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R.I.P. Bob Hoskins, 1942-2014

30 April 2014 10:36 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Bob Hoskins, the celebrated English actor who brought gravitas and a wicked smile to any genre he worked in, from crime thrillers like The Long Good Friday to fantasy comedies such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit and Hook, died from pneumonia Tuesday. He was 71.

The actor claimed to have never taken any acting lessons – according to him, he was waiting at a theatre bar for a friend to finish an audition when someone gave him a script and said, “You’re next.” He scored the part at that audition and soon after, the short-statured Hoskins became a giant on the stage and screen, beloved by audiences around the world.

Hoskins appeared in various UK television series and mini-series during the 1970s, when he also found a calling on the British stage. However, the actor broke through on the big screen in the 1980s. His first major role was in the »

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Bob Hoskins Dies Of Pneumonia At Age 71

30 April 2014 7:06 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

British character actor Bob Hoskins died Tuesday night from pneumonia. He was 71. In a statement picked up by London.s Sky News, Hoskins. family confirmed that the actor "died peacefully . surrounded by family." They asked fans to honor their respect, and thanked them for their warm wishes. Hoskins said that he received his first big break by accident, having been mistakenly called to a theater audition. It started him down a professional path that had him acting in feature films, television programs and live theater shows for decades, beginning in 1972. Hoskins has four director credits to his name, including two features: The Raggedy Rawney in 1988; and the family comedy Rainbow, in 1995. But Hoskins undoubtedly will be remembered for his memorable performance opposite a rascally rabbit in Robert Zemeckis. groundbreaking 1988 live-animation hybrid, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Playing the perpetually irritated detective Eddie Valiant, Hoskins sold an unusual partnership with a visual »

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Bob Hoskins: 1942-2014

30 April 2014 5:34 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

News Den Of Geek 30 Apr 2014 - 13:33

Bob Hoskins has died at the age of 71, his agent has revealed.

The actor Bob Hoskins has died, at the age of 71. The news was broken by his agent, revealing that Hoskins had been suffering from pneumonia. Hoskins had retired from acting last August, following a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease the year before.

He leaves behind an incredible body of work, including many of our favourites. Few will forget the mark he left on films such as The Long Good Friday, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Brazil and Mona Lisa. Even in lesser films, Hoskins could be relied on to bring something worth handing over the admission money for. Even Super Mario Bros, a film that Hoskins himself hated.

He dabbled in directing too, with the features The Raggedy Rawney and Rainbow.

Hoskins' final film was Snow White And The Huntsman. He is survived »

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