Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Bob Hoskins Has Died

British actor Bob Hoskins, whose varied career ranged from "Mona Lisa" to "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" has died. He was 71.

39 comments:

Vera L- said...

I had no idea he was British until many years after WFRR.

RIP!

Kristin (Wiglet) said...

RIP. Off to that Toon Town in the sky.

Seven of Eleven said...

RIP, Mr Hoskins. You made this girl a happy kid when you tried to save the shoe.

Jessi said...

Mermaids, is one of my all time favorite movies!
Sad to hear this. RIP

Count Jerkula said...

RIP, Bro.

AJ said...

So so so sad. There goes another piece of my childhood. So many movies I loved him in ...... Roger Rabbit, HOOK, Mermaids, Mona Lisa, Mario Brothers. The list would just go on and on.
RIP Bob and thank you for all your wonderful roles in movies.

TalksTooMuch said...

Oh man, I forgot about Mermaids! Still Unleashed was the best.

RIP, wee awesome man

ButterKwup said...

This is sad. I'm gonna watch 'Hook' in memorium.

Chelle said...

RIP- he was in a ton of good movies, he will be missed!

WareCat said...

Sads.
RIP.

AJ said...

@Butter
Oddly enough. Hubby & I just were watching HOOK on Sunday bc it was on TV. I'm gonna have to watch Mermaids next.

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Renoblondee said...

RIP. Too young

Tru said...

For any of you who like something different but wonderful, watch "Pennies from Heaven". It's a little hard to get used to at first but well worth it once you slide into it's world.

Harry Knuckles said...

The Long Good Friday, with Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren and a whole bunch of superb British actors is one of the most entertaining gangster movies ever. It was made in 1980 and that's when I 1st learned of Mr. Hoskins. He played one scary-ass bad guy. Been a huge fan ever since. I'm really sad about his passing.

Oopsy_Daisy said...

I also had no idea he was British after watching him as a kid. It wasn't until I was an adult that I saw an interview with him and was astounded! He was a fantastic actor and the acting world just got a bit dimmer today. :(

nora nader said...

Hoskins was always very good at his craft. He will be missed. RIP Bob.

bellaluna said...

RIP, Mr. Hoskins. Who Framed Roger Rabbit is one of my faves, and who could forget him and his inhaler in Shattered?

discoflux said...

Loved him so much. And, like many of you, I had no idea he was British until many years after seeing WFRR? and Mermaids. :) Just goes to show what a talent he was. He will definitely be missed.

AndrewBW said...

@Harry Knuckles - Agree. The Long Good Friday is a terrific movie. Anyone who hasn't seen it should check it out.

fancyscreenname said...

:^(

crila16 said...

RIP Bob. I really loved your movies. XOXO

Leekalicious said...

Oh, much too young for these days!! What an incredible talent and legacy. A true entertainer.

Paint Chips said...

I loved him too. When my daughter was really young I took her to see Roger Rabbit at the buck show around 100 times. She would have gone every day if I let her.

Sherry said...

Thanks for the tip Harry. First noticed Bob in "Mona Lisa". He was extraordinary. There was the scene where he was on the bridge that I had to play over and over because it was that one moment (like Tom Hanks scared in the hotel room in "Big")that cemented their commitment to character. Just beautiful.

He will truly be missed. Heard he was a helluva nice guy too.

Elisha said...

Oh I forgot about that one. I totally had a crush on him. Give me funny over muscles any day. ... but I wouldn't complain about funny with muscles

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Amusing Bob story: Bob was cast as Al Capone in The Untouchables because De Niro wasn't available as he was shooting Angel Heart. Bob had it in his contract that he'd get paid whether he did the movie or not. De Niro became available after all and did the part. Bob sent the director a letter afterward that said, "If you ever need me to not act in any other future movies for you, just give me a call."

Penelope said...

Read somewhere that waitstaff loved Hoskins as he always tipped 100% no matter what.

Penelope said...

@Jason: That's priceless!

lazyday603 said...

He and Judi Dench played off each other beautifully in "Mrs. Henderson Presents". RIP

D Brown said...

He had Parkinson's and I suspect that medication might have reduced his immune system.

Many years ago I saw him on stage in London playing Eliza Doolittle's father in Pygmalion. He would have been 30 or so, Diana Rigg, who played Eliza, was 35 or so. He was totally believeable. RIP.

Sherry said...

Great story JBE.

PJ said...

Oh no! I loved him in 'Mermaids' :) In fact, I just watched that for the first time since childhood a few weeks ago and he was wonderful in it. So sad. RIP.

Therese said...

Elisha, I had a crush on him too. Such a good actor. I am sad. I remember, any time I would hear of him, I would remark to myself that I thought he was sexy. Yes, I did. Now it's out in the open.

JoElla said...

@Therese, he was sexy.

This really makes me sad, I really enjoyed his movies.

Godspeed Bob, godspeed.

scarletscout said...

maid in manhattan-solidarity w/jlo. loved him in Shattered too. always good. r.i.p.

Cee Kay said...

So sad. I love this man's work. Gonna miss you, Bob Hoskins.

Steampunk Jazz said...

I saw him for the first time in 'Flickers' a pbs miniseries with Frances De Latour. He was wonderful as low class guy trying to break into directing silents in Britain. It was a charming love story with a host of characters.
He blew me away. I've been a fan ever since,..
:'(
Damn.

NYer said...

Th Long Good Friday and MOna Lisa. quality.