The Long Good Friday. His career included notable roles in Brazil, Mona Lisa (for which he won a BAFTA and a Golden Globe, and was nominated for an Oscar), Mermaids, Super Mario Bros, Hook, and, of course, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?. On his ability to consistently find work, Hoskins once told an interviewer, "Most dictators were short, fat, middle-aged, and hairless. Besides Danny DeVito, there's only me to play them.”2012's Snow White and the Huntsman was Hoskins's last film before he retired after being diagnosed with Parkinson's. Through it »
- Jesse David Fox
I'm hugely saddened to report that Oscar-nominated British actor Bob Hoskins -- the quintessential Cockney gent of latter-day cinema -- has passed away. Aged 71, he died in hospital following a bout of pneumonia. His wife, Linda, and four children issued a statement clarifying that the Londoner "died peacefully at hospital last night surrounded by family," and thanked well-wishers for their "messages of love and support." Hoskins' health had been declining for some time: he retired from acting in 2012 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. His last screen role was in "Snow White and the Huntsman." After supporting roles in such films as "Zulu Dawn" and a BAFTA-nominated turn in Dennis Potter's TV landmark "Pennies From Heaven," Hoskins' film breakthrough came in his late thirties with the role of conflicted East End crime boss Harold Shand in the 1980 gangster classic "The Long Good Friday," which earned him another BAFTA nod. »
- Guy Lodge
Bob Hoskins -- perhaps best known for his role opposite a bunch of cartoons in "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" -- died on Wednesday. He was 71. His agent told the BBC he passed away following a bout with pneumonia. Hoskins retired from acting in 2012 after he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.Hoskins' breakout role was in "The Long Good Friday" and he was nominated for an Oscar for "Mona Lisa." He also appeared in "Mermaids," "Hook, »
- TMZ Staff
His agent said he died on Tuesday in hospital, surrounded by family.
Hoskins’ breakthrough came in Dennis Potter’s TV series “Pennies From Heaven” in 1978, and his movie career took off with 1980 gangster pic “The Long Good Friday,” in which he starred alongside Helen Mirren.
He was Oscar nommed in 1987 in the best actor category for crime drama “Mona Lisa,” in which he starred opposite Michael Caine and Robbie Coltrane. The perf won him best actor awards at Cannes, the BAFTAs and the Golden Globes.
His most recent perf was in 2012′s “Snow White and the Huntsman, »
- Leo Barraclough
We're very saddened to report that the legendary actor Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71. Sky News reports that his agent has confirmed that the British actor - and star of many a cinematic classic like Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Hook and Mermaids - has died of penumonia. Hoskins started his acting career back in 1969, with - fittingly enough - a story as surprising and hilarious as Hoskins himself. Whilst waiting in the Unity Theatre Bar for his friend Roger Frost to finish an audition, he was handed a script and told "you're next"....
- Total Film
A few years ago I wrote a piece on my blog Day of the Woman about unrealistic horror couples, this isn’t to be confused with “worst horror couples” or like what Ryan Turek over at Shock Till You Drop posted, “Doomed Horror Romances.” Instead, I wanted to focus on couples in horror movies that really have no business being together. Some of these couples I’m judging from the shallow perspective of appearances, but some of these couples just don’t seem compatible. Now that I’m a little older and a little more in tune to what actually makes for a good relationship, I’ve re-vamped and revitalized this list just in time for everyone’s favorite holiday developed by the greeting card industry. Note: If you and your significant other resemble any of the couples we make fun of, we’re not making fun of you…we »
- BJ Colangelo
14 items from 2014
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